Can customers use smoke in a can to test Clipsal photoelectric smoke alarms?
Clipsal recommends the below test procedure:
TEST THE SMOKE ALARM ONCE PER MONTH TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION
Test by pushing the Test / Hush button on the smoke alarm for three seconds until the alarm sounds. The alarm will sound if all electronic circuitry, horn and battery are working.
If no alarm sounds, check the battery is installed the correct way around or replace the battery. If the battery is new and installed correctly and the alarm still doesn’t sound, replace the smoke alarm.
If the smoke alarm is installed in a mobile home, test weekly and after every journey.
IMPORTANT: If premises are unoccupied for a period of time (more than a few days) then a battery test should be undertaken upon return. If the low battery warning sounds, test and replace the battery if necessary.
• Never use an open flame of any type to test your alarm.
• Check that all interconnected smoke alarms operate during the test.