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Old 10-21-2020, 03:30 PM   #1
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Key pad door lock

If you have a Bauer electronic key pad lock, have you ever experienced the batteries leaking and causing damage. I have, and it's a nightmare getting warranty work. The Catch 22 is, the locks are warranted for one year but Jayco puts locks that are more than a year old in. And Bauer won't honor their warranty if there is corrosion. DUH. That lock is $262 to replace. They won't sell you parts.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:01 AM   #2
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What battery brand was in it?
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Jayco put Energizers in there. They leaked so I put Duracell in there. In less then a year the Duracell's went. When I went to replace them I guess I did not get all the battery acid out from the first time and it went into the circuit board. The touch pad no longer worked. I bitched like crazy and the bottom line is they sold me a $270 lock for 50% off.
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Alkaline batteries don't do well in outdoor conditions, such as on the outside of an RV
Extremes of heat or cold will cause them to burst and leak, as you experienced.

I don't know if a lithium battery might fare any better... they're supposed to be more tolerant of heat and cold.
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Alkaline batteries don't do well in outdoor conditions, such as on the outside of an RV
Extremes of heat or cold will cause them to burst and leak, as you experienced.

I don't know if a lithium battery might fare any better... they're supposed to be more tolerant of heat and cold.
This is the reason I take all my remotes inside the house during winter. Found out the hard way.
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We had the technician take the batteries out of our lock during our PDI due to this fact. I am old school and still carry keys around but still works when we need to use them.
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Bauer Locks has done extensive studies with batteries and have decided Energizers will be the one for them.
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Bauer Locks has done extensive studies with batteries and have decided Energizers will be the one for them.
Your own experience seems to suggest that was a bad choice...
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Bauer Locks has done extensive studies with batteries and have decided Energizers will be the one for them.
When the key portion of my lock was bad after purchase I talked to Bauer and they told me to use Energizer batteries only in their locks. It was interesting that when the new lock arrived the batteries in the box were some knock off no brand batteries. They worked fine for about a year and I had to replace them when they died trip a couple of weeks ago.
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I see that Energizer MAX has a No Leak Guarantee. They will replace the device.
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