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A. If an adapter doesn't have "regulated" printed on its label, you
can't be sure about it without testing it. Testing's really easy,
though; get yourself a $15 multimeter, set it to an appropriate DC
volts range, plug the adapter in, and apply the probes to the plug
terminals. That'll give you the unloaded voltage. If it's
significantly higher than the rating, you've got an unregulated
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A. Wrong Battery:
A common problem is "Use of batteries that are not alkaline". When a person puts
them into their flashlight, they canít see any difference because both kinds
will make the flashlight light up, but there is a huge difference in
performance. The old style "regular" batteries will not hold their voltage under
load as well or as long as alkaline batteries. When a non-alkaline battery is
used, the battery life will be very short or not work at all. The display will
work, but often there is not enough power to properly operate the radio receiver
portion of the pager. This leads to complaints of operation in some places and
not in others, or "Jimís pager works there, but mine doesn't". It doesn't matter
what's printed on the outside of the battery, how many or how big they write
Super Duper, Heavy Duty, Extra Power or all the other marketing terms, if it
doesn't say "Alkaline", you should put it into the trash instead of the pager!.
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