Frequently Asked Questions:
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I have an older C O Monitor that has started BEEPING ONE BEEP AT A TIME, EVERY SO OFTEN, [NOT THE FOUR CONSECUTIVE BEEPS INDICATING IT HAS SENSED C O IN MY HOME], It will not reset or go silent when I attempt to do either one. I believe this is what my Owner’s Instructions calls a “FAULT WARNING”.
YOU ARE CORRECT, ONE BEEP AT A TIME FROM ANY C O DETECTOR IS A “FAULT” WARNING. A WARNING THAT C O AT ANY LEVEL HAS BEEN DETECTED WILL RESULT IN A SERIES OF FOUR, [ 4 ], BEEPS AT A TIME IN RAPID SUCCESSION.
Please see the following:
ONE BEEP AT A TIME
SENSOR END WARNING
Good morning George,
We received the monitor last week, and Larry tried using it with no luck. There was no flash, and not registering any gases. Could you please send us a RMA number so that we may return it and send another one?
Please let me know at your convenience.
It sounds as if you did not get it turned on.
This happens quite often when customers receive their first Model 2016 and choose to mount it using Velcro, or as a portable personal protection or investigation / testing device. If you use the wall mounting back plate, the monitor is turned on automatically upon pulling down on the Monitor firmly locking it in place, as explained in the Owner’s Manual / User’s guide.
“Also, if you are using Velcro or when using your C O Monitor as an “On Person” C O Monitor without the back plate, [as I do], you must personally remember to activate the Monitor manually by moving the “ON/OFF” toggle switch located inside the Vertical slot located in the right rear of the main body of the Monitor housing.”
” The power supply is activated by lifting the toggle switch arm upward and can be turned OFF by pushing the arm Downward.”
If that does not correct the problem, you can use MRA # GEK- 5-1517.
Dear CO Experts,
Upon your instructions we were able to activate the monitor. We will contact you if we have any other questions.
Thank you for your help,
I recently received one of your new Model 2017R Low Level C O “Health” Monitors and it only has one button and I cannot get it to sound the four beeps when I push the Test button.
I have been using your Model 2016 in my airplane and I love it, but it has two buttons, one is for “test / silence” and the other says “Display”. Please tell me how this new one button unit works.
As you noted the Model 2017R is designed with only one button; therefore, I have to utilize that single button to serve multiple operations. This is accomplished by “Time” control through the Micro-controller.
- Upon one touch of the button it will immediately “Silence” the audible alarm “IF” the C O Monitor is in the audible warning mode. If the Monitor is not in warning mode, it starts the “Stored Data” viewing sequence, moving the reading on the LCD from PPM to “Peak”, then COHb and then back to PPM.
- To activate a “Test” sequence when the Monitor is not in audible warning mode, you must depress the button continuously for three seconds. Release button, four fast beeps follow.
- To “Clear / Erase” all Stored Data and “Silence period remaining” depress button continuously for seven seconds, L.E.D. will flash, emits a Single Beep and LCD flashes “CLR” indicating everything has been Cleared / Erased.
I NEED TO GET A MRA #, [Material Return Authorization #], how do I get one?
Send your complete name, address phone #, the name of the Licensed Contractor from whom you purchased the C O Monitor, the Date you purchased it, what message is being displayed on the LCD. You will receive the MRA# within 24 working hours.
I was told that my UL2034 Listed C O Alarm would automatically alarm if it had been exposed to 30PPM of C O for 30 days, is that TRUE?
FALSE, absolutely, totally FALSE.
A friend told me that he purchased a C O Test Kit direct from you even though he bought his C O Monitors from his Heating Service Company. My C O Monitors are about three years old, can I still buy a “Test Kit”?
Yes, we believe everyone should have Real, Certified C O “Bump / Test Gas” with which they can truly test any BRAND C O alarm.
For 15 years, your C O Monitors from Model 2002, 2004, 1070, 2010 were repeatedly voted the BEST by Pilots throughout North America, now I hear you are not recommending your most popular Model 2016 for use in Aircraft, WHY?
ONE LARGE DIFFERENCE: My Model 2002, 2004, 1070 & 2010 ALL HAD REPLACEABLE BATTERIES.
My C O Monitors are designed for “Residential use within a fairly constant temperature environment. Being left in an aircraft 24-7-365, reaching near 200 f in the hot summer sun, often hot enough heat to result in “off-gassing” putting the C O Monitor into an audible alarm mode, greatly increasing the power drain on the battery. Or in Winter, a minus 30F on a cold Winter night … IS FAR DIFFERENT and the Sealed Lithium battery will not last the normal expected useful life.
Because of the battery life issue, I believe that our new Model 2017R with the two AAA replaceable batteries is likely going to provide a longer useful life product when used in aircraft. Personally, I believe every Pilot should wear C O Monitor in a belt holster 24-7-365 as I do.
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