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DSC PC5010 Battery Low Error

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Doug L

Jan 1, 1970
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The transformer could be plugged into a switched outlet

Doug
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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That's not much. What about the keypads? PGM?
What else is powered by the panel?
Have you checked for shorts to ground?


|I removed the 3 aux. wires, checked it with my Amp meter and I have 2
| wires at about 35mA and another at 27mA.
|
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| mikee wrote:
| > I was also thinking of just removing all Aux. term connections, and
| > then power up the 5010 and hook up the battery and then wait and see if
| > it charges back up.
| > If it did I would connect one device at a time to see what effects it
| > may have on the battery. What do you think about that approach?
| >
| >
| > Crash Gordon wrote:
| > > What kind of battery?
| > > You still need to measure your current draw on aux...see different
part of
| > > this thread.
| > > Some device is probably overdrawing your aux power.
| > >
| > > | > > | Frank is right there is no pot or fuses on board for adjustment.
The
| > > | battery terminals (without Battery connected) is 13.6 VDC. The
battery
| > > | itself is 12.1 VDC, There are 3 devices connected to the Aux.
| > > | terminals. I just bought the battery about 1 month ago.
| > > |
| > > |
| > > | Frank Olson wrote:
| > > | > G. Morgan wrote:
| > > | > >
| > > | > >
| > > | > >>I have been stumped on this for a long time. A while back, my
keypad
| > > | > >>gave me an error message, battery low. I had changed my battery
for a
| > > | > >>new one and the error went away. Exactly 1 week later the error
| > > | > >>message came back up. I checked the battery, and it was down to
10
| > > | > >>volts. Not soon afterwards my board went bad. I had my alarm
| > > | > >>installer replace my board with a new one. I had hooked up my
battery
| > > | > >>to a battery charger that I had and charged it back up to 13
volts. I
| > > | > >>placed the battery back in the cabinet, again exactly one week
later
| > > I
| > > | > >>had the low battery light come on again. At that point, I
thought my
| > > | > >>transformer might be on the blink, so I bought a new DSC
transformer.
| > > | > >>I had taken the battery out again and recharged it on a battery
| > > charger
| > > | > >>again. I put it back in. again exactly one week later the low
battery
| > > | > >>light came on again. I thought at this point that my battery
may have
| > > | > >>been screwed up from charging it on a seperate battery charging
unit,
| > > | > >>I went ahead and bought a new battery again. I now have a new
PC5010
| > > | > >>board, a new transformer, and a new battery, one week later the
| > > | > >>battery low error popped up again!!, I checked the VAC on the
leds
| > > | > >>coming from the PC5010 board and I get about 13.5 volts. I
checked
| > > the
| > > | > >>battery itself and I get 10 volts, I connect the leads to the
battery,
| > > | > >>and I get a total of 10 volts.
| > > | > >>
| > > | > >>What the hell is going on here? why can't I get this damm thing
| > > | > >>charged?? please help!!
| > > | > >
| > > | > >
| > > | > >
| > > | > > You need to check the VDC coming from the battery leads out of
the
| > > | > > panel (without batt. connected) to check charging voltage, NOT
VAC.
| > > | > > It needs to be about 13.8VDC. If it's zero than replace the
batt.
| > > | > > fuse, if it's low there is a trim pot on the board to adjust it
up.
| > > | > >
| > > | >
| > > | >
| > > | > There are no "fuses" on the 5010. And they've done away with the
trim
| > > | > pot in favour of a "dynamic charger".
| > > |
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mikee

Jan 1, 1970
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I'll check the keypads, there is nothing attached at the PGM terms.
My system consists of 2 keypads, 2 bells, and zone expansion board.
Thats all. I have the bell and all aux. terms disconnected right now.
I have the battery connected. I want to see if it will charge, After
one hour I checked the battery with the terms connected and I get 12.1
VDC. I will check it again in 1 hour.
 
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