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I posted this here because most people on this forum get started with game games due to predation it seems.

 

My game cam say in the instructions "Do not use rechargeable batteries."

 

My neighbor say that is ridiculous and rechargeables are fine.

 

This cam goes through batteries and is often down due to lack of fresh batteries and not making a trip to the store for a long time

 

It takes 8 AA batteries and goes through them fairly quick because it takes a lot of pictures due to chicken activity. Getting pricey.

 

Does anyone use rechargeables in their game cam?

 

Am I just being conned into buying more batteries?

 

Thanks 

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Here may be a simple explanation as to why the say......  not rechargeable.    An alkaline AA battery has  a voltage of 1.5 volts when new.  Some do kick up to 1.58V..   A rechargeable battery has a voltage of 1.25 volts  when charged.     FAST FORWARD TO 8 BATTERIES  equals to 12 volts alkaline, and only 10 volts rechargeable.       This may be the REASON. 

HOPE THIS HELPS. :thumbsup

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Originally Posted by cavemanrich View Post
 

Here may be a simple explanation as to why the say......  not rechargeable.    An alkaline AA battery has  a voltage of 1.5 volts when new.  Some do kick up to 1.58V..   A rechargeable battery has a voltage of 1.25 volts  when charged.     FAST FORWARD TO 8 BATTERIES  equals to 12 volts alkaline, and only 10 volts rechargeable.       This may be the REASON. 

HOPE THIS HELPS. :thumbsup

Thank you, this does help.

 

:)​ I now know more then I did before.

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Have you thought about operating off a 12v power supply, if you have any experince with electronics, it's pretty simple to wire it up, only other thing (depending on remoteness) is if you have a power outlet nearby, or can run a short extension chord to the location. Of course, remodeling would invalidate any warranty. Just a thought!
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Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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