• dave@hal9000@lemmy.world
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    2 months ago

    Wow, that sucks. It has worked for me. I have a zwave lock that I have been running on rechargeables for about 6 years now. Even now with the abuse of a 5 year old kid who learned the pin and insists on locking and unlocking unnecessarily, I only charge the batteries once every 6 months! I thought maybe I was exaggerating, but I have a home assistant automation that alerts me when battery level is 50% or under, which is when I charge, and yeah, just about every 6 months. Maybe it’s because I spent too much on “good” rechargeables? Or not, it might be placebo

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      2 months ago

      It could very well be that yours are “good” rechargeables! Mine are just Amazons brand lol. If I use them in my locks I have to change like every 4-5 weeks.

      • dave@hal9000@lemmy.world
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        2 months ago

        Oh wow. I suppose it could be the locks. But yeah, they’re good higher capacity rechargeables, EBL brand (according to the research I did)