Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-16-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
Lt. Commander
 
Cymru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posts: 247
Default New CO2 Detector

Hey all,

I hope everyone is doing well and I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous New Year! I hope itís full of many hours of fun and safe boating. :-)

Talking about safe, my Maxum 2900 is a 2001 model and I've noticed that my CO2 detector chirps now and then for no apparent reason. Sometimes engine on, sometimes before the engine or genny has been started. Since itís such an important piece of kit, I'd like to get it changed out before the season starts again in the spring. Question is, do I need to replace it with a marine specific version or will any 12v work? I'd like to get one that's hard wired and has a 9v battery backup.

Let me know what you think or if you have a specific suggestions.

Thanks all.
__________________

Cymru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
Admiral

 
seapuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett Wa
Posts: 4,681
Default

I'd stick with a marine specific version for corrosion control......they do come with batt. backups...a bit pricy but they are available.....
happy holidays to all....

SP
__________________

__________________
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
------------------------
SSN683 Association member
Par Excellence
------------------------------
2008 Bayliner 340 - "Wild Whim"
--------------------------------------
I live in my own little world....but it's okay-they know me here!!!

Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Tap-Rack-Bang

Anyone that sez "Size doesn't matter" has never owned a boat!
seapuppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
Admiral
 
biggerseagar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 2,162
Default

Happy Holidays back at you!

That is a good question which I would be interested to know....are there a marine CO2 detectors? Don't know......

I would think that the battery powered detector would be less expensive but still very reliable. Second thought having one to be direct wired up to your engine batteries might be less of a worry because of the battery issue.....flip a coin on that one. A marine CO2 detector $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :-)


This might be under the K.I.S.S. theory.....go to Wal-mart and buy a reasonable priced CO2 detector and your problem is taken care of....IMHO

Hope others will chime in here......

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Roger
biggerseagar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
Captain
 
pascavone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Massapequa, New York, United States
Posts: 762
Default

1. do you have the original unit in the boat for 2001? the 12v unit has a life of 5 years and is dated on the back.
2. the 2001 unit draws 400 ma, when a new 12v one draws 40ma due to modern curcuit board, but also is dated for 5 year life.
3. are you using a battery one that you would use in your house? those are to sensitve for something with an engine and wind.
4. it should be mounted in the rear berth, 12 for any window per the instruction.
5. me think's your unit has expired....buy a new one for $68 bucks.
pascavone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
Admiral
 
biggerseagar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 2,162
Default

http://www.boatus.org/onlinecourse/c...nmonoxide.html

Here is a page from BoatUS........I google Marine CO2 detector and was amazed at how many are out there. Amazon has a very good selection.

I learned something today.

Roger
biggerseagar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 07:01 PM   #6
Lt. Commander
 
Cymru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posts: 247
Default

It's definitely an original and at the moment is hard wired and mounted in the forward cabin area. There's no battery backup and since I'm going to replace it anyway, I'd just as soon have it hardwired and change a battery twice a season too. Just as I do with the smoke detectors at home. If I lost AC/DC power for any reason, I'd still have the little 9v left. There's a lot to be said for redundancy...

You're right though Roger, now I have to just choose one from the hundreds available. God help me, it'll tale till next spring to pick!
Cymru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 09:48 PM   #7
Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Purcellville, VA.
Posts: 296
Default

Not sure if you need flush mount or surface mount and what kinda hole you have for the old one. May want to check out MTI for this. I just recently replaced the LP Gas detector on my Rv and they had a model that was an exact fit for the old CCI Controls unit that had failed (CCI has gone out of business). They also seem to be the brand of choice for the newer RV I keep seeing. They do offer a Marine grade CO2 detector but does not seem to be 9v batt. backup like you want.

http://www.mtiindustries.com/ms1.htm
mcoffey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 02:25 AM   #8
Admiral
 
biggerseagar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 2,162
Default

Amazon .com has those CO2 detectors......$60.00 or so
biggerseagar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 08:33 PM   #9
Lt. Commander

 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Posts: 125
Default

My boat doesn't have a cabin, so no CO detector (not a CO2) Be sure you are looking at the right thing - both are available, but CO2 is not poisonous, CO is. A marine vs normal unit should detect at the same levels, it doesn't matter where you are for what level toxicity begins, levels as low as 10ppm can have long term effects, if there is long exposures. CO detector are only good for up to 7 years max!, % is the excepeted norm, 3 is not terribly uncommon. Please, everyone, check yours and ensure they are good working order, and current. And since we're on the rough topic Smoke detectors are only good for up to ten years, and checking them by only using the button is great, but even better is to pick up some non toxic, canned smoke to use - it is a better check as it then also tests the sensors in the unit.
__________________
1997 1700SR "MaKs RAT attack"
VFF
vffb507 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #10
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 40
Default

My boat did not come with a CO detector so I had one installed this summer. I purchased mine from West Marine for $79 (if I remember correctly). You need a marine unit because home units are not designed for the pounding they receive from a boat underway. Be safe and get the correct one. It's to important not to.
__________________
1996 Maxum 2700 SCR
tex'npepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2011, 07:06 AM   #11
Lt. Commander
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Liberty Lake, WA... moored on Beautiful Coeur D' Alene Lake, ID
Posts: 199
Default

I too have a 2001 model year 2900 SCR, Cymru... and I've got two of those units installed inside the cabin. One is just above the closet/sink area and the other is in the mid-cabin. The mid-cabin unit is so sensitive it beeped constantly while underway when the canvas is up... so I installed a "cut-off switch" of sorts on it. Then, this Spring I realized the front-mounted unit was never wired when I had to move it to mount a new TV-DVD combo I installed! So I put a cut-off switch on IT, too. When all was said and done, I figured out that front unit was completely defective... as the L.E.D. never indicated like it said it should based on the instruction manual. To think I had this unit innoperable for the past five seasons is scary... as I'm scared to death of carbon monoxide poisoning. Seems we always read about a whole family dying at least once a season in their camper or similar close-quarters here in the Pacific NW. In the Spring when it's cold, we button up Endless Summer tight at night to keep the cold out, so I've GOT to have a working CO Detector.

I didn't realize they had a seven year life, so kudos to you vffb507 for reporting that. I'd say it's time to invest $150 (+/-) in replacing BOTH of them.
__________________

__________________
Jeff Means
jeffmeans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.