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Dead BCS 462

Post by oakbarn » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:56 pm

One of my BCS 462s just quit working. No lights on the BCS at all. I changed power supplies to no avail. Any ideas?

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Re: Dead BCS 462

Post by JonW » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:09 pm

Lightning? Power surge? Blown voltage regulator? Really hard to say.

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Post by oakbarn » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:18 pm

I have it on a battery UPS. There was lighting in the area earlier but it was working then I went to check a temp for my cooling tap water after I did some plumbing and it was “dead”. Not sure when it quit but I do not think a surge because of the ups.

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Re: Dead BCS 462

Post by JonW » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:24 pm

Unfortunately, a UPS only protects the surge coming in from the AC. During lightning storms you can get charges that build up on other wiring that hooks into the BCS and could cause damage. Being in CA, I've not experienced it myself, but I used to see this on the home automation & alarm forums all the time.

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Re: Dead BCS 462

Post by oakbarn » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:35 pm

Yahoo! Was a router issue! :oops: Be nice on the 482 having a power led. I took it off and played with it in my workroom hooked to another router and it is fine. Just replaced the access point and it is working. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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