Mopeka gas level indicator (1 Viewer)

Oct 11, 2016
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Hi

Has anyone got any experience with this type of device? And can it be used on 6kg bottles?
Thanks in advance
 
Apr 9, 2018
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I had one of these and found it almost useless. Others have said they work for them

 
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May 1, 2015
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I've used them on 6kg and 12kg bottles and found them good .
I did find that I needed to make a wooden ring for the bottle to sit on, I think it was a Flogas 11kg bottle , as there wasn't enough clearance underneath.
Also need to lengthen the refresh rate or it's heavy on batteries.

Patrick
 
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Dec 17, 2016
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Hymer B525 2006 A cl
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Certainly much better than the old gauge which either shows full or empty on my gaslow bottle. On slow refresher rate the batteries seem to last 2-3 years.

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Apr 3, 2018
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Can't comment on bottles but we got one on our underslung tank...
Good enough to give fairly accurate contents left.... definitely much much better than the useless fitted gauge.
 
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Steve and Denise

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We have two on our Gaslow work great unless you fill with Spanish gas then you would need to adjust the % butane for accurac.

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Two on Tour

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We have one under a 14kg Alugas works well but the battery life is dire, made up a external battery holder and soldered a length by of wire to the battery connections so I can change batteries without moving the bottle.
Two things, first have you changed the update rate from the default 3 seconds to the 10.5 second option, and secondly, most CR2032 battery are naff including most of the well known brands.
I have some window alarm sensors on our van and they were eating CR2032 batteries at an alarming rate. After some research, I'm now using Toshiba CR2032's which have so far lasted for months rather than weeks in my window sensors.
 
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Aug 19, 2013
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I had one of these and found it almost useless. Others have said they work for them

When it works it's fine. Mine has stopped, I renewed the battery, it now doesn't. I'm just about to buy another battery (2032) , I'm wondering if I did a sleight of hand and put the old battery back and fooled myself. It's happened before!
 
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Cal54

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Mine also worked fine for a couple of years. Unfortunately it gave up the ghost so I bought the Truma one as a replacement. That too has now given up so it must be me!!

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Steve N Tracy

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Two things, first have you changed the update rate from the default 3 seconds to the 10.5 second option, and secondly, most CR2032 battery are naff including most of the well known brands.
I have some window alarm sensors on our van and they were eating CR2032 batteries at an alarming rate. After some research, I'm now using Toshiba CR2032's which have so far lasted for months rather than weeks in my window sensors.
Yes prior to changing to a external battery holder I changed the refresh rate and tried several branded name 2032's, I now have 2 CR 2032's in parallel configuration last changed them in October and they seem to be holding up fine.
 
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Oct 21, 2021
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Mutsubis fuso/canter
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I used to have the odd problem with these.
Purchased some Ultrasonic grease... smeared a wee bit on the transducer and it now works perfectly.
I also sandpaper the bottom flat part of the bottle to ensure a smooth contact. (9kg bottles)
 
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Abacist

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Oct 15, 2013
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They seem to be very sensitive to be located in the very centre of the bottom of upright gas bottles and do need some silicone grease between them and the bottle. A pothole can dislodge their location and then cease to work until repositioned.

I was not aware of the refresh rate so thanks for pointing that out and also for the tip about Toshiba batteries.
 
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