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Moondoggy
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Batteries
      #5392584 - 08/29/12 02:23 AM

Folks,
I am looking for Information on what is the BEST rechargable batteries for my Sky Scout. Can anybody give me some feedback and your exsperience ?
Since I know nothing about rechargable batteries, how many charges can they do,how long do they last,also I got an OLD recharge device for Nickle Cadium Batteries. Can they recharge any other kind of rechargeable batteries ?

How does it hold-up to different environmental outside conditions like Cold,Humidity,Heat ?
Thanks, Bill

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Re: Batteries new [Re: Moondoggy]
      #5392859 - 08/29/12 09:07 AM

Generally rechargeable batteries don't work very well with the power hungry Scout, especially in cold weather.

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Binojunky
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Re: Batteries new [Re: rmollise]
      #5393177 - 08/29/12 01:05 PM

I use the bulk pack alkalines when they come on sale, nearly all the rechargable ones only deliver 1.25 volts anyway even when new and fully charged, I have had issues with rechargables in my Sky Scout , cameras and IS binos, the funny thing is that the ones supplied with my cam corder works fine with it (Kodak),DA.

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Moondoggy
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Re: Batteries new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5396127 - 08/31/12 05:46 AM

Thanks Guys !
Bill

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Re: Batteries new [Re: Moondoggy]
      #5413292 - 09/10/12 12:56 PM

If you use rechargeable; use NiMh (Nickel Metal Hydride) of at least 2800 mAh. A freshly charged set will work very well. Buy a good brand..Energizer or Duracell. This is what I use and they are excellent.

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Jawaid I. Abbasi
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Re: Batteries new [Re: DarthNebula]
      #5413593 - 09/10/12 03:32 PM

Rechargeable battries does not work. Use "LITHIUM" battries. Though, It is quite expensive but they run quite long compare with reguler battries.

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Re: Batteries new [Re: DarthNebula]
      #5593681 - 12/29/12 01:02 AM

DarthNebula,
Yup, mine will last several nights before recharge.

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