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CO detector keeps giving false alarms - poot_traveller - 11-09-2019

It will randomly go off and give big reading above 200ppm.  I've even seen it as high as 400ppm.

Nothing in a camper gives off CO apart from the camper it's self through exhaust fumes.

Anyone else had problems with CO detectors giving false alarms?


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - RVTravel - 11-09-2019

I would buy another detector.


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - B and C - 11-09-2019

The detector may be bad. They are only rated for 10 years I think. My propane detector will beep if it gets too cold or the house battery gets too low.


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - maki2 - 11-09-2019

if its a new detector return it to the store.


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - poot_traveller - 11-09-2019

(11-09-2019, 04:57 AM)RVTravel Wrote:  I would buy another detector.

That will be a consideration.


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - poot_traveller - 11-09-2019

(11-09-2019, 07:33 AM)B and C Wrote:  The detector may be bad. They are only rated for 10 years I think. My propane detector will beep if it gets too cold or the house battery gets too low.

Yeah this one is only a few month old. I'll see how much more random beeping I can tolerate before I go out and buy a new one.


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - poot_traveller - 11-09-2019

(11-09-2019, 02:57 PM)maki2 Wrote:  if its a new detector return it to the store.

Typical me, I don't keep receipts. It's only cheap anyway, I'll probably try another brand and see if I have the same problem.


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - B and C - 11-09-2019

If you have the same problem with another one, it sounds like you may have an elevated CO level.


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - abnorm - 11-09-2019

I'll ask …..Is the Camper Engine running when the detector goes off ?


RE: CO detector keeps giving false alarms - wayne49 - 11-09-2019

Take it outside and see if it still acts weird.
Low battery?
Possible contamination of the detector element?