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Posted: September 08 2018 at 07:53 | IP Logged Quote MrGibbage

I am getting a low battery notification on my keypads. I have pressed * to stop the beeping, but
power cycling always causes the notification to come back. Funny thing is, this battery is only
a few months old (replaced it this summer).

I did the Elk Menu->8 (System Settings), entered my system code, and selected the battery test
(30 sec). When I do that, it shows 11.1 V, .220A for a few seconds, and then it goes to 13.9V,
.4A. I have also confirmed the voltage readings with a multimeter.

11.1 V would definitely be low, but I think that is the voltage under load. Is that normal??? I
am not sure. I would be surprised if the battery is bad this quickly. It's an Amstron 18Ah
(model AP-12-180EV).


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