Reply to post: Re: Daylight Savings

My Nest smoke alarm was great … right up to the point it went nuts

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Re: Daylight Savings

In the past 10 years I have had children and resolved to change all the batteries in all the detectors every 'fall back' I haven't had one low battery chirp

OK, fair enough, but I still want to know what is so difficult in adding a hysteresis circuit that keeps its LED blinking once it has done its low battery chirp? Either you decide that low is low and pretty much removes its ability to yell at you when there is smoke/fire and use the remaining power to help you find which of the buggers needs feeding, or the function is useless.

The "I will bleep VERY briefly every half hour" signal that they collectively exhibit is extremely unhelpful and I'm betting I'm not the only one that has ripped the lot out to get some sleep, with the plan to sort it all out when my brain actually stands a chance of making an intelligent stab at finding the culprit. From a safety perspective, that is not the most ergonomic approach to design.

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