What Happens On My Lyric Controller When AC Power Goes Out?

What Happens On My Lyric Controller When AC Power Goes Out?


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In this video, Jarrett explains what happens to a Honeywell Lyric Controller when the AC power is lost. This can be caused by the electricity going out or by the AC transformer being unplugged from the wall outlet. Fortunately, the panel has a backup battery to keep it running whenever this happens.

AC power represents the primary power source for a Honeywell Lyric Controller. This is how the system should remain running the vast majority of the time. Using a backup battery is only recommended for the rare instances in which AC power is unavailable. In the event that AC power is lost, a user should work to restore it as soon as possible. This is because the system can only remain running on backup power for a limited duration of time. Once the battery power is also lost, the system will shut down entirely. To

Additionally, certain system features are made unavailable when AC power is lost. If a Lyric System is running on backup power, then all Z-Wave functionality will be lost. Incoming commands from Total Connect 2.0 and AlarmNet360 will not be received. Any outbound events that are sent by the system will not be logged in Total Connect 2.0. Any current firmware download sessions will be immediately stopped. The touchscreen will go dark after a few seconds of inactivity. Help videos and the video button will not work. Certain advanced system options will be unavailable. Keep in mind that these are just some of the issues that occur when AC power is lost.

Restoring AC power to a Honeywell Lyric System is very easy. If the transformer was unplugged, simply plugging it back in will restore AC power. If the electricity went out, the user should wait for it to come back or use a power generator. If the system was shut off entirely, restoring AC power will have it power back on automatically.

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HI, DIYers. Jarrett with Alarm Grid here. Today, we're going to be demonstrating what happens in a Honeywell Lyric system when there is an AC power loss. Now, whenever there is a power loss to the Lyric, they do go into a power conservation mode. So any nonessential features will either be disabled or go into a power conservation mode. The Honeywell Lyric does work a little bit differently than its previous counterparts, which would be the LYNX touch panels. But that's basically to conserve more power during an AC loss, or an extended AC loss. So to demonstrate what happens to the Honeywell Lyric during a power loss, I'm going to unplug the power to our Lyric system. So I'll be right back. So as you can see, after about a minute of a power loss, the back screen does turn off. The Home button stays on. And also, the panic button stays on. Now, after about five minutes, the panic button does turn off. But even though the backlight is turned off, and you can't see anything on the screen for right now, any type of zone faults or an alarm, the system will chime and it will give you an audible announcement if you do have that enabled. So for example-- [BEEPING] [INAUDIBLE] --it will still let you know that there is a center fault. [BEEPING] [INAUDIBLE] Now, after about 10 minutes of an AC power loss, the Wi-Fi and sound module, if installed, are powered down. Now, if there's ever an alarm, the communicators will turn back on and send a signal to your central station. Now, just to let you know, if you were to try to connect to your Lyric system to Total Connect 2.0 within this 10 minutes, more likely you will not be able to establish connection because the communicators will be powered down. If there is a fetch or a push or firmware updates via AlarmNet 360 or through the USB, they also will be disconnected due to the power loss. Now, also, Zwave module will be disabled as well. It does not mean you will lose all of the programming to your Zwave devices. It just means that during an AC loss, the Lyric system will not be able to control your Zwave devices. And also, there are a couple of features disabled in the Lyric system itself. So to turn on the backlight, you can either touch the screen or you can touch the Home button. So as you can see, the Video button and the Help videos will both be disabled. So no matter how many times you press them, nothing will happen. And then also, the Install Battery Backup, Install Cellular Communicator, Update [INAUDIBLE] Firmware, or Update Sensor Firmware will all be disabled as well in the Honeywell Lyric system. So that is what happens when there is an AC power loss on a Honeywell Lyric. If you have any questions about the Honeywell Lyric system, or alarm systems in general, please contact us at support@alarmgrid.com, or go to our website alarmgrid.com. If you found this video helpful, please like and subscribe. And if you want any notifications on future videos, please click the bell icon. This is Jarrett with Alarm Grid. Have yourself a great day.


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