How to change a battery
In An Alarm Panel.

Instructions are provided
to change a failing battery
in a power series PC1616
security alarm system.

Battery Change
Power Series PC1616

Security alarm systems usually
have a backup battery to
provide security during an
electrical failure.

Although the backup battery
only provides hours of backup,
that is usually enough until
the electrical power is restored.

Batteries have a limited life and
need to be changed periodically.

Battery Change Instructions

Changing the Battery
in a Power Series
PC 1616 Alarm Panel.

The battery in the power
series pc 1616 is a 12 volt
4.0 ah.

The battery life is 3 to 5 years.

Top view

Side view

A battery failure usually occurs
after a hydro power failure.

The battery is a backup for the
alarm system, until the hydro
power returns.

If the battery is failing it will
not be able to provide the
necessary power to operate
the alarm system, this will
prompt a failing battery

When the hydro power returns,
the failing battery will not
accept recharging.

This is when the keypad shows
an amber diamond below the
green check mark.

The battery needs to be changed.

When a battery failure occurs,
the alarm system may lose the
time and date feature, and
has to be re programmed.

The key pad will show a battery
failure, even with a new battery,
until the date feature is

When changing the battery,
turn off the hydro power before
opening the alarm panel cover.

Remove the failing battery,
and install the new one.

Place the red wire on the term
near the red mark on top of
the battery.

See battery pictures.
The wire leads have slip on clips,
just slip the wires off the old
battery and onto the new one.

Place the panel cover on and
turn on the hydro power.

It will take several hours for
the new battery to fully charge
within the system.


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