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Old 01-20-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Question Propane detector

This may have already been discussed and I may have missed it. I would like to put a propane detector in my Argosy Minuet but we do not have access to electricity at our covered storage. All the propane detectors I have seen online are 110V with battery back up. Has anyone seen a 9V alarm similar to a common smoke or CO2 detector?

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Old 01-20-2010, 11:37 PM   #2
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I bought one as part of a security kit on special at Jackson Center when I was there in November. The kit had a propane detector that is to be hard-wired into the 12V system of the coach.

The smoke detector in the kit was the normal type, operating on a 9V battery, but perhaps the LP gas ones requires too much current to do that.

Maybe call them, get to the switchboard and ask her if they still have them. The receptionist seems to run the "Wally Byam" store they have.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:26 AM   #3
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Camping World carries 12 volt versions of propane detectors:

Safe-T-Alert Detectors - Product - Camping World

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So, by these responses, I am assuming there isn't a 9volt propane detector. If anyone knows of one, please let me know. I am afraid the 12volt will run down my battery while in storage. Has any experienced storing their trailer for 30-60 days and with no exterior power while running one of these devices? Thanks for the previous two posts.
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Take the 12V battery out or disconnect it before you store the trailer. Reconnect when you are getting ready to take it out.
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How about installing a battery disconnect switch? Then it's easy to shut all 12 volts off.

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Yes, use or install a shutoff switch and you should also turn off the propane at the tanks so you shouldn't need to detect leaking propane if the tanks are shut off.

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Thanks for your suggestions. Looks like I will need to wire a detector into my 12V and put a shut off in the line. I always shut off propane when storing, but want to use the detector when we are out using the trailer.
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