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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by 54regcab View Post
    Yup, I've found a few "mechanical" thermostats that require batteries!! Thanks Walmart and Big Box stores, the supply house doesn't sell that junk.
    Pretty sure those "mechanical" Hunters are one of them! and we got the T87N that has a battery too.

  2. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus-Herb94 View Post
    and we got the T87N that has a battery too.
    While manual says "battery assisted", I never saw one with a battery in it!!

    I will NOT use one of those anymore, or any non-powered stat.
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacnw View Post
    While manual says "battery assisted", I never saw one with a battery in it!!

    I will NOT use one of those anymore, or any non-powered stat.
    They have one of those "watch batteries" in them. They say it's non removable but I've had them all apart and the battery out before. I tried one once and discovered that it likes things too cool. 74 is really 72.

  4. #17
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    I've seen the newer "T87" stats and have wondered if they were power stealing... Is "battery assisted" somewhat power stealing?

  5. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by 54regcab View Post
    I've seen the newer "T87" stats and have wondered if they were power stealing... Is "battery assisted" somewhat power stealing?
    It power steals to charge that battery inside.

  6. #19
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    Smart = Honeywell
    "Everyday above ground, is a good day".
    "But everyday that you have made a difference in someones life, may insure you stay above ground a little longer".<aircooled>

  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus-Herb94 View Post
    It power steals to charge that battery inside.
    So it uses a rechargeable battery similiar to the way Nest is setup?

  8. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by 54regcab View Post
    So it uses a rechargeable battery similiar to the way Nest is setup?
    That's how I understand it to work. They don't seem to have the goofy power stealing issues the Nest has AFAIK but I don't bother with those T87N's enough to really know.

  9. #22
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    Junk........ I despise those things if I have an opportunity to replace them I always will. I hate the fact that Home Depot and other DIY places sell these things because, everyone that can read thinks there a ac professional and buy the wrong stat or wire it up wrong, then get rid of the installation guide.

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