An Australian dilemma regarding smoke detectors / alarms
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) now demands that all new homes must have AC hard-wired smoke & fire detectors / alarms that have DC battery backup and are linked (so that all alarms sound if one is activated).
The dilemma for me is that whenever my inverter goes into its energy saving load-search or sleep modes this creates an under-volt in the home AC circuitry and thus trips the detectors. The alarms all 'chirp' annoyingly as soon as their batteries take over from the AC to let you know of the situation.
As you can imagine, this happens most often during sleeping hours.
My electrician and building inspector do not know of any code compliant detectors that 'keep quiet' when the inverter goes snoozing and my home cannot be certified without AC hard-wired smoke alarms.
Any products or thoughts on solving this problem? I do not wish to switch off the load search and sleep modes of my Victron inverter (defeats the reason I bought it). The electrical wholesale guys in my neighborhood roll their eyes at my problem and mutter 'off-gridders' !
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