Smoke Detector Batteries 9 Volt

9vMost of us have batteries in the house. Double A’s, C-cell, some D’s, even some triple A’s for those TV remotes, but how many of you have a good stash of 9 volt batteries?

The other night, at 1am in the morning, my smoke detector started chirping. You know the chirp I am talking about, when the battery indicates it is low and needs to be changed. Why these go bad in the middle of the night/early morning I have no idea, but it does seem to be when it happens.

Admittedly, I was tired, I got up, took the smoke detector down, pulled the battery and went back to bed, after all, there is a second detector at the other end of the house so I wasn’t totally unprotected. In the morning I promptly went to my battery stash and much to my dismay, I didn’t have a 9-bolt battery, no one.  How can this be? I must have put them somewhere else.  Nope, after looking around, I had no 9-volt batteries.

The good news is, times are good and while I was out and about I was able to stop by the store to pick up a couple of 9-volts installed new ones in each smoke protector and was one again protected.

That leads me to this post, do a double check on your battery supplies and insure you have a good stash of all the batteries that you need in your house, especially the ones that run your smoke detectors. Times may get bad, and the last thing you want to have to worry about is not having a working smoke detector in your house.