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Clipsal 755LPSMA4 Wireless Interconnect Smoke Alarm Lithium Battery $99 (Was $238.47) + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ Star Sparky Direct

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Queensland Smoke alarm legislation is changing in January 2022

From 1st January 2022, new QLD smoke alarm legislation changed. All landlords in Queensland must install photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms and hallways.

58% off - Special on Clipsal 755LPSMA4 Wireless Interconnect Smoke Alarm Lithium Batter

Clipsal 755LPSMA4 Wireless Interconnect Smoke Alarm RRP: $238.47
Limited-time promotion: $99

Key Features of this Smoke Alarm:

  • Photoelectric technology for faster response to smoldering fires
  • Built-in wireless interconnect
  • Modern design with large test/hush button
  • Tamperproof surface mounting base Quality Sensing Chamber with stainless steel insect screen (with 0.8mm mesh)for dust and insect ingress protection.
  • Low battery alert, with 10hr snooze function
  • 10-year sealed-in lithium battery, no need to replace batteries annually
  • Easy and quick installation and maintenance
  • Number of devices interconnected: Up to 40 for wireless alarm
  • 5 Year warranty

Specification:

  • Maximum rated operational current: 70 mA
  • Control type: Button (test/hush function)
  • Mounting support: Ceiling wall
  • Depth: 37.5 mm
  • Relative humidity: 5-95 %
  • Ambient air temperature for operation: 0-45 °C
  • Battery life:10 year(s)
  • Noise level: 85 dB at 3 m, minimum
  • Diameter: 130mm
  • Response time <30s
  • Battery Type: Lithium

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  • +4 votes

    Lithium Batter- $99

    For Lithium Pancakes ?

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      Thank you for reminding us. We have corrected it.

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    I take it they are not hard-wired?

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      You can get a hardwired adaptor plate for them, but it's expensive.
      The new requirements are 1 in every bedroom and 1 in every hallway AND they must be interconnected meaning one goes off and they all go off.
      So these are for people who can't get access (or don't want to pay) to run the wiring between each smoke detector for the trigger them all off wire.
      You also don't need to be a licensed electrician to install these. So it's a cheaper get compliant option, but replace every 10 year option. It's also the only option for apartments with concrete ceilings.

      These ones set up a wifi network between them, means they can't be too far or too much obstruction from each other.

      I used this exact model and it's the pick of what's available, super easy to set up. But 6 months ago you could get them for $89. Now that we are getting closer and closer to the deadline they seem to be around $100 to $110. $238 is the RRP but I don't think anyone actually sells them for that.

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        meaning one goes off and they all go off.

        That would be very annoying…
        Especially of you got to bed late.

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          If is loud!!
          Legislation changed requiring this on 1st January 2017. So all new builds have them all going off.
          For old builds that don't have this, you get 5 years for hotels and rental properties to change them over, making it 1st January 2022.
          For normal residential you get 10 years. So all the landlords have to get these in over the next 5 months or it becomes a liability issue.

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        Thank you. I replaced my hard-wired one with similar ones to these just to avoid replacing batteries every year.

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      They are wireless. It comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014 and compatible with QLD Rental Legislation.

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        This is incorrect.

        AS3786 is a manufacturing standard for smoke alarms and basically means nothing in terms of installation requirements.

        Although the BCA states that smoke alarms need to be manufactured to AS3786 it also specifies that smoke alarms require a hard wired connection with a battery backup.

        Therefore smoke alarms with a ten year lithium battery are non compliant if they aren’t hard wired.

        Source: Accredited Certifier with over 20 years experience.

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          Are you saying to comply with QLD Rental Legislation, only hard-wired smoke alarm can be installed?

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            @Ahan: Regardless of if it is a rental or an owner occupier the BCA states hard wired smoke alarms are required to be installed.

            So yes

            • +1 vote

              @Rambler: Here’s an extract from Volume 2 of the BCA.

              3.7.5.2 Smoke alarm requirements
              Smoke alarms must—

              (a) be located in—

              (i) Class 1a buildings in accordance with 3.7.5.3 and 3.7.5.5; and

              (ii) Class 1b buildings in accordance with 3.7.5.4 and 3.7.5.5.

              (b) comply with AS 3786, except that in a Class 10a private garage where the use of the area is likely to result in smoke alarms causing spurious signals, any other alarm deemed suitable in accordance with AS 1670.1 may be installed provided that smoke alarms complying with AS 3786 are installed elsewhere in the Class 1 building; and

              (c) be powered from the consumer mains source where a consumer mains source is supplied to the building; and

              (d) be interconnected where there is more than one alarm.

              Edit:

              Class 1a is a residential home
              Class 1b is a boarding house.

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          From what I can gather, it varies a bit state-to-state

          But in QLD, hardwired is required in new or significantly renovated areas, or when replacing an existing hardwired alarm
          10-year battery is OK otherwise

          Source: https://masterelectricians.com.au/blog/smoke-alarm-requireme...

          Skin in the game: I just put interconnected/10-year battery smoke alarms through my home and really don't want to hardwire them.

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            @senorclean: There aren’t any state variations under the provisions of Section 3.7.5 of the BCA that allow this exemption.

            The reason they switched from battery operated smokes to hard wired smokes wasn’t because people weren’t changing the batteries, people were ripping them off the ceiling because of false alarms due to ‘burnt toast’.

            They found that your less likely to do that with the possibility of being electrocuted.

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              @Rambler: That's fair enough - and I understand the reasoning behind requiring hardwiring for new builds.

              But the question is - do existing dwellings need to comply with the current building code?

              Loads of sources say battery is OK for existing dwellings:

              https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/prepare/fire/smoke-alarms/existi...
              https://www.detectorinspector.com.au/legislation-smoke-alarm...

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                @senorclean: Well what the moronic government did is they rushed this legislation through without consulting anyone or referring to the requirements of the BCA.

                They essentially opened the floodgates to the installation of smoke alarms that don’t comply with the BCA and people who are non the wiser don’t know.

                FRNSW being diplomatic generally agrees that this is a (profanity) bit can’t do squat. They can only advise people of the following.

                “NSW legislation provides for a minimum level of protection; however, Fire and Rescue NSW recommends owners and occupants consider higher levels of protection”.

                Ie. don’t install bullshit battery operated smokes and go with hard wired ones.

                Source https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=439

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          The BCA is not, of itself, legal binding obligations … and must therefore be read in conjunction with state and territory legislation.

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            @avoid retail prices: But when the mess up the legislation and allow smoke alarms in a Class 9a building which is a hospital, or a Class 3 building which is a hotel in lieu of a full back to base AS1670.1 smoke detection and alarm system you really have to question this.

            Basically sprinkler flow switches on a FIP activate a fire brigade call out and so does the activation of a smoke detection and alarm system. Plus all of these activate other life safety measures such as an EWIS and zone smoke pressurisation.

            The BCA is a legally binding obligation as it sets out the bare minimum safety requirements for buildings.

            Try and do any type of building work and bam the BCA comes in.

            Choose what you want to take away from this but even if I had every option to take the easy way with battery smokes I’d never compromise my families safety for the cost of a sparky to come out and hard wire and interconnect a few smokes.

            • +1 vote

              @Rambler: The states have legislated differently. BCA is of course the overriding factor for new builds. But the states have control on the legislation as to when and how the 2017 requirements are to be retrofitted to older properties (one in every bedroom and hallway with them all being interconnected was the crux of the 2017 change).
              In Queensland the deadlines were 5 years for rental and 10 for owner occupier.
              The standards have always allowed battery for instanced when retrofitting and hard wired is not possible. This was worded better and became more obvious when the 10 year lithium battery models came out.
              For example, if you are in a pre 2017 high-rise apartment block with solid slab as most are… there is no requirement to chase wire runs into the slab to connect up the bedrooms, interconnect wires, etc. It is definitely allowed to use battery, however only the 10 year lithium battery models.
              If your building was built pre 2004 you probably don't have wired detectors. If built between 2004 and 2017, they are probably wired but may not be interconnected or in enough locations as there was no hard requirement to interconnect back then. All of that leaves pre-2017 buildings with solid ceilings no real options but the 10 year Lithium's… and they work really well.

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      In addition to this, we also provide hard-wired smoke alarm with 10 year battery back up and 7 year Warranty.
      Please find the following link for more details: https://www.starsparky.com.au/products/emerald-planet-vulcan...

      Please feel free to contact us if there is any other enquires.

      • -1 vote

        smoke alarm with 10 year battery back up and 7 year Warranty.

        So what if the battery backup fails after 7 years? You let people just die?

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        I think this is the same one (hard-wired version).

        https://nedlandsgroup.com.au/switch-gear/smoke-alarm-vulcan-...

        That's $44.88 inc GST each. But you have to allow for a $20 shipping charge (or free C&C in Vic and WA). Works out about the same for a single unit shipped, but more than one gives a decent saving.

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          But you need to add the RF module @ $29.04 to get interconnect plus electrician install.

  • -1 vote

    $102.80 on the real Spraky Direct.

    There's no bargain here and don't go posting rubbish RRPs to try make it look like a bargain. Basically no one pays Clipsal list prices.

    • +3 votes

      It's still $3.8 cheaper, isn't it? Not a lot of saving but giving a neg is pretty harsh.

      I was suspicious about the RRP but it is advertised on the Clipsal website.

      • +1 vote

        I guess he has ethical qualms with Star piggy-backing off the "Sparky Direct" name.

        • +1 vote

          Again that's a stretch. Sparky is too common to be associated with one business.

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            @Ahan: It was "Star Sparky". They recently added "Direct" which I would have though a trademark violation for established competitor "Sparky Direct".
            But IANAL.

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        Well one definition of a bargain is: a thing bought or offered for sale much more cheaply than is usual or expected.

        Now would you call around 3% price difference a bargain for an average product? I certainly wouldn't. This place would be littered with rubbish if everyone posted every single item one store is slightly undercutting its competitors by.

        My main gripe though is the rubbish "Was $238.47" and "58% off". That's an absolute load of rubbish and being used to try and create the illusion of a bargain. Clipsal RRP prices are like the RRP of Baccarat knives. For the majority of product lines, no one ever pays Schneider Electric that much for them or retails them for that.

        Oh and yeah my second gripe is they are trying to pinch the name of a well established competitor.

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    The google nest ones were recently on sale for $129 and cheaper if you could be bothered with gift cards or via eBay.

    I assume the nest is better?

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      I’ve put the nest protects throughout my home and am very pleased with them. The built in pathway lights are great and really like the ability to check status and test from the phone.

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    Can you do a deal on 6 units?

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      Saw that one, but GST is not checked, check that and the price is higher.

      Cheaper units at Bunnings, under $70 for the average Joe, 5% less for PowerPass holders. Similar enough.

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        Those Bunnings units are rubbish - stick with Clipsal or Brooks (but Brooks are harder to get and much more expensive).
        And come on guys it's still the cheapest price around at the moment for Clipsal (even if only $3), and free shipping to Brisbane and GC (would be nice if free to everywhere OP). Its still a good buy - give the OP a break!