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Your system uses the battery as a backup in the event of an AC power failure. This battery is constantly being trickle charged by the system. However, just like a car battery, each year as the battery gets older it also loses some of its capacity to maintain the system during a power outage. Normally after 4-5 years the battery needs to be replaced. In addition to your system keeping the battery charged it also monitors the battery's charging capacity. When the system fails to maintain a suitable charge the system will indicate a "low battery". It is probably time to replace your battery. You can normally find a replacement by going to a battery warehouse retailer in your town. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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