I use wax paper to cover where the battery contacts the phone. This extends the standby time from phantom currents that drain the battery. In the phones where the wax paper can be pulled without ripping it I mark it a “Pull”. On some of the phones where the paper will rip I use the “No Pull” and a cover will need to be taken off and the paper removed before it can be used.
When I change the smoke detector batteries & change our storage water (when daylight savings changes) I check and charge the phone batteries.
* Rugged family size battery-powered lantern for outdoor use
* 13-watt fluorescent twin U-tube bulb delivers bright white light
* Heavy-duty thermoplastic and rubber housing is weather-resistant
* Runs for 28 hours (low) or 18 hours (high) on 8 D batteries (not included)
* Cool touch bulb design; measures 9 inches in diameter and 15.25 inches tall
We will use this battery-powered lantern if there is short-term power outage for our primary lighting.
If there is a long-term power outage we will haul out our battery backup and generator to light our main living area. If a family member needs to visit the restroom or another dark area of the house they will grab one of the battery-powered lanterns.