2GIG BATTERY-GC3 - Backup Battery for GC3 & GC3e Reviews
Submitted on 09/28/2020 Alarm Grid
The 2GIG BATTERY-GC3 is a replacement backup battery for the 2GIG GC3 and 2GIG GC3e Security Systems. A user will typically purchase this battery once the original one for their GC3 or GC3e has reached the end of its product life and its no longer capable of storing a charge. This usually happens after several years. Fortunately, the replacement 2GIG BATTERY-GC3 can be installed in the same way as the old one, and it should serve as a reliable backup power option for several years if used properly. This is a very good backup battery for a 2GIG GC3 or 2GIG GC3e, so we award it with a 5-Star rating.
There are many things to like about the 2GIG BATTERY-GC3. The battery has a maximum power time of 24 hours, which is quite long for a security system backup battery. This makes it very useful for users who may experience extended power outages. Any user who is prone to longer power outages is advised to get a power generator. The fact that the 2GIG BATTERY-GC3 has a convenient plug-in connector is also a positive attribute, as it makes the battery easy to install inside the GC3 or GC3e. We have found that the battery works reliably, which is very important for keeping the system powered on during an electrical outage.
There are not many downsides for the 2GIG BATTERY-GC3. Like any backup battery, the 2GIG BATTERY-GC3 will lose its ability to store a charge over time. This gives it a limited useful product life, and it will eventually need to be replaced. The backup battery compartment for a 2GIG GC3 or 2GIG GC3e cannot be accessed while the panel is closed, so you will need to open up the panel to remove the old battery and install a new one. But these downsides are largely insignificant, and they do not stop us from giving the 2GIG BATTERY-GC3 a score of 5 Stars.
Good: 24-Hour Max Power Time, Plug-In Connector, Reliable
Bad: Lose Ability to Store Charge Over Time, Requires Opening Panel
Bottom Line: 5 Stars