Which Battery Packs are Compatible with the Qolsys IQ Panel?
The battery pack that is compatible with the Qolsys IQ Panel is the Qolsys IQ Battery. This battery pack can be identified by its blue exterior, and it includes a convenient plug-in connector for connecting with the IQ Panel System. It lasts about five years before needing to be replaced.
Nearly every alarm system uses some type of backup battery. This is very important for keeping the panel powered on in case the electricity goes out. The IQ Panel is no exception to this rule. Once AC power is lost, the IQ Panel will automatically switch over to its battery backup to stay running. When AC power is restored, the IQ Panel will then resuming using its transformer power.
When the IQ Panel is running on AC power, the IQ Panel backup battery will be slowly but surely storing reserve power. That way, it will be ready for a power outage that could occur at any time. Even once the battery is fully charged, the reserve power will remain nice and ready to go into use when it is needed. A user can expect the IQ Battery to keep the Qolsys IQ Panel System powered for up to 24 hours at a time if needed.
Over time, the battery will slowly lose its ability to store a charge. This happens extremely slowly and gradually, but every battery will eventually reach an end of product life. For the Qolsys IQ Battery, this usually happens after about five years. This time period could be longer or shorter depending on how often battery power is used. Still, five years is generally a good benchmark for this product.
When the battery is about to die, the panel will display a low-battery warning that won't clear unless the backup battery is replaced. Just because you get this warning doesn't necessarily mean that the battery is at the end of its product life. It could just be that the battery is drained, and it needs time to recharge. But if the battery is about 5 years old and the low-battery warning doesn't clear after 24 hours, then it probably needs to be replaced. Fortunately, replacing the backup battery is a very easy process.
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