Battery Life

A long time back I bought this electric tooth brush. Not sure exactly how long ago but certainly before I moved to the UK which makes it at a minimum more than four years old.

It traveled with me to a lot of places; good places, bad places and some that it is just impossible to categorize. Then, on Tues I pulled it back out of the drawer, cleaned it up and decided that I needed a new brush head. Two fingernails, the “useful tool” that is in the replacement package and a lot of swearing later – I had

your basic electric toothbrush

with fresh new bristles.

Happily loading on tooth paste, I pressed that dinky on button and nothing happend. Not a buzz, not a vibration, no movement what so ever. I figured out that if you unscrew the bottom half, you can check the battery.

ok, there is a battery

Did I mention this was Tues, the 28th of February? Do you think I should complain? After all, according to the battery



the battery was supposed to be good till March 2012.


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5 Responses to Battery Life

  1. So they forgot that this was a leap year and should have packed that extra bit of “juice” to last one more day.
    Are you doing the March Sweater Madness??

  2. Beverly says:

    . . .and you haven’t told us whether it worked when you replaced the battery!

    You have to admit that it was pretty accurate – it was only out by two days even if you allow for the leap year!

  3. Bob says:

    I’ll bet the replacement battery has a much shorter stated life span. No profit in selling a battery that should last 4-5 years.

  4. Alison H says:

    Oh, that’s funny. So many of us have experiences with things dying right
    at the end of/before the end of their warranty that that’s just really
    funny! And had it been Leap Day…!

  5. Margo says:

    This is just so totally weird. There are countless numbers of battery-operated toothbrushes in the world, and far fewer Doynes. So does it surprise you that I happen to own the very same model of toothbrush that features in this post?!

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