Posts Tagged ‘battery’

Preserving the Life of Your Laser Level Battery

October 15, 2022

I love this cool tool. It eliminates the need for a standard level and pencil line.
It projects a perfectly vertical line on the wall. Here I’m butting my first strip of wallpaper against the red laser line.
But the batteries can wear out quickly. That’s because they’re continually passing their juice around the terminals and connectors, even when the unit is not turned on.
To save battery life, when not in use (such as when it’s stored in my van), I either take one of the batteries out, as seen here. Or turn one of the batteries around, thus disrupting the connection and preventing electricity from flowing and being eaten up / wasted.

Culprit: Technology Solution: Doggie Door and Widdle Kid

July 6, 2022
Client wasn’t home when I arrived, so gave me the code to the backdoor lock. Only thing is, the code didn’t work. Neither did the back-up code. Turns out the battery in the lock chose this day to die.
The homeowner had to dash to the house. Only she couldn’t get in, either. This kid of lock doesn’t take a physical key.
Never fear – youngest child to the rescue! “He loves to squeeze through the doggie door,” said the father.
Problem solved! I got in, and got right to work!

Tech Perk at Work

May 4, 2022
The battery on my phone doesn’t last very long, and my Sirius XM radio will drain it in an hour, so I have to keep it plugged into the charger. Today I didn’t need to use my adapter, because this newly renovated bungalow in the Houston Heights comes complete with built-in wall chargers!