Safe-Home.com

Healthier Living | Child Safety | Eco Friendly Tips

12 Volt Mini Carbon Monoxide Monitors for Police Vehicles Can Save Lives

by Barbara 26. July 2017 02:55

Q:"Having read about the issues with carbon monoxide in police cars, please explain more about the Safe-T-Alert 62-541-BL 12V CO Alarm, Surface Mount, Black.

Answer:

The most popular unit for police cars, private security vehicles and sleeping cabs for over the road trucks is the mini-sized Safe-T-Alert 62-541-BK in black. This same unit is available in Safe-T-Alert 62-541-WH 12V CO Alarm, Surface Mount.These units also come in flush mount versions which do require puncturing the dash to mount. Note: The manufacturer does not recommend this unit for this purpose. However, there are few other options except for those carbon monoxide sensitive yellow dot detectors which change color when exposed to CO.

Requires hard-wiring to 12 Volt system. Dimensions are 3.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches high by 1.25 inches deep. Mounting bracket .25 Inches deep is included. Add additional units for safety: also used as a replacement for 65-541.  10 year shelf life after manufacture. Limited warranty begins 1 year from date of purchase. Units have a 5 year life after powered up for first time. Silence alarm with mute button while RV or other vehicle is ventilated. Rapid recovery sensor resets when silenced or reactivates alarm if dangerous levels of CO remain. Memory Scan™ in the Safe-T-Alert 62-541 retains CO level that activated the alarm. Reliable. 12 Volt power: no batteries to replace. Micro Current Technology saves battery power. Durable. Built for the extreme RV environment. Approved. Meets RVIA/NFPA requirements. Listed to UL 2034 RV. Certified to CSA Std 6.19091 (R2006). End of life signal when alarm needs replacement. 30 day override. Made in USA by MTI Industries.
Alarm point is 400 PPM for 4-12 minutes. Memory of CO level is kept.

We offer fleet discounts on these units. Due to the popularity, large orders may be delayed 3-4 weeks. We are able to fulfill small order typically within 5 days or less.

Thanks again for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara Staib

Safe Home Products

Safe-T-Alert Manufacturer Rebate on Many 12Volt RV Gas Alarms 1-1-15 thru 10-31-2015

by Barbara 27. March 2013 07:13

Question about the rebate on Safe-T-Alert 12 Volt Gas Alarms.

Q:"Which models does the manufacturer's rebate cover? How do I get the rebate? Thanks, Mike."

Answer: The rebates are either $10 or $20 depending upon the model/models purchased by an end user. Limited to one LP Gas Alarm and/or one Carbon Monoxide Alarm OR one Dual LP / CO alarm per end user. In other words, the rebate is a maximum of $20 per customer.

  • RV Dual Carbon Monoxide/LP Gas Alarm models: 35-741, 35-742, 70-742 and 70-742-Kit (The Kit includes a gas valve. This unit shuts off gas if a leak is detected.) Eligible for a $20 rebate.
  • RV Carbon Monoxide Alarm model 60-541, 60-542, 65-541 or 65-542   Eligible for a $10 rebate.
  • RV LP Gas Alarm model 20-441, 30-441, 30-442, 40-441 or 40-442      Eligible for a $10 rebate

Obtain the rebate form from the Safe Home Products website. We do our best to include a rebate form with every unit we ship directly from Iowa City. Occasionally, we are out of stock and the unit ships directly from the manufacturer as a favor to us and to our customers.

To qualify:

1. Complete rebate form.
2. Enclose the following document(s): completed rebate form, a copy of the receipt or invoice, and the original UPC code from the product packaging.
3. Send all of these items to MTI Industries. The rebate and all documents must be received no later than

Rebates:
This mail-in rebate offer is valid only with purchases between March 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013 by an end user. Rebate must be postmarked by October 31, 2013.

Eligible Participants:
To qualify for this rebate, only the actual purchaser of the qualifying product may participate. End user must keep copies of all
materials sent. Materials received become the property of MTI Industries and will not be returned. No reproductions of UPC codes accepted. Please allow
8-10 weeks for receipt of rebate. MTI Industries is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected or postage-due mail. Use of multiple
addresses to obtain multiple rebate requests is fraudulent and could result in federal prosecution under the U.S. Mail Fraud statutes. PO Boxes are not
accepted for this promotion.

Restrictions:
Limit one rebate submission per household. Rebate issued in U.S. Dollars. Valid while supplies last for purchases made in the 50 United States and Canada. Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Not valid with any other rebate offer. Your right to receive the rebate will automatically terminate if you fail to negotiate your rebate check by the expiration date on it.

Disclaimer:
MTI Industries products may not be returned for refund once the rebate form has been submitted. Failure to submit any of the requested documentation will delay or
prevent the rebate issuance. MTI Industries also reserves the right to interpret the rules of this promotion at its sole discretion and all decisions made by
MTI Industries are final. MTI Industries is not responsible for any liabilities, taxes or expenses incurred by end user as a result of this promotion. Offer void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

Thank you for your question.  Go to SafeHomeProducts.com to see blogs to help you match your CCI controls gas or carbon monoxide alarms to replacement ones by Safe-T-Alert. All Safe-T-Alert units are Made in USA.

Sincerely,
Barbara

Installation Height for Carbon Monoxide Alarms Is Your Choice

by Barbara 8. February 2013 10:52

Question about  installation height for most effective use of carbon monoxide alarms

Q:"How high do I need to install carbon monoxide alarms in my home?" Thanks. Rebecca

Answer: According to information from one of our manufacturers, you can install a CO alarm at any height in your home. The reason is that the molecular weight of air is almost identical to the weight of carbon monoxide. Air is typically composed of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. Nitrogen has a specific weight of 28.013 while carbon monoxide is almost identical 28.011. CO mixes with
Air as their weights are approximately the same.

We advise you put the unit high enough that a child cannot tamper with the unit. Also remember that a minimum of 3 carbon monoxide alarms are recommended for a two story home, one on each level near the stairwells. Put one inside each bedroom if you close bedroom doors at night.

Direct plug-in units, CO alarms connected to a 12 or 24 volt security system and 9 volt battery operated ones give you many options.

We prefer the Costar 9RV, a 9 volt battery powered CO alarm that is for homes or recreational vehicles. These easily mount with two screws. The units cannot be reinstalled on the mounts unless there are batteries installed.

For homes with wired security systems, the CoStar Security System Carbon Monoxide Alarm,12-24SIR is a great choice.

Costar carbon monoxide alarms use a unique sensor that mimics red blood cells. Each sensor takes 28 days to "grow." The sensor reacts with carbon monoxide just as red blood cells do in our bodies. In other words, when a human is exposed to CO, the oxygen in the blood that attaches to red blood cells is replaced gradually by carbon monoxide. When carbon monoxide levels in an area near the sensor reach a level of 70 parts per million in a period of 60 to 240 minutes, the sensor is saturated sufficiently to set off an alarm. Below 35 ppm no alarm will sound. At 150 ppm, the alarm goes off within 10 to 50 minutes. At a level of 400 ppm, the alarm sounds within 4 to 12 minutes. 400 ppm alarm within 4 to 15 minutes.

Safe Home also sells RV carbon monoxide alarms that wire to both 12 volt systems, the coach and the engine, and have a 9 volt battery back-up. The CoStar 12RV-DB 12V RV CO Alarm W/9V Battery Backup protects you even if the 12 volt system is disconnected.

We also sell co alarms by other manufacturers that plug directly into 120VAC outlets. The only problem here is that few outlets are above a child's reach.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Truck Cab Sleeper Compartments Can Save Drivers' Lives

by Barbara 11. May 2011 06:48

Question about the Safe-T-Alert SURFACE Mount 12V RV and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, White, 65-541, the CoStar 9RV Home and RV Carbon Monoxide Alarm and the CoStar 12RV-DB 12V RV CO Alarm 9V Bat. Backup

Q: "Which carbon monoxide alarm would you recommend for use in a truck sleep compartment? I manage a large trucking company and am concerned about carbon monoxide leaking into the sleeper compartments.We have now begun installing auxillary power units so the truck can be heated and cooled when the driver is sleeping. Thanks. Thomas."

Answer: A large trucking company in the Eastern part of the USA began purchasing the Safe-T-Alert SURFACE Mount 12V 65-541 Carbon Monoxide Monitor in 2005. Their initial purchase was 60 units. Since then, as they add new trucks, they purchase new units. And as the sensor life expires for the units, they replace them. This unit also comes in a brown carbon monoxide alarm, the 65-541 Brown.

This is from our customer, dated today, "We had an incident several years ago that involved a driver being overcome by Carbon Monoxide in the sleeper of a truck that required medical treatment. It was traced back to an exhaust leak under the cab. Our safety committee reviewed the incident and decided we should look in to installing CO alarms in the sleeping compartments of the trucks. I did research on several types and choice to use the model/style you offer. Also within the last couple of years we have been installing A.P.U.'s (auxiliary power units) on our trucks. They are used in place of the chassis engine running while cooling and heating the truck when the driver is sleeping. This little internal combustion engine produces CO, and is located lower than the sleeper, so it is an extra safety tool while using those small engines. I hope this gives you a little information on why and where we use them."

The Costar 9RV uses a 9 volt battery. For situations where hardwiring a 12 volt alarm is inconvenient, this is a great unit. It can handle extremes of temperature and humidity. The unit, however, can be removed. The 12V units obviously cannot unless you disconnect the wires. The second Costar unit uses the 9 volt battery if the 12 volt is disconnected for some reason. In a truck sleeper, this is highly unlikely.

I hope this helps with your decision. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that, if it does not kill, can cause permanent brain damage.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Marine Approved Costar 12V Carbon Monoxide Alarms 12M-DB with 9V Battery Back-Up

by Barbara 20. April 2011 11:46

Question about the CoStar 12M-DB 12VDC Marine CO Alarm, 9V Backup

Q: "Is this the best one to install in my 32 foot long sailboat? We used propane for cooking. Thanks. Sam."

Answer:

The advantage of the Costar 12M-DB is that it has a 9volt battery back-up. This unit comes only in one color, white, and is round and surface mounted.Designed for installation in marine vessels , this dual source input marine carbon monoxide alarm by Quantum Group allows for connection both to the 12 volt house battery and to the 12 V engine battery. This Marine UL listed co monitor is designed so that power is drawn from the 12V battery with the highest voltage. The replaceable 9 volt alkaline battery is a back-up when both 12 volt batteries are disconnected. Replace the 9 volt battery every 12 months minimum. This carbon monoxide detector features a solid state infrared carbon monoxide gas sensor . No relay contacts: not for security systems. This unit is 5 inches in diameter and 1.75 inches thick. The 5 year limited warranty begins on the date of sale.

Thank you for your question. I hope this helps you to choose the best unit for your needs.

Sincerely, Barbara

Why do I need to unplug a 12V heated seat warmer?

by Barbara 26. March 2008 11:34

Question about the Wagan Heated Seat Cushion, ES-WA-9738.

Q: "My question is, why does it say to unplug when not in use, if it has an auto shut off? Do I really have to unplug it everytime I get out of the car? Thanks." Maddy

Answer: For safety reasons, manufacturers recommend that you always unplug all 12 volt devices when not in use. Some vehicles are wired so that power to shut off to 12V sockets when the engine is shut off. The automatic shut-off feature for this heated seat cushion means that once it has reached either the high or low temperature it will stop heating or shut-off. It will resume heating once it drops below the set temperature.

Unplugging is easy. Just grasp the plug and pull straight out.

Sincerely,
Barbara

Tags: , , , , , ,

12V products | heated seat | heated seat cushion

Does the Back Seat Heater Plug Into the Lighter Socket?

by Barbara 7. March 2004 11:43

Question about the Product: Roadworthy ES-TT 3000 Back Seat Heat Plus 1100 btu heater.

Q:"Does this product hook into the lighter socket or will I need to have it wired into the car? Thanks."

Answer: Hard wiring this Roadworthy 12V car heater is the only option. The BackSeat car heater or truck heater is a 12V unit that draws 300 watts. There is no cigarette lighter type plug as this would burn out the lighter socket. There is an on-off switch, a heat control, a heat with fan or fan only modes. The vehicle engine MUST run in order to use the heater and fan. The Back Seat Heater is popular for taxis, vans, trucks and vehicles where the heater is not as efficient as the customer would like it to be. We also sell a 24 volt model with a 600 watt power consumption that generates 2100 BTU's with a 25 amp power draw. The Back Seat Heater Plus 24 V requires a 24V electrical system which is common in large construction equipment.

We do sell a smaller unit that folks like to defrost their side window or warm their feet. The Koolatron Auto Heater, 12 Volt is popular as an instant defroster. This portable car heater draws 160 watts, 13.33 amps, has a 5.5 ft power cord, an automatic safety limit switch, and can be attached either by screws or adhesivea using a mounting plate. People either love it or are disappointed because it doesn't heat up their car like the Back Seat Heater does.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,
Barbara