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Aico Ei146RC review

£28.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Smoke alarm
  • Mains only
  • Optical smoke alarm
Expert review

The Aico Ei146RC is a mains-powered smoke alarm, with a five-year warranty. It uses a standard 9V battery as a back-up power supply, so it will still work during a power cut. It detects smoke using an optical sensor, which the manufacturer says is best for detecting slow, smouldering fires in the home. It can be interlinked with  other Aico alarms in your home (such as the Ei603RF, Ei144 and Ei3024 heat alarms) either through hardwiring or wirelessly using its RadioLink feature so that when one alarm sounds they all sound. This makes it suitable for homes in Scotland. But is it any good at raising the alarm when needed? To find out, we tested it. Read on for our full review.

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Last checked by Which?

June 2022

First reviewed by Which?

June 2022

Released

March 2022

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 45 smoke alarms and found that there are 9 Don't Buys and 10 Best Buys.
Range of Smoke alarm scores
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  2. 38%
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  3. 93%
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