GS/5 Propane Detector

GS5

Detect propane leaks in 2 different locations with remote sensors.

 


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GS/5 Operation and Testing

Wiring & Installation Tips for Your GS/5 Propane Detector


installation diagram showing wiring for model GS5 propane detector, 2 propane sensors and 12 VDC battery

Installation

Determine where you want your detector and drill 1/2"D hole through your installation surface in the center of the detector location, (surface mount only). If you're installing the flush mount unit follow the instructions on the supplied template.

GS/5 Wiring

Run 2 power lines (18 or 16 guage) from the 12 volt battery to the installation location. Red to positive via a fuse or breaker of no more than 1.0 Amp and black to negative. Feed sensor cable(s) and power lines through from behind. Connect power to the leads from the detector, (red to positive, black to negative). Wires may be soldered or splice crimped. Connections must be insulated. Screw the detector down to your dash or console.

Sensor Installation Tips

Since propane is heavier than air you want to choose a location for the sensor where propane is likely to accumulate. Generally, this is within 6" of the floor where a leak is likely to occur - near the propane supply or propane appliances.

For instance, if your propane appliances are installed in cabinets that drain into the bilge of your boat, the bilge would be a good location to monitor. If the cabinets are sealed with no drainage into the bilge, ckeck to see if the appliance can drain into the cabinet interior or if the gas would cascade over the cabinet to the floor. If it drains to the cabinet interior, this would be a good location for the sensor. If it cascades over the cabinet the kick plate under the cabinet would be a good location. If you want to cover both possibilities, consider putting a vent in the kick plate that would allow propane to flow out of the cabinet interior. This would allow you to detect a leak in either location with the sensor head installed on the outside of the cabinet kick plate.

In an RV, the step well is usually the lowest position in the vehicle. If your RV doesn't have a step well the kick plate under your kitchen appliances would be a good location to monitor. As suggested above, consider putting a vent in the kick plate that would allow propane to flow out of the cabinet interior. This would allow you to detect a leak in either location with the sensor head installed on the outside of the cabinet kick plate.

Plug the sensor connector into the socket lead in the back of the detector. Run the sensor cable(s) from the detector to the remote location(s) you want to monitor.