Which Battery Packs are Compatible with the Honeywell L5100?
There are three battery packs that are compatible with the Honeywell L5100. These battery packs are the Honeywell LYNXRCHKIT-SC, the Honeywell LYNXRCHKIT-HC and the Honeywell LYNXRCHKIT-SHA. The batteries differ in the total charge they can hold and how long they can keep the panel powered.
Most alarm systems use two power sources. The primary source is usually a plug-in transformer. But if the electricity goes out, then the system will need a reliable backup battery to remain powered on. This is very important, as an alarm system must be powered on to send outbound reports. If a burglary or fire occurs while the system is powered off, then it's very possible that the emergency might go unreported until it's too late. That is why you should make sure your alarm system always has a reliable backup power source.
There are three main backup batteries that can be used with a Honeywell LYNX Touch L5100. These batteries all function in the same manner, but they each hold a different amount of power. In other words, each battery will keep a system running for a different maximum time period. The LYNXRCHKIT-SC is the standard capacity battery, and it keeps the system running for up to 4 hours. The LYNXRCHKIT-HC is the high-capacity battery, and it keeps the system running for longer than the standard capacity battery. The LYNXRCHKIT-SHA is the super-high capacity battery, and it keeps the system running for up to 24 hours. These batteries are actually capable of working with all the other LYNX Systems as well.
When the system is running on AC power, the backup battery will be slowly storing a charge. That way it will be ready when power is lost. The system will automatically switch over to backup power once the electricity goes out. But eventually, the battery will no longer be able to store a charge. At that point, the battery must be replaced. This usually happens after 3 to 5 years. You will know that the battery is dead because the system will display a low-battery warning that won't clear even after running on AC power for several hours. If you see a low-battery warning, try giving your system 24 hours before assuming the battery is dead. If it still doesn't clear, then the battery is most likely old and in need of replacing.
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