Firex 46184 User Manual
Smoke alarm, Description, Features
46184 Smoke Alarm is an ionization 120V AC
smoke alarm with battery back-up for single or multiple
station use. It has a conformal coating which allows it to be
used in conditions where humidity and condensation can be
an issue. The 46184 includes a Quick Quiet™ False Alarm
Control feature which allows the user to quiet an unwanted
alarm for up to 15 minutes. The 46184 has a front loading
battery door with PowerLink™ Tab, 85 decibel horn, ramp-up test horn, and multi-purpose LED
indicators. The Latching LED feature clearly identifies the smoke alarm that initiated an alarm in
an interconnected system with a flashing red LED.
Moisture Resistant — A conformal coating has
been applied to the alarm electronics allowing it to
be used in conditions where humidity and
condensation can be an issue.
Alarm Locator — Red LED flashes until reset for
quick, clear identification of the initiating alarm in
an interconnected system.
Front Loading Battery Door — Eliminates
battery handling during installation and allows for
safe and convenient battery replacement.
PowerLink™ Tab — Makes installation faster
and easier, reducing callbacks due to battery
failure. Simply pull tab, close door and press
Quick Quiet™ False Alarm Control — Quiets
unwanted alarms for up to 15 minutes
Visable Low Battery Indicator — Helps locate
9 Volt Battery Back-up (battery included) —
Provides added protection in the event of a
Ramp-Up Horn — Allows you to test the unit
without the ear-piercing horn.
The smoke alarm shall be a Styleline design (1-5/8” high,
5” wide), powered by a 120 VAC, 60 Hz source with a 9
volt battery back-up. The alarm shall have a “quick
connect” molded harness and front loading battery door.
The alarm shall have a dual chamber ionization sensor.
The alarm shall be rated at no greater than .5W in
standby. Nominal sensitivity shall be measured by U.L. at
obs. 1.35 ± 0.7%/ft. Temperature operating range shall
be between 40° and 100°F (4°-38°C); humidity range
between 10%-93% relative humidity; 100% solid state
alarm circuits over an input range of 100-130 VAC. A
green continuous power-on indicator shall be a built-in
light emitting diode in the standby condition; a second
red flashing LED shall indicate that a sufficient 9-volt
battery back-up is present; when activated the initiating
alarm red LED shall remain illuminated while the
interconnected alarm LEDs are extinguished. The Quick
Quiet™ False Alarm Control feature shall desensitize the
alarm for 15 minutes. The red LED shall blink once every
10 seconds when in Quick Quiet™ False Alarm Control
and the alarm shall produce two short chirps 2 seconds
apart at the conclusion of the desensitized period. The
test switch shall electronically activate the chamber to
simulate smoke and check for proper operation. The
electronic horn shall have a level of 85 decibels at 10
feet. The alarm shall mount to a single gang box, 4”
octagon junction box, or a square to round drywall ring
without screw removal. It shall have a pigtail wiring,
separate mounting bracket. The 46184 shall meet the
requirements of U.L. Standard 217.
46184 / FADC
40˚ to 100˚F
Up to 18 FireX devices maximum: 12 smoke alarm or smoke and
carbon monoxide combination alarms, items 4418 (model AD), 4518 (model ADC), 4671 (model
TCPI), 5000 and 4618 (model FADC), 4480 (model PAD), and FireX smoke and carbon monoxide
combination alarm 12000 (model FADCM). Up to 6 heat or carbon monoxide alarms maximum;
FireX heat alarm item 5700 (model ADH), FireX carbon monoxide alarm items 6045 (model
COQ8) or 10000 (model COE).
120V AC, 60Hz, 50mA max, 9 Volt Battery Back-up
1.35 +/- 0.7% / ft. obscuration
85 decibels at 10 feet
Dual ionization chamber
10% to 93% Relative Humidity
Individual Carton Dim.
5-1/8” x 5-1/8” x 1-11/16”
13cm x 13cm x 4.3cm
Master Carton Quantity
Master Carton Dimensions
21-1/2” x 11” x 5-7/8”
54.6cm x 28cm x 14.9cm
Master Carton Weight
48”L x 40”W x 46”H
122cm x 102cm x 117cm
Installation of Smoke Alarm
This smoke alarm should be installed in accordance with the NFPA’s Standard 72 (National Fire
Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269) and any local codes that apply.
Use #18 AWG minimum solid or stranded wire. When interconnecting, maximum wire length
between any two is 1,500 feet for #18 AWG or 4,000 feet for #14 AWG (20 OHMS loop resistance).
DO NOT connect to any other type or model
of heat or smoke alarm. Connect smoke or
heat alarms to a single AC branch circuit. If
local codes do not permit, be sure the
neutral wire is common to both phases.
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120V AC Direct Wire with
Battery Back-up Smoke Alarm
with Moisture Resistant Coating