Changing the SiXCOMBO Batteries

Changing the SiXCOMBO Batteries


In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to change the batteries inside a Honeywell SiXCOMBO Smoke, Heat, and CO Detector for a Honeywell ...


hi diyers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to be showing you how to replace the batteries in the honeywell 6 combo combination smoke detector heat detector and carbon monoxide sensor this is the wireless combination life safety sensor for the honeywell lyric uh so uh the honeywell six combo uh it's somewhat of a battery hog it uses four cr123a batteries uh those are lithium uh cr123a batteries you definitely want to use lithium to get the longest product life um longest battery life that is um the the four uh cr123a batteries uh come included with the sensor so you're good to go from the start and the expected battery life is about five years so you're covered for a while uh these are also known as camera batteries uh so just if you're looking for them and you definitely want to get lithium like i said and these are three volt batteries um so uh the way that uh low battery detection works um when the battery voltage drops too low it falls below a certain threshold uh you'll get a notification on your panel that the batteries are low and it's time for replacement so then you'll know to go and replace your batteries and you want to do that as soon as possible because if the battery voltage drops even lower then the sensor will go offline entirely you'll get rfc provision trouble assuming you have that enabled on your system and uh you know it won't be sending signals to the panel so if there was a fire or an outbreak of carbon monoxide gas then you know you wouldn't get the report on your system then that's that's very dangerous so as this is a life safety sensor you really want to make sure that you're replacing the batteries when told to do so by the panel when you get the low battery uh trouble condition so the first thing you have to do with the six combo is you have to open it up so we'll have my hand simulate the ceiling or the wall and you just twist it you twist it counterclockwise and you can pull it off yeah right right there and you see we're gonna get a tamper condition on the on the panel there so um we're just going to have that be quiet by pressing the green house button right there so i'm going to set this aside right now the back cover so we have our four batteries right here the cr123a batteries uh the lithium batteries uh these are the panasonic brand they're a few different recommended brands you can use i refer to the manual if you want to know which type to use um so um we can just we'll take we'll take them all out and simulate putting them back in we didn't bring other batteries today because like i said this is somewhat of a battery hog and we didn't have random batteries just sitting around i'm sure we do somewhere in the office but i didn't bother to find them so we'll just put these back in these are good batteries we didn't have a low battery condition on our panel but we wanted to show you anyway so you can see that we have removed the batteries i literally just took my finger and you know pulled them all out pretty simple so um now uh like like any battery you do have to observe polarity um that is positive and negative you see um there's a positive end and a negative end for the four batteries you can look look at all of them they all have uh the symbols there so you know which way to insert the batteries so uh we'll do this one at a time uh we have the battery here and um we're going to do the positive end in the proper slot so we just want to put it in there there's the first battery and then again observing polarity and we'll just put that in and then we'll do the other two right there and that's three and get the last one and we got that in and we'll get that to be quiet right there um we'll enter in our master code to get that to um do that one more time just to get it to um stop showing the trouble condition well we we still have the we still have the tamper off so that's why it's still doing that so we'll worry about that in a little bit um but uh now we have our batteries inserted um so we can go and put our cover back on um that'll go away once we um put the cover on and uh press down the tamper switch so what we want to do we want to align it um so that way it's um on the sensor evenly um if you were doing this um against the wall then you wouldn't really see what you're doing but just kind of line it up like this so that way it's see how it's all flat on there that's that's what you're trying to simulate when you have it on the wall but we have ours against the wall now and then we turn it clockwise and it clicks into place locks into place and it's it's nice and closed so the last thing i want to do um like i said we did put the the tamper cover back on the cover tamper that is the cover tamper and we're gonna press the green button here so we can get to our keypad and we'll enter in our master code which ours is at the default one two three four and now now with the the cover tamper properly applied um we do uh we are able to clear the trouble on the system um and if we had a low battery condition we would have fixed that because we would have taken out the old batteries and we would have put in fresh ones in again these are cr123a batteries um lithium batteries that's what you want to use camera batteries lithium camera batteries so that's how you replace the batteries in your honeywell 6 combo you have an expected battery life of five years um so when you get a low battery trouble condition uh make sure to replace the batteries as soon as possible so that way the the sensor doesn't go offline this is a life safety sensor it's very important that you keep it online protect yourself and those around you your your property it's very important so if you have any questions about the honeywell lyric or the the honeywell 6 combo or about lithium batteries cr123a batteries send an email to support if you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our 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