07 Jun EDN Network: “Reduced battery self-discharge yields new power options” [Kidde C3010]
“I recently needed to replace both a smoke detector and carbon-monoxide (CO) detector. Easy enough, but before buying, I checked out the latest battery-powered models online. Looking both there and at the store, I was struck by how many of the units are now designated as having a 10-year life and have non-replaceable batteries, such as this C3010 unit from Kidde (above). All I could think of was that things have certainly changed since those old (and now defunct) units were installed “back in the day….”
Kidde is a pioneer in early smoke detection and fire suppression – the world’s largest manufacturer of safety products.