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Mar 12, 2010 09:37 |  #1

Most of the U.S. will change (advance one hour) to daylight saving time on Sunday. This is a reminder to change batteries in smoke detectors AND change the clock time in your camera time.


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Mar 12, 2010 10:48 |  #2

Why should I change batteries in my smoke detectors? The battery life is much longer than 6 months AND the detectors chirp when the battery starts to get low.

Do you work for a battery manufacturer? Anything to sell more batteries.


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Mar 12, 2010 10:59 |  #3

Nope, never even sold a battery in my life (and I do not have any investments in battery manufactures).

Fire Departments uses the time change to remind everyone to test their smoke detectors and install fresh batteries. Since I was late changing the time in my camera last year, I figured I would throw in a reminder of both.


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Mar 12, 2010 11:04 |  #4

As a firefighter (volunteer), I second the idea of changing batteries or at least testing the smoke detectors. As far as Camera time, I have never done it again since the initial set up on any of my bodies. Doesn't it do it automatically? Maybe I am only right half of the time. oops.


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Mar 12, 2010 11:07 |  #5

Gatorboy wrote in post #9782115 (external link)
Why should I change batteries in my smoke detectors? The battery life is much longer than 6 months AND the detectors chirp when the battery starts to get low.

Do you work for a battery manufacturer? Anything to sell more batteries.

Yes, smoke detectors chirp with low batteries. The problem is that they invariably chirp at 3 in the morning.




  
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Mar 12, 2010 13:42 |  #6

I think I want to make sure the date is always right on my images but I've never worried about the time. Within an hour or so is fine with me.


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Mar 12, 2010 15:32 |  #7

lauderdalems wrote in post #9781651 (external link)
...AND change the clock time in your camera time.

I have never done that. No particular reason, just haven't thought about it.

Gatorboy wrote in post #9782115 (external link)
Why should I change batteries in my smoke detectors? The battery life is much longer than 6 months AND the detectors chirp when the battery starts to get low.

Too many people forget completely, so they use it as a "reminder". Twice a year is overkill, IMO. The wife and I have disagreements over this, but she hates ladders so I win.  :p

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Yes, smoke detectors chirp with low batteries. The problem is that they invariably chirp at 3 in the morning.

Ain't that the truth.


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Mar 12, 2010 23:13 as a reply to  @ photoguy6405's post |  #8

I change smoke detector batteries on my birthday. That's only once a year, and I'm not likely to forget it.

As for camera (or clock) time, I live in Arizona. We don't use no stinkin' Daylight Savings Time.




  
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Mar 13, 2010 01:06 |  #9

20droger wrote in post #9786461 (external link)
...As for camera (or clock) time, I live in Arizona. We don't use no stinkin' Daylight Savings Time.

Amen - but I go back and forth to California, so at least DST eliminates the hour gap in time zones and makes things a lot simpler!


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Mar 13, 2010 08:53 |  #10

20droger wrote in post #9786461 (external link)
I change smoke detector batteries on my birthday. That's only once a year, and I'm not likely to forget it.

Do you get fresh batteries as a birthday gift?


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Mar 13, 2010 09:37 |  #11

bahelmer wrote in post #9787981 (external link)
Do you get fresh batteries as a birthday gift?

Nope. I buy my own batteries.

My presents are usually of a nature that doesn't require batteries.




  
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