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Old 12-19-2016, 04:34 AM   #1
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Pair of 9V batteries in front bay?

In the front bay of my Voltage that contains the generator, house battery and hydraulics, I discovered a pair of 9V batteries tucked inside a small "pocket" up high. Anyone know what these are for??
Photo attached. Looks like some sort of fused circuit.
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Try this thread: 9v batteries near cut off switch???
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Thanks. No certainty in that thread either, but the backup voltage for the ramp door lock seems like a good guess. Though, just last week, I tried opening the ramp door with the key when I had the battery shutoff in the OFF position and nothing happened. If those are the backup batteries for the ramp door lock system, they didn't work....or they are dead. I'll try replacing them and see what happens.
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Thanks. No certainty in that thread either, but the backup voltage for the ramp door lock seems like a good guess. Though, just last week, I tried opening the ramp door with the key when I had the battery shutoff in the OFF position and nothing happened. If those are the backup batteries for the ramp door lock system, they didn't work....or they are dead. I'll try replacing them and see what happens.
The batteries could be back up voltage for the door lock solenoid or they could be for the key pad memory.

If the latter they would last quite some time, if for the former, and connected in series, they might last long enough for a limited amount of usage.

Only the blind installers know for sure, maybe.
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The batteries could be back up voltage for the door lock solenoid or they could be for the key pad memory.

If the latter they would last quite some time, if for the former, and connected in series, they might last long enough for a limited amount of usage.

Only the blind installers know for sure, maybe.
I have those in my 3200. There is a sticky label on the "pocket" that indicates they are the backup batteries for the ramp door lock.
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