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CO Detectors

It’s been four and a half years since we last looked at carbon monoxide detectors (CO detectors). Since then much has changed with respect to the standards around which most...

CO Detectors: Fireboy/Xintex Wins; Safe-T-Alert is a Best Buy

...life. What We Tested, and How Marine-specific CO detectors are distinguished by their UL approval for use in marine environments. UL 2034 is the specific standard for marine CO detectors....

CO Detectors: Its MTI Safe-T-Alert

...by a microprocessor. Because detectors using this kind of sensor mimic the biological effect of CO, they have been dubbed biomimetic. Some home detectors use chemical sensors, including the First...

Boat Gas Detectors and False Alarms

Gas detectors are not magic gadgets, quantifying specific chemicals and then alarming when they reach a precise level. Because of the simplicity of the detection algorithm, sensors are subject to...

Mailport: 03/06

...CO Detectors) Our CO detectors test was not meant to condone going without, removing, or disabling a detector. However, we stand by our conclusion that all of the detectors we...

The Insurance Gamble

...engine. The sails, we said, were original, but in reasonable condition. There were manual fire extinguishers onboard, but no CO detectors or other fume detectors, and the boat had a...

Mailport 03/99

...yes, battery charging will trip their detectors. They also mention in the instructions that some household chemicals might affect indications.William J. SchuelerWichita, KansasShurflo PumpRe: Patrick Maslen’s letter in the December...

West Coast Insurance

...boat handling program. The boat included an inboard, four-cylinder diesel engine; original sails in reasonable condition; a float-operated bilge pump; manual fire extinguishers, but no CO detectors or other fume...

Preventing Electric Shock at the Dock

...Detectors While the best policy is to stay out of the water, a lakeside dock is a kid magnet. There are electric field detectors, that with various levels of rigor,...

Mailport: 09/02

...thorough review of the physiology of oxygen transport in the article on CO detectors. While I have only seven years of experience as a sailor, I have over twenty as...