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How to Change the Battery in a Smoke Detector

Writer:allmaybeDate:2017-07-24 18:35:04


Emergency fire situation in a home can wreak havoc to both the building and the properties. A lot of loss of life and property can occur during night fires, in homes that do not have a functional smoke detector or homes that do not have smoke detector all.


For this reason, it is important that you keep your smoke detectors functioning all the time. One of the ways you can achieve it is by replacing the smoke detector battery as at when due. In this article, we will be putting you through a step-by-step process on how to change your smoke detector battery.


Remove the cover or body

When trying to change your smoke detector battery, the first thing you need to do is to remove the cover or body. Gently pry the cover open. You can also unclip the body of the smoke detector from the base with a slight but careful twisting motion. After removing the cover or body, what you see is the sensing chamber a 9V battery, and a loud horn. If you have any problem removing the cover or body, consider going through the manual of the smoke detector.


Replace the battery

Carefully unclip the old 9V battery from its holder. Replace it with a brand new, large capacity lithium 9V battery. Be sure that the positive and negative (male and female) terminals are positioned properly.


Close the cover

Once you are done replacing the battery, close the cover. Ensure that the body of the smoke detector is properly locked back into the base.


Test the detector

Make a simple press on the test button of the smoke detector. The test button can be found on the surface of the detector. After pressing the button, you should hear a chirp or beep. This certifies that the new smoke detector battery is working fine.



There you have it! The above is a simple guide to help you replace your smoke detector battery without any need to call on a technical expert. Once you hear the chirping or beeping low-battery alarm, do not hesitate to replace the battery immediately. This might be the best safety precaution for you and your entire household.

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