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lbcyalater
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 18:54
Why is it that every accessorie I buy doesnt have a off switch? Things like remote receivers/transmitters and remote shutters. Is it that they do not ex spell much energy at all? Because the ones I have will either have a flashing light on the whole time or have a led screen that cant be turned off.

MCAsan
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 18:58
There are remote controllers that do have on/off.

http://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Control-Shutter-EOS-D2000-Compatible/dp/B0018205KE/ref=sr_1_21?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1297904238&sr=1-21

Jon
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 19:03
Well, my Canon TC80-N3 doesn't have a power switch, but I got it with my D-60 back in 2003 and haven't changed the battery yet. I'm not even sure what kind of battery it uses any more. So I'd go with the "don't need much power" crowd.

ben_r_
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 19:09
Well, my Canon TC80-N3 doesn't have a power switch, but I got it with my D-60 back in 2003 and haven't changed the battery yet. I'm not even sure what kind of battery it uses any more. So I'd go with the "don't need much power" crowd.
Yup, I got mine in 2008 and still havent changed the battery either.

Jon
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 19:14
Yup, I got mine in 2008 and still havent changed the battery either.
Unless you've been using it as an alarm clock, your battery's as good as new. :{)#

ben_r_
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 19:17
Unless you've been using it as an alarm clock, your battery's as good as new. :{)#
Ha ha! Pretty much!

OP: I guess we have just gotten to the point with some electronics where we dont need power switches because the circuitry inside is so efficient they just dont ever need to be switched off.

...now, when they figure that out with cell phones, Ill REALLY be impressed!

lbcyalater
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 19:18
I guess what bothers me is that most are those flat circle kind you would find in watches and they usually arnt too cheap

ben_r_
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 19:20
The CR2016 and CR2032 are the two most popular and if you know where to buy them, they are extremely cheap! I just bought 25 of each for $5/25 from amazon with good reviews on them.

Jon
16th of February 2011 (Wed), 19:29
I guess what bothers me is that most are those flat circle kind you would find in watches and they usually arnt too cheap

The CR2016 and CR2032 are the two most popular and if you know where to buy them, they are extremely cheap! I just bought 25 of each for $5/25 from amazon with good reviews on them.

That. I even get them in bulk at our local hardware store (tea candles use 'em).