Discussion of Batteries in Sensors

Discussion of Batteries in Sensors


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hey DIYs I'm George with alarmgrid today we're gonna be going over the different kinds of batteries that you're gonna find in different sensors now batteries are gonna be found in wireless sensors these are gonna be wired to store contacts wireless motions glass breaks fire smoke detectors flood sensors any battery or any sensor that is wireless is more than likely going to be battery-operated now the different kinds of batteries there you're gonna find a lot you're gonna find some coin batteries you're gonna find triple-a double-a you're gonna find the longer I think they're called the cr123 i'll show you guys in a second but they're the the shorter and fatter cylindrical shaped batteries and we actually have a lot of fa cues that show you how to find them the easiest thing to do there's two things you can one if you still have the manual you can simply look in the manual the actual manual of the sensor will let you know what battery to use and what not to use the other simple thing to do is to just grab the sensor whatever sensor it is it has a cover you just take the cover off and you'll see the battery right here this one it actually says it on it it's a cr123a lithium right so now you may come across some batteries that are alkaline the difference between the alkaline and the lithium batteries is that lithium and generally lasts about three times longer than the alkaline do now let's talk about the battery life of these sensors they do last about three to five years and they actually do let you know whenever they're getting close to basically being depleted so it's usually within 30 days the sensor will send a signal to the system letting it know I'm almost drain out of battery and then the system will notify you whether if you're being monitored if you're on Total Connect it'll send you a it'll actually show you a low battery error on the panel and if you're being monitored and you have Total Connect or any other kind of interactive service such as alarm that will actually notify you as well on the app that you have a low battery on that sensor and again it's usually within 30 days so that gives you up to a whole month to go to any local hardware store anywhere that has batteries you can just go ahead and open the cover find one of the batteries replace it and then it'll clear the low battery trouble now I say three to five years battery life because some sensors are used more than others right so if you have a door that's constantly being open throughout the day you're gonna see that that battery is probably gonna run out a lot quicker than the batteries that you find in the window that's rarely opened alright so that one that I showed you before was a honeywell was a Honeywell sensor and that actually was a 5816 and he used the the shorter fatter batteries and if you guys do have Honeywell wireless sensors we have a great FAQ for you I'm gonna pull up the FAQ right now it's what type of battery does my Honeywell wireless door sensor use I'm just gonna show you guys a quick glance you can find the link in the video and it's basically going to show you what every Honeywell wireless sensor what kind of battery it uses now we only have this for Honeywell sensors we haven't made one yet for closest to gig in or logixx anything like that but you're gonna come to see that a lot of these wireless sensors do use a lot of the same batteries so like if you have the the thicker batteries like the 5816 you're gonna see that he used the fatter battery the CR cr123a lithium for smaller sensors let me close that up for smaller sensors here I have a closest sensor yeah for smaller sensors like these you're gonna see that they actually use a coin battery yeah so here you're gonna see this sensor here it uses two coin batteries and again easiest thing to do pull out the battery you can take it with you to the store and just look for a matching battery as well this one's a cr2032 coin lithium battery now again you can find these at any local hardware store or anywhere that sells batteries and again the easiest thing to do is to just open up the sensor and find out what battery uses and again if you happen to have a sensor that doesn't have batteries in it I don't know what kind of sensor would have that but if you do happen to come across a sensor that doesn't have any batteries in it maybe it's an old sensor left behind by a previous homeowner and they took the batteries with them they left the sensors behind you can always look at the manuals the manuals will have what kind of batteries they need and let's see what else the recessed sensors you're gonna see that those actually use the triple-a which are the long skinny batteries and some other sensors will use the double-a lithium batteries if you guys do have any questions or want to find out more about your wireless sensors and what kind of batteries you do need you can always email us at support at alarm grid comm you can just send us images you can open up the system or open up the sensor for saying we can help you troubleshoot that again so that was just basically a quick cover of all the different kinds of batteries that you can find in the wireless sensors the easiest thing to do is to just open up the sensor and look at the battery that's already installed if you guys like I said have any questions you can email us at support at alarm grid comm if you found this video helpful make sure that you hit like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel my channel and enable notifications that way whenever we upload new content you guys do get notified I'm George I'll see you guys next time