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Old 21-02-2009, 13:39   #1
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Electric Toothbrush?

Is it feasible to have a electric toothbrush aboard? Regarding all it takes to have one, such as a electric outlet, space and all else. I use one daily and would not like to good back to a regular brush. Thanks. Diane
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Old 21-02-2009, 14:04   #2
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The charger for an electric toothbrush has very low power requirements. Run it off of a small inverter for about 1 hour per day. The hard thing is to remember to unplug or turn off the inverter so that it does not draw any standby current for the other 23 hours per day. It can use the same inverter that is used to recharge cell phones and rechargable batteries.
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I use the battery powered ones by Oral-B. Run for a couple of months on one AA battery. Interchangeable bristles. Look in the supermarket.

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Hello, Diane.

My wife and I both use SonicCare toothbushes. They need recharging after 8 or 10 days, and we do it when the inverter is on for some other purpose. Never a problem.
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Diane,
We also have SonicCare toothbrushes on board. Ours were bought last year and are about a year old. We brush in the morning when we get up, and at night when we go to bed. (Two times a day.) Our brushes easily stay charged for over a week, and they take very little time to charge back up. I try not to use my engine hardly at all, so I simply take mine, along with my laptop to the coffee shop and plug it in while I surf the net. I rarely even get an odd look. IMHO SonicCare is the way to go.
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PS. If you go this route, be sure to have backup heads on board to swap out. I had hard time finding the heads in Mexico and eventually had to go to a Wal-Mart in PV in to find one. Ugh.
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Rechargeable ones are the way to go on a boat.
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Diane,
We also have SonicCare toothbrushes on board. Ours were bought last year and are about a year old. We brush in the morning when we get up, and at night when we go to bed. (Two times a day.) Our brushes easily stay charged for over a week, and they take very little time to charge back up. I try not to use my engine hardly at all, so I simply take mine, along with my laptop to the coffee shop and plug it in while I surf the net. I rarely even get an odd look. IMHO SonicCare is the way to go.
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PS. If you go this route, be sure to have backup heads on board to swap out. I had hard time finding the heads in Mexico and eventually had to go to a Wal-Mart in PV in to find one. Ugh.
Sonic care here - no problems with an inverter.
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Walmart - ugh?

Oh, I get it. Colorado...
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Old 22-02-2009, 04:41   #9
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Sonic Care

Mine is about 6 years old and still amazes me. It holds a charge for weeks. When I travel I leave the charging unit home. [Teeth are good to keep ]
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We bought the Oral-Bs in December and with twice a day still haven't had to change the batteries.
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We have battery powered ones on board... an astronaut, a soccer ball, and a fore truck. Yes, we all use the kid ones. But they are fantastic!
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