Game cam question

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mini Meat, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Mini Meat

    Mini Meat Chillin' With My Peeps

    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?

  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich True BYC Addict

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    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.
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  3. Mini Meat

    Mini Meat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, this does help.

    [​IMG] I now know more then I did before.
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Flock Master Premium Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    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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