Battery Operated Clocks are nice because they can be placed anywhere without any worry about applying electrical power. However there are many reasons people would prefer to have an electric clock. An electric clock saves money by eliminating the cost of the battery in a quartz wall clock. There is no worry about when the battery will die with an electric powered clock. Disposable single use batteries are harmful to the environment.
Electric clocks can be considered a green alternative to battery operated clocks because most single use batteries are not recycled and are harmful to the environment. In fact it is illegal in California to throw away a single use battery like a AA battery under California Universal Waste Rule. It outline the need to recycle batteries. The aggregate of clock batteries being throw away every day throughout the United States is substantial.
Historically, the main problem with Electric clocks is when you have small power outages. These small power outages have become more frequent in many parts of United States do to the weather and the demand stress on our power grid. The short power fluctuations tend not to last long but they typically range from five to fifteen minutes.
These small power outages are a curse for electric clocks. When the power goes out the clock stops working. If you are not home or are away from the office when this occurs you may not even know the power went out for that period of time. Then when power comes back online your electric clocks will display the wrong time. It is very troublesome to have a clock displaying the correct time one day and then the next day displaying the wrong time.
A battery backup enables electric clocks to switch to battery power during electrical power outages. The key to a successful backup is the ability of the power source to switch to battery backup without any manual intervention. Another key element is the battery backup needs to be simple and compact.
Chase Clocks have produced the ideal solution to resolve these issues. Their electric clocks use a UL approved power adaptor in which one end of the adaptor plugs into a standard 110 volt electric outlet and on the clock motor side an AA re-chargeable battery is inserted. The electrical power is always running through the AA battery and when the electrical power is lost the clock movement operates on battery power. When the electrical power is restored the battery is recharged.
This solution resolves the problem of electric clocks losing time during power outages and displaying the incorrect time. The compact size of this electrical adapter makes it ideal for clocks. It is the same size as a regular electric power cord.
An additional added benefit to this solution is that if you need to move the electric clock to a different location and electrical power is not available at the new location the Chase Electric Clock can be simply converted into a battery operated clock.
The conversion process is accomplished by removing the UL electrical adapter’s AA rechargeable battery from the battery compartment located on the clock motor. Then simply insert a standard AA battery into the battery slot.
Now and then a simple solution can deliver so much benefit. The Chase Clocks approach makes electric clocks more appealing and has a small but nice “Green” environmental impact by reducing the use of AA batteries for analog and digital clocks. Electric clock customers have peace of mind that their electric clock will always provide them accurate time.