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Old 06-20-2015, 04:29 PM   #15
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:39 PM   #16
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You did the smart thing, Gilles!
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:03 AM   #17
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same set up in mine....

in fact I have the exact same prop/CO detector.....only complaint I have is in winter storage, in my back yard, the CO alarm kept going off now and then (in the middle of the night no less! good thing my neighbour is deaf or understanding)....anyway I plan on installing a switch on the positive wire before next winter (they say not to do that, might forget to turn it back on...but I'm not getting out of bed at 4am again this coming winter)
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You can just disconnect one of the battery terminals while in storage. You likely will notice when nothing in the trailer works, until you re-connect.
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in fact I have the exact same prop/CO detector.....only complaint I have is in winter storage, in my back yard, the CO alarm kept going off now and then (in the middle of the night no less! good thing my neighbour is deaf or understanding)....anyway I plan on installing a switch on the positive wire before next winter (they say not to do that, might forget to turn it back on...but I'm not getting out of bed at 4am again this coming winter)
I'm going to do the same thing, a switch. Not for neighbors as they are a long away from me but to eliminate a battery drain. Not a big thing to switch it back on when your going to use the trailer. If you bring the battery inside for the winter though it wouldn't be a problem.
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May be o.k. with a switch or disconnect for winter...

- If You follow instructions, You have to do a regular visual inspections, like see the led condition, ...

- The instruction manual write this:

LOW POWER OPERATION
This alarm will operate normally down to7 VDC. Do not operate this alarm
below 7 VDC.

- If You install a switch for the winter because you leave your battery in position and You charge it regularly, when You start the next season, You have to do the visual inspection before to go and regularly if the detector is situated well, you see easily that it is 12 volts identified by led.
Switch or not, You have to check before to go, it's the responsability of each one.

http://www.mtiindustries.com/PDFs/rv/35_Series.pdf

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in fact I have the exact same prop/CO detector.....only complaint I have is in winter storage, in my back yard, the CO alarm kept going off now and then (in the middle of the night no less! good thing my neighbour is deaf or understanding)....anyway I plan on installing a switch on the positive wire before next winter (they say not to do that, might forget to turn it back on...but I'm not getting out of bed at 4am again this coming winter)
Hello Francois, I read that you have the same set up as me for propane detector.
It makes some time I do the test and I always find myself with the same condition.
When I run the refrigerator on the DC current, in the minute the detector gives an alarm current decline.
I connected digital dial on the battery and it tells me 12.5 volts, more or less, without showing lower than 12.3 volts.
I connected the detector the same place as one that was in place, the wire seem to fit into the transformer.
I wonder if I should connect more directly to the battery, with a fuse, to cancel this condition?
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guess....

it's a guess because I didn't have your problem.....I just connected to existing wires and it worked....

sounds like a bad/corroded connection somewhere...

try putting the voltmeter on the detector leads and then turn the fridge on ....that should tell you something
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