Honeywell K14139 - AlarmNet Alarm Communicator Battery Backup Reviews
Submitted on 05/29/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell K14139 is the replaceable backup battery for use with various AlarmNet Communicators. This backup battery draws a very small amount of power from the communicator's main power supply so that it can stay charged in the event of a power outage. Once the power goes out, the communicator will automatically switch to the power from the Honeywell K14139 so that it can remain powered on. This is very important for ensuring successful alarm monitoring service. We think the Honeywell K14139 does a great job in its intended role, so we give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many positive aspects regarding the Honeywell K14139. For one, it provides reliable power to a compatible communicator during an electrical outage. The battery is relatively compact, so you should be able to fit it nicely in the housing for the communicator. The battery has color-coded terminals so that you can easily observe polarity. This is very important when connecting a backup battery. The battery has a long lifespan, and it should provide backup power for your VISTA System's communicator for quite some time. It can be used nicely with any device that supports a 6-Volt, 3.1 Amp backup battery.
There are some downsides regarding the Honeywell K14139 Communicator Backup Battery that should be kept in mind. For one, it only has a limited useful product life, as it will eventually lose its ability to store a charge. Once this happens, the backup battery will need to be replaced with a new one. Also remember that it is specifically designed for use with Honeywell VISTA AlarmNet Cellular Communicators, and it may not work nicely with other devices. But these downsides are relatively minor, and they do not stop us from giving the Honeywell K14139 a 5 Star rating.
Good: Reliable, Compact, Color-Coded Terminals
Bad: Limited Lifespan, May Not Work w/ Non-VISTA Communicators
Bottom Line: 5 Stars