carbon monoxide detector alarm, with LCD display, 3xAA £5.25 Del @ ebay (sold by VJK STORE)
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carbon monoxide detector alarm, with LCD display, 3xAA £5.25 Del @ ebay (sold by VJK STORE)

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Found 8th Dec 2017
this one from Ebay UK
Peace of mind for your gas appliances, LCD shows Parts Per Million.
added bonus of using 3 AA instead of the expensive PP3 (9v)
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Wouldn't trust these, pay more for a reputable brand. It's not the easiest to check if these actually work properly!
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I'm not trying to knock the deal but we had one of thes, I think they are quite genetic rebranded.....but the battery life was dire.
Forever replacing with good quality batteries.
Changed to a kidde one now and never looked back.
They have very mixed reviews on Amazon.
Thanks looks ok
Wouldn't trust these, pay more for a reputable brand. It's not the easiest to check if these actually work properly!
Personally I have just ordered one from Amazon (not this brand) because this reminded me but I just thought, it's not the kinda thing to skimp on really when it's a safety device.
Recent report showed a lot of the detectors were really sub standard.

Best to stick with the reputable brands
Edited by: "Gollywood" 8th Dec 2017
Jonny491123 m ago

Wouldn't trust these, pay more for a reputable brand. It's not the easiest …Wouldn't trust these, pay more for a reputable brand. It's not the easiest to check if these actually work properly!


Exactly. I wouldn't go cheap on a crucial piece of equipment like this. Few more quid will get you a Kidde one, which is pretty much the gold standard.
gsj8712 m ago

Exactly. I wouldn't go cheap on a crucial piece of equipment like this. …Exactly. I wouldn't go cheap on a crucial piece of equipment like this. Few more quid will get you a Kidde one, which is pretty much the gold standard.


Exactly what I went for.
i have this, no issues with batteries etc. But other than hitting the test button now and again, no idea if it works!
gchild7 m ago

i have this, no issues with batteries etc. But other than hitting the test …i have this, no issues with batteries etc. But other than hitting the test button now and again, no idea if it works!


Thanx for your input ordered one & nearly cancelled after reading posts on here.
Thank you Op Heat
Battery life is about 4 months, but with detectors like these don't not whether they work till there needed.
I bought a cheap carbon monoxide detector (As a fail-safe for another decent branded one)
I tested it with a glass bowl and a few candles, worked fine :-) :-)
Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 8th Dec 2017
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Carbon Monoxide is a heavy gas, simply strike a match and allow the spent gasses to fall onto the sensor, i tested these and they activate at about 50-60PPM (on the high end of acceptable), never had a problem with mine, converted to USB (5v) with Li-Ion back-up to save on the battery changes.
almost expired this because of the comments.
always on that price
a quick search throws up more cheap ones ebay.co.uk/itm…851

BUT would not risk toying with these. Always go for the Kidde brand. Name I could trust.
7 year,10year shelf life lithium batteries are now standard could even be law nowadays, so you can never remove the batteries,
Jonny49114 h, 34 m ago

Wouldn't trust these, pay more for a reputable brand. It's not the easiest …Wouldn't trust these, pay more for a reputable brand. It's not the easiest to check if these actually work properly!



Looks just like the three "don't buys" on Which. (Binwo, Mudder and AZT Zaviour) They failed between 6 and 15 of the 24 tests Which put them through.
Wouldn't risk it for a couple quid
I have one of these - cost me a couple of quid from Aliexpress.

I've not died of Carbon Monoxide poisoning yet so it must work ...

Seriously though, buy a decent brand one. I've got the Kidde one for the house with is vastly better quality. The reason I bought the cheap one was just to monitor any dodgy CO in the car.
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i honestly can't see the problem with giving the underdog a chance, and surely Kidde started somewhere?
i bought this simply to do one job, so i tested it and it does it's job which is why i decided to share, i won't lie... i did consider going for a brand but considering the price difference at the time, this was my choice (same one from China but £4ish).

i can fully understand why some of you choose how you spend when it comes to family and personal safety which comes down to personal choice, and i honestly commend that... but for those where it comes down to budget and costs, and having at least something instead of nothing in terms of safety, then this is the same device at a lower cost... i consider that as a deal, and i thought that was the purpose of this site.

reading some of your comments i'm undecided if some of you are genuinely concerned for others safety or just scaremongering, if the item posted offends you then i can only apologise, i only intended to possibly let a few people know of a very important but affordable bit of safety they may not already have. had mine about 9 months now but wish i'd got one much sooner.
It’s not got the correct British standard number so not fit for purpose you do get what you pay for in this case it may result in death do sleazy you will die happy thinking I saved money on my co detector
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