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Simon XT "system low battery"

"System low battery" regularly sounds. I unplug and replug the unit back in after 30 seconds. Then it says "system ok". Then a short time later it's back to system low battery. I pulled the battery and it tests out at 6.55v. Perfect! Reinstalled and all was well. Now it's back to "system low battery". The security company wants charge $75+ to replace a $15 battery that tests fine. Ant ideas?

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IT might be testing ok, but you need to load test it. It could be the charging circuit but in most cases the battery will show a surface charge that is ok for a short period of time.

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Response 1 is correct. If you plugged the transformer into an outlet before connecting the battery the system wont see the battery and give you that error. Should be a simple fix however. Unplug the battery and then the transformer, then reverse the process. Plug in the battery and your Simon should power up, then plug in the transformer. If this doesn't help then you should replace the battery. Did you buy the system from a dealer and have it professionally installed or did you do-it-yourself? If it was professionally installed have your technician come back out to diagnose/replace the battery if needed. Good Luck.

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I install these panels.  For the low battery message to clear you need to power the system down completely.  To do this you need to unplug the battery and also unplug the transformer plugged into an electrical outlet.  When you power the system back up, you need to first plug in the battery leads.  Then the transformer.  

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