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  1. T.J.

    T.J. Guest

    Hi I am looking for a new Battery tester for Alarm Panel Batteries
    as well as for Emergency Light batteries. I havr read alot about the
    ELK model. What are the others out there? I found one made by Triplett
    Chek-A-Cell they are only 69.00 I am guessing the Triplett one is not
    so great? Anybody ever use the Triplett one? ThAnKs!
     
  2. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Never saw the need for one. We keep records of when batteries are replaced
    for all our systems and we know that batteries last 3-5 years (mostly 3
    these days) so when the panel sends it's first low battery...duh...it needs
    to be replaced pretty darn quick.



    | Hi I am looking for a new Battery tester for Alarm Panel Batteries
    | as well as for Emergency Light batteries. I havr read alot about the
    | ELK model. What are the others out there? I found one made by Triplett
    | Chek-A-Cell they are only 69.00 I am guessing the Triplett one is not
    | so great? Anybody ever use the Triplett one? ThAnKs!
    |
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Guest

    You can save yourself some money by buying a 10 ohm 50 watt wire wound
    resistor. Solder a couple of clip leads to it.

    Remove the panel battery leads from the battery to be tested. Attach
    your volt meter to the battery terminals and take note of the reading.
    it should be 12 volts or higher. With the meter still attached to the
    terminals, attach the clip leads from the 10 ohm resistor. Watch the
    reading of the voltmeter. If the battery voltage goes below 12 volts
    prior to two or three minutes with this hook up, change the battery.
    If not, your good for now.

    Watch out ..... the resistor is HOT.
     
  4. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Canadian Tire sells a VOM with integral battery tester (it does up to 12
    volts). It's intended towards the automotive market, but I found the
    unit to be well worth the $20.00 (CDN).
     
  5. I have the tripplite one and it works very well and is very useful becsuse
    it does 6 volts which most of the others do not. not as sophisticated as the
    others but it does what it advertises and has saved me numerous trips .
     
  6. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    How does it save you trips?...trips to where?



    |I have the tripplite one and it works very well and is very useful becsuse
    | it does 6 volts which most of the others do not. not as sophisticated as
    the
    | others but it does what it advertises and has saved me numerous trips .
    |
    message
    | | > T.J. wrote:
    | >> Hi I am looking for a new Battery tester for Alarm Panel Batteries
    | >> as well as for Emergency Light batteries. I havr read alot about the
    | >> ELK model. What are the others out there? I found one made by Triplett
    | >> Chek-A-Cell they are only 69.00 I am guessing the Triplett one is not
    | >> so great? Anybody ever use the Triplett one? ThAnKs!
    | >>
    | >
    | >
    | > Canadian Tire sells a VOM with integral battery tester (it does up to 12
    | > volts). It's intended towards the automotive market, but I found the
    unit
    | > to be well worth the $20.00 (CDN).
    |
    |
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Some people use the changing of a battery as a reason to touch base
    with their clients.

    I send out my newsletters regularly and follow up on false alarms via
    telephone, which seems to do that very thing. I usually drop ship
    batteries ..... many times at no charge, just to avoid the waste of
    time and having to charge an exorbitant amount of money for a service
    call just to change a $16.00 battery.
     
  8. newb

    newb Guest

    http://www.actmeters.com/GOLD-IBT-Intelligent-Battery-Tester.php

    been using an earlier version of this since before Bass quit installing. ;)
     
  9. been using an earlier version of this
    Seven years now and I don't miss it. :^)

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-925-8650
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  10. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    I used to send out postcards...seemed to work ok.
    I ups batteries too!...but I charge a little more than that.



    | On Jun 19, 8:57?am, "Crash Gordon" <>
    | wrote:
    | > How does it save you trips?...trips to where?
    | >
    | Some people use the changing of a battery as a reason to touch base
    | with their clients.
    |
    | I send out my newsletters regularly and follow up on false alarms via
    | telephone, which seems to do that very thing. I usually drop ship
    | batteries ..... many times at no charge, just to avoid the waste of
    | time and having to charge an exorbitant amount of money for a service
    | call just to change a $16.00 battery.
    |
     
  11. We do the same thing Jim, works for us..
    RTS
     
  12. The tester helps find those so so batterys that one day seem ok and next day
    there calling you back.
    for another trouble condition.
     
  13. Carl Carlson

    Carl Carlson Guest

    Nor are you missed.
    js
     
  14. Nor are you missed.

    If it makes you feel better believing
    that, be my guest.
     
  15. Jim

    Jim Guest

    You shouldn't be inviting any guests over.

    The death of the host almost always ends the party.

    Mmmmm but ...... probably not .....in your case.
     
  16. You shouldn't be inviting any guests over.

    Too late. We had over 80 friends over for my
    birthday party (which had been delayed). A
    few weeks ago we had a smaller get together
    -- only about 65 people. Our next event is in
    September. We'll have about 120 people for
    that one. Why don'y you come join us? You
    can save all your paychecks between now and
    then and splurge on a bus ticket.
    Happy to disappoint you on that one. Odds are
    I'll be here at least 20 years after you're gone,
    based on your advanced age and all the nasty
    chemicals you generate in your system with all
    that anger. It's a shame, really. Like another
    vicious individual who spent all his time spewing
    rage, you'll probably stroke out, right in the
    middle of one of your tantrums.
    Unlike you, I don't wish death or illness on anyone,
    not even you. Then again, I didn't wish ill for
    Mike Sabodish either. He died from his own rage.
    In all probability so will you. Do you notice anyone
    saying they miss him? The funny thing is any time
    I don't post for a few days several people post that
    they miss my input. Yet when you go away no one
    seems to notice or, if they do notice, they don't
    seem to care.

    You rant and rave for years, railing not only against
    me but even against others whose only failing is
    their refusal to post the same sort of abuse. All
    you've managed to do is make yourself look like a
    ranting, old fool. That's unfortunate because deep
    down, under all that insane hatred, there's probably...
    Hmm. Naah. :^)

    Have a nice day.
     
  17. newb

    newb Guest

    ADI website says they no longer drop ship batteries. Do you do it
    yourself?
     
  18. ADI website says they no longer drop
    They do it for me.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-925-8650
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  19. Speaking of Battery testers, I saw
    They want about $365 for that thing?

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-925-8650
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  20. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    You buy batteries from ADI??? Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    Tell us, O grated swammi... What do *you* pay for a 12v 7AH battery???
     
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