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Norstar 6 x 16 battery question

Norstar 6 x 16 battery question

Norstar 6 x 16 battery question


I just bought a Norstar 6 x 16 and will be getting it next week. The person who I got it from said that it has not been plugged for few years. I am somewhat worried that the battery might be dead and needs to be replaced. Any idea on where I can get a battery for it? Also if the battery is dead will it lose its programming if the KSU becomes unplugged? Having the date and time wrong will not be a big deal for me at all.

I am now getting in to Norstar systems so this system is just to learn the programming and functions as since I am from the AT&T Merlin world


RE: Norstar 6 x 16 battery question

It's a soldered on capacitor.
If depending how old depends how long it can be unplugged without defaulting programming.
The caps are in the software cartridge.


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RE: Norstar 6 x 16 battery question

Aren't they in the cartridge just for the DR5 / DR5-DS and on the main board for the earlier software versions?

RE: Norstar 6 x 16 battery question

I contacted the seller and he said that he is not 100 % for sure but it could have been unplugged from 5 to 10 years. And the system has a DR5 software cartridge.

RE: Norstar 6 x 16 battery question

I'd power up the system for a day and let the cap fully charge. Then power down, let it sit for a few minutes, then power up and see if the programming is held. If not you'll need to replace the cap in the DR5 cartridge.

Brian Cox
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RE: Norstar 6 x 16 battery question

Thanks for all the help... Received the system 2 days ago and good news its holding its programming and time and date when I unplug it.

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