GS/6 Propane Detector

GS6

Detect remote leaks and auto- matically shut off your propane supply.

 


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Wiring & Installing Tips

 


Warning!

The sensors used in all of our detectors can be contaminated by water.

If the sensor gets wet, the water causes a short circuit in the sensor. The result is the same as propane completing the sensor circuit and triggers an alarm even when no propane is present.

It is extremely important to keep the sensor dry at all times. Read more in our Sensor section.

If you have determined that you don't have a leak and the sensor continues in the alarm mode, it is likely that you have a contaminated sensor. It should be returned to your dealer for warranty replacement or, if your warranty has expired, you can obtain a new sensor from your dealer or directly from us. See sensor details on how it works.

GS/6 propane detector operation and test procedure

Once you have installed you detector and completed the wiring procedure, you can power it up and it will go through the following start up cycle. If you power up the detector and it doesn't go through this cycle, return it to your dealer for repair or warranty replacement or contact us.

power Press this power switch to activate the detector. When the unit is first turned on the horn is muted until the detector has warmed up.

 

explode This symbol will flash for approximately 10 seconds and the pulsed alarm will sound one pulse, indicating the system is warming up and testing itself.

 

propane off The display will show this symbol to indicate the propane valve is closed.
propane Press this propane switch to open the propane valve.
propane on The display will show this symbol to indicate the propane valve is open.
explode If you have a leak, and the concentration reaches 15% to 25% of the lower explosive level, this symbol will flash, the alarm will sound and the propane valve will shut off in 32 seconds.

 

horn Press this switch if you want to stop the alarm while you correct the problem.
low battery This detector also warns you when your battery is losing its charge. The display will show this symbol when the voltage drops to 10VDC and the horn will give a short pulse every 8 seconds. If power drops to 8VDC the propane is shut off and stays off until you reset it. This protects you from gas in the lines or unlit pilot lights once power is restored.

 

Testing

This detector can be tested by injecting gas (no flame) from a butane lighter for 5 seconds into the sensor(s). This test should be done weekly to ensure proper operation of the detector.

If the detector goes through its normal start up cycle and testing the sensor doesn't trigger an alarm, it's an indication that the sensor is faulty. It should be returned to your dealer for warranty replacement or, if your warranty has expired, you can obtain a new sensor from your dealer or directly from us. See sensor details in the GS/6 product section.