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Old 05-22-2017, 05:54 PM   #11
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By the way, Hersbird, if you didn't what we posted, it's a CO monitor, not CO2.
I just now edited the title and 1st post to read CO - to help with searches, etc.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:06 PM   #12
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Get a portable solar charger. Mine is ALWAYS at a full charge at the end of the day. The CO monitor is just doing it's job.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:06 PM   #13
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I have a feeling if everybody's was chirping at 12 V there would be more complaints. It should chirp at 8 V according to the specs. Mine is broken. Here is the quote from the owners manual "LOW POWER OPERATION
This alarm will operate normally down to 8 vDC. Do
not operate this alarm below 8 vDC."


Sorry about the CO, CO2, thing, I don't need to find Colorado, but it would be more important to know Carbon Monoxide levels vs Carbon Dioxide levels although they both will kill you in high enough levels. High CO2 is more a low oxygen problem where high CO is a poison (or John Denver problem.)

I plan to add a couple 100W panels, but we are talking cold Montana hunting seasons with short days and long nights. I have a generator, I just hate having to get up at 3am and start it, or be running it every single evening just to keep a "low voltage" chirp from going off when I have 1/2 battery charge remaining. Now that I found the fuse I will take that direction.

The solar will help on other trips we take where we can't run the generator but for certain hours when we are rarely at the campsite. Plus I hate generator noise even though mine is one of the quietest 2000W ones out there.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:50 PM   #14
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Mine goes off at 12. It's gonna get a switch added to it for now.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:19 AM   #15
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I have a feeling if everybody's was chirping at 12 V there would be more complaints. It should chirp at 8 V according to the specs. Mine is broken. Here is the quote from the owners manual "LOW POWER OPERATION
This alarm will operate normally down to 8 vDC. Do
not operate this alarm below 8 vDC."


Sorry about the CO, CO2, thing, I don't need to find Colorado, but it would be more important to know Carbon Monoxide levels vs Carbon Dioxide levels although they both will kill you in high enough levels. High CO2 is more a low oxygen problem where high CO is a poison (or John Denver problem.)

I plan to add a couple 100W panels, but we are talking cold Montana hunting seasons with short days and long nights. I have a generator, I just hate having to get up at 3am and start it, or be running it every single evening just to keep a "low voltage" chirp from going off when I have 1/2 battery charge remaining. Now that I found the fuse I will take that direction.

The solar will help on other trips we take where we can't run the generator but for certain hours when we are rarely at the campsite. Plus I hate generator noise even though mine is one of the quietest 2000W ones out there.
Looks like you answered your own question.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:30 PM   #16
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On my 2017 It seems the fuse labeled something like TV outlet (which I don't have) powers the detector and only the detector. I haven't tried the front compartment lights with that fuse out, but so far that's all that seemed to go off by pulling the fuse. Then other benefit I see in pulling the fuse most of the time is they are programmed to go off after 5 years of use. It looks like that "use" time only counts when they are powered up. As often as we use the camper that 5 years would turn into a lifetime.
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