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Old 03-15-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Smoke alarm battery.

My smoke alarm is chirping. Is is the same type as the house smoke alarm? It simply needs a battery? Does camper smoke alarm batteries wear out sooner since the camper when parked has battery power turned off? Or doesn't it matter?
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:18 AM   #2
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Yes it is. I'm replacing mine today. At the end of the season it started chirping also. Wouldn't hurt to always change out batteries like you do in your home. I don't think it has anything to do with power not hook up to it. They just die.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:30 AM   #3
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I replace the batteries in both the smoke alarm and the Carbon Monoxide detector at the start of every camping season.
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My smoke alarm is chirping. Is is the same type as the house smoke alarm? It simply needs a battery? Does camper smoke alarm batteries wear out sooner since the camper when parked has battery power turned off? Or doesn't it matter?
The smake alarm is a stand alone device and is not connected to the camper battery. The battery probably has a slightly shorter lifespan due to the temps in the RV vs your home, but appear to have a much shorter lifespan as the voltage drops with the temp and a weak battery will be noticed sooner in the RV vs in a heated home. The other problem is that the battery can go dead during the winter ( non use months) and stop chirping before you hear it. You now have a non working detector and are not aware of it. Best choice is to replace battery at the start of each camping season.
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