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Does the detection depend on the orientation of the enclosure?

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  • FormerMember
    FormerMember
Sep 16, 2021 +1 verified

The smoke chamber and smoke detector are not orientation dependents, but the mechanical design of the enclosure will affect the detection orientation, because it's going to have a direct effect on the…

The smoke chamber and smoke detector are not orientation dependents, but the mechanical design of the enclosure will affect the detection orientation, because it's going to have a direct effect on the airflow of the system.  For example, you don't want to place a large obstruction right next to the sensor and chamber because it will take extra time for the air to naturally flow around that, and increase your alarm time.