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why does my burglar alarm go off when i turn electricity off

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DougShields

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:53 pm Reply with quote

can anyone help? i need to change a light fitting in the boys bedroom and have to turn the electricity off to do so. but every time i do the burglar alarm goes off.

I am not an electrician
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:57 pm Reply with quote

Nor are we
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DougShields

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:58 pm Reply with quote

thought there might be an obvious answer
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grizzlybiker

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:12 pm Reply with quote

This may be a feature designed to alert you, should a burglar try to disable the alarm by disconnecting its main power supply ?
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DougShields

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:14 pm Reply with quote

yes, i believe it is. I was wodnering if there was of disarming it so i can for the light. I'll check the manual. Thanks guys
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aptsys

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:29 pm Reply with quote

Sounds like the panel battery needs replacing.

Wrong forum by the way...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:10 pm Reply with quote

by the sounds of it you will need to replace the internal control panel battery.

what type (name photo would help) is your panel,

i can then let you know what battery you will need and how to change it

John

to the other poster, sarky b*****r!!!!
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lectriclegs

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:55 pm Reply with quote

aptsys wrote:
Sounds like the panel battery needs replacing.

Wrong forum by the way...

why is it the wrong forum by the way
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:50 pm Reply with quote

lectriclegs wrote:

why is it the wrong forum by the way

It's not
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:13 pm Reply with quote

Europlex wrote:
lectriclegs wrote:

why is it the wrong forum by the way

It's not

I know that i was just wondering what the other bloke was on about.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:45 pm Reply with quote

Originally posted in plumbing forum icon_biggrin.gif
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aptsys

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:31 am Reply with quote

As he said ^^ hence expertgasman's reply.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:38 pm Reply with quote

okey dokey thats cleared that one up thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:46 pm Reply with quote

The internal battery needs changing, should be changed every 5 years.

Has someone mention this before??? icon_lol.gif

Andy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:00 am Reply with quote

HERTSDRAINAGE2010 wrote:
The internal battery needs changing, should be changed every 5 years.

Has someone mention this before??? icon_lol.gif

Andy

Yes, many, many times. icon_rolleyes.gif

Perhaps mentioning something else might help -

Your question HAS been asked before, (many times), the search facility at the top of every page always works well.
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