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One of my Nest Detects drains a fresh Energizer battery every few months

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 Original Poster: Stuart Ross 


 have several Nest Detect sensors in my home and most of them have been working fine for over a year. Unfortunately 3 of my Nest Detect sensors seems to give me a low battery warnings every few months. and that replacing it lasts 2-3 months before I get the warning again. 
I've gone through several packs of Energizer 123 Lithium batteries with no improvement to battery life. I've factory reset the nest detect, and uninstalled and reinstalled it to no avail.
What can I do as it costing a small fortune in replacement batteries?

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Hey there,

Sorry for the late response, but I wanted to drop in here to help. 


I understand that issues with Nest Detect can be confusing but I definitely wanted to stop by and see how I could help. 


Just wanted to double check to see if you were still needing help on this? If so, what troubleshooting steps have you tried? 


Please let me know. 


Best regards, 

Garrett DS

I have the same issue.  What are the troubleshooting steps I should try before I replace it with First Alert?

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Hey yoyadler,


Sorry for the late reply. I wanted to follow up and ensure you are good to go. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further. 

Best regards,

Community Member

Yes we are still having issues.  I am going to get rid of the Nest and get a basic smoke detector.