Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device

Safe through scattered light measurement - now with Q quality seal

The Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device can save lives. It automatically detects dangerous accumulations of smoke and sounds the alarm with a loud, pulsing alarm tone (85 dB) and a red LED ring indicator. In doing so, it utilises the photoelectric scattered-light principle: Smoke, which develops during fires, contains fine smoke particles. The density of these smoke particles is measured by the smoke alarm device. A diode in the device continuously emits light signals, and a photo cell analyses the scattered light caused by smoke particles.

An alarm is triggered as soon as the concentration of scattered light exceeds the limit. With its high-quality design, the Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device blends in well with any surroundings. The device has an integrated battery with a service life of at least 10 years. The attractive price/performance ratio makes it easy to take precautions against fire damage in every room.

  • Q seal for enhanced quality
  • Visual alarm via a red LED ring indicator
  • Button for function test
  • Battery failure warning (30 days)
  • Detection of smoke through scattered light measurement
  • Acoustic alarm with a loud, pulsating tone
  • Battery life of at least 10 years
  • Reduction in the number of false alarms

Q-label for higher quality

Holder of a 'Q' quality seal, the Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device meets the stringent quality criteria of vfdb (German Fire protection Association) guideline 14-01 and DIN EN 14604:2009-02. The Q stands for verified durability and the reduction of false alarms with simultaneously increased stability, e.g. against external factors.

Detection of smoke through scattered light measurement

The Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device detects fires at an early stage from the build-up of smoke. To do this, it uses the photoelectric scattered-light principle: A diode in the device continuously emits light signals to detect smoke, and a photo cell analyses the scattered light caused by smoke particles. An alarm is triggered as soon as the concentration of scattered light exceeds the limit.

Battery failure warning (30 days)

The Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device continuously monitors its smoke analysis and checks the battery voltage. Any faults are indicated by a fault signal (signal tone and LED). The Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device signals that the device will have to be replaced 30 days in advance. The device remains completely functional during this period.

Installation locations

There should be smoke alarm devices in the hallway and staircase, as well as in each bedroom and children's room. In buildings with several floors, there should be at least one smoke alarm device on each floor. This increases the safety of all the occupants of the building. Note: In the kitchen, the Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device should be installed as far from the cooking area as possible in order to prevent false alarms caused by water vapour.

Certified safety: Recommendation for the installation of smoke alarm devices

Smoke alarm devices are lifesavers – and must therefore be able to do their job reliably in case of an emergency. For this reason, you must ensure that they are correctly installed. In order to ensure that smoke alarm detectors are professionally installed in accordance with DIN 14676, the standard provides recommendations for verifying the professional competence of service providers performing the planning, installation and maintenance of such devices.

Installation instructions

The Gira Basic Q smoke alarm device has a flat design which enables easy installation. The battery-operated device requires no wire connections and functions optimally when it is mounted under the ceiling in the middle of the room. Where smoke alarm devices should be positioned to guarantee minimum protection varies depending on the design of the house or apartment. In single-story apartments, the hallway used most frequently in case of fire should be part of the minimum configuration. In multi-story buildings, the hallways of each story must be included. However, it is advisable to equip all rooms for optimum protection.

Technical data

Power supply:

permanently installed battery

Battery:

9 V lithium block battery with a service life of
at least 10 years

Acoustic alarm signal:

pulsating tone with
min. 85 dB (A)

Visual alarm display:

ring indicator with red LED

Dimensions:

Ø 125 x H 38.5 mm

Installation height:

max. 4.50 m

Plastic material:

PC ASA

Operating temperature:

-5°C to +55°C

Storage temperature:

-20°C to +65°C

Weight:

approx. 240 g

Protection type:

IP 42

Range of application:

in accordance with DIN 14676

Approval in accordance with:

DIN EN 14604

Design/awards

Product design

Gira Design Team,
Radevormwald

The delivery results subject to countries specific assortments

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