Need to know when you should replace a backup battery?

Here is a quick guideline when you should replace a backup battery. As commercial and residential garage door service professionals, we’ve pretty much dealt with every issue you can think of when it comes to garage door and replacing garage door backup batteries. Even still, there are sometimes issues that continue to surprise us. It’s nothing that garage door service professionals like us can’t handle!

In the majority of gate and garage door motors, backup batteries are used to power the motor. These batteries are not just used in the event of a power failure but are always in use. The motor will stop working when the battery is disconnected or when it is flat. This is a definite sign that you need to replace a backup battery. Get it checked out immediately by a professional.

As an automated motor user you are most likely to notice that the motor will start moving slower in the early stages of the battery going flat. At this stage you should consider getting a a new backup battery for either your gate motor or garage door motor. It is better to replace a backup battery before it goes. This way you will be covered in the event of power outage so that you don’t get stuck.

Another sign of a flat motor battery is when your gate or garage door will stop halfway through the opening or closing process.

If you would like to confirm that the battery is truly flat a simple test will help to confirm. Test the battery voltage whilst the battery is under load. Don’t worry, we can help. This will give you are more accurate diagnoses. If the voltage of your battery drops below 11V DC, you will then have to replace the battery.

Below is a list of backup batteries to be used on certain motors.

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Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions or queries regarding our Access Control, Security and Automation Services in and around Pretoria & Johannesburg. We can always assist in the testing and replacing of a backup battery.

For more information about our backup batteries and how we can assist visit our Backup Batteries wegpage 

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