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Battery charge can last from 1 day to 3 weeks then goes dead

This has been happening for about a year. When I take it to have the battery tested it has a full charge. the one thing that I have know noticed is that the alarm system needs service and when the alarm goes off by itself, the siren does not sound but the lights flash

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Its entirely possible for the battery to put out enough volts on a tester. It may have a " Dead cell " and that may be causing this. I should be getting worse though. Replace the battery

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  • Michael Moore Jun 25, 2009

    Its entirely possible for the battery to put out enough volts on a tester. It may have a " Dead cell " and that may be causing this. I should be getting worse though. Replace the battery

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