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    Can a charging battery set off a CO alarm.
    We had a power outage last night and brought a deep cycle battery inside to run a 12 light. Today I put the charger on the battery and CO alarm started beeping. The battery was within 3 feet of the alarm. I moved the alarm 10 feet away and all was well.
    Would I be correct in assuming the hydrogen off gas from the battery could have set off the CO alarm.
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    The charger is off and no more alerts so it must have been that.
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    How old is the alarm? They have a limited life just like a smoke alarm. If it's more than 7 years old or has no date on it, it may be getting close (or at) time to replace it.
    Last edited by chrisb; 01-31-2017 at 08:36 PM.

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    It is over 10 years old. I will replace it.
    It did stop beeping when I stopped charging the battery.
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