How to change the battery on Time Beacon (New Version)

Monday, August 02, 2021 TimeTec 0 Comments

Time Beacon is a battery-powered device that taps on Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE protocol. BLE is commonly embedded in most smartphones, tablets and other devices of today. TimeTec Beacon as a BLE device has been used as a cost-effective replacement for conventional checkpoint devices for guard tours, punch clocks or biometric devices for time and attendance clocking. In addition, they come with a waterproof case for outdoor installation. 

Time Beacon has a good battery life, generally lasting from about 18 to 24 months depending on usage, while some may even last over five years. 
TimeTec Beacon uses a CR2477 coin lithium battery, a replaceable, non-rechargeable battery, available online and in most electronic shops. 

How to check that it is time to replace the Time Beacon battery?
    1. Unable to detect the beacon from any TimeTec Apps.
    2. There is no LED light blink when you turn the beacon On and Off.
    3. Remove the battery and measure the voltage by using Voltmeter.

You will need a Phillips screwdriver to open and close your Time Beacon.
1. Turn your Time Beacon upside down and remove the mounting rubber on the backside.

2. With the screwdriver, carefully remove the screws. Be sure to place them in a safe place so that you don't lose them.

3. Now remove the back casing and pull up the whole electronic board. 

4. Remove the battery by pushing the battery using a screwdriver and place the new one. Make sure the battery plus(+) sign is facing the top. The LED light will blink fast when the new battery is placed inside. 

5. Replace the battery board and its cover. Then, put the screws back in and make sure everything is secure and tight. Finally, place the mounting rubber to hide the screw holes.

6. To test the Time Beacon, hold the power button and check that the LED light is blinking.
Fast LED blinking - Time Beacon is turned On
No LED blinking - Time Beacon is turned Off

7. For other Time Beacon configuration on TimeTec TA, kindly refer to this link.

Note: If some of the screenshots or steps viewed here are different from the ones in the current system, this is due to our continuous effort to improve our system from time to time. Please notify us at, we will update it as soon as possible.


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