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Old 06-21-2015, 04:40 PM   #11
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The OP send me a PM this morning saying that it was his smoke detector that was chirping, changed the battery and all is good. CO/LP detector operates properly. I did ask him/her to give feedback here.......
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:05 PM   #12
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The OP send me a PM this morning saying that it was his smoke detector that was chirping, changed the battery and all is good. CO/LP detector operates properly. I did ask him/her to give feedback here.......
Oh...that's very different,...nevermind.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:01 PM   #13
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Note to all:

Those residential combined LP/CO detectors use house current with a battery for backup. Download and read the manual. The battery will only power it for a few hours. The CO only alarms ARE battery powered and will operate up to 10 years. I have not found a LP detector that will operate on a battery for a duration usable for an RV.

I installed a Kidde CO only alarm in our Sunseeker and replaced the combined LP/CO alarm with a LP only detector in an attempt to eliminate the false alarms I was getting. So far, so good.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:16 PM   #14
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For safety reasons all co/lp detectors are hot wired directly into the battery. No fuse or cutoff switch will disable it.

Yes, these fail and age out often. Replace it.
I do not believe this is true in all cases.

In my FR Solera MH I had (have) a problem with the detector going off. If I both disconnect from shore power AND turn the battery disconnect switch to off, then the CO/propane detector is powered off.

I could never find a fuse in the fuse bank. I believe that there is an internal fuse for the unit.
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The alarm on our Sunseeker has an inline fuse holder. It is behind the alarm. It is wired directly from the battery shutoff. If either the battery shutoff is on or the coach has power through the convertor from the shore line, there is power to the inline fuse.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:43 PM   #16
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Mine is in line with the fridge. If you pull the fuse, it kills power to the fridge.
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Another possibility on CO detectors; a wise old repairman told me...vacuum the dirt and hair out of it---and yup, he was right.
Worth a try.
But...don't go without one! Stay safe...
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Exclamation dont wake up dead

better to swap it for a new one, its better than waking up dead.
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better to swap it for a new one, its better than waking up dead.
Waking up dead is like people who turn up missing. I hear it said this way in the news often and just have to laugh.
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I do not believe this is true in all cases.

In my FR Solera MH I had (have) a problem with the detector going off. If I both disconnect from shore power AND turn the battery disconnect switch to off, then the CO/propane detector is powered off.

I could never find a fuse in the fuse bank. I believe that there is an internal fuse for the unit.
Stand corrected. Should have said many are wired directly into the battery, not all. The point is they make is hard to disable the alarm, for good reason.
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