Changing the Batteries in a 125X

What kind of reminder or habit do you have for remembering to change the battery in your fire alarm?  Maybe you do it January 1st every year.  Maybe you put a reminder on your calendar.  However you do it, you realize the importance of having a good battery in place and you have developed some kind of method to make sure it happens.

Well guess what!  Changing the battery in your gyratory compactor is important too.  Identify what is recommended for your machine and make sure it gets done.  It can save you headaches down the road.

The Pine AFGC125X Gyratory Compactor

The Pine AFGC125X Gyratory Compactor has two battery scenarios depending on whether it has the electronic controls upgrade package installed.

The Original – No Electronic Controls Upgrade

Pine’s AFGC125X without the electronic controls upgrade package requires two (2) AA batteries to keep the machine from losing its calibration data when the power is OFF.  Lost calibration data will require recalibration of the machine before it can be used again. 

Pine recommends changing these batteries once a year.  If you use Pine for your annual service and calibration, you’re in luck.  We change them for you as part of a service visit.

Remember one important thing if you choose to change these batteries yourself.  Only change the batteries when the power is ON.  Verify this by making sure the control panel is active and has text displayed on the screen before removing the batteries.  If you change the batteries and the power is OFF, you will lose the calibration data.    

Figure 1:  AFGC125X Gyratory Compactor.

With the Electronic Controls Upgrade Package

The Pine AFGC125X with the electronic controls upgrade package uses a 10-year battery for its real-time clock.  There is no battery to regularly replace.   If battery power is lost, date and time will be reset, but no data or calibration parameters will be lost.  Contact Pine if you think your battery needs replaced.

What Does Pine Recommend?

  1. Know what kind of gyratory compactor you have.
  2. Know what battery your gyratory compactor uses.
  3. Know the recommended replacement timeframe for that battery.
  4. Develop a reminder or a habit to make sure the battery gets changed as recommended.

The battery plays an important role in your gyratory compactor, more so in some than others.  Failing to change the battery before it dies can cause you some major headaches and/or cost depending on which compactor you have. 

Want to Learn More?

Click here to learn more about the 125X Controls Upgrade.

Visit our website or talk with one of our specialists at 724-458-6393.

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