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Old 06-16-2021, 11:20 AM
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Why is it that smoke alarm batteries only go out in the middle of the night?

Happened to me at 2:00 am last night.
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It happens because you aren't changing them when you should, once a year when Daylight Savings starts. I use a 10 year lithium 9v battery in my stand alone unit, the alarm system's detectors all use lithium 123's that seem to last 6 years at least.
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It happens because you aren't changing them when you should, once a year when Daylight Savings starts. I use a 10 year lithium 9v battery in my stand alone unit, the alarm system's detectors all use lithium 123's that seem to last 6 years at least.
So batteries than have 10 and 6 year lives are to be changed every year? What additional risk would there be in going to 5 and 3 years?
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I use 10 year lithium 9v batteries too. The main risk is an extended power outage that would croak my 10X more expensive smoke alarm batteries before their time!

And heck no I'm not going to change them every year. They'll beep when they're toasted, probably in the middle of the night, and it will annoy my beloved, and I'll have to run around with a step ladder at 2 AM switching batteries while the dog stares at me like I'm a loon...

Thanks for bringing up all these traumatizing thoughts PigButtons

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P.S. Smoke alarms should really be replaced every 10 years.
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I use 10 year lithium 9v batteries too. The main risk is an extended power outage that would croak my 10X more expensive smoke alarm batteries before their time!

And heck no I'm not going to change them every year. They'll beep when they're toasted, probably in the middle of the night, and it will annoy my beloved, and I'll have to run around with a step ladder at 2 AM switching batteries while the dog stares at me like I'm a loon...

Thanks for bringing up all these traumatizing thoughts PigButtons

Frank

P.S. Smoke alarms should really be replaced every 10 years.
I thought the dog always looked at you like that.
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Old 06-16-2021, 01:41 PM
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Why is it that smoke alarm batteries only go out in the middle of the night?
Happened to me at 2:00 am last night.
That's like asking why the one just outside the bathroom door goes off after taking a shower, when you open the door.

They're engineered to do that, just to p*$$ you off. It's a game that the makers of them play for entertainment.

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I thought the dog always looked at you like that.
Poor old Stanley has had trust issues with me ever since I paid that guy to lop off his jewels Az. I can kind of understand that.

You just can't trust a guy named Frank
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Poor old Stanley has had trust issues with me ever since I paid that guy to lop off his jewels Az. I can kind of understand that.

You just can't trust a guy named Frank
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So batteries than have 10 and 6 year lives are to be changed every year? What additional risk would there be in going to 5 and 3 years?
The batteries have a ten and six year shelf life, not an in use life which can be very different depending on application. It's your life, is it worth a new battery?
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I use 10 year lithium 9v batteries too. The main risk is an extended power outage that would croak my 10X more expensive smoke alarm batteries before their time!

And heck no I'm not going to change them every year. They'll beep when they're toasted, probably in the middle of the night, and it will annoy my beloved, and I'll have to run around with a step ladder at 2 AM switching batteries while the dog stares at me like I'm a loon...

Thanks for bringing up all these traumatizing thoughts PigButtons

Frank

P.S. Smoke alarms should really be replaced every 10 years.
Anything I can do to to help another RFC member, Especially one with your credentials.
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It happens because you aren't changing them when you should, once a year when Daylight Savings starts. I use a 10 year lithium 9v battery in my stand alone unit, the alarm system's detectors all use lithium 123's that seem to last 6 years at least.
No offense intended, truly, but I hate daylight savings time and disavow any and all thing having to do with it. The only reason I can appreciate DST is for Alaska so they can save it up for the Winter when they have none.
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Sounds like a great reason to not change a battery.
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Frank, if word goes out that weirdos are all getting neutered you know we're both going to be singing alto in the boy's choir right?

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Anything I can do to to help another RFC member, Especially one with your credentials.
Those of us who can't be good examples simply have to serve as horrible warnings friend

Thanks for your service as a fireman!

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Frank, if word goes out that weirdos are all getting neutered you know we're both going to be singing alto in the boy's choir right?



Those of us who can't be good examples simply have to serve as horrible warnings friend

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My alarm system tells me when any of my devises have a low battery. Of course it is usually in the middle of the night and I have to crawl out of bed.

I love daylight saving time and wish the whole country would go on it and stay there.
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