Airstream Travel Trailer Bambi This Carbon Monoxide Detector Is Not 2023 User Manual
This Carbon Monoxide Detector Is Not
- Designed to detect smoke, fire, or any gas other than Carbon Monoxide.
- To be seen as a substitute for the proper servicing of fuel-burning appliances.
- To be used on an intermittent basis, or as a portable alarm for spillage of combustion products from fuel-burning appliances.
This Carbon Monoxide detector is designed for indoor use only. Do not expose to rain or moisture. Do not knock or drop the alarm. Do not open or tamper with the alarm as this could cause a malfunction. The detector will not protect against the risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning when the batteries are dead or missing. The alarm will only indicate the presence of CO gas at the sensor.
If the Silence/Test button is pressed while in normal operation, the alarm will perform a self-test of the CO sensor, propane sensor, and battery voltage. It is recommended to perform a self-test weekly, after powering up from storage, and before each trip. If the self-test passes, the alarm will perform 2 cycles of the CO horn pattern (4 rapid chirps followed by a 4-second pause), followed by 2 cycles of the propane horn pattern (constantly beeping).
What Is Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas that is released when fuels are burned. It is invisible, has no smell, and is, therefore, very difficult to detect with the human senses. Under normal conditions, in a room where fuel-burning appliances are well maintained and correctly ventilated, the amount of CO released into the room by appliances is not dangerous.
These fuels include wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, and propane. Common appliances are often sources of CO. If they are not properly maintained, are improperly ventilated, or malfunction, CO levels can rise quickly. CO is a real danger in air-tight trailers with added insulation, sealed windows, and other weatherproofing that can trap CO inside.
Conditions that can result in potentially dangerous CO situations
- Excessive spillage or reverse-venting of fuel-burning appliances caused by outdoor conditions, such as:
- Wind direction and/or velocity, including high gusts of wind.
- Heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/humid air with extended periods between cycles).
- Negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans.
- Simultaneous operation of several fuel-burning appliances competing for limited internal air.
- Vent-pipe connections vibrate loose from clothes dryers, furnaces, or water heaters.
- Obstructions in or unconventional vent-pipe designs can amplify the above situations.
- Extended use of un-vented fuel-burning devices. 3. Temperature increase that can trap exhaust gases near the ground.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Mild Exposure – Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (flu-like symptoms).
- Medium Exposure – Throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
- Extreme Exposure – Convulsions, unconsciousness, heart and lung failure. Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause brain damage and/or death.
Many causes of reported CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING indicate that while victims are aware that they are not well, they become so disoriented that they are unable to save themselves by either exiting the area or calling for assistance. Also young children and pets may be the first to be affected.
Test units used in RVs after the vehicle has been in storage, before each trip, and once a week while in use. Failure to test units used in RV’s as described may remove your protection.
The fire extinguisher should be checked for charge on a regular basis. Make sure your family knows how to release the extinguisher storage bracket, and how to properly operate the extinguisher. Check with your local fire department for professional advice on its operation and use if you find the directions on the extinguisher unclear. They will be able and willing to assist you and your family.
As always, safety should be a top priority. Ensure that you, and everyone traveling with you, can operate the main door and emergency exit window rapidly, without light. Contemplate other means of escape in case the designated exits are blocked. The escape windows(s) are identified by their red release handles. Lift up on both latches to release the escape window. Push out on the glass and it will swing clear.
The window operation should be checked before each trip and the latches lubricated with silicon spray or an equivalent lubricant every 3 months.
Read the directions on the fire extinguisher carefully. If you have any doubts as to its operation, you and your family should practice, then replace or recharge the extinguisher. Your local fire department will be able to assist you and answer any questions.
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