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How does the Fire Guard Outlet work?Updated 4 months ago

Q: How does the Fire Guard Outlet work?

The Fire Guard Outlet is a simple, yet effective, way to enhance fire safety by automatically cutting power to an outlet and connected devices at the first sign or smoke or rapidly rising heat, BEFORE any smoke or fire damage occurs. Featuring two key components, a single gang outlet with a standard NEMA 5-15 receptacle and interlocking switch, which communicates with the Smoke and Heat Sensor that’s mounted nearby the connected device or appliance.

At the first sign of smoke or rapidly rising heat, the Smoke and Heat Sensor will sound an alarm and signal the connected outlet to cut power immediately, before smoke or fire damage occurs. The Fire Guard Outlet has LED indicator lights:

  • When everything is normal and the outlet is energized, a green LED light is on. 

  • If the Smoke and Heat Sensor detects smoke or rapidly rising heat, the LED light changes to red, an alarm sounds and power is cut to the outlet and connected device or appliance. 

Q: If the sensor is triggered, does it reset itself?

No, the Fire Guard Outlet does not reset itself automatically. Once the outlet alarm is sounded and is de-energized, it remains powered off until manually reset, which only takes a few seconds (either toggle the circuit breaker or replace the appropriate fuse associated with the outlet). Once power is restored, the outlet will return to the energized state and can be used again.

After the Fire Guard Outlet has been triggered, it is important to address the cause of the activation and ensure that the environment is safe before resetting the outlet. This involves addressing any potential fire or heat-related hazards, such as addressing a fire or removing the source of heat. If you have any concerns or are unsure about the reset process, feel free to contact our team.

It is important to note that the Smoke and Heat Sensor is intended for supplementary protection and does not take the place of an approved smoke detector, as required by code.

Protect your home with the Fire Guard Outlet.

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