Multi-Tech Intelli-Pro XJ 3800 Air Cleaner Review

I have an 1100 sq ft mobile home insurance office in Houston. We are located at the intersection of two busy highways, and are in a strip center, between a beauty salon and a high volume barber shop. The air quality is not that great so I run air cleaners 24/7.

We needed to replace one air cleaner and selected the Multi-Tech Intell-Pro XJ 3800 after reading some reviews and comparing prices. The XJ 3800 has a list price of $299 but I found one online for $213 delivered, including a spare HEPA filter and UV bulb.

The unit is rated for 600 sq ft but we have another brand unit running. The two units together do a very good job. The Intelli-Pro cleaner is very hi-tech and features 7 stages of air cleaning. Those include a washable pre filter, washable electrostatic dust collector, activated carbon filter, HEPA filter, TiO2 filter, germicidal UV lamp, and an ionizer. This is state of the art and quite effective. The fan has 4 levels and is only slightly noisy at the highest speed. There is also an auto feature where the unit speeds up when the air is dirty and then slows when the air is cleaner. The filters have a good lifespan and the replacement cost is about $44 to change the HEPA filter and UV bulb. The XJ 3800 also has indicators that tell how dirty the air is, and when the individual filters need cleaning or replacement.

I think this air cleaner is a great value for a small office or for home use. The only thing I don’t like about it is that cleaning and maintenance is somewhat complicated (don’t discard the manual because you will need to study to maintain the unit!).


Fixing Battery Error: "Consider Replacing Your Battery Error" in Windows 7 or Vista

This is typical windows 7 error. Although you battery is brand new you get the suggestion to change your battery and it is drained more often. As with lots of problems on windows 7, this problem is due to invalid hardware configuration settings. The registry entries that matter in this case are the ones that configure the battery, the power state (power saver mode, high performance mode, balanced mode, etc). It’s hard to fix them all manually, but with reinstalling some components it can be done.

Possible Causes of infamous consider replacing your battery Error

There could be many possible causes that lead to corruption of power settings and thus giving you this error. I will list the three most common causes here

Third party software might corrupt registry keys that indirectly affect the power state. They could also install drivers that might do the same

Corrupted shared dependencies: When a windows component gets corrupted, other parts other parts of the system get corrupted too.

Fix the consider replacing your battery Error

You can fix this error by completely draining your battery until you PC shutdown. But this fix is only temporary, since the settings that caused the error are still in the registry. You can try to install the power manager component again, but it is far easier to run a registry cleaner to fix the mess caused by these corrupted registry keys.

Furthermore the windows system has so many dependencies that manually fixing might crash your system. I’m sure that you know by now that the automated solution is far better.


Suggestions to Expand Battery Life of Your Mobile

Battery is an unavoidable accessory of a mobile phone. Without which, it is impossible to give life to your mobile. An ideal life span of a mobile phone battery is 1 and ½ years to 3 years. The users can have a maximum of 800 charges and discharge cycles within this period. Everyone wants to get an extended battery life of their mobile phones. But in practice, most of the mobile phone batteries did not give longer life for the mobile. There is no need of any frustration, just follow few things to get extended battery life. Here are some useful things to be kept in memory.

oUtilise your battery completely

Most people never allow their mobile to utilise all the battery power. They used to recharge them before utilising the battery power completely. It is essential to get the most from your mobile battery for preventing it from memory effect. Memory effect is nothing but your battery may forget to recharge fully if you charge it partially. It can be cleared with an example.

Suppose you have charged your battery fully. Then your handset utilises only half of it. Before recharging the second time, your battery will gradually forget about its remaining 50% capacity. This will be remained idle. Then your battery will function with the 50% of the original capacity. A simple suggestion to avoid such a memory effect is always discharge your battery completely before recharging it. This suggestion will not be applicable while you have Lithium-Ion battery.

oNever allow your battery to be inactive

It is unfair to leave your battery as idle for longer. The life span will automatically reduce. If you plan to keep them dormant, you have to clean it well and keep in a safety place.

oAlways prefer manufacturer’s guide

If you want to have longer battery life for your handset, it can be easily done by following the instructions given by the manufacturer. It will be useful for your handset to protect over charging.

oKeep the battery clean

Always use a cotton swab and alcohol to clean your mobile phone battery. You can get an ideal interaction between your handset and battery.

oKeep away from heat

Heat is a first enemy to your battery charger. Therefore it is fair to keep your handset away from direct sun light and other sources of heat. You may not notice that you have kept your handset always on the car dash board which is hot. Like the same way, over cold is also allergic for mobile phone batteries.

oBetter to avoid vibration mode

While you put your battery in vibration mode, your handset has to consume more battery. Therefore to avoid such consumption, it is better to put handset in ringing mode.

Tiny tricks about the cell phone battery

oIf you feel that the running time of your battery gets low, you can confirm that it is the right time to buy a new battery.

oIf required you can recycle NiCad, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries.

Tips and Warnings

oAlways charge or recharge your battery completely.

oStart to recharge your battery after you get a low battery warning.

oAlways run the headset under your battery power until your handset shuts down.

oFollow the instructions given by the buyer’s manual for recharging.

oShort-circuit makes damage to your battery therefore be aware of it.

oNever allow your battery to drop down, which may lead for bursting cell contents.


Motorola Charm – Android 2.1 Smartphone

The MB502 Charm with MotoBlur and Android 2.1 is a great gadget for even the busiest corporate type or the teens who is a messaging addict. The full-QWERTY keyboard and 2.8 inch touch screen make this phone the best mobile choice for those who would like faster web navigation and ease in message typing. With great software features, the Motorola Charm is one of the most flexible mobile devices, able to meet not just work demands but also personal needs.

The Motorola Charm MB502 has a 3 megapixel camera that runs in Kodak Perfect Touch technology. It also serves as a video cam, recording 24-frames per second as well as delivers a square compact shape, measuring 67.2 mm in height, 98.4 mm in width and 11.4 mm in depth. At first glance, people may mistake it for a heavy mobile phone especially with its wide face however, with a weight of 110 grams the MB502 is charming, lightweight gadgetry to carry around.

The Charm MB502 is one of the most responsive and well-equipped phones that meet both the user messaging and corporate needs. Featuring an improved MotoBlur, users are given the enhanced option of sending and receiving messages and updates. The MotorBlur allows additional widgets to be displayed on the screen for easy access.

Running in Android 2.1, the MB502 Charm includes messaging options such as Gmail, POP3 and IMAP. It also features Microsoft Exchange, for viewing Microsoft documents, and an Android Webkit browser.

Being Android phone the Motorola Charm MB502 delivers excellent performance especially when getting connected either through Wi-Fi or 3G. The phone is able to load up web-pages faster. The MB502 already has a decent quality of call. The Motorola Charm MB502 uses a 600 MHz processor that makes the phone respond faster. The Charm also runs on a 1.170 mAh lithium ion battery that lasts for more than 13 days.

When it comes to the Android Smartphone, it is a perfect choice for a mobile phone that cannot be beat! It meets both the user’s messaging needs and work needs. With the addition of an improved MotoBlur, it features widgets that are used for easy access on social networking sites and other applications for MotoBlur.

All in all, the Motorola Charm MB502 is user friendly with sleek features that will definitely rock both teens and corporate world. The Charm is priced at $0.00 on 2 years contract and to add more glitz into it there is Free Bluetooth offer available with this handheld device. If your are existing T-Mobile customer and eligible or due for upgrade, then log on to as upgrade phone is very easy and available at a lower price.


How to Prepare Your ATV For Trail Riding After Winter – Part 4 of 4

So far we have discussed changing your oil, checking / repairing your tires, evaluating and maintaining your battery, and cleaning your air filter. The final article in this series will address the two remaining topics: (1) Draining your carburetor and (2) Safety checks.

(1) If you properly prepared your machine for winter, you started your machine, turned off the fuel and let it run until the motor used all of the fuel in the carburetor. You then added fuel stabilizer to the fuel in your tank to prevent it from turning into gel. However if you did not follow this step, you will want to drain all of the fuel out of the carburetor before you start your engine. You will also want to evaluate the condition of the gas in your tank.

(2) Safety check: Before you go on the first ride of the year, it's a good time to evaluate the safety features of your machine. Check the tension of each of the hand brakes (if applicable) and the foot brake on your machine. If you have a clutch, check the tension of the clutch cable.

Start your machine and make sure that your kill switch shuts the motor off. Operate the throttle and make sure that it operates freely without any "stickiness". All cables, gas, brakes, and clutch, should be able to be applied and then release quickly.

Check your lug nuts, make sure they are sufficient tight, check your steering mechanism and make sure that your machine turns free of any obstruction. Review the components of your steering mechanism and make sure that all the nuts are tightened securely.

If you can elevate your machine it's a good idea to check to see if your front wheels turn when you engage the four wheel drive (if applicable).

Apply grease to all of the grease zerks on in your steering and drive system, and oil your chain.

These steps only take a few minutes but will decrease the likelihood of machine failure and / or accidents on the trail.


How Does Roku Work?

The Roku player is a small black box. Physically speaking, it will most likely be the smallest device sitting on your entertainment center. It measures one inch in height, and less than five inches wide and deep. It is comparable to the size of a few CD cases stacked on top of each other. Despite its small size, Roku is a very powerful device for streaming online video to your television.

How Does Roku Work?

When most people think about a device which plays video, they assume there is a physical storage required for the video. For example, to watch a movie on a DVD player, you need a DVD to insert into the DVD player. Similarly, to watch a video you have downloaded, you will need the video to be stored on your computer’s hard drive. Roku has broken the mold in this regard. Since Roku players stream video, they do not need a disc, hard drive, or anything to store the video. This is what keeps the device so small and simple. As long as you have an internet connection and a TV, you can be watching thousands of titles in a matter of minutes.

Roku Streaming Technology

The technology is similar to YouTube. If you’re familiar with YouTube, you know that YouTube videos are not saved to your computer. That would take up entirely too much space. Instead, the video is streamed in small compressed “chunks” of video data so there is minimal loading time. Roku downloads videos from various sources and plays them on the television screen using the same technology.

Roku Models

There are currently 3 Roku models: Roku HD, Roku XD and Roku XD S. The models vary in terms of features, so make sure to compare the Roku models first. Consider the features offered by each model and which features fit your needs before making your purchase decision. There are no recurring fees for owning a Roku player. Purchasing a Roku player is a one-time payment, and the rest is up to you. There is plenty of free videos available for viewing, or you may be interested in paying a small subscription fee for more video than you could ever watch in a lifetime! For example, Netflix and Hulu Plus, which are both available on Roku, offer thousands of movie and television titles which are available on demand.

Roku: What’s Included?

Every Roku player model comes with the following:

  • 1 Remote control
  • 2 “triple A” batteries (for the remote)
  • 1 Composite (red/white/yellow) A/V cable
  • 1 power adapter
  • 1 “Getting started guide”
  • 1 year warranty


Cell Phone Review – The AT & T Tilt

The AT & T Tilt phone is an awesome cell phone for a small business person or executive. Even soccer Moms love it. Why you ask? Well, because the AT & T Tilt phone allows you to synchronize with your Outlook or other contact manager program. Meaning whenever someone calls that matches any of the phone numbers in your data base, their name appears on the screen. You can also go to your data base and call any number there, by highlighting and pressing send.

The AT & T Tilt phone also has multiple ring tones so that you know by the tone who is calling, the phone also has just about every feature that all the other top phones have too. The cost is around $ 400 which makes it an excellent value, and since the phone can use Windows CE, you are able to send and receive emails too. The Tilt has a key board and if your fingers are too big there is a nifty little pick for the touch screen and also for the key pad.

The phone also helps you as you type to allow you to complete words that are most probable as you go. The battery does not last as long as I had hoped for, but that is about the only drawback I can think of. The battery is sufficient, however, you will find that the phone is so versatile and that you use it so much, the battery looks to not last long. It does, but it sometimes does not seem like it. The feature I love best is the GPS like navigation, as the telephone tells you where you are, anytime you need to know and it connects to the internet to use Google Maps too. I like the AT & T Tilt and I think you will too.


Tips on a 9v Adapter

An adapter is a physical device that converges the attributes of a first system of devices or simple device, to those of another incompatibility device or system of devices. Some adapters may only affect physical attributes of electronic devices. If you want to make an electrical device function, you have to direct electricity into it. Then, you have to keep it there until you do not want to use it anymore. A Power station sends an alternating current through the power lines. This way is the easiest you can do to send energy to an apartment, a home or office building.

These devices mostly use direct current. You can also use a 9v adapter when traveling. This small adapter is assuming that you are traveling to a country that has the same voltage as your country. A transformer is a device that is responsible for changing the voltage that comes out of an outlet. A 9v adapter is also a sort of transformer. However this adapter changes the direction of electricity in which it flows back and forth through a wire, and not the amount.

A 9v adapter is also one of the most useful tools for a guitar and is also ideal for supplying power to laptops, hard drives, CD players or portable DVD players. When your batteries run out of power, turn to the 9V adapter to continue playing or to continue your work.

Another thing that you can do with an adapter is that you can make it be wireless. That means you do not need to plug it into the wall. Then you can use the wireless adapter for a Xbox 360.

What to do and what not to do when it comes to a 9v adapter:

In order to prevent the adapter to direct exposure to moisture or sunlight, it's best to avoid leaving it outdoors or in harsh environments. Exposure will accelerate the aging and eventually leading to an internal short-circuit that will cause it to burn. It's best that you unplug the 9v adapter when you're not using it.

Remember! Do not use a 9v adapter on smaller volt equipment! It will burn out the piece of equipment it's attached to.

It can also be used for calibrate different electrical equipments and for charging different batteries.

So, if you're an engineer or you just like to play a lot with electronic equipment, you really need a 9v adapter. Its place is in every household and can be used for any electronic device imaginable. You never know when you're going to need it, so why not just get it and enjoy its wonderful features.

After all, every home is getting more modern by the year.

Today's market has hundreds of adapters, but the 9v adapter is a must-have in every home because of its multiple ways to use it. When traveling, when playing, with charging equipment, or all other electrical equipment that can be found in a modern house.


Rotary Tools: Cordless Vs Battery

Rotary tools are a practical choice for small projects like cutting in tight spaces, engraving, carving, and grout removal. They are great for the small-scale application because of the efficient power and convenient size. The rotary tools are either cordless of electric models. This tool is quite similar to the oscillating multi-tools, but has a fixed spinning motion. Also, it operates at a high-speed, so the cutting action isn’t always the smoothest.

Here is an overview of the different types of rotary tools:


The cordless rotary tools are the most portable and give greater freedom in use. They can operate anywhere on a job-site provided the battery pack is charged. It is great to quickly finish jobs that are out of reach of a convenient power source. However, the run-time of the cordless unit is limited. It is only possible to work while the battery holds enough charge go give full power and performance. A typical full charge is in the region of 60 to 90 minutes, and a complete charge takes about 3 hours. Also, the cordless unit will be slightly heavier because it has to accept the extra weight of the lithium battery.


The electric rotary tools completely remove the concern of running out of power at an awkward moment. With a suitable power source in place, this tool can run as long as needed. The power cord is usually in the region of 6-feet so this gives a decent amount of freedom to move around. They are a practical choice for the lengthier or heavy-duty projects because of the ability to rely on constant power. Also, with no battery in place, the overall weight of the tool is lighter. This lowers the risk of fatigue for the user. A negative of this type of tool is having limited access. Projects can only be completed within the length of the power cord. An extension cord can help to widen the workable area, but this isn’t always a convenient option.

Before you buy

There are several factors to consider when buying the rotary tools. A major point is the type of work to complete. The professional in need of a reliable tool for day-to-day jobs will need something more powerful than want a hobbyist needs. The electric unit is preferred for those that demand constant power. A portable one isn’t practical for the long or heavy-duty jobs because the battery will need to be constantly recharged. But, for those working on a light home project, the cordless unit can fit the needs.


All About LED Strips 4 – The Eternal Debate – SMD3528 Vs SMD5050

SMD 3528 vs SMD 5050, those are the two types of chips most used in strips nowadays, and it is essential to distinguish which one is used in each case because that will impact on the price but of course also on the performance. So what are their features and differences?

SMD 3528 strips LED flexible are a medium output, low heat LED die. In 5 meter reels with 300 chips they generally generate between 120 to 220lm/m (in Pure White) which is enough to project an even light level approximately 300mm (1′) from where it is mounted. Some manufacturers offer Ultra White versions which can offer up to 360lm/m. The average power consumption for this type of LED SMD Strip is 5W/m. However, big manufacturers offer also higher density reels, with 600 chips per 5 meter reel, which deliver up to 440lm/m (in Pure White), which can go even higher to 720lm/m for manufacturers with Ultra White versions. The power consumption in this case is around 10W/m. Most 3528 LED strips can be cut every 3 LED modules, or 50mm (2″) for 300 chip reels and 25mm (1″) for 600 chip reels. SMD3528 is a single color LED strip lighting solution. In terms of price, they are the cheaper option.

SMD 5050 flexible strip LED are a high power, higher heat SMD LED option. They are also commonly referred as triple core strips (when looking closely three different areas can be identified on the chip). Strips using this type of SMD LED flexible strip usually have a wider variety of options, being the most common the normal density reels with 30 chips per meter (360lm/m in Pure White) and a power consumption of around 7,5W/m but some manufacturers offer also higher densities, normally in shorter reels, such as 3 meter, with 60 chips per meter, delivering an astonishing 720lm/m in Pure White with a Power Consumption of around 14,5W/m. As we can see, SMD 5050 can offer a light output over 3 times that of the 3528 strip and therefore the 5050 LED is well suited for lighting up areas that may be subject to high levels of ambient light. 5050 LED strip can also be used as a replacement for fluorescent tube in general task lighting and in light boxes. As a result, logically, they are more expensive, but for installations with high luminosity requirements they are preferred since their cost per lumen is generally lower.

Moreover, the 5050 strip is available in both single color and RGB color change models. The color change version requires additional control but can produce millions of different colors, so finding the right shade or combination is a simple matter of programming.

What type of SMD is better? The answer is simple, it depends. For basic lighting projects with low luminosity requirements, monocolor and when cost is the key factor, then SMD3528 prevails. For more demanding projects or RGB installations, then SMD5050 is the obvious choice.