Originally Posted by RamblerGuy
Does anybody know of a similar LP detector that I could use? I gave up on my Safe-T-Alert and bought a CO detector, too, but can't find an LP detector.
I wasn't clear with my question above. The CO detector with a 10-year battery is perfect for an RV. I'm now looking for a BATTERY powered LP detector.
I've found 120 volt powered LP detectors, but none that run only on an internal battery or 12 volts DC. The closest I found is a KIDDE brand Model KN-COEG-3 combination CO/LP detector that runs on 120 volts and has a 9 volt backup battery but the battery is only good for 20 hours. This doesn't work for an RV.
The Kidde manual states that in the battery backup mode it only samples LP every 8 minutes. There may not be battery powered one available. It appears that a LP detector takes too much power to build one that only runs on a dry cell battery.
By the way, I've had two Safe-T-Alert CO/LP alarms go off repeatedly after both the gas and the battery switch had been off for several days, so there was no LP in the coach and the batteries were not being charged.