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Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jun 28, 2023 12:01 pm
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.109 Posts

The FlamingoFA23 Photo Electric smoke alarm fitted in our Troll seems to have finally died a death after 8 years of operating. Replacing the battery now has no effect.

Being naive I simply looked to buy a replacement FA23. When I keyed into Amazon sure enough when was there at £9.99 BUT I had a big shock to find out that delivery from Germany would cost £39.98........................! I assume this is one of the many benefits of leaving the EU

When I looked at alternatives there seemed to be loads of different makes with good reviews

Could I please ask if anyone has had to replace their unit what they have replaced it with and if they would recommend it?

Thanks for any help

MikeT


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:54 am
by Islay | 210 Posts

Does it need to be a special smoke alarm?


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Jun 30, 2023 11:25 am
by greenman | 14 Posts

Hi, Caravans should be fitted with photo-electric smoke alarms so realisticaly any of that type would be okay there is this:-

Fire Angel Smoke Alarm ST-622 10 year sealed for life

https://shop.caravanclub.co.uk/product/1...gel-smoke-alarm
https://bigwhitebox.co.uk/product/firean...cal-smoke-alarm
https://www.thecaravanwarehouse.co.uk/Pr...equipment/AL003


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:09 pm
by dinky | 211 Posts

a photo one here amazon.co.uk/X-Sense-10-Year-Combination-Monoxide-Detector/dp/B083W5HCG6/ref=d_pd_day0_sccl_5_2/262-6453964-0803659?pd_rd_w=6ZFGG&content-id=amzn1.sym.5d35c111-20a8-4b68-a348-a2ed4044ce2d&pf_rd_p=5d35c111-20a8-4b68-a348-a2ed4044ce2d&pf_rd_r=KZVSGQB3TPAREB36FC0F&pd_rd_wg=FsUyo&pd_rd_r=cd8ca415-4374-4539-aa6f-b643468d1d8d&pd_rd_i=B083W5HCG6&th=1
has co as well £37.99 has the 10yr battery



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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Jul 20, 2023 12:19 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.602 Posts
Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

They seem to be generic alarm with all different name’s stamped on it, mine needed replacing and I didn’t want to put any more holes in my roof.I got one from the Yorkshire trading company. All I did was match up the front appearance, the baseplate is the same.

Werbung: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195774667670?...ABk9SR5aXlLCuYg


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jul 22, 2023 8:47 am
by Stevejoyce | 573 Posts

The fire angel ST622 previously mentioned is a good choice. These are approved for boats and caravans and can cope with humidity and temperature changes that you don't get with a cheap domestic alarm. Had one in our boat for 8 years now, and recently replaced our Triton's original which kept going off with another one.


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 23, 2023 10:13 pm
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.109 Posts

Thanks everyone for your suggestions

Strangely I have got the original working again. Just spent a week in York and it worked fine. I tested it everyday and all looked & sounded good..................!

Something from the Twilight Zone perhaps affected it?

MikeT


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 23, 2023 10:18 pm
by dinky | 211 Posts

sorry to be nosy just wondered if could recommend the campsite nr York, was it close to river or flood zone?


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 23, 2023 10:29 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.277 Posts

We stayed here a couple of years ago https://www.yorknaburnlock.com/ and it is worth a look.
A pleasant site, good size pitches, internet at your pitch, shower block fine, bus stop outside main gate, local-ish pub, pleasant walk to the river.

Colin


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 23, 2023 10:32 pm
by dinky | 211 Posts

any steps?


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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 23, 2023 10:43 pm
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.109 Posts

Hi Dinky

We use a brilliant adults only private site on Stockton Lane called York Caravan Park. It has the best individual shower rooms of any site we have stayed on anywhere. The pitches are flat and large, with a lot having their own fresh water tap and grey water drainage. Many of the pitches have well established hedges between them to give privacy.

It is also on the Coastliner 840/843 bus route into the centre of York, with a stop right outside the Park. Buses are every half hour and a single is currently £2. It takes about 15 minutes and the last bus is after 11.00 at night. A taxi from Town is about £9.

The problem is getting on as they are very popular. Also they are a bit pricey but you get what you pay.

The wardens are also great and don't have the pettiness that some Club sites seem to attract. We pitch our Troll any way in we want.

We go a couple of times a year, usually mid-week as we are retired.

Cheers
Mike



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RE: Replacement smoke alarm for 540GT

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 23, 2023 11:48 pm
by dinky | 211 Posts

sounds a great site
thanks


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