DSC PC1555RKC System Indicator Light #1 will not turn off

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Old 03-28-10, 07:31 AM
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DSC PC1555RKC System Indicator Light #1 will not turn off

We have a DSC PC1555RKC Alarm System. Last night, it started beeping. When I press[*] [2], Indicator 1 light comes on. Per the manual, this means "Service required. Call your installation company for service."

We tried shutting down the system. Unplugged the backup battery, then powered down the unit then reset date and time but the System light is still orange.

We do not have our alarm monitored. Is there any way to figure out what is wrong or to reset this so the system light goes off?

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Old 03-28-10, 08:46 AM
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Press 1 again after the *2. If it displays another 1, replace the battery.

Websearch using the phrase "DSC PC1555 installation manual"

The trouble table in the user manual is truncated, and doesn't give you all the information (don't ask me, it's a DSC thing...). The one in the installer manual is much more informative.
 
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When I press 1 after *2, the red light on zone 1 does not blink or go away. It just stays red.

Also, we replaced the backup battery about 6 months ago.

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Whether you replaced the battery before or not, the system is saying that the battery fails the load test. Either the battery charger is not charging the battery, or you got a bad battery (a certain small percentage _are_ bad out of the box).

Simple test: Put your volt meter on the battery and disconnect the AC power. If the battery drops much below 12VDC, the battery is not holding a good charge. If the charger is working properly, the battery connection will show about 13-14VDC with AC power on the system.
 
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