Macurco GD-2A - Hardwired Natural Gas & Propane Detector Reviews
Submitted on 01/16/2020 Alarm Grid
The Macurco GD-2A is a hardwired natural gas and propane detector. This sensor is designed to detect gas leaks that could result in issues if left unattended. We have found that the Macurco GD-2A sensor works very reliably in detecting gas leaks, which can be very important in preventing fires and wasted energy expenses. The sensor is great for those who want to monitor for propane or natural gas leaks that may occur. It offers some nice benefits, but there are some usage considerations that must be kept in mind. Overall, we really like this sensor, and we give it a 5-Star rating.
The biggest benefit of the Macurco GD-2A is that it provides a solution for monitoring for gas leaks. Propane and natural gas leak detectors are not the most commonly used sensors, so it is good to see that there is a nice option available, even if it is a hardwired sensor. You can easily mount the sensor based on the types of leaks you are trying to detect, and it's really nice that the sensor has different mounting options available. We also like the fact that all of the necessary mounting hardware comes included. Since this device is Form C, it can be set up with a NO or NC wiring configuration. Other benefits for the sensor include its built-in LED status light and the device's integrated switch for testing and silencing the sensor. Lastly, we appreciate the fact that this sensor has a built-in buzzer for providing audible alerts when activated.
There are some downsides to the Macurco GD-2A that should be kept in mind. For one, it is for indoor use only, and it cannot be used safely in an outdoor environment. Since the module has a power draw of 70 mA, you will need to make sure your system can supply sufficient power to the sensor. Really, 70 mA is not a large amount of power, but it can make adding this sensor a bit more challenging than a non-powered device, such as a door and window contact sensor. One other very important thing to keep in mind is that this sensor only has a useful product life of 10 years. After that, it will need to be replaced with a new unit.
We are very satisfied with the Macurco GD-2A, and we think it is a great option for anyone who needs a hardwired gas leak detector. That is why this product earns 5 Stars from Alarm Grid.
Good: Monitors for Gas Leaks, Different Mounting Options, Mounting Hardware Included, Form C, Built-In Status LED Light, Integrated Testing/Silencing Switch, Built-In Buzzer
Bad: Indoor Use Only, Draws Power, 10 Year Product Life
Bottom Line: 5 Stars