I currently (!) have about 7 hours of battery backup in my alarm panel. I
have had a quote from my alarm provider to extend this to 40 hours by the
addition of a couple more batteries and a new 3A charger. Sounds too easy?
They want £280 +VAT to do the job - nice work if you can get it!
Presumably I can buy a couple of high quality batteries (Yuasa?) and a
suitable charger and do it myself? Anyone done this? Any issues?
Hints and tips?
(I need a new charger because the one I have at the moment is only 1A - so
Just fit the bigger battery. The charger will cope no problem, it will just
take longer to recharge if the battery ever gets drained in a mains failure.
Battery life will also be extended as you will be charging it at a much
lower percentage rate.
Only question: if you are only getting 7 hours out of the battery as is it
is probably nadgered. The panel will draw about 50mA tops, your PIRs about
10mA each. 70mA drawn on a 1.2A/h battery should last the better part of 20
hours. Most panels will take a 4A/h easily sizewise.
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