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Old 12-08-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Monoxide detector won't stop

I know this has something with draining the battery, but how do you turn the detector alarm off, besides recharging the battery.

It's been alarming for a day now. Thanks.


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Old 12-08-2015, 12:54 PM   #2
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Disconnect the negative lead off the battery......
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:18 PM   #3
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You can't shut the chirping off unless you cut the power or recharge the batteries...I had a problem with my CO detector chirping low voltage when my batteries were, in fact, fine....only took the 3rd replacement to get one that functioned correctly...
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:30 AM   #4
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Thank you


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Old 12-09-2015, 12:04 PM   #5
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You don't want those type devices to have switches. It's a safety issue. If they had a switch readily available people would just shut them off and forget to turn them back on, then they would provide no protection.

While you can disconnect them, most people won't do that, but they would turn off a switch if they had them.
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Old 12-09-2015, 12:28 PM   #6
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There should be a fuse on the device itself, pull the fuse out. It might also be bad, when they go bad, they go off all the time, had the issue before.
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:04 PM   #7
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Monoxide detector won't stop

Bama... I agree, but I needed to do something about the alarm - it was going off indefinitely - can't have that.

As I suspected, it was the battery. I will likely disconnect the negative lead on the battery, after it's recharged.



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Old 12-09-2015, 01:37 PM   #8
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You can pull the fuse near the battery box or you can install a cutoff switch at the battery box to prevent the alarm, radio and other items from draining the battery when not in use.
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:03 PM   #9
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Chirping

I had that to happen and pulled
Mine off wall dis connected one wire
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:02 PM   #10
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The propane detector is generally connected to the battery directly. It will
always put a minor drain on the battery. If you leave the Roo unplugged for an extended period of time...the detector and other parasitic devices will drain the battery flat...even if everything you can turn off is turned off.
The solutions for storage can be to remove the negative wire from the battery or accomplish the same thing with a cut off on the battery terminal for under 10 bucks which is a LOT more convenient. See picture below.
Even when you've eliminate parasitic drain...you still have to consider self discharge which in summer months can average 15-20% per month. The answer is to take a battery reading ever couple of months so as NEVER to fall below the magic 50% charge. You may have already damaged the ablity of your batteries to HOLD a charge if they were flat enough to send you detector into tilt.

You c
an check this by charging the batts FULLY for at least 8-10 hours THEN removing the negative wire for 24 hours. Then take a voltage reading with a voltmeter. If it is less than 12.6 you have damage. If it is less than 12.4 you have significant damage. If it is 12.2 or less...you need new ones.


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