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emergency lights

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In the three family house from the front and back stairs we have emergency lights. When I did the test button the lights not working and also when I turn off the breaker lights should start working. Also when I did the test button on one of the emergency lights it started making wierd noises. I am assuming that could be battery problems?
 
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Old 06-29-14, 06:54 PM
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You need a new battery. Most good supply houses carry a variety of replacement batteries, take the old one with you.
 
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Thats what I was thinking the problem is with the batteries. Also is there a way to check if the battery is no good?
 
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Also is there a way to check if the battery is no good?
You can check the voltage of the battery, but the easiest thing to do is to install a new battery and see if the emergency light works.
 
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Old 06-29-14, 07:40 PM
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Yes, check it with a meter set to DC volts. You should get close to what is listed on the battery label.

However, if the lights are old you might want to just replace them. A new emergency light is not that much more than just a battery. I have replaced batteries on emergency lights only to fine the changing circuit has failed. Those lights would make a kind of buzzing noise when you pressed the test button.
 
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Old 06-29-14, 07:42 PM
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Also is there a way to check if the battery is no good?
If you push the button and the lights don't come on the battery is no good.

You can also measure the battery voltage. It should be at least at the label voltage and slightly higher. Most of those batteries are 6v 4ah.

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