DSC PC1555 Battery Charge

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Old 06-14-13, 08:44 PM
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DSC PC1555 Battery Charge

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I have a DSC PC1555 system installed. I've recently been working on getting it up and going again, and now I'm down to one last trouble: Low Battery. I bought a brand new battery, tried rebooting the system, and have given it several days now. Yet, the low battery trouble still exists (and keeps coming back soon after I try rebooting). I took a volt meeter to the battery and to the wire leads, seperately. Both are reading ~8v, which I'm guessing is the problem. Any idea why this might be? It's a 12v battery, but I can't figure out why it wouldn't be charging all the way. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
 
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Old 06-14-13, 10:39 PM
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Check terminal 1 and 2 where the transformer connects ..... is there +/- 16.5 VAC there ?
Check the next two terminals.... aux + and - ....... is there 12 VDC there ?

If both are ok it would indicate a charging problem with the panel.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply!

I checked both -- terminals 1 & 2 are doing fine. However, aux + and - are only putting out about 8VDC. Not sure what that means. Hopefully not a bad board? Thanks again!
 
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Old 06-17-13, 06:36 PM
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Aux + and - should be at 12 VDC.

If you have any wiring on those terminals now......remove them and check again.
If the voltage is still around 8 vdc..... then as far as I know the board is bad.
 
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