Wednesday, September 12, 2007

-- PLUG -- IT -- IN --

Sometimes,  just sometimes, I can correct my mistakes before I call the repairman or make a long distance call to San Francisco. 

I plugged the power cord into the power chair over night.  Yet, this morning, when I used the chair, the battery indicator showed only partial charge.

"Oh, my gawd," thought I. "I'm going to need a new $200 battery." I nursed the chair around this morning on its weak battery.  At noon, I plugged the power cord into the chair again. But I noticed that the ammeter was showing NO charge. 

"That's even worse.  The battery may be okay but I will need a new charger.  $400." 

"Perhaps I just need a new power cord."  I had hope. I jiggled the cord. No response. 

Then one my few good ideas hit me.  I checked the connection of the power cord to the wall socket.  It was loose.

I re-plugged in the power cord.  I checked the ammeter.  The charger, at last, was working well.

I am not sure whether I saved $200 or saved $400. 

Either will do.


msecz said...

I love it when things have a happy ending, don't you?

garnett109 said...

I hoped you saved $600.00
If it breaks can the vfw or american legion help you out?

hewasolddog299 said...

Somebody's been yanking the plug out of the wall by the cord, pulling from the side, instead of using the plug that the Master Electrician of Design intended.

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rocrebelgranny said...

My son hooked up my computer after our very recent move.  I checked - no audio.

He then connected the speakers.

He chided me for not realizing that the first thing you do is check the power source.  I told him I thought he knew enough to do that when he hooked the silly thing up.  He blushed.

plittle said...

"I am not sure whether I saved $200 or saved $400."

That's a funny line.

jmorancoyle said...

    One less repair, replacement or ever long distance phone call is like looking at new money in one's pocket.

jaymact1 said...

Hi Chuck, never know anyone called Chuck before and really like it. So glad you managed to get your battery to charge up ok and will be ready for the road again soon. Have a great day.  Love Joan.