CO Detector

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CO Detector

Postby JJ Campbell » Sat May 16, 2020 5:43 am

I'd love to hear the groups opinion on this CO Detector:
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Re: CO Detector

Postby drseti » Sat May 16, 2020 8:38 am

I have no experience with electronic CO detectors. Here's the easy $5 solution many of us use. Note that it only works if you include the dot in your panel visual scan.

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Re: CO Detector

Postby ShawnM » Sat May 16, 2020 9:39 am

Here's a couple of video links that were posted on our SportCruiser forum with some recommended units.

https://youtu.be/z8CpFD58JCE

https://youtu.be/MfzfP5CZBj8

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Re: CO Detector

Postby Warmi » Sat May 16, 2020 10:53 am

drseti wrote:I have no experience with electronic CO detectors. Here's the easy $5 solution many of us use. Note that it only works if you include the dot in your panel visual scan.

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I have tested the $5 solution and wasn't impressed ... it takes a lot of CO for it to start changing colors and it is hard to notice in the first place . I went with the Forensics unit reviewed in the first video posted by ShawnM last year and it has been working great.
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Re: CO Detector

Postby ShawnM » Sat May 16, 2020 12:00 pm

Warmi wrote:
drseti wrote:I have no experience with electronic CO detectors. Here's the easy $5 solution many of us use. Note that it only works if you include the dot in your panel visual scan.

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I have tested the $5 solution and wasn't impressed ... it takes a lot of CO for it to start changing colors and it is hard to notice in the first place . I went with the Forensics unit reviewed in the first video posted by ShawnM last year and it has been working great.


I've heard the same thing, by the time you notice it even in your scan it could be too late. :shock: Maybe it's better than nothing.

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Re: CO Detector

Postby Warmi » Sat May 16, 2020 1:11 pm

My test was basically holding both of these devices in front of a car exhaust and waiting for activation - both do work so I guess it is better than nothing but I would probably be dead before I noticed the $5 dollar one - especially in a wide 360 degrees canopy plane like mine.
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Re: CO Detector

Postby drseti » Sat May 16, 2020 2:10 pm

I just watched both videos, and I'm sold! I'm ordering a digital CO detector today. Thank you, Shawn and Warmi.
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Re: CO Detector

Postby ShawnM » Sat May 16, 2020 5:03 pm

drseti wrote:I just watched both videos, and I'm sold! I'm ordering a digital CO detector today. Thank you, Shawn and Warmi.


You are very welcome Paul. I just wanted to share what was shared on our SportCruiser forum. I found it eye opening.

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Re: CO Detector

Postby Scooper » Sat May 16, 2020 6:11 pm

drseti wrote:I just watched both videos, and I'm sold! I'm ordering a digital CO detector today. Thank you, Shawn and Warmi.

Ditto, Paul. Thanks guys; I just ordered the TOCSIN 3 from Sporty's.
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Re: CO Detector

Postby JJ Campbell » Sun May 17, 2020 6:13 am

Scooper wrote:I just watched both videos, and I'm sold! I'm ordering a digital CO detector today. Thank you, Shawn and Warmi.

Me too! Thanks guys.
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Re: CO Detector

Postby AviatorCrafty » Mon May 18, 2020 1:16 pm

I have the Sentry which acts as a ADS-B/AHRS/GPS receiver and a CO detector, for the price I like it
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