Security System Backup Battery

Our system battery has never been changed since installation in 1995. The installers said it would need to be changed periodically but they never followed up. Are these batteries readily available and easy to change out?
Ken
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Ken wrote:>Are these batteries readily available and easy to change out?

Yes. Tom Work at your leisure!
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It can be one of a hundred different batteries and dozens if different systems so no one can give you an accurate assessment.
Radio Shack can order just about any battery you need.
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Subject: Re: Security System Backup Battery Newsgroup: alt.home.repair => Edwin Pawlowski <= wrote:

Nope. Not if it's the back-up battery. They are universal.
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I am sure its dead. Most systems give a fault when the backup is bad..... usually 3 in the morning. At least mind did.

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Leave a message on what the battery brand and model is and if it is obsolete, it will probably cross. If you have a Batteries Plus franchise nearby, just haul it into them. That place is great. You may need to solder / desolder the battery so hopefully you are equipped for that. Good luck, Ross
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Subject: Security System Backup Battery Newsgroup: alt.home.repair => Ken <= wrote:

Assuming you are talking about the system back-up battery, you can easily change it yourself. You'll need a 12 Volt 4AH or 7AH lead-acid available at Radio-Shack or online. THe only difference in amp-hours is how much standby time you'll have-- go with the 7AH as the price difference is negligible.
12-Volt/7Ah Lead-Acid Alarm Battery $29.99    Brand: RadioShack Catalog #: 23-275
If you have a wireless system (wireless door/window transmitters, PIR's ect..) these batteries are also changeable by you -- but you'll have to give specifics about your system for me to tell you which batteries to purchase.
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Wal-Mart carries these size LA batteries for kids electric cars/scooters.At about the same prices. You can get them cheaper elsewhere,though.Much cheaper,I believe.
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