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Old 03-20-2018, 02:27 PM   #1
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CO alarm randomly goes off?

Anyone else have issues with their CO2 detector going off randomly? I packed up the camper and it started beeping twice. There was no propane hooked up or any other device turned on. Battery bank was fully charged. I have had it go on sometimes when using the water heater but only does that 30% of the time. Sometimes it went off when using the stove. It is bizarre and never able to duplicate how it happens and I do not smell propane.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:44 PM   #2
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First off.....itís a CO monitor (Carbon Monoxide) not CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)

Do you have a propane detector to monitor propane gas leaks ( the smell of rotten eggs)?

These two different monitors are for two different functions.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:26 PM   #3
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It sounds like a battery problem, mine will chirp when battery is a bit low. You have two different monitors, one is propane the other is CO, the CO usually chirps with low battery voltage.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:29 PM   #4
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Lots of things will cause the alarm to sound beside CO, propane, or low voltage. Many spray cleaners, deodorizers, or dog flatulence will cause alarm. If you have a battery disconnect that was off, the unit will beep a few times when you turn 12V power back on, That is normal.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:31 PM   #5
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Check the date code on the back of it. They generally have a 5 year life.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:00 PM   #6
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The wind

Mine will go off if the wind is blowing toward the side of the trailer that has the water heater and the water heater is heating. Tried and tried numerous things. Was told by a rapair shop to live with it as it's the nature of the way these A-Frames are made. ( Suggestions welcomed )
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mine will go off if you use a spray can near it.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:27 PM   #8
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We have an Outback TT and were camping in December, sitting watching tv, it was cold so the furnace was running, and ours went off. Checked oven, off. Turned propane off outside, opened TT and let air out, turned on fans inside, it kept beeping. After about 15 minutes of trying different things I cut the power wires. Reattached them about 10 minutes later and it didn't beep anymore, and hasn't since. I don't trust it so I went to Lowes and bought a battery powered one just to be on the safe side. We've camped once since then and neither have gone off.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:35 PM   #9
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It sounds like a battery problem, mine will chirp when battery is a bit low. You have two different monitors, one is propane the other is CO, the CO usually chirps with low battery voltage.
The one in my tt is a combination CO/LP detector. It's printed on the front and the label.

http://www.dyersonline.com/safe-t-al...gas-alarm.html
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A friend just got a new trailer. We did a burn-in on his furnance for about 10 minutes with both exhaust fans going and the winddows and door open. Never a tweet. Turned it off went out for a few hours and when we got back he turned the furnance back on. That detector chirped for 20 minutes till we cut the negative wire. He's going to have it looked at this week.
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