Find out when to replace a battery
Many battery backup units provide audible or visual alerts when the battery backup power is running low. This alert may be an intermittent beeping or other sound coming from the unit. Some units have a display light that may change color. Good to know
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- Have a D-cell battery backup unit? Once your 12 D-cell batteries have been used, replace with 12 fresh D-cell alkaline batteries. For extended outages, make sure to have extra D-cell alkaline batteries on hand.
- For specific info about your battery backup unit, see the owner's manual. Or, check the manufacturer's website or call them directly.
Get battery backup manufacturer info
Looking for the battery manufacturer’s name? You can usually find it on the bottom or side of the battery unit. Use this chart to contact them or get more info.
|APC||Go to APC or call 800.300.7141.|
|Arris, Motorola, or Pace||Go to Arris or call 877.466.8646.|
|Belkin||Go to Belkin or call 866.539.5791.|
|GS Battery (USA) Inc.||Go to GS battery or call 800.472.2879.|
Buy a replacement battery
Getting a battery from a manufacturer? If so, check with them for warranty or compatible replacement info. Keep in mind - you may not be able to buy replacements for older equipment.
Or, are you using D-cell batteries? If so, buy replacement alkaline batteries from your retailer of choice.
Good to know:
- Using more than 1 piece of AT&T equipment for voice service in your house, like a Wi-Fi® gateway and/or optical network terminal (ONT) device? If so, be sure to get a battery backup for each one.
- When replacing a battery backup, check your manufacturer’s user guide. Make sure you set it up correctly to reduce the risk of fire or explosion.
Dispose of the battery
The backup batteries and equipment are yours, so you don’t have to return them to us. Check the manufacturer's site or call them directly to learn how to properly dispose your used battery.