04-21-17, 01:15 AM #1ken-ywk Member
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- Apr 2017
DSC1832 battery problem, once main power disconnected, system off straight away.
Hi, I've bought a new DSC1832 panel and new battery. Connected everything and configured the zone, work as expected but one thing I couldn't figure out is the battery power for the panel. I've connected the battery to the panel, let it charge for 3 days, turn off the main power and the alarm system lost power immediately. I bought another new battery, charged for 3 days, cut off main power and the panel lost power immediately. The keypad display low battery error all the time (when main power connected) but I checked the battery voltage with multimeter, it is fully charged. May I know what is the problem here? Is it any configuration that I missed out or is it a faulty panel?
04-21-17, 02:30 AM #2Forum Topic Moderator
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- Jun 2000
Almost certainly a faulty panel. Older panels had fuse for the battery connection, but these new ones have a solid state component that sometimes fails (not common, but it happens).
But no, there's no software configuration for this. The battery switchover is all hardware/firmware."Ask the Right Question..."
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