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Feature   January 1, 2000   by Auto Service World

Vehicle Carbon Monoxide Alarm


While most people don’t think about it, the car is a riskier place for carbon monoxide (CO) exposure than the home. Even low levels of CO can affect a driver’s reaction time and judgement and, because CO is odorless and colorless, you probably will never know when you’ve been exposed to dangerous levels. The COSTAR P-1 personal CO alarm is small (8.9 cm x 6.4 cm x 2.5 cm), light (200 grams), and mounts with Velcro or a clip on a vehicle’s visor, belt or can be dropped into a pocket. The unit is equipped with a microcontroller which self-tests every 10 minutes. Its sensor system is designed to operate from -40 deg. C to 70 deg. C. Contact: Quantum Group, 11211 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92121.