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Unread 01-20-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Smile Thermapen battery life?

Has any one had to change their thermapen battery? I dont want
to be at a tournament and have one go dead. How long will they last?
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Unread 01-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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I have changed mine once in a couple of years. It shouldn't matter how long it lasts you should always have a spare battery.
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Unread 01-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Just for your worry is why before the first contest every year I change the batteries on both thermos, atomic clock, and flash lights.
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The new splash-proof model battery has a 1500 hour life if that is of any help.

A two pack of them only costs $4 though so why not carry a spare or two?
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Unread 01-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
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My original one is on it's first battery and I think it's about 4 years old. That said, I always carry a spare battery and a spare thermapen.
Can't have a BLUE one without an ORANGE one.
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I'm on my 3rd in 3 years......I use it a LOT...
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Rub, Glad to hear your an Illini fan....I had no idea.
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Dream on brother!
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Buy and extra one... they're on sale now for $79.
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Mine seems to die in the middle of a comp every year. After the first time I usually keep a spare battery with me now.
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Rub, Glad to hear your an Illini fan....I had no idea.
It's a little known fact that Illini is a Latin term for "I wish I lived on the other side of that big, muddy river."

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Of course I have a red thermopen which besides being the most fastest and mostest accuratest, it also comes with an extra extra longest lastingest battery.
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