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Old 12-12-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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CCI Gas Leak Detector - Continual voltage draw

I've noticed on our new (to us) Fleetwood with the CCI controls model 7773 gas leak detector that it continues to operate even after removing the coach battery connection. (It has a 2nd positive battery connection). I don't want to keep a voltage drain on the truck battery, so it looks like I will need to either install a toggle switch to disable power to the leak detector or add a battery disconnect switch to the truck battery. Unfortunately, the storage facility that I have the RV at doesn't have 110V in the storage barn - else I would just run a battery tender.

How long would one expect this to run (46 mA / 0.046A) before it will run my truck battery dead? My current intention during the "storage" months is to run the rig for at least 1 half hour per month as well as the cycle the generator.

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:39 AM   #2
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If your battery is good and you start the coach every month, then you will not have a problem of low voltage from the LP leak detector current draw.

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Can't you unplug the LP detector? Or is it hardwired? Mine has a Molex connector several inches up the wire, where the two hots come together.

An alternative is to simply eliminate the secondary hot wire, the one that goes to the chassis battery. You won't have any LP alarm when the house batteries are disconnected, but do you care?
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Good news - - I traced the secondary wire and found a 3A fuse in the battery box near the isolator for the truck battery and coach. Pulled the fuse and zap - no more LP alarm current draw.
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