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Old 03-30-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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I'm not happy!

Back in December or propane detector started chirping to let me know it was over five years old. I purchased a new replacement and only received sixteen months of service and it went to chirping! I contacted "Safe T Alert" which informed me I could send it back for testing. They also told me it would cost me more to have it tested than it would cost for a new one from a dealer! I can sort of deal with the fact they can't make a product that only be reliable for five years due to goverment regulations but sixteen months really get's under my skin. Not really sure about buying this brand again. Give me some insight, opinions or choices. Thanks
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Chirping is usually low voltage.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:09 PM   #3
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Battery replacement time...
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Chirping is usually low voltage.

yeah i feel the same as well

but they all so like to go bad fast if like here in FL and you have the windows open all the time and every at night

just to much water in the air kills them fast

if you sent it in that what i am sure they would have told you

same line for every thing now days
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Battery replacement time...
These are hard wired into 12v, there are no battery's. This is a $80 propane detector not a smoke detector. $80 bucks every year or so gets old fast.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:07 PM   #6
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hi,

Did it ever occur to you that maybe you do have a propane leak. I would get it checked out before I blame the detector. I have propane detectors in all of my rvs and after 10 years they never went off.

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Even if it is hard wired, it may be low house batteries or a bad connection.
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My propane detector started chirping last year and after blowing the dust out of it with compressed air, it has been working fine to date. Oh yeah! Mine is 8 years old now.

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Thanx Sammie, I'll try that.
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Every time the house battery got low in my old TT, the propane detector would start chirping. It would continue until the battery got too low, or I connected the shore power.
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My battery's usually stay 13.4 to 14.2. We're fulltime so we never go into storage mode. Maybe we do have our windows open more than usual.
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How does your battery stay at 13.4v or more? Lead/Acid batteries produce 2.1v per cell, so 6 cells only produce 12.6v. Are you checking them when the shore power is connected? The charger will produce 13+ volts.
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I have four 12v AGM house battery's, the coach was configured this way when built. Everything is led, there is very little draw. All of the controlls and monitor systems are above the entrance door, easy to check with a glance as exiting.
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