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BBU "chirping"

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Registered: ‎11-12-2010

BBU "chirping"

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I'm not a FiOS customer, but the previous owner of my house apparently was, as there is Verizon networking equipment installed in the basement. 


One of the boxes (which I think is the Battery Backup Unit, BBU), is now "chirping" about once every 30 seconds or so.  I thought it was a smoke alarm telling me that a battery was low.  There are no trouble lights on the unit (but there are some lights, so the unit is powered on.)


Since I'm not a Verizon customer, is there any downside to just detaching the battery and unplugging the unit?  (I don't really feel the need to pay for a new battery to power hardware that I'm not using.)



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Registered: ‎11-12-2010

Re: BBU "chirping"

Message 2 of 3

Never mind.  It's not the BBU (or any Verizon gear) at all.  There's a !#$%!$ smoke detector installed under the floorboards, above the finished ceiling.

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Registered: ‎09-15-2009

Re: BBU "chirping"

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Well, glad you found the cause of the beeping. 🙂


For future reference, if you are not using ANY Verizon services, then there should be no harm in unplugging the BBU.

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