Access Batteries Needed?

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Just replaced one of my smartHUBs with an Access and wondering if it's necessary to install batteries. At one of my locations, battery backup is not critical, so if it doesn't impact the function of the Access when it's plugged in and has power, is there any downside to not installing the three AA batteries? Just no need to waste the batteries and also run any risk of leaking batteries.
Thanks.
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John Danese

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Posted 5 months ago

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George D. Nincehelser

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You don't have to.  I've been running one for a while now without batteries.  I keep meaning to put them in, but I keep forgetting.

I was expecting to be nagged about not having batteries through myAcurite, but I'm not seeing that.  Perhaps that is a bug.

Other than that, I've noticed no ill-effects yet.
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Steve U

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Modern (name brand) batteries are not subject to leaking (except when dead) like the older ones were.

I just noticed, you can't see the battery status via the Access login or via the front LED. :(
The LED only blinks slow IF the unit is running ON BATTERY