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Dicon 650MBX Mains & 9V Photo

Dicon 650MBX Mains & 9V Photo
Average Customer Rating:
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3 of 7(43%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for BRK 650MBX (635) Dicon Photoelectric Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
Review 1 for BRK 650MBX (635) Dicon Photoelectric Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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good detector
20-Sep-2012
By
, Bedfordshire
"I brought several of these as they are interconnected and run on the mains (with battery back up). Very easy to install, using the optional patress makes life much easier.
Very good for the price, can't say about reliability as not had them long.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for BRK 650MBX (635) Dicon Photoelectric Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Good Value & Easy to fit
13-Mar-2009
By
, West wales
"Easy to fit, Mains with battery back-up. Easy to link to others. Much easier to fit with 'Dicon Surface Mounting Kit' 30152
The unit has a large fitting plug on the top. The 9v battery is a tight fit and does need the red ribbon fitted to pull it out. If fitting more than one, use 3 wire plus earth cable, as one wire is required for the link wire.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for BRK 650MBX (635) Dicon Photoelectric Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Smoke won't get in your eyes!
22-Dec-2008
By
, Midlands
"If you want to stop false alarms near kitchens caused by burning food, this is the unit to use. Good price for mains powered, battery backup & linkable unit - even comes with battery! Clear installation instructions. Make sure you fit the battery with the tape positioned to assist with its subsequent removal - the battery compartment is a tight fit!
Fitting the unit flush to ceiling requires an opening large enough not only for cable but also the connector plug. Otherwise use of a patress box will give more space to play with.
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13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for BRK 650MBX (635) Dicon Photoelectric Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Awkward instal without patress
06-Jul-2014
By
, London
"Replacing old alarm on artexed ceiling so wanted to get it in the same spot. Plasterboard clashed with the tall, sticky-out plug in the centre so had to cut plasterboard away. That wasn't enough because the joist clashed with the plug so had to chisel some wood away too. A right palaver! If you want to install one of these with a joist in the centre spot, buy the base pattress as well.
Also, tested with smouldering paper and it sounded, eventually. Pressed the button and it took 5 seconds to go quiet. One minute later it alarmed again. That button press is supposed to make it ignore smoke for a clearing period of ~10mins.
I would recommend Kidde Firex KF2 or Aico instead.
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Review 5 for BRK 650MBX (635) Dicon Photoelectric Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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poor performer
03-Dec-2012
By
, Cumbria
"Bought this 3 years ago as this type was supposed to give no nuisance alarms. But it was the only one which did. When it alarmed daily I changed the battery to no effect.
Stick with the ionisation and heat alarms is my advice
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Review 6 for BRK 650MBX (635) Dicon Photoelectric Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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one to avoid
08-Aug-2013
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, Devon
"It goes off about twice a week of its own accord. Have had to give up and disconnect."
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False Alarm
06-Jan-2013
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, Staines on Thames
"Bought 3 of these alarms about 3 years ago and in summer one on lower hallway began false alarming(scaring my dog to death) changed batteries but became worse constantly alarming so has been disconected, not very good."