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Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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Lots of posts on led lights, we love ours most due to no heat, the temp of the halogens in those small holders scared me as after a few hours of use they had already burnt all the reflective coating off the backs of the holders.

Issue with door is that situationally you may need it NOT to open when you open the door, our example is tightly packed ferries. There are ways to bypass the auto open feature with magnets or a hard wired switch.

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #12
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Hey Ian...I did some looking around on the internet and thought you might get some insight into the hot switch issue that started this thread.

Here is the link...

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tech Issues: Propane safety shut-off valve

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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You are not the only one, had my unit a year and coming back from run up north, noticed my propane was dropping fast. Stopped at Flying J in PA and you could hear the gas seeping our. I guess they can work loose, will have to be extra carefull from now on.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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Just today, Monday, checked the LP gas solenoid with a IR therm. In the breeze it measured 150, calm air its 180F. It absolutely shuts off with the battery disconnect so is not a parasite while the coach is laid up, but pretty good load while dry camping.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:52 PM   #15
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Not sure whata everyone is worried about.
1. Do you not understand the purpose of this valve being energized?
2. It is a safety device that will disconect power via the propane detector and shut down so you do not have a massive explosion.
3. If you are considering removing it I wouldn't.

This valve has a large strong string it so when de-energized it will close and seal the tank from any explosion. The 12 volt DC coil has to compensate and pull of the spring to keep the valve open. This naturally causes heat which is normal. No need to worry because it is surrrounded by lots of air and willnot catch fire. The only way this could fail if the coil gets an open which would shut the valve or if the coil insulation breaks down and shorts some of the windings in which case will blow the inline fuse and the valve will close.

If you do not use propane then just test/trip the propane detector and it will de-energizethe coil and close the valve. When you want to use propane just push the reset on the propane detector.

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