What is a co sensor on a generator

People need to breathe every day, taking in oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. Carbon monoxide is naturally produced by the body, and research shows that exhaling high levels of carbon monoxide increases the risk of stroke. At present, many families have portable generators, but the generator will produce a large amount of exhaust gas containing carbon monoxide during operation. In order to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, many generators are equipped with carbon monoxide sensors to detect the concentration of carbon monoxide. This article mainly introduces What is a co sensor on a generator?

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Generator safety inspection: principle

In the diesel engine cylinder, the clean air filtered by the air filter is fully mixed with the high-pressure atomized diesel fuel injected from the injector. Through the piston movement, the diesel fuel reaches the ignition point and is ignited. After the mechanical movement is generated, the principle of “electromagnetic induction” is used. , the generator will output the induced electromotive force, and the current can be generated through the closed load loop.

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Generator safety inspection: hidden dangers

The emergence of generators has greatly facilitated people’s lives. In the case of power shortage or power outage, users can choose different models of 2~15KW according to the situation to use as backup power indoors or in garages and other places. However, various fuels themselves contain high carbon content, so like car engines, generators will also produce a large amount of exhaust gas containing carbon monoxide when running, and at the same time consume a large amount of oxygen in the environment. Carbon monoxide poisoning from this cause is particularly common.

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Generator safety inspection: What are the dangers of excessive CO concentration?

Carbon monoxide is one of the most common harmful gases and is known as the invisible killer. Carbon monoxide (CO): Combines with hemoglobin in the blood, depriving hemoglobin of its ability to support human tissues. If the volume fraction of CO in the air exceeds 0.1%, it will cause human poisoning. If it exceeds 0.3%, it will stop the person within 30 minutes. breathe.

When the fuel in the diesel generator cylinder is not fully burned, it is easy to form carbon deposits and block the air inlet, and a large amount of carbon monoxide is also produced. Therefore, when using the diesel generator, remember to place it in an open and ventilated location and check it frequently. Keep it intact and smooth to avoid safety hazards. Of course, the safest way is to add a CO detection function.

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What is a co sensor on a generator

Co sensor on a generator is mainly used to measure the carbon monoxide concentration produced when the generator is working. If the CO concentration record reaches or exceeds 800ppm within a given time, or the average record reaches 400ppm within 10 minutes, the carbon monoxide sensor will be triggered. If these levels are reached, the sensor will sound or light an alarm to alert the user.

When choosing Co sensor on a generator, you need to choose the Electrochemical CO Carbon Monoxide Gas Sensor with high sensitivity, because the carbon monoxide sensor is a relatively core component in the entire alarm, and the concentration of CO is also detected by the carbon monoxide sensor in the CO sensor detection system.