20 amp Fire Guard Outlet


20 amp Fire Guard Outlet


SKU: 6020-4000W

Stop appliance fires before they start with the 20 amp Fire Guard Outlet, which cuts power to connected appliances at the first sign of smoke or rapidly rising heat.

Proactive Protection

A Consumer Reports analysis of National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) showed more than half of all house fires throughout a seven-year span had appliances –like dishwashers, refrigerators and microwaves– listed as the primary cause. Our 20 amp Fire Guard Outlet was designed to connect to these common fire culprits and proactively reduce the risk of costly fire and smoke damage. At the first sign of smoke or rapidly rising heat, the device will sound an alarm, light up red and immediately cut power to the outlet and connected device BEFORE a fire breaks out. This added layer of safety protects the home and adds peace of mind in an increasingly automated world.

Simple Installation

The single gang electrical outlet (with one NEMA 5-20 receptacle and one interlock switch connector) will replace your existing junction box (wall outlet), and the smoke and heat sensor should mount alongside select devices and appliances. While installation does involve working with electrical components, it's relatively easy, particularly for those with basic electrical knowledge. For anyone lacking experience or comfort with electrical work, it's advisable to seek professional assistance for a safe and precise installation.

Versatile Application

Use the 20 amp Fire Guard Outlet as an added layer of safety with dishwashers, gas dryers, audio/visual closets, 3D printers, microwaves, lithium battery charging stations, grow lights and other devices that are left powered on while unattended. This can also be used in infrequently visited areas of the home such as crawl spaces, attics and basements where larger equipment is often stowed, powered and unmonitored. 


Safety is at the core of everything we do at Docking Drawer, which is why we rigorously test all outlets and obtain the appropriate recognition and safety listings. The Fire Guard Outlet holds Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) Listing as an Interlock device, emphasizing its safety and functionality. However, the smoke sensor part of the device is not listed to any UL or CSA standard. It is intended for supplementary protection and does not take the place of an approved smoke alarm or detector, as required by code.

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Outlet Specs

  • Input: 100 - 125 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • AC Output: 20A@125VAC, 2500 VA MAX, 1/2 HP
  • DC Output: 24VDC @ 100mA MAX
  • DC Power Supply: IEC Class II
  • Number of Receptacles: (1) NEMA 5-20R
  • Tamper Resistant: Yes
  • LED Indicator: Yes
  • Conformance: UL60730, UL498, EN61558, EN60730, EN62386, CSA C22.2#42
  • Environmental: -10C to +50C, non condensing
  • Warranty: 2 Years

Sensor Specs

  • Type of Sensor: Smoke and Heat Sensor
  • Cable: 10 ft low voltage cable
  • Sensor Length: between mounting holes: 3.4” (86.1mm)
  • Sensor Width: between mounting holes: 1.8” (46.5mm)
  • Sensor Height: 1” (25.4mm)
  • Smoke Sensitivity: 1.06 ± .26% per foot
  • Mounting Details: Use 4 screws to mount near the appliance or device that will generate smoke or heat, positioning as high up as possible or above the smoke or heat source.
  • Audible Alarm: Yes
  • LED: Yes
  • Temperature Alarm: Fixed set point 54°C ± 2°C (129°F ± 4°F) and ≥10°C (18°F) per minute temperature rise
  • Conformance: UL/CSA 60730-2-9 (control and heat sensing only). The smoke sensing function is not listed to any UL or CSA standard. This product cannot be used as a substitute for a Listed smoke alarm or smoke detector as required by code.
  • Warranty: 2 Years

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