Batteries. . . they are out to get me

@GardenGerty (102616)
United States
December 7, 2017 8:44pm CST
My van has a dome light that will come on and stay on, unless you override it. You guessed it. . . it drained my car battery. Hubby had to drive the ten miles to rescue me. He drove the offending vehicle home as there was another issue I wanted him to check out. I got us Reuben sandwiches at Subway. We ate our sandwiches, and I came over to this part of the house. I heard an ear piercing screeching whistle sound. Hubby cannot hear the upper ranges, so I do not know if it had started earlier or not. I just know that I had to become a detective. It was the carbon monoxide detector. Luckily, it was only making that sound due to dead batteries. Batteries give us lots of options, and they drive me crazy.
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@LadyDuck (177366)
• Switzerland
8 Dec
Most of the time the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors only scream because the batteries are out and this is a good thing.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
I have known of someone who kept ignoring their carbon monoxide detector and it was a bad situation.
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@LadyDuck (177366)
• Switzerland
10 Dec
@GardenGerty This is the problem with those things, they make the same sound to warn of the problem and to inform than the batteries are out.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
15 Feb
@LadyDuck I wish they could come up with a simple fix for that problem.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
8 Dec
Oh boy. Hate when those go off!
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
I am only glad it went off as that proves it is working. The batteries lasted a long time.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
9 Dec
@GardenGerty that is true!
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
9 Dec
For some reason, I noticed that batteries don't last as long as they used to.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
It depends on the brand. Of course the really good ones cost more.
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• China
8 Dec
The carbon monoxide detector really does it work! You have to get the dome light fixed up.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
Yes, I know of people who were saved by those detectors. I am glad mine was just batteries, though.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
15 Feb
@changjiangzhibin89 This detector is for the house. I do not believe you can get one for the car. It is important to get the car emissions system checked regularly.
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@ridingbet (59691)
• Philippines
9 Dec
now that we are not using the car and the battery has been charged multiple times, i let my son remove the connection in the positive end of the battery. it works especially now that it is cold- the battery should not drain at all.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
That would be a good solution for a vehicle that is seldom used.
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@ridingbet (59691)
• Philippines
11 Dec
@GardenGerty my brother will be home on the 23rd. i hope his car's battery will be charged as well.
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@aureliah (18896)
• Kenya
8 Dec
Its a good thing that it was only because the batteries were out
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
Yes. I was glad that the sound quit when I changed the batteries. I also now know it works.
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@aureliah (18896)
• Kenya
10 Dec
@RasmaSandra (19842)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Dec
Well good that it was only the batteries but yes, it is kind of difficult to stay on top of batteries. I have a recharger and it helps a lot so I always have ready to go batteries on hand.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
I had a recharger long ago, but felt the batteries did not last and it was not very effective. Like everything else the technology is probably better now and I should look into getting one.
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@BelleStarr (39710)
• United States
8 Dec
I really hate it when I hear an upper range whistle and I can't figure out where it is coming from and yes batteries do drive me crazy.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
Yes, the sound seemed to really surround me.
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@JudyEv (134903)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
It becomes a worry when people become deaf enough to miss things. I will hear sounds now in the car that Vince won't and I have to try to explain them.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
Bob can hear those kinds of sounds. It is mostly the higher range, and people speaking.
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@shaggin (37844)
• United States
8 Dec
Oh thank goodness it was the battery getting low and not actually that your home was filling with carbon monoxide.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
9 Dec
Yes. My son and daughter in law had a real malfunction once. It could have killed them.
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