Re: Do-it-yourself battery replacement in 'new' keypad vs have AP do it ? (Cost ?)
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The batteries can be purchased from us, and they have the connector attached, so all you do is unplug the old battery and plug in the new one.
From: Mike Dodd <mike@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Do-it-yourself battery replacement in 'new' keypad vs have AP do it ? (Cost ?)
On 6/20/2020 3:25 AM, Geert wrote:
> I have replaced batterys in my keypad(s) with the instructions as given
> on the AP tech support page, no problem to do it yourself provided you
> have the correct battery type for your keypad. Read the instructions
> Sending a keypad to AP to do this is possible but for me prohibitive
> because of the cost and hassle to do so from Europe.
The battery mentioned in the instructions is a coin cell with wires
soldered to it. These are not easy to find.
Instead, I bought on eBay a CR1430 battery with tabs intended to solder
in holes in a PC board. I unplugged the wires in the hand box, and cut
them off where they attached to the original battery. Then I soldered
the wires onto the tabs of the new battery, and re-plugged the connector.
The hand box works fine, and now I never need to search for a battery
A photo is attached. (The soldered wires are covered with black
heat-shrink tubing, so the wire colors are hidden.)
Louisa County, Virginia USA