First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?

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This home alarm keypad seems to need a new battery. We had a "low
battery" alert today. It looks like we lost the manuals.

I don't want to break the thing trying to figure out how to open it.
If you know how to replace the battery in this device, please let me
know.

Thanks for your time.


Re: First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?
The FA215 is a keypad model number. The main control panel should be located
in a hall or bedroom closet. I am sure you will need a 12 volt, 4 AH lead
acid battery. Most ACE Hardware stores carry it.

Jim Rojas




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Re: First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?
The keypad doesn't have a battery in it.  Instead, find the master control panel
(metal cabinet attached to the wall somewhere) and
open it.  Inside is a large, rechargeable battery.  It's either a 12 Volt 4
AmpHour or 12 Volt 7 AmpHour model.  Either one will
work but a 7 AH unit will last longer during a power outage.  They're both
inexpensive, retailing online or locally for about
$15-20.

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Regards,
Robert L Bass

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Bass Home Electronics
941-925-8650
4883 Fallcrest Circle
Sarasota Florida 34233
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
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Re: First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?
Thanks to both of you for your quick response.

Is it reasonable for this battery to die within three and half years?

I don't recall replacing any such battery in our old house and we
stayed there for 6 years.

Thanks again for your help.


Re: First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?
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Yes.  It's probably a cheap battery.  The max  lifetime I get from a
brand name batt. is 4-7 years.
  



Re: First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?
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Yes.  The last anywhere from 3 to 5 years.  Occasionally one will ast longer but
most don't.

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Regards,
Robert L Bass

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Bass Home Electronics
941-925-8650
4883 Fallcrest Circle
Sarasota Florida 34233
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
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Re: First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?
3-5 if you're lucky


| Thanks to both of you for your quick response.
|
| Is it reasonable for this battery to die within three and half years?
|
| I don't recall replacing any such battery in our old house and we
| stayed there for 6 years.
|
| Thanks again for your help.
|



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