In these blog we discuss about how to care your digital locks by using a suitable battery. Summary: Alkaline-type batteries like Energizer Max (AA-size) should be used for digital locks and refilling the battery every 8-10 months.
What type of battery to use?
Digital locks normally operating using 1.5VAA alkaline type batteries.
Use alkaline battery type. Alkaline batteries are commonly used for many household items. Alkaline type batteries are coming under many types. Our recommendation to customers is the “energizer max” battery type, it is the best choice for using in digital locks.
Why energizer max type?
- The world’s first maker of zero mercury battery means less environmental impact.
- It will give you long-lasting battery life.
- Designed to power seal technology to protect your device from leakage. Other leading battery types.
Do not use!
Do not use heavy duty batteries. Example, carbon-zinc type battery run out of power 3-4 times faster like alkaline batteries. Also non rechargeable batteries.
Rechargeable batteries are well suitable for low drain appliances & not for digital locks.
You don’t need expensive lithium batteries. Digital locks are not high-current discharging devices like a portable video game, MP3/iPod, digital cameras, radio-control toys, etc.
How many batteries needed for digital locks 4 or 8?
Most locks require only 4 batteries, some locks allow up to 8 batteries. The 4 extra pieces may be useful if your lock is optionally equipped with a remote control or a Bluetooth option. If they are not provided with these options, the general rule is: 4 batteries are sufficient. often you should change your batteries?
Assume you can enter your home 10 times a day by using a digital lock. Alkaline energizer battery in this case the battery will come up to 12 months warranty. note: it will be depending on your lock type and modes you access for entering & mainly depending on usage ).
We suggest you should change your battery every 6 to 8 months to avoid liquid leakage of the battery, in the energizer brand it does not lead the battery to get leakage in some cases it happens.
We do not recommend leaving batteries in lock for more than a year. Battery cell expands towards the end of its life cycle due to chemical changes. This may increase risk of battery fluid leakage during this period.
You can check the battery every 6 months to avoid liquid leakage problems and to avoid low battery warnings. The digital locks are designed to show the low battery warning. In some cases, you should not wait until then; they are warnings
How do you change the battery?
Open the battery compartment cover. Remove the old batteries and replace them with new alkaline batteries of 1.5V AA. Please replace all batteries at same time.
6 tips to our customers for battery maintenance in digital locks
- Use only alkaline AA energizer max batteries
- Do not use heavy-duty batteries
- No rechargeable batteries
- Do check batteries every 6 months to avoid leakage
- Do not put old batteries and new batteries together.
- If possible, refill all batteries every 8 – 10 months.