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Old 07-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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We are looking at getting a carbon monoxide and/or propane detector for our 79 31' soverign as it is currently lacking one. Does anyone have any suggestions on a battery operated model? We will also be getting a smoke alarm but those are easier to come by. Thank you, Crystal
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I have a couple of these Kidde battery operated CO detectors with a digital level display. The display will let you know if the CO levels are going up or down even if they are below the level that would set off the alarm. I've had one for several years and they work great.
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In general, there aren't any battery powered propane detectors because they use too much power for that.
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Whatever you get, make sure the CO2 detector(s) are mounted low to the floor and the smoke detectors are high near/on the ceiling. We had a CO2 detector that came with ours but replaced in 2000 which was wired to the batteries in the camper and we added another 9 volt one back in the bath area. We also got 2 9 volt smoke alarms and mounted them to the center ceiling front and back.
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RV Propane detectors must be hard wired to the 12 volt supply in the RV. There are no battery operated propane detectors. They use very little current. Ours is on a separate 1 amp circuit (yes, 1 amp) in our current and previous SOB trailers. Mount it close to the floor as propane is heavier than air.

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Whatever you get, make sure the CO2 detector(s) are mounted low to the floor and the smoke detectors are high near/on the ceiling. We had a CO2 detector that came with ours but replaced in 2000 which was wired to the batteries in the camper and we added another 9 volt one back in the bath area. We also got 2 9 volt smoke alarms and mounted them to the center ceiling front and back.
I think she was asking about CO detectors, not CO2. Different instrument for detecting different gas.

When considering where to place a carbon monoxide (CO) detector, keep in mind that although carbon monoxide is roughly the same weight as air (carbon monoxide's specific gravity is 0.9657, as stated by the EPA; the National Resource Council lists the specific gravity of air as one), it may be contained in warm air coming from combustion appliances such as home heating equipment. If this is the case, carbon monoxide will rise with the warmer air.

Read the instructions for your detector for correct placement.
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