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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:08 AM   #21
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I mean, after all, since the Better Business Bureau is BBB, it is so nice to outdo them with BBBB

All due and appropriate consideration for the environment.... we are definitely likely, or our loved ones will, to have to deal with the "battery" issue post mortem. If they are a landfill haxard, a hazard of ashes to ashes or cemetery proportions may be a point. I never thought whether the cadre of pacemaker recipients has had to deal with this issue, as some must surely have met the maker.

Oh, and Rae, we could add another B by including Borg in the group name, thus achieving a lofty FIVE, count them, FIVE Bs..... now that is a lot of Bs [pun intended]. The Borg Bionic Biohazard Butt Buzzer Bunnies..... but that is SIX...... is there a seventh? We can at least be the BBBBBB club. I think that deserves a dot com.....

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My dear fellow buzzers and soon-to-be buzzers...

I'd like to know how long your battery(s) have lasted, for those veterans who've had yours long enuf to need changed.
And if you still have your first one or are waiting to get your implant, what has your Dr or Rep told you about the life of the battery.

I'm just curious and hoping to get an average expectancy of these things. Of course, some of it will depend on how much you run your unit and how high your amplitude runs.

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I was told this new-fangled technology-laced battery would last 9 years, give or take. Since I do run my 24x7 it may not last quite as long but I also don't let it go way down before giving it a charge - newer batteries like these do NOT like to be "full-cycled" like the old NiCad's did/do. I personally think my leads will fail before the battery does but that's just cuz of the defective hardware they stuck in me.
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[quote=Mark56;935816]I mean, after all, since the Better Business Bureau is BBB, it is so nice to outdo them with BBBB

All due and appropriate consideration for the environment.... we are definitely likely, or our loved ones will, to have to deal with the "battery" issue post mortem. If they are a landfill haxard, a hazard of ashes to ashes or cemetery proportions may be a point. I never thought whether the cadre of pacemaker recipients has had to deal with this issue, as some must surely have met the maker.



Hi Mark,
I had to get out my booklet on this to be sure because the other day when I made reference to the battery exploding....I had NOT thought about being a biohazard...I meant really exploding... This is from the book...

"The cremation process causes the battery to explode."

I do apologize if I caused anyone to squirm at the subject.

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I had to get out my booklet on this to be sure because the other day when I made reference to the battery exploding....I had NOT thought about being a biohazard...I meant really exploding... This is from the book...

"The cremation process causes the battery to explode."
THANK you for this! You know....since the birth of this forum, this subject has never been hit on! I'd certainly say that this is a VERY important issue that ALL should be well-informed. Something I'd consider to be mandatory to include in a last will and testament.

Thank you for breaking new ground for us!

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I also don't let it go way down before giving it a charge - newer batteries like these do NOT like to be "full-cycled" like the old NiCad's did/do.
ALSO an important nugget of wisdom! Thanks, Andy.
I was told NEVER to let my battery drain past half-tank. They said that if I forget to charge and let it drain out completely, that it will pretty much ruin the battery, but that I'd still possibly have 'one' more chance of it continuing to run. But, let it drain TWICE and game over.
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I mean, after all, since the Better Business Bureau is BBB, it is so nice to outdo them with BBBB

All due and appropriate consideration for the environment.... we are definitely likely, or our loved ones will, to have to deal with the "battery" issue post mortem. If they are a landfill haxard, a hazard of ashes to ashes or cemetery proportions may be a point. I never thought whether the cadre of pacemaker recipients has had to deal with this issue, as some must surely have met the maker.



Hi Mark,
I had to get out my booklet on this to be sure because the other day when I made reference to the battery exploding....I had NOT thought about being a biohazard...I meant really exploding... This is from the book...

"The cremation process causes the battery to explode."

I do apologize if I caused anyone to squirm at the subject.

You see, any battery of the genus NiCad and more recent will purportedly explode during incineration. For this reason, fine print regarding such little [or large] items warns user NOT to allow battery into a fire.

I did not squirm.
Please don't beam away......
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I mean, after all, since the Better Business Bureau is BBB, it is so nice to outdo them with BBBB

All due and appropriate consideration for the environment.... we are definitely likely, or our loved ones will, to have to deal with the "battery" issue post mortem. If they are a landfill haxard, a hazard of ashes to ashes or cemetery proportions may be a point. I never thought whether the cadre of pacemaker recipients has had to deal with this issue, as some must surely have met the maker.

Oh, and Rae, we could add another B by including Borg in the group name, thus achieving a lofty FIVE, count them, FIVE Bs..... now that is a lot of Bs [pun intended]. The Borg Bionic Biohazard Butt Buzzer Bunnies..... but that is SIX...... is there a seventh? We can at least be the BBBBBB club. I think that deserves a dot com.....

to Rae!

Well, I have to stop this so I may get ready for work and go be serious for a few hours.
Love you folks,
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All things considered, I like The Borg Bionic Benevolant Biohazard Butt Buzzer Bunnies. When my time comes, I am supposed to be nuked. While I adore the idea of going out with a bang, I am certain that it is standard for the cremators to ask if there are any implanted devices since there are so many people walking around with so many different devices. Back to bed. Night Night!!!!!!
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Spiney...... Nuked? I have always referred to the microwave as the device by which we "nuke" leftovers........... I gotta tell you your use of the word "nuked" inspired icky thoughts. Are you sure about the nuking? I have not heard such finality as being nuking before.......

I am not intending to cast aspersion upon your plans or create ill thought where there is likely none. Just looking for clarification here where the use of syntax can inspire thoughts you know.

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Spiney...... Nuked? I have always referred to the microwave as the device by which we "nuke" leftovers........... I gotta tell you your use of the word "nuked" inspired icky thoughts. Are you sure about the nuking? I have not heard such finality as being nuking before.......

I am not intending to cast aspersion upon your plans or create ill thought where there is likely none. Just looking for clarification here where the use of syntax can inspire thoughts you know.

Respectfully and prayin still,
Mark56
I guess that was an oops. My cousin owns a funeral home and crematorium and refers to cremation as nuking........obviously not when dealing with customers. My uncle founded the business and their home was in the facility. I spent a lot of time there growing up, heard all of the "shop talk" and don't think anything of it now. Come to think of it, my kids were a bit uneasy when I said I wanted to be nuked rather than saying I wanted to be cremated. I guess it does sound a bit jaded.
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I guess that was an oops. My cousin owns a funeral home and crematorium and refers to cremation as nuking........obviously not when dealing with customers. My uncle founded the business and their home was in the facility. I spent a lot of time there growing up, heard all of the "shop talk" and don't think anything of it now. Come to think of it, my kids were a bit uneasy when I said I wanted to be nuked rather than saying I wanted to be cremated. I guess it does sound a bit jaded.
Hey Spiney-
This is well understood, and guilt was not a goal here, just information. I, too, have had funerary folk in the family, and they lived "upstairs" for many years. Yeah, there are stories many to share, like when we were little we would play running around through the "show" caskets which were inventory and then get in trouble for it.....

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