Ditto we charge also...4 remotes!!!Used to do that until I bought Double-A Batteries with 2300mAh High CapacityRechargeable Batteries. Now about every 3 months pull them out & recharge over night. 6 months for the thermostat, and lawn sprinkler system. Initial cost a little high but they pay off in the long term.
I'm an instrument thumperSame reason you lean forward in your car when the gauge is on Empty and there's no filling station in sight.
Well aren't you a genius! I mean that sincerely. I gave up on rechargeable batteries after trying them several times because they ran out of charge so quickly - and never at a convenient moment. It never dawned on me to put them on a schedule as you described. Great idea.Used to do that until I bought Double-A Batteries with 2300mAh High CapacityRechargeable Batteries. Now about every 3 months pull them out & recharge over night. 6 months for the thermostat, and lawn sprinkler system. Initial cost a little high but they pay off in the long term.
Gary, this reminds me of dealing with a colicky baby. Any parent who's had one can tell you that something will work once or twice and never again. Nevertheless that action remains in the "maybe this will calm her down" repertoire.I'm an instrument thumper
It worked once when the engine heat showed 220°
Tapped the glass, it went back to something more normal
But just that one time
Been thumping gauges ever since
I read some of those buttons are made not to function and I believe it. Think about it. You have a main street at rush hour and the lights are set to maintain maximum flow. Along comes some folks off the bus and they decide they want to change the pattern of traffic so they can cross a street?! Personally, I have never seen them work in my area.Gary, I immediately thought about pressing the elevator button also. Or that button pedestrians push when they want the light to change. It seems to be an instinct, when something doesn't work the first time. It usually doesn't work the second time either, but that doesn't stop us from trying.
Try talking to the robot lady "channel.... channel.... finally trying "change to channel...PLEASE!" Then you realize she needs "juice" you know.I actually don't press the button harder, I just keep pressing. Then I take the back off and twist the batteries around a few times. That works for about another few hours.
Do not under any circumstances try that with your keyboard on your computer.Sometimes it's not the battery. Those rubber buttons have a conductive coating on the bottom. Over time it wears out or gets dirty and a harder press works. If you can get the remote apart, you can often clean them with a little alcohol and they work like new.