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Hi all,

I have a Visonic Powermax Alarm System for my home. After 3 years use I had the error code appear saying Z02 Low battery.  I googled the issue and found , "Z01/Z02 etc - Refers to a battery fitted in a magnetic contact or PIR detector etc." I ordered the exact battery (GP Lithium CR2) from Amazon and after operating as normal for a day, the error code has come back again - Z02. Has anyone else had similar experiences with these alarms and can point me in the right direction? 

 

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34 minutes ago, james.wilson said:

Also never use cheap nasty batteries if it's reporting low battery, still, chances are it's cheap poor quality batteries 

 

Random battery's from amazon have never been an issue for me, any old tat will do 2 years

 

However visonic radio tat does weird stuff with age, I rip it out & fit something from Rotherham' silicon valley

 

 

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10 hours ago, MrHappy said:

 

Random battery's from amazon have never been an issue for me, any old tat will do 2 years

 

 

 

Ive had them leak and destroy terminals as well as just not lasting. Only use duracell or panasonic now

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54 minutes ago, james.wilson said:

Ive had them leak and destroy terminals as well as just not lasting. Only use duracell or panasonic now

 

Cr123's

 

I had number of panasonic (red & gold) have very short life's of weeks or months, 

 

Out of thousands - Camelion couple of weepy ones in the packet, the only failure in the field was a risco keypad melting !

 

Hundreds of Rapthor no issues, liked the packaging best !

 

I say the best quality lithium's batteries are GP,

 

However I suspect the best & worst could well be the same stuff made in the same factory ?

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For different applications my go to has always been GP, they were also ADTs preferred, but I guess that will have also been due to price and kickback. 

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.


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I have been using panasonic for years, no issues.

 

 

Had a detector go tits up a couple of weeks ago on a powermax plus, devices no longer available.

 

But before knew replacements were not available, i did mention to the mega money client, might be worth upgrading the system! You know the reply lol. 

I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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44 minutes ago, norman said:

Mr Chu's? 

 

 

Wong, private house with box fresh Pyronix radio smoke

 

Pairdeer if there good enough for pyronix..... I might have to shell out for Duracell 🙂

 

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8 hours ago, norman said:

Ah, I was going by the placemats... 

 

its a cabinet in the hallway

 

house in a court yard, there a another 2 systems of mine there

 

one is an adhoc repair

the other mong paid me £5 short for a CMV, despite having maybe 15yrs of being on maintenance

 

one of these houses had an RS6 parked parked in their bit of the court yard, which a well know for their cheap purchase price & low running costs...

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On 30/07/2022 at 22:03, MrHappy said:

 

 

Wong, private house with box fresh Pyronix radio smoke

 

Pairdeer if there good enough for pyronix..... I might have to shell out for Duracell 🙂

 

Just does not look right, opening up a security/fire device from a main player and seeing back street chinky batteries.

23 hours ago, norman said:

Ah, I was going by the placemats... 

Lol, that's Dave's house!

I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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9 hours ago, Adi said:

Just does not look right, opening up a security/fire device from a main player and seeing back street chinky batteries.

 

Moto something along with pyronix branded are the normal items.

 

However I'd assumed most of the leading brand won't produce all their product in house ?

 

 

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On 01/08/2022 at 08:23, MrHappy said:

 

Moto something along with pyronix branded are the normal items.

 

However I'd assumed most of the leading brand won't produce all their product in house ?

 

 

I agree mate.

 

..and on a slight tangent, after a call out this week, (and had many issues over the years), is Pyronix's poor choice of wireless bell battery.

 

Trying to F*** firms over with a non standard poxy sized battery, that is not fit for purpose, (thats why they changed the design) (to a just as **** design). They use standard sized CR123 batteries in nearly all their devices, then act a C*** with bell and RKP batts Why not just use CR123 for every device. Standard stock item for any alarm firm.

I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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9 minutes ago, Adi said:

I agree mate.

 

..and on a slight tangent, after a call out this week, (and had many issues over the years), is Pyronix's poor choice of wireless bell battery.

 

Trying to F*** firms over with a non standard poxy sized battery, that is not fit for purpose, (thats why they changed the design) (to a just as **** design). They use standard sized CR123 batteries in nearly all their devices, then act a C*** with bell and RKP batts Why not just use CR123 for every device. Standard stock item for any alarm firm.

 

Risco Agility EWD has 5 x cr123... 

 

Pyronix 2 x square battery are double the cost but more Ah

 

The round "eve" battery in older pyonix are 40% dearer than the 2 sqaure ones?

 

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1 hour ago, MrHappy said:

 

Risco Agility EWD has 5 x cr123... 

 

Pyronix 2 x square battery are double the cost but more Ah

 

The round "eve" battery in older pyonix are 40% dearer than the 2 sqaure ones?

 

So from the days of me using risko, one of their plus points was the cr123's in the bell.

 

Obviously Pyronix designers couldnt the current draw down enough. Like you say with the pricing with pyronix battery prices, proper piss take.

 

I have just been looking at another easy and cheap way to replace their pants down battery (I have looked into it before) but reckon i am close to a solution, so long as i can get a 10 CR123 battery holder in the bell housing.

   You only need 8 CR123 batteries to equal a pants down battery, but in this day and age, i think its reasonable that a bell battery should last two years, or even replace bell batt yearly with five cr123's. But not twenty quid roger my **** that can not last two years and still have some umff to ring the bell.

 

I am sure tech said you can only have 4 two minute bell activations in two years, WTF.

 

 

I have been meaning to post, is anyone using Ajax? 

I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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21 minutes ago, james.wilson said:

that self cert thing complaint to EN that doesnt actually comply to EN?

 

No thanks

Well, I didnt know that mate, just assumed it was compliant. Thanks for letting us know.

 

At its price bracket, you'd of thought it was approved as such.

I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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27 minutes ago, james.wilson said:

that self cert thing complaint to EN that doesnt actually comply to EN?

 

No thanks

What are the non compliance's then? They seem to say its EN to G2.

I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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