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Old 07-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #29
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They beep when:
  1. The batteries are going dead
  2. The device itself is defective, or
  3. There is gas leaking
Put on your Defective Detective hat and get to work.

[Edit] It uses the 12V circuit for power. This still could be the problem, but the sensor has no batteries in it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:54 AM   #30
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Mine says to press the Test button to perform a reset. If the problem persists and the 12v is adequate the detector may be kaput. Just to be sure, we are talking about the gas detector mounted close to the floor and not the CO detector that is mounted closer to the ceiling?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #31
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Yes, it is the gas detector at floor level. I held in the button for a reset, but that did not help. The gas has been turned off at the tank for a couple of months, and it is hardwired so there is no battery to replace.

The weird thing is that our batteries drain every winter, but we have never heard this beeping before. It has been going on for 5 weeks now.

I guess I should hook up the truck and see if that provides enough electrical current to stop the bleeping beeping (see what I did there )...
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The weird thing is that our batteries drain every winter, but we have never heard this beeping before. It has been going on for 5 weeks now.
Yes, figure out a way to supply it with good 12v and if that doesn't solve the problem, it's probably defective.

The bigger issue I see is that if you drain your batteries down below 10.5v you will seriously damage them. And it takes just once to cause the damage. Most battery manufacturers say you shouldn't draw a batter down to less than 50% SOC. Some say don't go below 80% SOC!
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Yes, figure out a way to supply it with good 12v and if that doesn't solve the problem, it's probably defective.

The bigger issue I see is that if you drain your batteries down below 10.5v you will seriously damage them. And it takes just once to cause the damage. Most battery manufacturers say you shouldn't draw a batter down to less than 50% SOC. Some say don't go below 80% SOC!
When my Interstate was brand new, and I hadn't figured out where the parasitic draws were, I depleted my batteries below 10˝v. Probably turned decent five-year batteries into three-year batteries, but didn't affect their ability to take or hold a charge in the meantime, judging from the eighteen months of service to date. Only time will tell what the actual damage was.
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Everything I read says that over-discharging a lead-acid battery will damage the battery resulting in short life AND reduced capacity.
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Everything I read says that over-discharging a lead-acid battery will damage the battery resulting in short life AND reduced capacity.
Not wet-cells. AGMs. In any event, I haven't noticed reduced capacity even after the deep discharge, at least not according to the voltage display on my control panel.
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Not wet-cells. AGMs. In any event, I haven't noticed reduced capacity even after the deep discharge, at least not according to the voltage display on my control panel.
What I've seen indicates this "rule" applies to all lead-acid batteries; FLA, AGM, and Gel.
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What I've seen indicates this "rule" applies to all lead-acid batteries; FLA, AGM, and Gel.
I've seen the same. But I can't argue with the results shown on my voltmeter, either. It surprises me. Nevertheless, I still expect to have to replace the batteries sooner than I would have otherwise, even if they hold a charge just fine in the meantime.
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They drain your battery and detect dog farts, hair spray, and cleaning products at least as well as propane.
They also detect carbon monoxide.
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They also detect carbon monoxide.
Actually, it doesn't matter if they detect CO.

Carbon monoxide detectors are mounted near the ceiling because carbon monoxide is lighter than air. LPG detectors are mounted near the floor because propane is heavier than air.

If your LPG detector detects carbon monoxide, the Airstream is already full of carbon monoxide from ceiling to floor and you're already dead from breathing the stuff, so it doesn't matter.
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Well, I connected to my vehicle and let it run for awhile. All my electrical devices got charged up, but the gas detector kept beeping. I have now reached the conclusion that the unit itself is bad and will be replaced shortly. Thanks to everyone for your helpful suggestions...

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They drain your battery and detect dog farts, hair spray, and cleaning products at least as well as propane.

I removed mine. I don't believe that they provide a safety benefit in RVs. They were brought over from the yacht world where they do make a difference because propane leaks are so much more dangerous in a boat. I have tried to find an example of a fire or explosion caused by a propane leak inside an occupied RV, and have come up empty. Most RV fires are caused by electrical wiring faults, so your money would be better spent on an arc fault breaker.
I respectfully disagree. Check out www.michaelmartinezfund.com. for a good reason to have a LPG detector in your RV.
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My detector is happily blinking green. I shot the gas from a propane torch without alarm!
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