Solo 424 | Corded Heat Detector Tester | 220/240V | 16 ft. Cable

SKU:
42-DT-SOLO424
Manufacturer Part Number:
SOLO424

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Overview

Solo 423 & 424 Corded Heat Detector Testers

These Solo Corded Heat Detector testers are lightweight, simple, and universal tools designed to test a wide range of heat detectors, including fixed-temperature, rate-of-rise or combination types. Designed as entry level products, these corded testers are ideal for those looking for a safe and reliable way to test their heat detectors. Featuring a 16 ft. cable, these tools provide a vast range of motion for users and connect to mains only. These heat detector testers are available in 110/120V (Solo 423) or 220/240V (Solo 424) to fit your power-supply capability. For a fully wireless & cordless heat detector tester, check out the Solo 460.

Why is it important to regularly test heat detectors?

When we think of detectors for fire protection uses, we typically only think of the two commonly found in homes and other buildings: smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. However, heat detectors are sometimes more suitable for certain situations, where steam or smoke may be commonplace, such as a kitchen or bathroom. Thus, ensuring these detectors are functioning properly is just as important as ensuring a smoke or CO detector is working. In some places, a heat detector may be the only functional way to detect possible fire events. They are crucial for maintaining the effectiveness and reliability of fire detection systems for a variety of reasons:

Heat detectors are designed to detect changes in temperature caused by fire. Regular testing ensures that the detectors are functioning correctly and can accurately sense temperature variations, providing an early warning in case of a fire. Early detection of a fire is furthermore essential for ensuring the safety of occupants in a building. Prompt activation of fire alarms can alert people to evacuate quickly and efficiently, reducing the risk of injuries or fatalities. Timely detection and notification of a fire can also help minimize property damage. By detecting a fire at its early stages, firefighting efforts can be initiated swiftly, preventing the fire from spreading and causing extensive destruction.

Regular testing of heat detectors is also a part of overall fire safety system maintenance. Identifying faulty or malfunctioning detectors allows for timely repairs or replacements, ensuring the system's continuous functionality. Many building codes, safety standards, and insurance requirements may mandate periodic testing and maintenance of fire detection systems. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to penalties, void insurance coverage, or legal liabilities in case of an incident. In many buildings, fire detection systems are integrated with other safety systems, such as sprinklers and smoke evacuation systems. Testing heat detectors helps ensure the smooth operation and coordination of these interconnected systems during a fire event.

Testing heat detectors helps identify issues that may cause false alarms. False alarms can lead to complacency and may result in people ignoring alarms, potentially putting lives and property at risk during a real emergency. Lastly, heat detectors, like any electronic devices, can degrade over time due to environmental factors, dust, or mechanical wear. Regular testing allows for the detection of potential problems early on, ensuring the long-term reliability of the fire detection system.

Specifications
QRFS SKU:
42-DT-SOLO424
Manufacturer Part Number:
SOLO424
Manufacturer:
detectortesters
Brand:
Solo™
Product Type:
Corded Heat Detector Tester
Model:
424
Detector Compatibility:
Universal
UL Listed:
No
FM Approved:
No
Product Compatibility:
Solo Access Poles
Additional Information:
220/240V
Battery Components:
16 ft. Cable
Sourced Location:
UK
Length:
19 in. (482.6 mm)
Width:
8 in. (203.2 mm)
Height:
7 in. (177.8 mm)
Weight:
4 lb. (1.81 kg)
Box/Pack Quantity:
1
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