Yale alarm bell box DD batteries, where from?

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Posted 24th Nov 2017
I have replaced my Yale Alarm bell box batteries twice in 2 months now. I bought Duracell ultra and Duracell standard alkaline from Asda both times.
When i bought the yale set, the battery was Duracell too but they lasted 18 months.
The issue is i have to pay £10 to someone to bring his ladders amd change them for me.


Has anyone else been through this issue with the alarm batteries (DD) for the bell box? where can i buy them from?

Its a telecommunications alarm, i have rang yale but they can't help if it's over 2 years nor do they sell batteries.
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Cant help with battery recommendations but is it possible to have the sounder relocated near a windows so you can change them yourself?
paulj4824/11/2017 12:51

Cant help with battery recommendations but is it possible to have the …Cant help with battery recommendations but is it possible to have the sounder relocated near a windows so you can change them yourself?


No then anyone else can take it off such as kids or theifs etc.
Im reffering to the bell box outside the house.
Misslovely24/11/2017 12:57

No then anyone else can take it off such as kids or theifs etc. Im …No then anyone else can take it off such as kids or theifs etc. Im reffering to the bell box outside the house.



Maybe I wrongly presumed you had a second level in your home, I take it you live in a downstairs flat or bungalow then?
I think paulj48 means near an upstairs window so you can lean out slightly and change batteries, What about rechargeable batteries and charger. Lidl do a good range when on offer\instore. Also using rechargeable batteries is better for the environment and your pocket.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 24th Nov 2017
paulj4824/11/2017 13:00

Maybe I wrongly presumed you had a second level in your home, I take it …Maybe I wrongly presumed you had a second level in your home, I take it you live in a downstairs flat or bungalow then?


Oh sorry i didn't know what you meant hehe.
I live in a terrace house. If i fitted it near the window then im sure my arms wouldn't reach
I know lots of people have Yale Alarm fitted and lots of them have been posted on here but id really like to know where they have brought the battery from.
Surely if you have purchased Duracell ultra then it does not get much better than that capacity wise. The ultra are probably better than what came with alarm originally, if the batteries are now only lasting a few weeks something must have gone wrong to now be draining through the batteries, if you can not afford to get it fixed and are going to start going through batteries then surely rechargeable is the only way to go,

I wonder if a neighbor has recently installed a new wireless device, router\alarm etc and it is effecting your alarm box making it work harder to communicate with the rest of your yale alarm system.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 24th Nov 2017
Amazon sell Duracell Plus Power if that helps. Also, as per the manual, if you disable the flashing light (i.e. so that it only comes on when the alarm is triggered) the batteries last a lot longer.

HTH.
POWYSWALES24/11/2017 13:54

Surely if you have purchased Duracell ultra then it does not get much …Surely if you have purchased Duracell ultra then it does not get much better than that capacity wise. The ultra are probably better than what came with alarm originally, if the batteries are now only lasting a few weeks something must have gone wrong to now be draining through the batteries, if you can not afford to get it fixed and are going to start going through batteries then surely rechargeable is the only way to go,I wonder if a neighbor has recently installed a new wireless device, router\alarm etc and it is effecting your alarm box making it work harder to communicate with the rest of your yale alarm system.


Thanks, I will look at rechargeable batteries.
I can't see anyone else who has a new alarm fitted so il have to see what happens when i replace them.
I really dont want to pay for a new bell box, as a last resort.
I've got a Yale alarm(came with house) and had issues with the batteries. Had the annoying beeps, bought expensive high power batteries and after replaced then still got the annoying battery low beeps. Not a fan of the system to be honest. Will change one day. Wish I could stop these bloody beeps though....
Misslovely24/11/2017 14:27

Thanks, I will look at rechargeable batteries.I can't see anyone else who …Thanks, I will look at rechargeable batteries.I can't see anyone else who has a new alarm fitted so il have to see what happens when i replace them. I really dont want to pay for a new bell box, as a last resort.


Surely rechargeable batteries doesn't solve anything, expensive to buy at that size, guy would still have to come with ladders, take them out, you charge them and then he comes back and you are still paying him unless I've misunderstood. Have you tested the system lately, I wonder if it still works ok.
i get about 2 years out of Duracell plus I buy from Amazon
i would ring Yale back for advice. My Yale alarm is about 10 year old but they will still advise me.
I'll dig out the number if you wish
snoopy1824/11/2017 23:37

Surely rechargeable batteries doesn't solve anything, expensive to buy at …Surely rechargeable batteries doesn't solve anything, expensive to buy at that size, guy would still have to come with ladders, take them out, you charge them and then he comes back and you are still paying him unless I've misunderstood. Have you tested the system lately, I wonder if it still works ok.i get about 2 years out of Duracell plus I buy from Amazoni would ring Yale back for advice. My Yale alarm is about 10 year old but they will still advise me.I'll dig out the number if you wish


I rang Yale but they couldn't offer a solution but advice because mine is 2 years old.
I thought of buying my own big ladders or borrow them this time from a neighbour as a one off. My bell box did work when he fitted the new batteries, but didn't last long.

Iv bought some batteries from amazon for my door sensor but that keeps saying battery low too so i don't trust amazon batteries.
Misslovely25/11/2017 17:16

I rang Yale but they couldn't offer a solution but advice because mine is …I rang Yale but they couldn't offer a solution but advice because mine is 2 years old. I thought of buying my own big ladders or borrow them this time from a neighbour as a one off. My bell box did work when he fitted the new batteries, but didn't last long. Iv bought some batteries from amazon for my door sensor but that keeps saying battery low too so i don't trust amazon batteries.


I can't see what age matters to Yale, tell them it's 6 months old, it's not like you are after a refund, I would ring again. Buy a little battery tester if you also. I ve never had a problem with Amazon but wouldn't use a third party seller, good luck .
snoopy1825/11/2017 18:19

I can't see what age matters to Yale, tell them it's 6 months old, it's …I can't see what age matters to Yale, tell them it's 6 months old, it's not like you are after a refund, I would ring again. Buy a little battery tester if you also. I ve never had a problem with Amazon but wouldn't use a third party seller, good luck .


I think i might just give them a random name lol.
Misslovely25/11/2017 18:31

I think i might just give them a random name lol.


I Will ring them fir you nobp
snoopy1816 h, 27 m ago

I Will ring them fir you nobp


That would be lovely snoopy if you could.
Thanks.
Misslovely24/11/2017 13:32

Oh sorry i didn't know what you meant hehe.I live in a terrace house. If i …Oh sorry i didn't know what you meant hehe.I live in a terrace house. If i fitted it near the window then im sure my arms wouldn't reach I know lots of people have Yale Alarm fitted and lots of them have been posted on here but id really like to know where they have brought the battery from.



If you still insist on having a wireless alarm then there is a solution some people use and wire a fly lead from the external alarm sounder through the wall and house the batteries inside, this then gives easy access in the future. There will be some costs involved doing this and you'll have to find an engineer to do it but will pay for itself eventually.
paulj4827/11/2017 09:37

If you still insist on having a wireless alarm then there is a solution …If you still insist on having a wireless alarm then there is a solution some people use and wire a fly lead from the external alarm sounder through the wall and house the batteries inside, this then gives easy access in the future. There will be some costs involved doing this and you'll have to find an engineer to do it but will pay for itself eventually.


I think that will be a hasstle unless I go to china to get it done.something like a toy car battery which uses a remote then get it drilled through my bricks right into bedroom.
Misslovely2 m ago

I think that will be a hasstle unless I go to china to get it …I think that will be a hasstle unless I go to china to get it done.something like a toy car battery which uses a remote then get it drilled through my bricks right into bedroom.



quite common for alarm installers to do this, save you paying £10 every month but your choice.
Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what size batteries they were?

I've just got the low battery warning and need to replace, I presumed they were expensive Yale batteries, but doesn't appear to be the case.
feeder1648 m ago

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what size batteries they …Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what size batteries they were?I've just got the low battery warning and need to replace, I presumed they were expensive Yale batteries, but doesn't appear to be the case.


When I took mine out of bell box they were Duracell DD. U only need 3 I think or 2. Just make sure by looking in the manual.
Low better warning should last 1 month or more really so don't change so soon.
I have exactly the same problem. Original batteries lasted 15 months but replacements only a few months.
I think the device is draining power because of short circuit from water.
What i will do is to draw a power cable from a 6v transformer inside the box so it will be on mains all time. But still keep the batteries in case someone cuts the wires.
Fotis6 h, 41 m ago

I have exactly the same problem. Original batteries lasted 15 months but …I have exactly the same problem. Original batteries lasted 15 months but replacements only a few months.I think the device is draining power because of short circuit from water.What i will do is to draw a power cable from a 6v transformer inside the box so it will be on mains all time. But still keep the batteries in case someone cuts the wires.


Iv left mine how it is. I'm relying on the phone ringing.
I think if you remove it from the panel and reconnect it as new bell it may work.
I need to do that but cba because I don't have ladders
Wire direct to a 4 xd type battery holder located in your home

I use the new hybrid type rechargeable batteries to save on cost.

You must use the hybrid type of re chargeable batteries, as they do not lose charge over a short period.

Simply solder wire to Battery Lugs in the Siren box.

The negative cable (black) to the far left bottom spring lug & the Positive Red cable to the far right Bottom plain Lug, of the Battery compartment of the siren Box

Drill a small hole through House wall for cable to entry (always drill upwards from outside wall to prevent rain water running down the cable into the House)



Then solder positive and negative to respective lugs on the Battery holder located in the home.

Obviously Locate the Battery holder out of site
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