Airstream Travel Trailer International 2023 Alarms and Detectors User Manual
Alarms and Detectors
A smoke alarm is provided with your trailer. A manual pertaining to the alarm is included in the paperwork given to you at the dealership. Please read and follow all care, maintenance, and safety information contained in the smoke alarm manual. The smoke alarm will beep once a minute for at least 30 days when the battery is weak. The battery must immediately be replaced with a fresh one.
Alarm battery is shipped deactivated. Check your alarm for proper battery installation. To activate battery, new Airstream owner’s must install included battery to proper orientation.
Smoke alarms have a limited life. The unit should be replaced immediately if it is not operating properly. You should always replace a smoke alarm after 10 years from the date of purchase. Write the purchase date on the space provided on the back of unit. If service is required or you have not received a smoke alarm user’s manual, please contact the manufacturer, your dealer, or Airstream Customer Service.
Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)/Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector
This detector has a five-year life; see the end-of-life notification in the detector’s manual. Please read the entire detector manual before operating the unit. The LPG/CO 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/CO detector is designed to alarm when propane gas exceeds 10% of the lower-explosive limit for more than 30 seconds or if CO gas reaches unsafe levels. When propane gas is detected the horn will sound with constant beeps and the red LED will be on. If CO gas is detected the horn will sound with 4 rapid chirps followed by a 4-second pause and the red LED will flash rapidly. Your LPG/CO detector is wired directly to your trailer battery and incorporates a 1-amp, in-line fuse. It has no internal battery backup. In normal standby 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.
If the low voltage warning sounds, the detector will need to be reset by disconnecting the battery, before the normal operation will occur.
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).
Activation of this detector indicates the possible presence of LPG, which can cause an explosion and/or fire, causing serious injury or death. This normally indicates a leak in the LPG installation or an LPG appliance. Extinguish all open flames, open your windows and door, and evacuate the unit immediately. Do not activate any electrical switch. Turn off the LPG at your gas tank(s). Do not re-enter your unit until a qualified repair technician has corrected the problem and certified the system as safe.
It is not recommended that the detector be disconnected from the battery during periods of storage. There is a small heater on the sensor of the device that burns away impurities in the air during periods of normal use. During periods when power is interrupted, impurities can build up on the sensor. When power is returned to the detector, the detector alarm may activate until the impurities are burned off. This could take a number of hours, during which time the alarm will be constantly on.
Have a qualified technician check your LPG system annually or if you detect any signs of leaks or malfunctions.
Refer to Section 5 – Interior and Section 6 – Exterior for additional LPG warnings and safety information.
Failure to replace this product with the “REPLACE BY DATE” printed on the alarm may result in death by Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Replace By Date is five (5) years from the date of manufacture.
Activation of your Carbon Monoxide alarm’s audible horn indicates the presence of Carbon Monoxide that can kill you. Leave the area immediately!
This product is intended for use in ordinary, indoor locations of family living units. It is not designed to measure compliance with occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) commercial or industrial standards. Individuals who are at special risk from Carbon Monoxide exposure by reason of age, pregnancy, or medical condition may consider using warning devices that provide audible and visual signals for Carbon Monoxide concentration under 30 ppm. If in doubt, consult your medical practitioner. 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.
Important Safety Precautions
- Carbon Monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, heating oil, paraffin, gasoline, natural gas, propane, butane, etc.
- Ideally, it is recommended that a Carbon Monoxide detector should be installed in or near every room that has a fuel-burning appliance such as any room heaters, water heaters, cookers, grills, etc.
- Ensure the alarm horn can be heard by all those who are intended to hear it. Seek medical help if it is suspected that a user of the RV is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
- If the alarm sounds, make sure to investigate the problem. Ignoring the alarm may result in sickness, injury, or death. (CO may be present even if nothing is seen or smelled by the user.)
- Room spaces should be well-ventilated when household cleaning supplies are used as these may cause a false alarm.
- The alarm should be tested once per week. If further details are required which do not appear in this manual, contact BRK Brands Inc. First Alert.
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