What Kind of Batteries Does My Honeywell 6160 Use?

Your Honeywell 6160 does not use any batteries. This is a hardwired keypad that receives its power from the panel. If the electricity goes out or the panel's transformer is unplugged, then the panel will switch over to its backup battery. This will keep the panel and the keypad running.

Honeywell 6160 alphanumeric alarm keypad

The Honeywell 6160 is a hardwired keypad that connects directly with the ECP bus on a Honeywell VISTA Alarm System. The keypad uses a four-wire connection. Two wires are used for power, and the other two are used for data. The device relies solely on the panel for power. Normally, the panel will be running reliably on AC power. If the power goes out, then a backup battery can keep it running temporarily. Since users will want their home or business to be monitored at all times, maintaining a reliable backup battery is extremely important.

When using a Honeywell 6160, you should be aware that the keypad will draw some power from the system. You should factor this into the total load when determining how much backup power the system will require. Remember, this power load includes the panel, keypads, sirens, sensors and more. For most Honeywell VISTA Systems, an UltraTech 1240 will suffice as a backup battery. If you have an extremely large number of devices, you might need to upgrade to an UltraTech 1270 or add a second backup battery.

Keep in mind that these principles apply to pretty much any hardwired keypad. Again, these devices do not normally have their own backup power supply. They borrow power from the panel. If the panel loses its primary power supply, it will need a backup power supply to keep the keypad running. You will want to make sure your panel has a reliable backup power source so that you continue to remain protected when an electrical outage occurs.

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