PetSafe RFA-188 Replacement Battery for PetSafe Collar PCF-275-19

PetSafe 3 Volt Lithium Replacement Battery for Cat Collar
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Battery Replacement for PetSafe PCF-275-19 Collar

The PetSafe RFA-188 is a compatible battery replacement for PetSafe PCF-275-19 Receiver Collars.

  • Type: 3V Lithium Cat Collar Battery
  • Fits: PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar PCF-275-19
  • Battery Model: PetSafe RFA-188

Additional Info


Below are frequently asked questions and care tips for the PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar, Model Number PCF-275-19, and its compatible battery, the PetSafe RFA-188.

What is the PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar?

The PetSafe® Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar (Model No. PCF-275-19) is a receiver collar that you can use with compatible PetSafe barrier systems, such as the PetSafe® Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter, to help train your cat to learn its boundaries.

The PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar is also compatible with the following PetSafe systems:

  • In-Ground Fence™ (Models PRF-3004W and PIG00-13661)
  • Basic In-Ground Fence™ (Model PIG00-14582)
  • Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™ (Model PIG00-10777)
  • Little Dog In-Ground Fence™ (Model PIG00-10773)
  • Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™ (Model PIG00-14673)
  • In-Ground Cat Fence™ System (Model PIG00-11007)
  • In-Ground Fence™ (Model PRF-304W – Discontinued)
  • Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Models PIG00-10673 and PIG00-10674 – Both Discontinued)

In case there is any question of compatibility with another model you may own, be sure to note that the following PetSafe system(s) are not compatible with the PCF-275-19 Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar:

  • YardMax® Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™ (Model PIG00-11115)

How does the PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar work?

The PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar works by the receiver collar emitting a tone or a static correction as your pet approaches a boundary limit that you set with your PetSafe Fence/Barrier System. It includes a stretch section for the cat’s safety.

The training guide from PetSafe offers two detailed training methods you can use with the Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar. Both methods require the close supervision of your cat during the training period.

PetSafe Fence/Barrier Systems are not designed to be solid barriers; when used in conjunction with the Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar, they simply act as deterrents to help you teach your pet to staying out of unwanted areas.

There is no guarantee that these systems will keep your pet from entering restricted areas, and you must responsibly reinforce training with your pet on a regular basis. Be sure to thoroughly research the products’ functions and review the manuals before purchasing and implementing them into your training regimen.

PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar for Cats

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What kind of battery do I need for my PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar?

The PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar uses a 3V lithium RFA-188 battery.

How do I know if the battery in my PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar is still working?

You can test the battery operation in the Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar by removing the collar from your pet and walking into the boundary zone you have set up with the Receiver Collar in your possession. The Receiver Collar should emit a tone or stimulation (depending on the settings you selected when setting up your PetSafe Fence/Barrier System). If it does not, it could be a sign that the battery needs to be replaced.

Where can I get a battery for my PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar?

You can buy a new 3v lithium battery for your PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar on Amazon.

PetSafe 3 Volt Lithium Replacement Battery for Cat Collar

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How do I know when to change the battery in my PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar?

There is a Receiver LED Indicator Light that either flashes green for good battery or red for low battery.

If the battery is good, the LED indicator will flash green every 60 seconds.

If the battery is low, the LED indicator will flash 3 red flashes every 60 seconds.

If there is no LED indicator light flashing at all, then the battery is dead.

How do I change the 3V battery in my PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar?

It is important that you do not replace the battery in your PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar while your pet is still wearing it, so be sure to remove the collar from your pet before attempting to change the battery.

To change the battery in your PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar, first remove the old battery by turning the battery counter-clockwise using the edge of the Test Light Tool. Do not attempt to forcibly remove the battery by cutting into it or prying it open.

Once you have removed the old battery, insert your new battery and use the edge of the Test Light Tool to turn the battery clockwise using the vertical line on the battery as your guide to either activating the collar by pointing the line to the “ON” position or leaving it deactivated by pointing the line to the “OFF” position.

Full instructions on how to replace the 3V battery in your PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence Receiver Collar along with accompanying images are available in the operating guide from PetSafe.


Last Modified: February 13, 2019
Originally published on February 2nd, 2019 in Animals & Pets.


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