Batteries or no batteries that is the question

I read the posts on this thread but most lead back to the corrosion issue. Should we use batteries in the hub or not? I understand a few things run locally but I don’t see the batteries as a pro since you need to remove them to get zigbee devices back online.

I’d think removing the batteries and rebooting the hub (weekly or so) would be better than manually pulling out the batteries, especially when I’m away fr my home.


My ST hub is plugged into a UPS, so I did not replace the batteries after the original ones leaked. I also have a SmartLife plug between the ST hub and UPS so I remotely do a hard reboot when required.

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What if the wifi goes out and you can’t reach the smartlife plug?

I was looking for a ups as well.

Well, you can’t plan for everything…