Is there a low battery warning on the circuit board?
YES – When the voltage on the battery drops below 7 volts, the circuit board will “chirp” approximately every 45 seconds.
Can the system be connected to alarm systems?
YES – The system can be tied to an alarm panel, and some models provide trouble as well as activation notification.
How long does it take to activate once a fire is detected?
Depending on the height of the hood, it could be anywhere between 60-120 seconds.
Does the system completely discharge? How long does it discharge?
YES – The system discharges for 40-45 seconds.
Is the system rechargeable?
YES – It recharges the same way that a portable extinguisher does.
What kind of maintenance is required?
It is recommended to replace the battery(ies) annually. Additionally, nozzles and sensors, as well as the pressure gauge should be visually inspected annually. The extinguisher cylinder is required to be hydrostatically tested every 12 years.
How long does it take to install?
The system, excluding shutoffs, takes approximately 20 minutes to install. Electric shutoffs plug in and take approximately 5 minutes to install. Gas shutoffs require a gas valve to be installed and may take 20-30 minutes for installation.
Are the systems U.L. listed?
YES! Under the category of Residential Range Top Fire Protection, which is tested to Subject 300A.Answer