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Author Topic: battery life in my security control console  (Read 14503 times)

pabloateg

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battery life in my security control console
« on: July 18, 2006, 10:48:43 AM »

the battery life in the control console only lasts a few weeks at best.
I'm spending enough on 9 volt batteries to supscribe to a alarm service.
do I need to get this unit replaced? I have only had the system about 6 months.
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Brian H

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Re: battery life in my security control console
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006, 04:06:41 PM »

Does not sound right. Battery is just to back up settings if the AC Power is lost.
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pabloateg

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Re: battery life in my security control console
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 05:50:47 PM »

should I send it in or ask for a replacement?
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Brian H

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Re: battery life in my security control console
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 06:14:07 PM »

Since I am not with X10. I am not sure which choice is the best.
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Re: battery life in my security control console
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 12:31:42 AM »

the battery life in the control console only lasts a few weeks at best...

This is obvious, to an old-timer at least so please don't be insulted, but...

  • When you plug your DS7000 IN, does the GREEN AC POWER LED turn ON?
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  • When you unplug your DS7000, does the GREEN AC POWER LED turn OFF?
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  • You don't happen to have your DS7000 plugged into a SWITCHED OUTLET that someone is turning off?
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  • When you trip your DS7000, does the built-in Siren sound LOUDLY? (I'm not even sure if it will sound on just the 9V battery...)
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Re: battery life in my security control console
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006, 04:27:24 PM »

Good thoughts. The KISS [Keep It Simple Stupid] theory. Check the simple stuff and not go off the deep end. Yes sometimes I do just that. ::)
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