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When did the different Dicon smoke alarms come out?
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does anyone know where to find a wiring harness for the firex fxw-1 or any other wiring harness that works with it?
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you can get adaptors at the home depot and then get a normal wiring harness
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Yay the forums back!!!
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Statitrol SmokeGard 770 AC powered unit I received a few days ago. Bought this a while before the plague hit but it took forever to deliver. Yes I disinfected the packaging and the unit itself. It did come with its bracket and trim ring though not pictured. Essentially the same as the 700 except with a transformer slapped in where the batteries go and an LED indicator on the side. The test function doesn't work anymore and it only barely senses smoke on the highest sensitivity setting. Still a very neat and very rare unit. Not bad for one of the first residential ionization smoke detectors ever made.
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Thats a cool one
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Thought I'd just put this here...
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SA67D and SA150LTD side by side
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The Vantronics Rescue II residential photoelectric smoke detector (I havent figured out the model number yet) is really cool. It has a blue horn that does continuous and the led is steady when it goes off, It takes two batterys for some reason and I dont really know why.
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tubbysalarms05 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:02 pm
The Vantronics Rescue II residential photoelectric smoke detector (I havent figured out the model number yet) is really cool. It has a blue horn that does continuous and the led is steady when it goes off, It takes two batterys for some reason and I dont really know why.
heres my video on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eFGkiuAxm4&t=48s
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tubbysalarms05 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:02 pm
The Vantronics Rescue II residential photoelectric smoke detector (I havent figured out the model number yet) is really cool. It has a blue horn that does continuous and the led is steady when it goes off, It takes two batterys for some reason and I dont really know why.
Those are made by ESL. One of my friends has the regular ESL version but I think his takes one 9v battery. It also has the blue MuRata piezo and sounds in continuous.
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So after being inactive on this forum for several months, I figured I'd show some of the most recent updates to my smoke alarm collection. These are all alarms that I've acquired within the last couple of months or so.
-Gillette Captain Kelly 941. It is a 120VAC line cord powered photoelectric unit from the late 70's or so. I believe it is a rebranded ESL 206.
-Sunbeam Centurion II 45-51 from the late 80's or so. It is a rebranded FireX FXB.
-Radio Shack 49-466. It is a rebranded Universal SS-750, which I believe is a rebranded Probe 101, not positive though. Again, this is a late 80's early 90's or so unit.
-First Alert SA67D, first generation version. This is the slightly more uncommon variant with a white test button. These were made is the late 80's, and some of the earlier versions were labeled as SA76RD. I have the box for it in storage.

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Jesse wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:34 am
So after being inactive on this forum for several months, I figured I'd show some of the most recent updates to my smoke alarm collection. These are all alarms that I've acquired within the last couple of months or so.
-Gillette Captain Kelly 941. It is a 120VAC line cord powered photoelectric unit from the late 70's or so. I believe it is a rebranded ESL 206.
-Sunbeam Centurion II 45-51 from the late 80's or so. It is a rebranded FireX FXB.
-Radio Shack 49-466. It is a rebranded Universal SS-750, which I believe is a rebranded Probe 101, not positive though. Again, this is a late 80's early 90's or so unit.
-First Alert SA67D, first generation version. This is the slightly more uncommon variant with a white test button. These were made is the late 80's, and some of the earlier versions were labeled as SA76RD. I have the box for it in storage.

Some technical error wouldn't allow me to attach the photo I was going to attach, but I think you get the idea of what they are.
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