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This evening I attempted to use my thumb drive recorder but the remote didn't work, when I checked the batteries this is what I saw. It's partly my fault because the use by date was 2012! Like so many of my past customers I forget to check batteries in remote controls. Tomorrow I shall go through all the battery operated devices in my home and garage.
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A good reminder that ALL dry-cell batteries eventually leak, even ones that claim to be leakproof.

I go by what I learned in the US Air Force: if an instrument or tool is not likely to be used in the next 30 days, remove the batteries before placing the thing in its storage location.

I also go around the house & shop a couple of times per year to check batteries in things that are "always" in use.

Some may think it's overkill, but it is effective.
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Use by date 2012, its 2019, so it may be more than partly your fault. N
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A good reminder that ALL dry-cell batteries eventually leak, even ones that claim to be leakproof.

I go by what I learned in the US Air Force: if an instrument or tool is not likely to be used in the next 30 days, remove the batteries before placing the thing in its storage location.

I also go around the house & shop a couple of times per year to check batteries in things that are "always" in use.

Some may think it's overkill, but it is effective.
Good advice Graeme.

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Today I went through every battery operated device in the house, garage and shed. Most had Eveready cells, a couple had none in them and the two shown were as you can see.
Whilst checking for devices I came across this great little 20,000 ohm American made Micronta with a 0-15 volt scale. It was "bought" by a friend who knew I wanted such a meter at a car boot sale for $2.00 but it was given to me about two weeks AFTER I bought the analogue/digital meter shown in another thread and I prefer the new one.
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This reminds me to check the ones in the thermostat. Since I'm gone all winter it wouldn't be good for those to be bad. Without good batteries, it won't turn the boiler on and the pipes would freeze.
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That reminds me that I failed to check the reticulation timer, thanks for posting.

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