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Re: [IPk] Being on the Minimed

John, you're right.  According to the 508 instruction book, the pump "looks
for the remote" every 2 to 3 seconds when the remote is activated.  Hence,
it will drain the batteries quicker.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Neale" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 17 October 2001 14:16
Subject: Re: [IPk] Being on the Minimed

> >Now for the batteries I have not changed them yet I have been told they
> >6 week but if you use the little key ring remote control this take a lot
> >power from the batteries so I will not be using it well not yet anyway,
> >if you are told by the pump use are to change them as soon as you can in
> >other word you are to carry the spear set with you takeout supply box.
> Someone mentioned here last month that on the 508 having the remote
> function "enabled" on the pump - even if you don't actually use it - still
> uses up a lot of electricity, since they constantly talk to each other. So
> if you don't use the remote control, disable it on the pump itself. At
> least, that's how I understood the discussion...
> John
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