Step by Step Instructions and Video on How to Change the Batteries in a Simons Voss Cylinder.
Simons Voss were established in 1995 and have since become world leaders in access control solutions. LocksOnline have been supplying Simons Voss products now since 2011 and we love everything they do. In this article i'll show you how easy it would be to change the batteries in a Simons Voss cylinder lock.
First things first, this isn't something that you would be doing often, Simons Voss battery management in their products is something to behold. The access control cylinders are powered by 2 x lithium, CR2450, 3 V button cells. Both batteries work independently, meaning that one works until it has been completely drained and then the other one can take over. The lifetime of two button cells is 300,000 activations, meaning that with 10-15 uses a day the cylinder will work for up to 5 years! Similarly, if you use it a lot less and it sits in standby mode, then the batteries can last up to 8 years and more! But when the inevitable happens and the batteries need changing, how is it done?
Simons Voss products look flawless, like they have been carved out of a block of steel, no screws, no clips, so how do you get in? The answer is to use one of their purposely designed tools which is like something out of a James Bond film. They come in a 'lite' version and a 'professional' version, lite being for those who only need to replace batteries and the professional version being for those who work with Simons Voss products on a daily basis. The Simons Voss lite tool will come with any cylinders you purchase so it isn't an additional extra. The only difference between the two is that the professional version is built to withstand hours of use by somebody who works with a lot of Simons Voss products.
Opening the Cylinder
To open the Simons Voss Cylinder, you need to identify which end houses the batteries and to do this you must look for the black edge on the inside of the cylinder, see the picture below for more information. Once you have identified the right end, you need to insert the tool into the holes, it should automatically fit into the holes as you move the tool around the nodule. If you need further instruction then please refer to our instructional video, the link will be at the bottom of the page. The next step is to twist the tool a quarter of a turn until you hear a click, this clicking sound means that the cap has been unlocked and can be removed. Underneath the cap is a rubber seal so it may take a slight bit of force and a twist to remove the cap.
Replacing the Batteries
Once you have the cap off it's as simple as removing the dead batteries and replacing them with a reliable, industry standard brand of batteries. The type of batteries are 2 x lithium, CR2450, 3 V. Once the batteries have been replaced, then all you need to do is place the cap back on. To do this you need to identify a 'triangle tooth' on the rim of the cap, this matches up with an arrow on the cylinder, just slot the triangle tooth where the arrow points. When the cap and cylinder have been put back together you need to use the Simons Voss tool again to lock it into place, just insert the tool like you did before and twist it the opposite way to lock it.
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