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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

Advantages of the Duracell Portable 600 Watt Powerpack 600HD

by Barbara 12. July 2011 10:41

Question about the Duracell 852-2007 Portable 600 Watt Powerpack 600HD

Q: "What makes this unit better than the 450 watt powerpacks I've seen advertised for much less money?" Thanks Sam

Answer: The versatility of this unique and the fact that it is made under the respected Duracell brand are two great reasons to begin with. The units we sell are not from the "old" batch that have old batteries and are left over from the former owner of the brand. This is an emergency preparedness product that gives you about all you need to deal with situations at home and on the road. 450 watts is a minimal power pack/inverter unit.

Duracell Powerpack 600HD Product Features Include:

  •  Runs 115-volt AC (3 outlets)
  •  Runs 12-volt DC (1 outlet)
  •  Built-in 600 power watt inverter
  •  Sealed, non-spillable 28 amp-hour AGM battery
  •  AM/FM radio
  •  Digital alarm clock
  •  Jumper cables designed for safe and efficient jump-starting
  •  Built-in light provides illumination in emergency situations at home and on the road
  •  3-digit display allows for easy battery status monitoring
  •  Audible alarm signals overheat and under voltage conditions
  •  Overload and over-temperature protection to ensure longer inverter life
  •  AC charger stored in the unit. Recharge at home or from a vehicle 

With a six month warranty from the manufacturer, you cannot go wrong with this unit for camping, emergencies where you need a nebulizer and the power is out, etc.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

LifeHammer and Res-Q-Me Car Escape Tools Are As Seen on TV Products

by Barbara 18. May 2011 11:26

Question about the Res-Q-Me Keychain Emergency Escape Tool, ORANGE and the LifeHammer® Escape Tool, Original, ORANGE

Q: "Are these the escape tools recently seen on the TV shows Doctor OZ, The Doctors, The Mythbusters and the Today Show? I am interested in purchasing some as gifts and for personal use. Recently there were several drownings near us where cars went into rivers or canals and the occupants could not get the doors open. Are they available in other colors? Thanks. Ted."

Answer: Yes, you are correct. All these shows emphasize safety in the home, in the workplace and while traveling. The products come in many colors. There are discounts on quantities. In fact, you can have them personalized although we recommend this be in a minimum of 100 units as set up fees must be charged. Both products can be used to cut seat belts and to break out non-laminated, i.e. side windows of cars. Often emergency personnel like firemen and police use them in rescues as well.

The available colors for Res-Q-Me escape tools include black, orange, pink, red, yellow, and blue. Part of the profit from each pink one sold goes to National Breast Cancer Detection.

Lifehammers are now made in two other colors besides orange i.e. 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.

The Res-Q-Me in made in the USA. The LifeHammer is the original which is made in the Netherlands.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Cheap Breathalyzers Are Disposable, Accurate. Save Lives. Save Your License.

by Barbara 3. April 2011 10:41

Question about the Redline Disposable Breathalyser, Single Use, FDA Pre-Market Approved .

Q: "I've looked at the various AlcoHawk breathalyzers like the AlcoHAWK SLIM Alcohol Screener Breathalyzer and the AlcoHawk DOT Std. Alcohol Tester Breathalyzer ELITE. My problem is that I am a college senior, a man, and carrying one of these in my pocket takes up a lot of room. Plus it looks like I am about to be in some drinking contest! How accurate is the Redline disposable tester? I need to know when to call a cab rather than take a chance on driving drunk and risking an accident or a ticket. Thanks. Tim."

Answer: The Redline Disposable Breathalyser is cheap insurance against causing death, injury or a DUI. This is a single use disposable unit that uses alcohol reactive chemical crystals to give a quick reading of whether you are "safe" to drive. Best of all, it is so small the unit can discretely fit in your jacket or pants pocket. Use in the restroom or a quiet corner. Accurate to 0.05%.

Redline is the only disposable breathalyser in the world to be quality approved and certified for accuracy by the FDA, USA, Standards Australia, French NF & German TUV. Within two minutes, the test results are available. Order more than one disposable breathalyzer and share with friends and family! Traditional digital breath alcohol testers are a great investment for buyers looking to test several times in a month or multiple times in one day. T

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Advantages of New V-120 XP3 Hornet Deer Repeller for Cars and Motorcycles Over Older Models

by Barbara 2. August 2010 08:44

Question about the New XP3 Hornet, Model V-120

Q: "I have an older model of the Hornet electronic deer repeller. I just got a new car. I'd like to know how this model differs so I know if I should buy a new unit or re-install the old one. Thanks. Jack."

Answer: Protection against car deer accidents is easier with the new model. The new Hornet V Models utilize the latest and most reliable electronic technology: you do not have to ground the new unit to the vehicle chassis. The V series Hornets come with a 4' pigtail and a 3.5mm plug that connects via a new weather tight connector to a new wiring harness. The easy mount bracket lets you mount the unit to the license plate bracket. The new automotive wiring harness is 10 feet long and comes complete with an inline fuse. You do not have to drill a hole in the firewall for the control switch as you did with the older version. The combined total length of the new 10' automotive wiring harness and the 4' pigtail wire connected to the V series is 14 feet which makes installation easier.  The most unique feature of the automotive V series Hornets is that the wiring harness does not carry power. The automotive V series switches the ground so a short circuit can never occur. This means you can wrap the wiring harness around and through the door jam without the possiblity of a short circuit. The V series motorcycle harness also has the new weather tight 3.5mm plug and a redesigned switch housing for easy installation.

XP3 Hornet V-120 Black or Chrome Deer Accident Avoidance Features:

  • Sound Pressure Level: 120dB (A.S.)
  • Operating Base Frequency: 4.8 ± 0.5 kHz
  • WV Ultrasonic Wave: 18,000 to 21,000 Hz
  • Wave Carrying Length: 1,600 Ft. ±
  • Effective Range: 700 Ft.
  • Operating Voltage Range: 8-16 VDC
  • Current Consumption: 10mA (max.) at 12 VDC
  • The chrome model is very popular with motorcycle owners and those with more expensive sporty cars.

    The Hornet has a 90 day limited warranty and a lifetime service policy by the manufacturer.

    Thank you 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

    Deer Accident Prevention with the Electronic XP3 Hornet for Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles.

    by Barbara 13. September 2009 06:00

    Question about the XP3 Electronic Deer Hornet to scare deer off roads to avoid car accidents or motorcycle deer accidents.

    Q: "What makes this deer repeller device better than the less expensive "deer horns" you can install on your front bumper? Could I install this myself? I have a motorcycle plus two cars. Some of my friends recommend this device, especially in the fall during rutting season. Please advise." Thanks. Joe.

    Answer: Joe, I will list some basic reasons that this unit is superior over the plastic whistle devices you can fix to your car.

    1. Power: Hornet: Electric sound generator sounds at 120 decibels that carries at least 800 feet in front of the vehicle no matter what your speed. Compare to air being pushed through plastic tubes that make no sound unless you are going 35 mph or gaster.
    2. Mounting Angle: Hornet sound generator, 45 degree angle to road. Plastic whistles: aim straight ahead.
    3. Secure Mount versus glue or tape: Hornet won't be pulled off or broken off in a car wash.
    4. Variable Mounting Height: Hornet: mount 3 inches to 6 feet above the road surface; plastic mount on front
    5. Mounting Damage to Car: With EZ Mount Bracket, the Hornet can be mounted to the license plate holder without drilling a single hole.
    6. Intensity of Sound: Hornet's is the same at any speed. Precision tuned sonic generator produces a high pitched, directional sonic wave that reflects off the road surface of a moving vehicle and produces a virtual sonic echo effect.
    7. Deer and Other Animals Get Advance Warning: Due to intensity of sound. Deer are skittish. More likely to bolt in the other direction if they approach this sound.

    70% less likely to have a deer accident if you install this unit on your vehicle and keep your eyes open.

    Yes, you can install this unit yourself. There is a motorcycle wiring harness kit available which allows installation without any holes being drilled. Most of our motorcycle customers buy the XP3 Hornet in Chrome. The inventor developed this unit after a friend was killed on a motorcycle after hitting a deer and then he himself hit a deer with his car the next week. These units are also installed on train engines particularly in the Northeast and Japan (our sales).

    For motorhomes, RV's and freight trucks, the larger dual horn Interstate Hornet is a better choice as it has an effective range of about 1000 feet. Several large trucking companies are regular customers. In rural areas, especially on interstate highways, these are much superior to the smaller units.

    Thanks for your question. Safe Roads to you from Safe Home Products.

    Sincerely, Barbara

    Recovery Time Between Alcohol Breath Tests on AlcoHawk Pro Model 11000?

    by Barbara 24. June 2009 11:23

    Question about the AlcoHawk 11000 by Q3 Innovations.

    Q: "What is the recovery time between tests with this product? How many
    tests can be done in a five minute period?" Jason.

    Answer: The answer is 4 tests in 5 minutes since we recommend waiting 1 minute between each test performed using the AlcoHAWK® unit. The AlcoHawk Pro or unit uses a semiconductor oxide sensor and meets DOT Standards as a breath alcohol screener. A single 9 volt battery can power about 300 tests.

    Some AlcoHawk features:
  • Warm-Up Time: 20 Seconds
  • Blowing Time: 5 Seconds
  • Response Time: 3 Seconds
  • Digital Display: 3 Digits in numeric readout.
  • Operating Temperature: 10-40° C
  • Detection Range: 0.00 - 0.40% BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration)
  • Air Sample: 5 Seconds
  • Sensor Accuracy: 0.01% at 0.10 % B.A.C.
  • Calibration: Required Periodically. (Send to manufacturer or to designated recalibration facility)

  • Thank you for your question.
    Sincerely, Barbara