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How To Replace Base Station Batteries


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You will likely never need to replace your Base Station's batteries as they are rechargeable and meant to last.

The batteries in the Base Station are Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. Regular alkaline batteries should never be inserted into the Base Station as they may damage the device.

Replacing The Base Station Batteries

Once you have acquired the necessary Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries, you can follow the steps below to replace them:

  1. Ensure your system is disarmed

  2. Unplug your Base Station from power by removing the power cable from the bottom of it

  3. Use a Philips head screwdriver to remove the security screw, underneath where the power cable was

  4. Next, remove the battery cover from the bottom of the Base Station to expose the batteries

  5. Remove the old batteries

  6. Insert the new Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries

    • NEVER insert regular alkaline batteries into the Base Station as they may damage the device.


  7. Screw the battery cover back onto the bottom of the Base Station

  8. Plug your Base Station back into power.