Re: Radionics 5700: lithium batteries
- From: "X. Boschman" <XBoschmanNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 16:18:08 GMT
This is about the only solution for the older panels. Since the 9412
series, the lithium battery is "spring" held and easily replaced. But the
panel MUST be powered us in this scenario as well or else, poof, panel
"Crash Gordon" <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Power up the spare one in the shop...solder in a new battery while it's
> powered up...and pray?
> I'm such an idiot..once I changed a lithium on an older DMP. I thought I
> supposed to power it down first...duh...pretty dumb.
> "Nomen Nescio" <nobody@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Talking about dumbass ideas from Radionics:
> > Soldered-in lithium batteries.
> > When the panel loses both AC and battery power, if the lithium battery
> > dead you cannot get into the panel with a programmer. You have to send
> > back to the factory for a new battery. So if you have a spare 7212 on
> > shelf that's been sitting for a few years, odds are you won't be able to
> > program it when you need it. Same thing if you have an older panel out
> > the field that loses both AC and battery: the programming is gone, and
> > you
> > can't reprogram that panel.
> > X. Boschman, if you know a workaround for this, you'd be performing a
> > public service by telling us about it.
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