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Old 06-06-2014, 07:09 PM
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They all suck, do your best to get AC.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:44 PM
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while we are on the topic of DC.

I suppose the question of: "how long will a battery last on a node/toro variant?", would probably be a "too many variables kinda question" ?
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:49 PM
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Who cares? and who wants to program a separate clock.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:55 PM
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One feature of a lot of old homes was a small basement without a single power outlet. Not a one. It was always necessary to have a pull chain adapter for the single unswitched ceiling light. Unscrew light bulb, screw in adapter, and move chain from the ceiling fixture to the adapter. Plug in controller to adapter. Count the weeks until some dumbass relative moved the pull chain back to the ceiling fixture, and killed the controller.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:05 PM
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Only an idiot would install a controller in a basement.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:07 PM
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Who cares? and who wants to program a separate clock.
well Mr. Who is an idiot, bc having two clocks on one system is NOT fun.

However, I am glad that he would like to be able to tell an asking customer how long a DC controller's battery will last.

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Old 06-06-2014, 08:19 PM
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Teach them how to replace battery and reprogram.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:34 PM
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Teach them how to replace battery and reprogram.
Better yet, just hand them the instruction manual.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:03 PM
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I recommend the Hunter XC (I think) Which can go battery or AC power.
I like this one better than the toro ddcwp from personal use. Works exactly like a pro-c. The irritrol iboc isn't bad either. But I don't know if they even still make it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:12 PM
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Only an idiot would install a controller in a basement.
I have a customer that has one in a basement. Not only in a basement, but in a closet behind everything they use. Funny thing is it was installed by a very reputable large company
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