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How to Install the Fire Guard OutletUpdated 4 months ago

How to Install the Fire Guard Outlet

  1. Turn off the power: Before starting any electrical work, turn off the power supply to the circuit where you'll be installing the Fire Guard Outlet. This can be done by switching off the circuit breaker or removing the appropriate fuse. Test this by plugging in a lamp or hairdryer into the outlet to ensure it powers off (be sure to check that the power is off in both outlet receptacles). If the power is not off, call an electrician to complete the installation.

  2. Remove the existing outlet: If you're replacing an existing outlet with the Fire Guard Outlet, remove the cover plate and unscrew the outlet from the electrical box. Disconnect the wires attached to the outlet by unscrewing the terminal screws or removing the wire nuts.

  3. Connect the Fire Guard Outlet wires: Take the Fire Guard Outlet and connect the black (hot) wire to the brass-colored terminal screw or lead, the white (neutral) wire to the silver-colored terminal screw or lead, and the green or bare copper wire to the green grounding screw or lead. Ensure proper connections by tightening the terminal screws securely.

  4. Mount the outlet in the electrical box: Carefully fold the wires back into the box, keeping the grounding wire away from the white (neutral) and black (hot) terminals. Align the outlet's screw holes with the holes in the electrical box and secure the outlet by tightening the screws, then attach the faceplate.
  5. Mount the Smoke & Heat Sensor: Use 4 screws to mount the Smoke and Heat Sensor near the appliance or device, positioning as high up as possible or above the smoke or heat source. 

  6. Plug the Smoke and Heat Sensor cable into the Fire Guard Outlet: Connect the sensor cable with the mating connector on the outlet. Use cord clamps or adhesive back tie wrap anchors to safely route the Smoke Sensor cable along the wall or any other surfaces.
  7. Test the connections: Double-check that all the wires are securely connected and there are no loose connections. Once confirmed, restore power to the circuit by switching on the circuit breaker or replacing the fuse.
  8. Test the Fire Guard Outlet functionality: With power restored, check the Fire Guard Outlet's LED indicator lights to ensure they are functioning properly. Test the Smoke and Heat Sensor by using an appropriate testing method as specified in the product's instructions. Verify that the LED light changes from green (energized) to red (de-energized) when smoke or rapidly rising heat is detected.

Always refer to the specific installation instructions provided by Docking Drawer for the Fire Guard Outlet to ensure proper installation and safety.

Watch this unboxing and installation tutorial: 

Protect your home with the Fire Guard Outlet.

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