Remove batteries from EasyTouch remote for winter?

Rocket J Squirrel

Bronze Supporter
Jun 7, 2018
596
Alamo, CA
We've probably all had the experience of batteries leaking and ruining the equipment they're in. It just occurred to me that maybe removing the batteries from my EasyTouch wireless remote would be a good idea. I really don't need it over the winter, and it would not be cheap to replace.

The question is whether there's anything in the remote's memory which would be lost with a long period without batteries. It doesn't seem like there is; it seems like the remote gets its info from the transceiver at the main panel every time.

Wondering whether any of you bother to remove the batteries for the off season and whether anything bad happened as a result?
 

ogdento

Bronze Supporter
Mar 30, 2015
389
Chico, CA
hey Rocket...
You're spot on, there's nothing in there that needs to stay powered. The real time clock is on the outdoor board, and all the programming is stored in flash - so it's a GREAT idea to pull those batteries... especially considering there's no good way to get these things apart if you need to repair them!
-Tom
 
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