Battery Backup on the 2GIG GC3

Battery Backup on the 2GIG GC3


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In this video, Jarrett from Alarm Grid explains how you cannot use more than one backup battery with the 2GIG GC3. The GC3 only has one port for connecting a ...


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hey DIY er is Jared with alarmgrid here today we're discussing if you can use more than one battery pack with the 2gig gc3 no you cannot use the more than one battery pack for the Juke 2gig gc3 now the battery pack or the battery backup for the 2gig gc3 is very important for the system because if the AC power were to go out then the battery backup is basically meant to keep the system up and going so that you can have that alarm system working while there is an power outage so the battery backup that's made for the 2gig gc3 is meant to last about up to about 24 hours so that you can definitely keep your system up and running for at least 24 hours whenever there is a power outage now the battery backup for the gc3 it is a rechargeable battery backup so even if that battery were to die during the power outage it is able to be recharged so as long as you keep the system plugged into the AC power and the system is basically up and running and the battery backup is plugged in it will be able to recharge it does take about 24 hours for the battery backup to fully recharge but at least you do have a rechargeable battery backup so you don't have to sit there and swap it out you don't purchase a whole new one once the power is completely out then you know it's just giving up very tedious thing so that's why they did make the battery backup rechargeable now the battery backup for the 2gig gc3 it does have a lifespan in about 3 to 5 years so you know depending on the use of that battery backup it will last for a very long time now over that span of time the battery backup will start losing the ability to hold its charge so after about 3 to 5 years you want to check it periodically just to make sure that the battery backup is working correctly and if not then you are able to swap it out with the new battery backup for the gc3 and the battery backup is basically named 2gig battery gc3 it is a very affordable little battery but again you would only be able to use one with the system now I know what you guys are all probably thinking why not just have us a spare 2gig gc3 battery backup that's not really gonna work out too well because the battery backup for the 2gig gc3 it does need to have a constant power draw in order for that battery backup to stay alive over time if you have it just sitting in a drawer or dresser or on a table or anything and it's not getting any power to it that battery is going to drain so even if the power were to go out and your words I try to swap it out more likely that battery backup is going to be dead so it's not really gonna work now even if you did try to power up the system with a new battery backup the battery backups are not meant to power up the system you have to have the system plugged into an 8 to at least AC power to power it up and then if that power goes out then you have the battery backup as redundancy so even if the power were to be out and try to swap it out it's more likely not going to work but again your battery backup will last for about several hours to keep your system up going and of course it is rechargeable so you when that power comes back on as it did say earlier it will be able to recharge that battery to be used again so as you can see we have the 2gig gc3 pulled off of our display wall at the moment I just wanted to show you the inside of it so you can see the battery back up and that there is really only one port for a battery backup also want to show you a quick demonstration of how to replace the battery backup if you ever didn't need to so you now you can see the inside of the circuit board right and then on my top left you'll see the battery backup located in the gc3 and you'll see the cable that's actually running to the circuit board so basically if you unplug this cable you'll see that there's only one spot or one slot for a battery backup basically for the battery backup cable to plug into the board so if you ever did want to replace the battery back up though what you would actually do is obviously you know you would unplug this cable from the back of the tc3 and then what you would do is you're going to pop this battery out this little tab is gonna be holding it so you just want to put a little bit of gentle pressure on there and it's going to pop out and you'll have the 2gig gc3 or the 2gig battery gc3 right in your hand so if you did have the new battery backup in hand what you would do is basically you would just pop that in here so you would take the opposite end of the cable which is right here actually and you're going to slide that in through there and just pop it in you're gonna take a cable and you are going to plug it in to the circuit board the little cable and now you have replaced the battery backup for the gc3 so and then now as you can tell there is only one slot for the battery backup for gc3 and that does answer the question on whether you can use more than one battery backup with the 2gig gc3 if you have any questions about the 2gig gc3 or alarm systems in general please contact us at support and alarmgrid calm or go to our website alarmgrid comm if you found this video helpful please like I subscribe if you want notifications on future videos please click the bell icon this is Jerry with alarmgrid give yourself a great day


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