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Repel Mice, Rats, Cats and Squirrels from Car Engine Compartments with Ultrasonic Repeller

by Barbara 19. June 2013 08:55

Question about how to keep animals from chewing up wiring in my parked car.

Q: " How can I keep mice and squirrels from getting under my car and nesting in my car's engine compartment. I live in the mountains of Colorado and do not have a garage. If I leave a vehicle parked for several days, I risk having small animals from nesting or crawling into the underside of my car. I've had to have wiring repaired several times. Thanks. Tom."

Answer: You are not the first person to ask for such a product. Years ago there was a 12 volt product made in China or India that attached to one' car battery and produced ultrasounds to get rid of pest animals under a vehicle. That was never imported.

Now P3 International has an inexpensive under the hood product that runs off C cells. This animal repeller, the P7825 Under Hood Animal Repeller, keeps your engine compartment safer from squirrels, rabbits, rats, martens/sables etc. At higher elevations or in colder weather, rats, cats and other animals seek shelter and warmth in engine compartments. There they chew on cables, wiring harnesses and other expensive parts.

Under Hood Pest Repeller Features

  • Easily mounted: 4 Eight Inch Vinyl Cable Ties Included Plus Two Screws with Plastic Screw Holders
  • Battery operated
  • Water Resistant
  • LED Indicator
  • On/Off Button

Specifications:

  • Frequency: 12kHz
  • Batteries:2 x C Alkaline batteries (not included)
  • Battery Life:6-8 months (longer with alkaline)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H):5 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"
  • Weight:4 oz.

Operation and Instructions:

  1. Open the battery door by unscrewing the metal screw.
  2. Insert Two C size batteries (not included, alkaline or better recommended).
  3. Close door. Unit is ready to use.
  4. Cautions: Avoid high temperature areas such as exhaust manifold. Do not place where unit will interfere with moving parts.
  5. Switch on by depressing and holding on/off button for 2 seconds. LED will light and unit switches on. Switch off if desire by holding button for 2 seconds.
  6. In operation, the unit sounds a 12 kHz frequency tone.
  7. Status LED lights up when unit is activated.
  8. Typical battery life is 1 year or more with alkaline battery.

Thank you for your question. This should help solve your problem.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Koolatron 12V Battery Saver Turns Off Coolers, Inverters, Etc. So Vehicle Starts

by Barbara 26. January 2012 08:01

Question about using the Koolatron Kargo Kooler 12V Thermoelectric Cooler 33 Qt while my car is parked.

Q: "I am concerned about leaving the Koolatron cooler plugged in while I go into the store to shop. I want the cooler to be pre-cooled. We live in Arizona. What can I do to make sure my battery does not get too low to start the car? Thanks. Susan."

Answer: We suggest that you add a Koolatron 12V Battery Saver for Vehicles, F70110.

The battery saver can mean the difference between being stuck miles from nowhere!  To use, first plug your 12V cooler, inverter, etc. into the battery saver. Then turn on your car or truck engine and plug in the Battery Saver to the 12V outlet/cigarette lighter accessory outlet.  When you turn off the enginer, the 12V appliances or inverter will operate only until the Koolatron 12V Battery Saver F70110 senses that your vehicle voltage is below 11 volts. The battery saver then shuts off the current to all accessories plugged in, preventing further drainage. The Battery Saver reconnects automatically when you start your vehicle so your appliance or thermoelectric cooler is again operational. You'll never have to worry about your car starting again with the 12 V Battery Saver. Use with all Koolatron coolers so your car will start if you forget to disconnect the 12V plug.

  • Works with any vehicle with a cigarette lighter
  • Senses when vehicle voltage drops below 11 volts
  • Reconnects automatically
  • Model F70110
  • 1 Year warranty by Koolatron 

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

How does a BreakOut Safety Tool Differ from a LifeHammer or Res-Q-Me?

by Barbara 17. July 2010 06:14

Question about the Breakout Safety Tool Super Value BK-350

Q:"How does a BreakOut Safety Tool Differ from a LifeHammer or Res-Q-Me? Thanks, Dave"

Answer: The BreakOut escape tools come in several models. All are black. Some have LED lights. All can easily slip over your sun visor for easy access in the event of an auto accident or, in the case of the LED units, when you need a map or emergency light. Regardless of the model, each units has two seat belt cutter blades and a two headed unit for glass breaking.

Only the BreakOut, some models, has an LED light.  The LifeHammer should be permanently mounted in your vehicle within easy reach of the driver and front seat passenger. It is similar to the BreakOut tool as breaking the window requires the user to strike the window with some force using one of the two breaker heads. The Res-Q-Me goes where you go as it fits on your keychain. The Res-Q-Me has a spring loaded head with a force of 12 lbs or less to break out a window.. The BreakOut can be clipped onto either or both of the sun visors on a car, truck or RV.

The BreakOut is Made in USA, the Res-Q-Me is Made in USA and the LifeHammer is Made in the Netherlands.

BreakOut Models Include:

So all are black, can slide over the sun visor, have two stainless steel cutting blades for seat belts, two stainless steel breaker points for entry or exit and a hand grip that works for right or left handed persons.

We recommend the units with magnets and LED's for those who do more rural travel where lights may be needed to change a tire, etc.

These units also can be personalized for giveaways with quantity pricing available.

Thanks you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Looking for LifeHammer Car Safety Tool that is Not Orange

by Barbara 17. July 2010 05:45

Question about the Original Orange LifeHammer Escape Tool

Q:"What options do I have to the orange Life Hammer? The orange really clashes with the maroon interior of my expensive car. I do want to have it permanently installed. I don't want my car to look like a highway safety vehicle! Thanks. Howard.

Answer: Lifehammers are now made in black and in pink. Part of the profits from every pink LifeHammer are given to support Breast Cancer Awareness month with free exams for those who cannot afford them otherwise.

If you travel a lot and use rental cars, we do suggest that you add a Res-Q-Me to your keyring. We currently sell these smaller auto safety devices in several colors. A Res-Q-Me has a spring activated window breaker plus a sharp seat belt cutter blade. The available colors include black, orange, pink,red, yellow, and blue

The Res-Q-Me units and the LifeHammers can be personalized for give aways. The Res-Q-Me's are Made in USA while the LifeHammers are made in the Netherlands.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Add Logos to Res-Q-Me and Life Hammer Safety Escape Devices for Give-Away or Fund-Raising

by Barbara 10. April 2010 08:36

Question about the Res-Q-Me Escape Tool.

Q:"I work for a major company that provides mass transportation across the nation. We've decided that giving Res-Q-Me escape tools or Life Hammers will be part of our acknowledging the safety record of one of our divisions. I need 300 units with our company logo imprinted on each units plus a brief acknowledgment of their accomplishments. We prefer the Res-Q-Me units as they can fit on our employees' keychains. Is this possible? How long does it take? Can you give me some ball-park figures on additional costs?" Thanks from Steve.

Answer: Both the Life Hammer and the Res-Q-Me can be personalized to be sold to support a school, fire department, etc. or as a give-away to employees, customers, etc. The cost is related to number of color of inks used, how quickly they are needed and whether the color you choose is in stock. The minimum for personalizing or imprinting is 100 units. At this time, April 2010, the set-up fee is $75 to $125 and the rush fee is $100 for 48 hour service just for the imprinting. What we need is a high resolution logo and/or high resolution printing. Figure on a minimum of $1.25 extra per unit at this time (April 2010) with ground shipping for one color in minimums of 100 units. Typical lead time for imprinting is 21 days to 14 days plus shipping time (4 t0 5 business days.)

For larger quantities, we do have quantity pricing available. On the Res-Q-Me, both the clip and the unit itself can have lettering or logo's imprinted. Due to the small size of the unit, larger more complicated logos might not work well. Both products have seat belt cutters and glass break devices for escape from cars, trucks, etc.

The Life Hammer has more room for imprinting due to its larger size. Currently, the colors available in the Res-Q-Me are bright orange, pink with part of each sale going to fight breast cancer, red, blue, black and yellow. The Life Hammer is now available in original bright orange, pink (part of each sale going to breast cancer research) and black.

Thank you very much for your question and your order!

Sincerely, Barbara