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How to remove a car remote battery

How to remove a car remote battery

Automobiles
Keyless remotes, automatic starters and car alarms are accessories that have become nearly standard on different types of vehicles all around the world. All of these wireless technologies are controlled by handheld remotes that can be easily added to a keychain or held in a pocket. Often held with car keys, the wireless remotes could control the automotive features from as far away as a couple of hundred feet. Whether it is the alarm, starter or keyless system, the remotes feature simple batteries that allow them to work. Keyless Entry Battery The batteries for these remotes are what allow them to work with the transmitters installed in your car. These automatic starter batteries, however, can stop working for a variety of reasons. They can run out of power simply due to overuse,...
How to choose DC to AC power supply inverters

How to choose DC to AC power supply inverters

Automobiles
Most electrical and electronic devices run off 115 volts AC (110 to 120 volts, or 220 to 240 volts in some countries). Adapters are available to charge cell phones from a car battery's 12 volts DC. However these need to be purchased separately and will often need to be changed for each new phone. Using an inverter (often misspelled as "invertor") means that devices can be used in the car without any special converters. Depending on the power rating and type, inverters can cost as little as $25 for a 100 watt model (modified sine wave) and can reach hundreds of dollars for more powerful models. Pure sine wave models (see explanation below) start at about $100 for 100 watts. Popular brands include Xantrex (Prosine, Trace, Freedom), Coleman, Vector and AIMS. Cigarette Lighter Versu...