I'm a one-man electronic waste generator

May 15, 2019,08:06 AM

It started when I wanted to check my blood pressure and I wasn't sure the tester batteries were fully charged. So I went looking for the voltage adaptor unit that came with my unit. OF COURSE I found all these other adaptors first! 

And this isn't the whole crop -- there are 12 others that are still plugged in and working. What baffled me was I have had a clean-out in the past year or so, and I thought their numbers were reduced. Do they breed, like clothes hangers, when you are not watching them???

I decided to mark the voltage in large white numbers so I wouldn't need a bright light and flashlight to see the voltage rating of the adaptor. 

Now, should I put them back in the drawer and have this feeling of impotent fury another time, or rather dump them all in the recycling bin at the local Goodwill store?


PS - actually this turned out to be quite soothing and a satisfactory exercise - my blood pressure was lower when I checked it on the adaptor than earlier with the batteries  - what does that mean?

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Phones & Cameras -- I found them too

 By: cazalea : May 15th, 2019-08:13
My cache of old Sony digital cameras ... and so far, 5 mobile phones :-( ...  

We also have a box full

 By: dedestexhes : May 15th, 2019-08:41
and each time we move house we don’t have the time to sort them. Pretty sure that we can get rid of 80% +. Thx for reminding me to do finally do it next weekend. Dirk

Haha. [nt]

 By: M4 : May 15th, 2019-12:07