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Old 07-02-2016, 10:04 PM   #1
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Surge protector culprit?

I have been have low voltage issues giving me false alarms on a CO/LP sensor. Through a process of elimination, it seems that the problem was solved when I removed my surge protector.

Is that possible - that it was causing a drop in voltage?
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:28 AM   #2
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Your CO/LP alarm runs off 12V DC. I am assuming the surge protector is in the 120V AC feed from shore power. The only possible connection is that the surge protector shut down the AC, including the converter, and you were running off battery.

If the AC was shut down, even momentarily, and your battery is weak or mostly discharged, that could trigger the low voltage alarm in the CO/LP alarm.

Without knowing more details, that's the best I can do.

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Old 07-03-2016, 07:27 PM   #3
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Surge protector culprit?

Thanks. I'm still new to this. Yes, the surge protector was added in line to my AC from the pedestal.

We have a 2015 Rockwood MiniLite 2109S.

I just replaced the CO/LP sensor. I have tried several things to trace the problem. Today I shut down everything (after having the battery checked - full charge), reset the alarm and with no shore power as soon as the alarm recycled I got a low voltage alarm. Repeated w/ shore power (everything off and no surge protector) with the same result. ?????

I'm stumped.
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:31 PM   #4
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Using a meter, measure the voltage at the CO/Propane detector, then measure the voltage directly on the battery. This should help narrow down the problem.
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