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Offline Jack Meoff

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Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« on: April 28, 2021, 13:43:37 »
The battery has called it quits so needs replacing.  My bike has a datatool alarm and I guess its going to have a fit if I disconnect the battery. Is there a correct procedure for doing this?

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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 14:07:10 »
I'm pretty sure the alarm will sound off even if it's in service mode when you remove the battery.

If it was me and I had access to the alarm I'd cover it to dampen the sound then quickly swap the battery over. 

Alarms are a pain in the backside and cause more headaches than necessary.
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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 14:15:56 »
I'm inclined to agree with everything you've said but in its defence,  the alarm hasn't played up once in nearly 3 years.

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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 15:19:42 »
I sincerely hope it doesn't go wrong for you however, the problems tend to start when it's internal battery gives up.

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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 16:09:16 »
Can you put 'jump leads' from old to new somehow while swapping? You will have to connect to somewhere that will allow you to discon & recon the terminals though.
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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 18:01:09 »
I've thought about that but it will mean you have live wires which could touch to earth while messing about swapping battery with possible disastrous consequences. Probably going to just ahove a load of rag in the alarm siren while I swap .

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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2021, 18:18:36 »
You don't need any real current to keep the alarm, clock etc going, so you only use thin gauge wire - if it goes wrong & you short it, then it just melts the wire before you do any damage.
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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 18:45:11 »
Or, put a small ampage fuse in line with the + wire? It doesn't need to be well made, it's only for a few minutes use.   
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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2021, 19:06:37 »
Just take the ear bashing ...  lol

If your terminals are not overloaded with accessories, a battery swap should be no more than 30 seconds if you are prepared ..  :stirpot:
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Re: Battery replacement with datatool alarm
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2021, 12:23:17 »
OK for anyone who's interested.... to silence the alarm , turn on ignition, hold both fob buttons for 10 seconds after which you get 1 chirp which signifies alarm going into winter mode. You van now disconnect your battery in silence, except for the swearing trying to remove the old battery!