Qolsys IQ Panel 2 - Changing The Backup Battery

Before we get started, it's important you know about two critical components of your alarm system.

We advise giving the battery 24 hours to fully recharge. 

Transformer Backup Battery
  • This is a large plug located in an electrical outlet. It is often secured with a screw to keep it from falling out. 
  • The backup battery will keep the system running for a period of time in the event of a power outage.
  • This plug is the main source of power for your alarm system.
  • This time depends on the age of the battery and the number of devices it has to support during the outage. 
  • As long as there is power in your home, your system should always have power.
  • The location of the battery depends on the system type.
  • If the transformer stops supplying power, then the system will be kept running by the system’s backup battery.
  • These backup batteries are rechargeable.  Once power is restored, the battery will recharge on its own. 

Swipe down from time display to open a drop-down box then press SETTINGS.


Press Advanced Settings, then enter your Master Code

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 Press Power Down then press OK to confirm, the IQ Panel 2 will turn off. 


Remove the bottom screen then press both bottom tabs to remove the front face-plate.


Rotate the front cover down and hang the strap onto the back plate.


Unplug the battery connector from the circuit board then pull the blue tab from under the battery outward to remove. 

Remove adhesive film protector from the new battery and stick it into the case. Plug the battery connector back into the board and close the cover.


Press the right side power button for 3 to 4 seconds to power up.


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