What do I need to know about my Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) detector?

by Airstream, Inc.

This detector has a seven-year life; see end-of-life notification in LPG detector manual. Please read the entire detector manual before operating the unit. The LPG detector is located in the galley area. LPG is a mixture of gases produced and sold commercially as a fuel for heating and cooking appliances. LPG is highly flammable and, as a result, can be explosive if ignited under certain circumstances. LPG is heavier than air and, if confined in a closed space, will accumulate close to the floor. The LPG detector is designed to alarm at less than 25 percent of the legal explosive limit. It will provide a visual and audible alarm by sounding an alarm every 5 seconds and lighting the red light emitting diode (LED). Your LPG detector is wired directly to your touring coach battery and incorporates a 1-amp, in-line fuse. It has no internal battery backup. In normal stand-by mode, the LED indicator will be green. The operating voltage for the detector is 12 VDC. The actual voltage supplied to the detector in a recreational vehicle may drop below the minimum 8 VDC. The detector provides the user with a low voltage warning before reaching that level and will provide additional distinct, clear warnings and alarms after the 8 VDC level is reached. However, if available power supplied to the unit is below the operating voltage of 8 VDC, the detector will not detect gas or provide protection against dangerous levels of LPG. 


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