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Carbon Monoxide Detector

aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
Has anyone ever replaced the hard wired 12 volt carbon monoxide detector in the cabin? I know they usually have a life cycle on them. What unit did you replace it with?
2008 330EC
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    Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Member Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    Mine was not working so I removed it to check the connection and the wire was undone. I plugged it back in and screwed it back in and then it started beeping which I found it means it's probably past it's useful life so I disconnected it. I know there is two that are replacements but I don't know the difference other than price. Now that I looked again these are not Marine I don't think but this is what I had in my cabin. 

    65-541-P-WT

    65-542-P-WT

    1997 Bayliner 3988
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    Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Member Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I replaced mine with the same brand, just the updated version of it. They do have an expiration date.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
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    Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Member Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aqua_Aura said:
    Mine was not working so I removed it to check the connection and the wire was undone. I plugged it back in and screwed it back in and then it started beeping which I found it means it's probably past it's useful life so I disconnected it. I know there is two that are replacements but I don't know the difference other than price. Now that I looked again these are not Marine I don't think but this is what I had in my cabin. 

    65-541-P-WT

    65-542-P-WT

    The beeping is usually a low battery condition. 
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
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    Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Member Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    Aqua_Aura said:
    Mine was not working so I removed it to check the connection and the wire was undone. I plugged it back in and screwed it back in and then it started beeping which I found it means it's probably past it's useful life so I disconnected it. I know there is two that are replacements but I don't know the difference other than price. Now that I looked again these are not Marine I don't think but this is what I had in my cabin. 

    65-541-P-WT

    65-542-P-WT

    The beeping is usually a low battery condition. 
    It's hardwired. Also it was 14 years old and either it said on the unit or in the manual that the beeping and or light it was giving was for a bad unit. 
    1997 Bayliner 3988
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    Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Member Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    541 is surface mount and 542 is flush mount. Finally after all this time I have answered life's biggest question. 
    1997 Bayliner 3988
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aqua_Aura said:
    541 is surface mount and 542 is flush mount. Finally after all this time I have answered life's biggest question. 
    LoL! Thanks for the info!
    2008 330EC
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just checked mine to see when it’s supposed to be replaced by. June 2010! It’s a little outdated I would say!


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    Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Member Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Time to replace!! 
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
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    TonyG13TonyG13 Member Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭
    Replaced our hardwired unit last year - and also have two battery operated units that I put the batteries in when we're sleeping aboard, then store away when not. I like redundancy.
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    Dream_InnDream_Inn Member, Moderator Posts: 7,594 mod
    I've left my hardwired ones alone (they are old and expired), but I have a couple battery operated ones with the digital reading on them that I like better.  I use one in the cockpit area anytime any isinglass is up.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @TonyG13 I was thinking about getting a battery operated one also. The wired one is only as good as your batteries. If your not running you generator and you batteries die and your dock or anchor neighbor is running his generator....... I know the odds are slim but it can definitely happen.
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    Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Member Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is the one in my house and if you look on the back you can see to types of chirp patterns that means to replace alarm. I believe the MTI detector had something like this on the back as well. 
    1997 Bayliner 3988
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I pulled the one off in the boat earlier and it doesn’t have that info.


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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mine was stamped as new Aug 02 2007 but replace by June 2010. Is that all the life they have?
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    Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Member Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I must have seen the chirp thing in the manual then for the MTI one. 
    1997 Bayliner 3988
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    TonyG13TonyG13 Member Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭
    Last year I sent in the bad one that came with our boat (since it was from 2014 and under warranty) to Fireboy-Xintex. They tested it and said it was damaged from spray aerosols, most likely cleaning fluid and/or suntan lotions (from previous owner). They gave me a pro-rated price to send a replacement, but West Marine was having a sale that was cheaper so I just bought it from WM. I think it is seven year lifespan.

    But it was a good lesson: Don't use any spray type cleaners around the unit. It will damage the sensor. 
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Searching the Internet, it looks like the new ones say “Replace By 60 Months After Retail sale” on the front instead of having a date.
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I also see some say RV and some say Marine on the front? 
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    TonyG13TonyG13 Member Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭
    @aero3113 - This is the one I installed: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/fireboy-xintex--co-carbon-monoxide-detector--18023986?recordNum=1

    About once a year WM has it on sale for around $79.
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    TonyG13TonyG13 Member Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭
    aero3113 said:
    I also see some say RV and some say Marine on the front? 
    When I was talking with Fireboy-Xintex they said the marine version is supposed to stand up better to high humidity / salt water uses. Could just be marketing, but with life safety equipment I usually do try to buy marine recommended.
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Makes sense 
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @TonyG13 , the one you posted, does it mount to the original holes?
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    TonyG13TonyG13 Member Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭
    aero3113 said:
    @TonyG13 , the one you posted, does it mount to the original holes?
    From what I remember, yes. I think the mounting holes for the bracket matched up from the old version.
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I found a MTI Marine one from Hodges Marine at a decent price. It’s on back order till around the end of April. Since it’s on backorder I’m hoping the manufacturer date will be recent.

    https://www.hodgesmarine.com/safm-65-541-safetalert-65-series-marine-carbon-monoxide-al.html
    2008 330EC
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    Liberty44140Liberty44140 Member Posts: 4,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ouch on the price! On my 342 I had two battery operated home detectors that were less than $20 each. The cruisers has hard wired units that work but I’m sure are expired so I’ve already bought a battery one to add. I just can’t see paying $60 for hard wire when battery costs 1/3 the price...
    07' Cruisers 390 (Previous Rinker's: 06' 342EC & 01' 310FV)

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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Liberty44140  , I agree but it’s safety related. I will have a hard wired one and a battery operated one installed.
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    Liberty44140Liberty44140 Member Posts: 4,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I got cha aero but are the hard wired more safe than battery? I’m actually curious, is there a thought that one is better for safety? 
    07' Cruisers 390 (Previous Rinker's: 06' 342EC & 01' 310FV)

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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If one is better, I would think the hard wire one is more reliable. Just my thoughts, nothing proved. 
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    Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Member Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aero3113 said:
    I found a MTI Marine one from Hodges Marine at a decent price. It’s on back order till around the end of April. Since it’s on backorder I’m hoping the manufacturer date will be recent.

    https://www.hodgesmarine.com/safm-65-541-safetalert-65-series-marine-carbon-monoxide-al.html
    This is what I just ordered on Amazon. I think it said there was only 2 left. 
    1997 Bayliner 3988
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Aqua_Aura I saw it on Amazon, there’s now one left, LoL.
    2008 330EC
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