First post here. I purchased a ge-interlogix repeater model 600-1046-95 (I think formerly 80-922) I have a Simon XT system with about 15 sensors and one that occasionally gives me fail sensor from being a little too far from the control unit. I also have a touchpad that used to give me problems until I moved the antenna around. Will this repeater also help the function of the touchpad? I purchased this repeater but have a few questions hopefully someone can answer. First, can an external 12v battery be hooked up to this unit and does the unit maintain the battery? (there are two additional connections on the terminal block plus a 12v barrel connector inside. Where does the battery connect? Also, to get up and running in "dumb mode", do I just connect the AC adaptor to the internal terminal block and plug it in to the AC? Or do I have to go to "learn sensor" in my xt and trip the tamper on the repeater? What group? I tried to add a photo but couldn't figure how to upload. Sorry for all the questions and thanks.