I was never without a watch for 50 years or so. One day a few years
ago the battery died and I put the watch down and never picked it up
again. Years ago, it was very hand, but now, you can barely glance in
any direction and not see the time on some device. Cable box, GPS,
phone, microwave, computer . . .
All done except the water softener, it's under the house.
I find that alkaline batteries last about 3 yrs in the house smoke alarm,
and that they give plenty of warning when it's replacement time. Thermostat
batteries last years too. Never understood why you should replace them every
year. Suspect that this is nonsense.
Ah, thermstat. Not got that one yet. It may be that I'm
using out of date batteries, or it may be the clocks. But
I get less than a year from the cells I use. Most likely
out of date batteries. I replace the ones in my clocks
and at church, each year twice at time change.
I do try to get the smoke detector every clock change, figure
what's a dollar battery versus my life lost in fire.
Christopher A. Young
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Just checked my Honeywell thermostat and it updated by itself ... wow,
what a concept! But, the el-cheapo Harbor Freight indoor/outdoor
thermometer didn't. It was supposed to have a radio for atomic time,
however, I think that's why they were sooooo cheap. I've seen 3 of
them, and the atomic clock didn't work on any of them. Maybe I'm too
far east, however, other atomic clocks seem to work. But I am in the
mountains of NC and radio/TV/cell signals are iffy at best.
On Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:07:27 AM UTC-5, Art Todesco wrote:
We have Dect 6 Panasonic phones...and I don't remember having to adjust them in 3 yrs? This last time I had to adjust it...hmmmm. (The stored information comes from the base station)
Yeah, the Honeywell programmable in my house had batteries for backup.
I put a Honeywell in my motorhome because the original that came with it
had severe cycle-itis. It was difficult to get the Honeywell to work as
the motorhome is all on +12 DC, has and AC air conditioner/heat pump
plus a 12 volt controlled propane furnace. So the 'tat runs on the
batteries. I remove them when not traveling.
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