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Does it matter what brand of batteries you use for the Cozmo? Some batteries die after just one day :confused:

Which batteries do you use?
 

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Do the Cozmo use standard size batteries like the AA AAA and the like?
 

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I use lithium batteries in my Cozmo. They last the longest, but cost the most.

The downside is when they die, it happens very quickly, just a few hours from the time they are no longer showing as fulll on the meter.

So.... I would not suggest a T1 use them, but as a t2 I can assume some risk. Really though, the alarm you get when a battery goes dead is loud enough to wake me, it is just the battery could go dead at an inconvenient time.

-Lloyd
 

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I use lithium batteries in my Cozmo. They last the longest, but cost the most.

The downside is when they die, it happens very quickly, just a few hours from the time they are no longer showing as fulll on the meter.

So.... I would not suggest a T1 use them, but as a t2 I can assume some risk. Really though, the alarm you get when a battery goes dead is loud enough to wake me, it is just the battery could go dead at an inconvenient time.

-Lloyd
Hey Lloyd!
nice to see you here too!
Yes, lithium are the best, but also the most expensive. Overhere, we get free batteries, but sometimes you do run out and I won't drive to the clinic (1 hour drive) to get some. Normally I keep a spare one in my meter pack. As you say: once it's ready to die, it goes way too fast!

I did notice with cheaper batteries, that they maximum last one day. Someone told me you couldn't use cheap batteries with Cozmo or batteries that have been used in another appliance. Does that sound familiar to you?
 

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I use a triple A Energizer battery in my Minimed pump. It works better than other brands fo me.
 

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Hey Lloyd!
nice to see you here too!
Yes, lithium are the best, but also the most expensive. Overhere, we get free batteries, but sometimes you do run out and I won't drive to the clinic (1 hour drive) to get some. Normally I keep a spare one in my meter pack. As you say: once it's ready to die, it goes way too fast!

I did notice with cheaper batteries, that they maximum last one day. Someone told me you couldn't use cheap batteries with Cozmo or batteries that have been used in another appliance. Does that sound familiar to you?
You need heavy duty batteries of some type. The pump draws a lot of power, especially if you use the backlight and uplink data to your computer.

-Lloyd
 

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You need heavy duty batteries of some type. The pump draws a lot of power, especially if you use the backlight and uplink data to your computer.

-Lloyd
I do use the backlight quite often Lloyd. Never thought that would shorten the status of my battery. I have quite some built in alarms as well.

My batteries last about 3 weeks now.
 

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I do use the backlight quite often Lloyd. Never thought that would shorten the status of my battery. I have quite some built in alarms as well.

My batteries last about 3 weeks now.
How much insulin you pump makes a difference too. Pumping is work :)

-Lloyd
 

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Hi!

Does it matter what brand of batteries you use for the Cozmo? Some batteries die after just one day :confused:

Which batteries do you use?
Make sure you are using a good quality alkaline battery. If you buy the cheaper Zinc batteries they will only last a few days and they can damage your pump.

I only use Energizer or Duracell in my pump. I will occaisionally use the Sears Die-Hard brand.

The Cozmo does not allow you to use the Lithium batteries... it confuses the pump, while they last longer it shows full power until they are dead then your pump just stops without warning.

I now have a MM 722 and it's documentation only says use energizer.

Batteries make the world of differnce and I tried some of the newer "GREEN" Ecological batteries... they did not make it one day. Guess I have to make more carbon to pump :confused:

Allen Prunty, Louisville, KY
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You need heavy duty batteries of some type. The pump draws a lot of power, especially if you use the backlight and uplink data to your computer.

-Lloyd
EverReady makes a battery called a "Heavy Duty" it is not an alkaline battery and may damage your pump. Make sure that you are using alkaline batteries. Acceptable batteries will have the certification LR03 on them.

Allen Prunty, Louisville, KY
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