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Old 01-28-2018, 12:01 PM   #1
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CO Detector Beeping

Iíve seen several posts about the CO Detector Beeping when boondocking and batteries are drained. My problem is, it is doing it while plugged in. I plugged in yesterday to charge everything up as I do several times over the winter and this morning alarm was going off. Turned off power and back on again and was beeping after a minute or so again.
Even though Iím plugged in, would this point to bad batteries? Just trying to figure out where to start looking. This is a 2015 Sunseeker 3010. Thanks in advance for replies.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:08 PM   #2
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You can easily check your batteries disconnect from power and measure the voltage of the batteries with a meter
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Iím sure I will do that in the spring when itís a little warmer. Just trying to find out if that is the direction I should go. Seems strange to me that while being hooked to power it would do that.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:18 PM   #4
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You may need to replace it. I have heard of them failing after 3 to 5 years.
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Generally if it's beeping it's telling you it's time for a replacement. Supposed to last for approx 5 years, but thats a ball park #.
Our 2012 FR Lexington started beeping after 4 years, and replaced it. New one started beeping after only 14 months. Contacted manuf., sent it too them for testing, was defective. Their only warrantied for 1 year, but they did send me a new one.
If its a Safe T Alert, you can find them on Amazon. Depending on which one you have, between 50 and 65 bucks.
If you look on the back, you should find a small sticker with the month/year of manuf. May indicate thats its months older than your rig...
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You may need to replace it. I have heard of them failing after 3 to 5 years.
Mine failed less than six months from brand new... replaced by the dealer under warranty.

As the broader market for these is somewhat limited, the number of manufacturers for them is very limited. This adversely affects quality.
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Thanks for all the replies. I bought one online. Sounds like that should do the trick.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:13 PM   #8
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I do not need mine acting as a low voltage alarm. (The specs actually say one volt range, some of the manuf. text says down to 7v, I call shenanigans!)

So I just put in a voltage stabilizer, and so far, no false alarms.

The first alarm was for a definite low 12v situation, which is what prompted me to (finally) add the stabilizer. We also had a few false alarms when there was a temp high draw, which was the final straw for DW.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:16 PM   #9
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Check it for a expire date they have an internal clock that goes off when they have reached the end of its life and will beep to alert you. I had one do it and read somewhere that they expire. http://www.carbonmonoxidedetectorhq....ector-beeping/
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