Gas Alarm Peeping - and its not connected to 12V

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    deleted - I was wrong - it was the (newish) smoke alarm peeping
     
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    Reminder if you buy new...Take out the piece of plastic protecting your battery on your smoke alarm.
    Like a idiot i tested mine after i got it and nothing....I was mad that on a new camper my smoke alarm didn't work.
    Yes my wife even called me a Idiot[:D]
     
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    Its hard to tell whats what. Lol. I totally get it.
     
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    I am fed up withthis smoke-CO alarm. I went out to trailer to change tires - and the alarm is peeping (and trailer is closed up).

    Not the first time either.

    Batteries are fine - halfway inside the green zone on my tester.

    What a POS this thing is. :-(

    What make-model-other brand do y'all use that does not peep capriciously?
     

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    Ok, so acording to the back of the alarm, why was it peeping? Was it a co alarm, low battery or fire? Or malfunction? Most of the battery, are cumulative, so they build up co over time and eventually alarm. You can try to blow it out with some compressed air, or just leave ot outside for a bit. Mostly, when they give put false readings, you just get another one.
     
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    looking on rear of alarm - its closest to 1 chirp per minute whic means replace battery - which is bogus - battery status is both half way in the green zone on my fave meter and totally full of charge on two other meters. (all meters are different types)
     
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    Then replace it. Or check to see if the prongs are bent out enough. And hit it with contact cleaner.
     
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    if you look at the first photo - image 2311 - you can see that this alarm has a battery "caddy" - so there would also be contacts behind the rear of the caddy - I cannot remove the caddy unless I use a destructuve approach (or so it seems).
     
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    Offset needdle nose should work.but it may just be easier to get a new one. They all malfuntion. Besides the plug ins with digital readouts, the more $$$ ones that need ac power. I haven't noticed a better brand then the next. They do make ones with 10 year batteries. But they go bad also.
     

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