Top 10 Things That Won’t Run With a Dead Battery
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 24, 2011
Filed Under Tech and Electronics
Contributed by Korina Rossi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Nothing can ruin your day like a dead battery.
Batteries come in all shapes and sizes and lurk unexpectedly in thousands of devices. Don’t be caught powerless—stock up on spares before any important outing.
And be wary of the top 10 things that won’t run with a dead battery:
Kayaks may have been invented for fearless paddlers, but today, newer kayaks are driven by small propellers. Older kayaks can easily be updated by weekend warriors with a small motor and a car battery.
9. Keychain fob
Visit any store parking lot, and you’re sure to encounter a driver who didn’t realize the keychain fob to turn off his car’s siren is battery-run. Toss a few of these batteries in your glove compartment, and you’ll never turn heads for the wrong reason.
8. Electrical guns
Air soft guns that shoot plastic BB’s have soared in popularity recently. Mexican stand-offs with your buddies lose their thrill as soon as the battery in your gun wanes.
Everyone knows PDAs have batteries, but wise chatters keep a spare battery charged in their briefcase or car.
6. Diving gear
Hookah diving gear is growing in popularity with divers who want to submerge without a carrying a cumbersome scuba tank. Battery-powered systems like Brownies Third Lung float on the surface of the water, sending air down to the diver through a hose.
5. Home security system
Most home security systems run on the home’s electricity, switching to battery power in the case of outages. Forgetting to keep the battery in working order is a sure way to experience how loud your siren really is.
4. MP3 players
MP3 Players have simple batteries that can be easily changed with a diminutive screwdriver. Take a few spares for a long airplane flight for hours of your own personal soundtrack.
3. Underwater scooter
Underwater scooters, a specialty item for many years, are now available to rent on almost any beach for divers and snorkelers.
2. Pool cleaner
The little sweeper roving the bottom of your pool runs on battery power. Before inviting guests over for the weekend football game, make sure that your pool cleaner battery is game-ready.
1. Notebook battery
Notebook batteries are notorious for dying short deaths—many laptop batteries cannot hold a charge after two or three years of use. Fortunately, spare batteries are sold conveniently and are easy to replace.