trail camera batteries

1/1/19 @ 7:28 PM
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44/45
44/45
MEMBER since 3/9/11

Anyone else have bad luck with Duracell copper top batteries? 5 years ago these batteries would last almost the whole winter. Now I am lucky to get a month out of them. I use a few different makes of camera's and take pictures only. 

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1/10/19 @ 1:01 PM
deerdog
deerdog
USER since 11/7/03

I only run Energizer lithium batteries now. Only thing that seemed to work in cold weather 

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1/10/19 @ 12:27 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

Just buy some rechargables and call it a day.  We use Energizers and while they are a much larger initial investment you will end up saving money in the long run.

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1/9/19 @ 5:52 PM
Brother of the brush
Brother of the brush
USER since 1/22/12

I bought duracells to replace dead batteries in my laser level, put them in and nothing.  I was ready to buy a new laser level and figured it couldn't hurt to try some old batteries I had.  It worked.  The new duracells were dead right out of the package, will never buy them again.

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1/9/19 @ 12:48 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01

I bought some Rayovac rechargeables 2 years ago and they last a good 2 months on a full charge.  Obviously depends on how many photos they take, but I get good life out of them. 


When you look at the cost of 8-AA batteries, say Energizer or Duracell, you're spending a ton of money over the course of a year.  I think it was in the neighborhood of $8.00 for 8 of the Rayovacs.

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1/1/19 @ 9:39 PM
Ducksnbucks
Ducksnbucks
USER since 1/9/17

I know they are more expensive initially but I have started running energizer lithium ion batteries in the fall winter and spring. In the summer when temperature is not a issue I run regular batteries. I hope this helps.

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