Which Battery Pack is Compatible with the 2GIG GC3?
The battery pack that is compatible with the 2GIG GC3 is the 2GIG Battery-GC3. This battery will provide backup power in case primary transformer power is lost. The GC3 backup battery can keep the system running for 24 hours before its charge is depleted and the system powers down.
An alarm system uses a backup battery so that it remains powered on when AC loss occurs. The system will automatically switch over to its backup power source as soon as its plug-in transformer is disconnected or the electricity goes out. If the system is unable to access its transformer power or its battery power, then it will be forced to shut down entirely.
A user with a system that is powered down will not be receiving active monitoring service. A system cannot send any outbound communication signals if it is powered off. In other words, it cannot alert a central station or an interactive service platform like Alarm.com. A user will not be able to receive any alerts regarding alarm events via text or email, and they will be unable to receive automatic emergency dispatch from a central station. The system will also produce no sirens or other sounds to alert on-site occupants.
When a GC3 System is powered down, it is completely useless. That is why you will want to ensure that it is kept powered on at all times. The best way to do this is with a 2GIG GC3-Battery. The battery works by slowly storing a charge whenever the system is running on AC power. It can store enough of a charge to keep the system running for 24 hours during power loss.
Eventually, the 2GIG GC3-Battery will lose its ability to store a charge, and it will need to be replaced. This usually happens after 3 to 5 years. The panel will display a lower battery warning that will not go away, even after several hours of running on AC power and giving the battery a long time to try and store a new charge. Fortunately, the battery is very easy to replace so that the system continues to operate reliably.
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