Hi, Can anyone advise me on removing battery from a new bellbox while I change old xm6 panel for optima compact gen 4, what I though would be straight forward pull out then push back in hasn't worked out that way. The battery is a lot smaller than I expected so harder to handle in confined electrical space but is also fixed in with a line of silicone, very close to electrical fittings. I'm a bit nervous about using a Stanley blade so close to high voltage,am I right in thinking that switching off "alarm" fuse at box and leaving panel battery on will eliminate any high voltage that can be stored in any electrical parts. Making it safe to use blade on silicone. Also curious about bell battery,how would alarm system work without it. I've heard about alarm going off and people having to climb a ladder at 3 am etc. Thanks in advance, John
Thanks mr white for your reply,I appreciate the help you guys give . The problem I have is really baffling me,,the battery has no wires ( never seen this before while researching alarms) it just sits between two metal prongs just like a battery in a radio for example, the obvious thing would be to just pull it out. But it is siliconed on to board along battery body,and I have seen batteries advertised with metal prongs ATTACHED to battery ends and soldered into board which doesn't make sense to me,maybe I'm over thinking this and a bit of tug it and see is needed. Just don't want to damage bellbox if I can. Thanks, John
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