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Old 02-15-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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New smoke detector technology!

Below is the latest technology in smoke detectors! This thing is tiny! It uses photoelectric detection so you can use it anywhere, even in the kitchen area (don't get too close to the stove). It has a 10-year warranty and has a long battery life (battery is replaceable). I got it at Lowes for $19.97.



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Thanks for the post! I need to replace mine in our coach and was going hunting this weekend. Now I can add this one to look at.
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What's the new technology and does it hang down as far as it looks? I recommend 2 detectors in an rv. One photoelectric and one ionization type. Some folks add one in the basement that wirelessly sounds another in the rv.
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What's the new technology and does it hang down as far as it looks? I recommend 2 detectors in an rv. One photoelectric and one ionization type. Some folks add one in the basement that wirelessly sounds another in the rv.

Maybe "new technology" was not the correct description. I should have said "new design". What I was referring to was the incredibly small size. It is only about 1 1/2" in diameter and 1 3/4" high. Notice it's size in comparison to the standard paper clip.
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Photo detectors have been out since.. Well over 30 years is all I can state with certainty.. Same for the Ion detectors.

They both have advantages over the other. I refuse to recommend one over the other without additional research.. Which I did, too long ago to recall the outcome of that research.
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Photoelectric "sees" solid practical of combustion. Ionization detectors "detect" the invisible particles of combustion in the early stages of a fire. This is why ionization type are not good in a kitchen or garage. They go off when cooking and toasting. They are great for sleeping areas.
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Ironically, I just replaced both of my smoke/fire detectors one hour ago. After attending Mac the Fire Guy's seminar, I learned that having both photoelectric and ionization sensors gives RVers the most time to escape. Dual sensor technology detects both slow smoldering fires and fast flaming fires the quickest. Even though my smoke detectors were still in date, I replaced them per Mac Mcoy's suggestion. I also learned that LP detectors have a limited lifetime. CO detectors supplied with most MHs are inadequate in giving proper protection for low levels of CO.

Kidde Model i9010 gives you the most protection for smoke/fire and are very affordable. What's a few inches in size regarding something that can be life saving equipment (with respect to OP). Mac Mcoy says in an RV fire, at best you have 40 seconds to get out of your burning rig.
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Photo detectors have been out since.. Well over 30 years is all I can state with certainty.. Same for the Ion detectors.

They both have advantages over the other. I refuse to recommend one over the other without additional research.. Which I did, too long ago to recall the outcome of that research.

See my post #4 above. I should not have used the term "new technology", but rather "new design".

Actually though, since they figured out a way to put all that in such a small housing sounds like "new technology" to me!
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Made in USA? Had to ask, I don't like trusting my life to the "C" word. Replacing mine are on the list for this year.
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Made in USA? Had to ask, I don't like trusting my life to the "C" word. Replacing mine are on the list for this year.

Nope, made in China, as is about 99% of the electronics we buy!

BTW, this is a First Alert model P1000.
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Just bought mine at Costco for $ 28.00 for two.
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Just bought mine at Costco for $ 28.00 for two.
Me, too!
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