How many battery's are in use in your home

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  1. cannoneer

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    How many battery's are in use in your home.

    I just changed out the battery's in our smoke alarms and started thinking just how many battery's are we using in our home.

    16 9V smoke alarms.
    1 9V carbon monoxide detector
    1 9V clock back up
    10 9V window and door alarms
    Total 28 9V battery's

    10 D battery's flash lights
    Total 10 D battery's

    2 C battery's flash light
    Total 2 C battery's

    4 AA TV remote's
    2 AA Wii remote
    5 AA clocks
    4 AA flash lights
    Total 15 AA

    9 AAA flash lights
    Total 9 AAA

    For a grand total of 64 battery's in use.:wow:
     
  2. chris in va

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    You have 16 smoke alarms?

    BTW there's a battery in your computer.
     

  3. Cali-Glock

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    16 smoke detectors? I thought my 6 was bordering on overkill.

    What about rechargeable batteries? Laptops, portable DVD players, cell phones, iPods, cordless drills and what not. I have more than a half dozen radios with rechargeable batteries.
     
  4. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I don't know off hand, but other than the smoke alarms. I run recharges in everything.
     
  5. cannoneer

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    Yes 16 smoke detectors, 33 years in the fire service some rooms have more than one like the living room, sun room, the attic has two in it. You might just want to go overkill and install some more

    Yes I did forget about the other one's you stated.

    I do use rechargeable in the out side yard light's and I did not even count them.

    I knew that I would forget something.
     
  6. RonS

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    Lets just say that I have 5 chargers for 3 different kinds of rechargeable batteries and use divided plastic flip top boxes to keep them organized. I have a small table setup with a power strip where I can plug in all of the chargers at once if I want to.
     
  7. Sgt. Schultz

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    I have rechargeable batteries in everything but the smoke alarms and CO detectors.


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  8. Jbar4Ranch

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    I walked around the place and counted last night, and today I've noticed LOTS of things here and there with batteries that I missed...

    I'm currently at 362, and it would not surprise me if I looked deeper and found fifty more.


    Some of the battery powered "stuff" around here:
    Car /truck/ATV/RV batteries
    Wristwatches/pocket watches
    Smoke alarms
    Clock battery in desktop computer
    Flashlights
    Walkie-Talkies
    Cordless mouse
    Portable CD players
    iPod
    Trail cameras/digital cameras/camcorders
    Promotional pin from work with a flashing LED on it
    Digital calipers
    Keypad safe locks
    GPS's
    Radios
    Cordless phone
    Laptop computers
    Cordless tools
    Low primer alarms on two Dillon 550's
    Answering machine (previous century technology)
    Chronograph
    PACT shot timer
    Red Dot/Holo/Laser sights
    Keyless entry remotes
    TV/VCR remotes
    Guitar tuners
    UPS unit
    Pencil sharpener
    An old floppy disc adapter for a Smart Media camera card
    35mm camera flash unit
    Electronic ear muffs
    Calculators
     
  9. ranger56528

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    Enough to go Oh cr*p when its time to replace them...
     
  10. 686Owner

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    No idea, but at one point I had 13 remote controls.

    You're lucky, all of my smoke detectors take 2 9 volts (except one). The ones in the bedrooms were required to have a light, so there's 1 9v for the light and one for the sound. They screwed up when they built the house and put one of those in the hall too. So 5 smoke detectors, but 9 9v batteries.

    I have 5 digital cameras, 2 of them take 4AAs, the another 2 take 2 AA, one takes a rechargeable lithium, but I have an external flash for it that takes 4 AAs.

    Wii remotes, 2 cordless mouses, cordless keyboard etc. Kids toys add up quickly as well.
     
  11. Annhl8rX

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    Hmm..

    8 AAs in 4 different TV/DVD remotes.
    2 AAAs in a TV remote.
    4 AAs in 2 Wii remotes.
    4 AAs in 2 clocks.
    2 Cs in dog claw trimmer.
    2 proprietary batteries in cell phones.
    2 18 volt drill/saw batteries.
    2 19.6 volt drill/saw batteries.
    6-8 watches with batteries (but most are dead).
    3 9 volts in smoke detectors.
    2 car batteries.
    1 motorcycle battery.

    That's all I can think of right now.