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Old 02-11-2008, 11:55 AM
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Hi, I am trying to find a good travel clock with a LIGHT that stays on at night (not so much for the alarm) for our upcoming cruise! I like to know what time it is at night! I just brought home three from Target! Two of don't stay lit at night and the other one I think the light is broke...lol! On a past cruise I tried to use an electric digital but it would not keep time! Thanks!
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Nat,
There are inexpensive electric clocks that also allow a battery back-up..in case power fails or surges, it stays on time. Might find one at a local discount store. And, it should stay lit as long as the power (or battery) is on. Good luck finding what you need.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:56 PM
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Most electronic clocks that plug into the wall are going to keep poor time on a cruise becuase they rely on the AC current 60hz cycle as a time base. On a cruise ship that generates its own AC power, that 60Hz in not accurate enough for time keeping.

I just use an Timex indiglo watch. I push the button, it lights up and i can see what time it is. If you are interested in the light itself, bring a plug in night light and then you can plug it in and put a wind up travel clock next to it. Maybe that will work. I don't know of too many clocks that will run on battery AND stay lit all night. All the battery based clocks I have seen require you to push a light button to light up to save the battery. And the battery backed ones only keep the time correct until power it restored.
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Funny you should say that, because that was exactly what you had to do, push the buttom to light it up. At least now I understand why the clocks won't keep time, Thanks!! I will keep looking!! My sons have watchs that light up, that's what they used on our last cruise!
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Well, if you find a good one, please let us know. I'm sure there are others that would like the same thing.
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I will, now I am on a mission.. !!
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To find a good battery-powered alarm clock, one only needs to find people who commonly need to know what the time is as well as people who don't have access to normal AC power. Truck Drivers!! Truck drivers do have inverters but they usually use them for appliances such as televisions, refrigerators, etc. etc. (unless they are wired for DC) I happen to know that many of the larger truck stops carry many different varieties of battery powered alarm clocks and, yes, some stay lit all night.
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2 words....DOLLAR GENERAL!! (fAMILY dOLLAR WORKS TOO!)
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Quote:
Originally posted by PA Steve Rocky Mount:
2 words....DOLLAR GENERAL!! (fAMILY dOLLAR WORKS TOO!)
Thanks for the reply, but I have no idea what you mean...lol??
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