Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by Cryzmath, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Cryzmath

    Cryzmath New Member

    This has been an ongoing problem for us which I know has been addressed before in this forum, but I would like a referesher if possible. Any time that I turn on our Twin Lite above the kitchen sink - our LP Gas alarm goes off within five seconds. It drives us crazy. :disapprove: Is there any solutions or recommendations as to what we can do to repair/fix this sistuation? :blush:
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    You ask something I have not heard of before. The LP detector is supposed to wired by itself. There should be 3 amp fuse (purple) in your fuse panel. That fuse is what powers your dectector. I am wondering if your light is also in that circuit. If you pull the fuse and your light quits working also, perhaps the amp. draw from the light is affecting your dectector.

    Let us know what you find.
     
  3. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    I've got a similar problem. My LP detector is on a 20 amp fuze which also powers the rear furnace...
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    The LP dectector should be wired by itself. Again, in all my trailers, it is fused with a 3 amp. fuse and that is the only thing the fuse works. I can't say if it creates a problem, but to me, does not sound correct.
     
  5. Cryzmath

    Cryzmath New Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    Sigh -- What I had remember that there was some kind of "filter" or something that I could obtain to help break up the dependency on the two?
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    Sorry, I can't help you. Maybe someone else will know about a filter.
     
  7. Cryzmath

    Cryzmath New Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    Opps! My mistake -- I meant Thin-Lite (Model 116) that interfers with the LP Gas dectector. (Hey -- at least we tried - or are there any other possible answers?) :laugh:
     
  8. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    RE: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    Take the LP dector out of the light circuit and run wires direct to the battery. GTS is right about the seperate wiring. That is the way mine is wired. It took me a long time to figure out why my battieries slowly discharged when my 5'er was not being used and I had turned off the main 12v battery switch. Now I pull the two 3amp fuses to my LP and carbon dioxide detectors and turn off the switch.
     
  9. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    Radio Shack has (or had a few years ago) a power line filter. Before going to this amount of trouble, I'd suggest putting a scope on the power lead to the detector and watching to see if noise on the line when you switch the lite on is a factor, or whether the voltage dips (which I think is my problem). If you have any spare fuze locations and can get a wire between there and the detector, might be best to put it on its own fuze.
     
  10. Cryzmath

    Cryzmath New Member

    Re: Twin Lite vs. LP Gas Alarm

    Hertig and DL -- Thanks for your suggestions -- I will run them by and see if that works. Thank you.
     

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