Hab’ eine Zeitschaltuhr gekauft. Stellt sich raus, braucht Batterien. Wie, Batterien? Du steckst doch in einer 230V-Steckdose, du olles Gerät? Fuck’s sake …
@email@example.com What the hell!? O_o
@firstname.lastname@example.org I suspect that they put a battery in this time switch (is that the correct word for “Zeitschaltuhr”? 🤔), so the thing doesn’t lose its settings in cases of power outages. I would have thought there are better ways to do that, though … (Honestly, I wouldn’t care if it lost the settings. It’s irrelevant for my use case. But it was the only model available, so I had no choice anyway.)
@email@example.com I see. I only used these low-tech mechanical timers back in the days: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Zeitschaltuhr_mechanisch.jpg But it never got switched around to other power points.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Yeah, I actually wanted to buy one of those. The shop where I was didn’t have them, though, only digital ones. I didn’t think much about it and never expected it to need batteries.
@email@example.com That’s a pity, of course.