Mains Radio-Interlinked Thermoptek Alarm with Battery - FireAngel Pro WST-230

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The FireAngel WST-230 is a mains powered Thermoptek smoke alarm with a sealed lithium back-up battery.

The alarm has built-in radio-frequency technology, allowing it to wirelessly interconnect with up to 50 other Wi-Safe 2 devices.

Product CodesWST230WST-230FAWST230-FAPFAWST230FAP

5 Year Warranty
Certifed to BS Standards
Thermoptek Sensor
230V Mains Powered
Product Overview

The FireAngel Pro WST-230 is a mains powered optical smoke alarm with built-in radio-frequency technology. The thermally enhanced optical smoke sensor is less prone to nuisance alarms caused by cooking fumes and steam, making it ideal for areas adjacent to the kitchen. Capable of wirelessly interlinking with up to 50 alarms from the FireAngel Pro WST230 series, a radio-interlinked system ensures all connected alarms sound if one detects a fire, providing the earliest possible warning of danger.

  • Mains powered radio-interlinked optical smoke alarm
  • Sealed 10 year lithium back-up battery - designed to last the life of the alarm
  • CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604
  • Built-in radio-frequency technology
  • Up to 50 alarms from the FireAngel Pro WST230 series can be wirelessly interlinked
  • Safelincs Exclusive 5 Year Warranty
  • Radio-frequency range: 200m in free space, up to 35m in buildings
  • Thermally enhanced optical smoke sensor: less prone to false alarms caused by cooking fumes
  • Test, hush and Sleep Easy™ function
  • Locate function: allows you to find the alarm that activated the system
  • Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade D, E and F
  • Ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, hallways and areas adjacent to the kitchen (not suitable for kitchens and garages)
  • An interlinked system provides the earliest possible warning of fire
  • Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
Interlink

In a wireless-only system the maximum number of compatible units that can interlink is 50, while a hard-wired-only system is limited to 30 units. In a mixed hard-wired and wireless alarm system these maximum quantities can be exceeded.

For each "group" of hard-wired alarms in a system, only one should be a wireless model. For example, in a 3 storey house you could hard-wire 2x ST-230 and 1x WST-230 alarms together on each floor with all of the WST-230 models wirelessly interlinked to each other. This can technically be done to a maximum of 50 groups of 30 alarms, though FireAngel has not designed, optimised, or tested these alarms for such a large system. Having so many alarms interlinked would create large communication delays between the alarms, potentially resulting in occupants not being given adequate warning of a fire. It is heavily recommended that customers desiring a large amount of alarms for a single property instead look into full Fire Alarm Systems which are designed for larger premises.

The tables below show all the units that can interlink with the FireAngel Pro Wi-Safe 2 alarms.

Alarms from the Same Series

Model Number Type of unit Type of interlink
WST-230 Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm Radio-interlinked or Hard-wire interlink
WHT-230 Mains Powered Heat Alarm Radio-interlinked or Hard-wire interlink
ST-230 Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm Hard-wire interlink
HT-230 Mains Powered Heat Alarm Hard-wire interlink

Compatible Alarms

Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interlink
WST637 Optical Smoke Alarm Radio-interlinked
WHT637 Heat Alarm Radio-interlinked

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interlink
W7-CO-10X Carbon Monoxide Alarm Radio-interlinked

Ancillary Products

Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interlink
W2-SVP-630 Wireless Strobe and Vibrating Pad Radio-interlinked
W2-LFS-630 Wireless Low Frequency Sounder Radio-interlinked
Technical Data

Technical Data

This is the technical data for the Mains Radio-Interlinked Thermoptek Alarm with Battery - FireAngel Pro WST-230.

Product Code FAWST230
Alternative Product Codes WST230, WST-230, FAWST230-FAP, FAWST230FAP
Weight 0.28kg
Dimensions (HxDia) 52x141mm
Back-Up Battery 10 year sealed lithium
Sound Output 85dB
Operating Temperature -10 °C to +45 °C
Radio Linking Frequency 868.3MHz
Radio-Frequency Range Free Space: Up to 200m
In Buildings: Up to 35m
FAQs (15)

Q. What smoke alarm should I use in a bedroom with an en suite bathroom?

A. It is usually recommended to install an optical smoke alarm in a bedroom. This is because optical smoke alarms are slightly quicker at detecting slow smouldering fires that can originate from upholstery type materials and over-heated wiring. Also, an optical smoke alarm would be less likely to sound a false alarm than an ionisation would, if steam/water droplets were present from the bathroom. Detectors should be installed as central to the room as possible; however for your application I would also consider the position of the en suite to make sure that the detector is not in the direct path of the joining door. This is just to try and avoid the chances of a false alarm. No detector is designed for use in bathroom areas.

Q. My ceiling light is on a dimmer switch. Can I still power my radio-interlinked mains smoke alarms from this lighting supply?

A. In modern housing the lighting circuit will travel around your house with the lights being fed from it. Between the circuit and the light will be a switch (or in this case a dimmer) which will control the light. Your mains powered alarms are connected directly to the circuit and have constant power, so are not affected by switches or dimmers.
In older homes that have not had the electrics updated this may not be the case so it is advisable to consult an electrician.

Q. How do I safely dispose of my old smoke alarms?

A. Safelincs is signed up to Valpak's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Distributor Take-Back Scheme (Registration ID: 7370). Private households can therefore drop off their electronic and electrical fire safety waste at their municipal recycling centre when they are purchasing new products from us. To find your nearest recycling centre, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.

Q. Can the mains powered smoke alarm range be connected to mains power via the lighting circuit?

A. Yes, hard-wired mains powered alarms can be wired to the unswitched live feed of the nearest frequently used lighting circuit.

Q. If the radio interlinking signal on one unit fails will the units still work as stand alone units.

A. Yes, should the radio interlinking signal fail the units will continue to sound independently should they detect a fire.

Q. Can a wireless router interfere with the radio interlinked alarms?

A. A wireless router is very unlikely to interfere with the signal of your radio interlinked alarms, as the RF signal of the smoke alarms is digitally coded.

Q. If a false alarm goes off can pressing the hush button on any of the interlinking alarms stop all the units beeping?

A. No, to stop the alarms from sounding the hush button on the unit that started the process needs to be pushed. Pressing any other unit will just silence that one unit. The unit can be identified by the rapidly flashing red LED.

Q. When the test button is pressed on an interlinking smoke alarm will this cause all the other units to go off, too?

A. Yes, by pressing the test button on one alarm all the units in that family will also be activated. To 'teach' the units which other smoke alarms belong to the same family, the smoke alarms have to be set up together during the installation. This is done by pressing a 'housecoding button' or similar process.

Q. What sort of smoke alarm system would I need to install for a HMO?

A. BS 5839-6 recommends that one or two storey HMOs with an individual floor area of no more than 200sqm (not the total of both floors) should have a Grade D smoke alarm system installed. Grade D refers to mains powered smoke alarms with a back up battery power supply. The alarms can be interlinked either by wire or by radio signal and the system does not require a separate fire alarm panel. For HMOs of 3 storey or higher, a Grade A panel system would need to be installed. This can cover the whole of the building, or can be used just for the communal areas with a separate Grade D system installed for the individual dwellings. For both applications, the level of cover should be a minimum of LD3 (in all escape routes) but this may change according to the fire risk assessment.

Q. Do you need an electrician to connect mains powered smoke alarms?

A. It is necessary that an electrician installs mains powered smoke alarms.

Q. How long do smoke alarms last before needing replacement?

A. It is recommended that smoke alarms are replaced after 10 years. This is because the sensors in the smoke alarms become less sensitive and may not activate when a fire is present.

Q. Are there any restrictions to the distance a radio-interlinked smoke alarm will work?

A. Most radio-interlinked alarms have a range of 150 meters in an open space and up to 30 meters in buildings. The thickness of the walls and partitions will affect the travel distance of the signal.

Q. Can I put my smoke alarm on the wall, or must it be mounted on the ceiling?

A.

The best location to install your smoke alarm is in the centre of the ceiling rather than on the wall. During a fire, smoke initially rises and then spreads to the sides of the room. By installing the alarm on the ceiling, this ensures that you receive the earliest possible warning of a fire.

Q. Why do your mains powered alarms have batteries?

A. All our mains powered alarms have a battery backup. Although mains powered alarms without this option do exist (BS5839 part 6 grade E), we regard them as far too dangerous, as a lot of fires are caused by electrical faults leaving the building unprotected against fire if the smoke alarms have no backup battery. With our mains powered alarms you will always be protected.

Q. Do I need an ionisation or optical smoke alarm?

A. We recommend using an optical smoke alarm in hallways, as these are less likely to go off because of cooking fumes from a connected kitchen. Optical smoke alarms are also ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, as they are good at detecting smouldering fires from soft furnishings. For landings we recommend ionisation alarms. Heat alarms are designed for kitchens and garages. No alarms should be installed in bathrooms.

Key Product Features

Clearly marked test and hush button takes centre stage

Break-out tab for seamless trunk wiring connections

3 coloured LEDs tell you its status at a glance

Screws and rawl plugs for installation are included

Product Dimensions

What's Included?

  • 1 x FireAngel WST-230 wireless optical alarm
  • 1 x Sealed 10-year lithium battery
  • 2 x Screws & rawl plugs
  • 1 x Instruction manual

Product Datasheets

Customer Reviews

4 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 5 out of 5

All our reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are published without modification.

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: DR

Does what it says on the box

Published on: 29th January 2017

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: SN

Less prone to triggering doing toast! Should be standard for installs

Published on: 5th December 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: BS

Easy to install and set up. I used two smoke alarms and a heat alarm. Satisfied the building inspector. Brilliant.

Published on: 3rd November 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: ER

timely delivery, good advice and reliable product

Published on: 30th August 2016

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