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Old 11-26-2011, 07:35 PM
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Default Tired of trail camera batteries!

Bought a new pack of Rayovac c- cell batteries for my trail cam and after 26 pictures, a cold front moved in and killed them! I got sick of spending the money on those batteries that dont last long and so i went and drilled a hole, clipped the +/- cables and wired them into 2 foot extension wires and there hooked up to alligator clips and hooked it into the solar panel and a re-chargeable 6volt battery! Take that battery companies! No more $12 per month on your stinkin stuff that doesnt last.

Wish i had done this when i first got the trail camera! LOL. My new pictures are a heck of a lot more brighter and clearer now that they have full juice in the system.

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:28 PM
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:12 AM
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I think the the batteries are not as good as they used to be.I have noticed this in all my battery powered devices.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:01 PM
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My trail cam takes 4 or 8 AA's. I bought the cam in the spring of 2010 and fed it 8 of the new Duracell ultra batteries. I have left it out for months and in sub freezing temps and I am still on the original batteries. and the battery charge indicator hasn't even moved off of full yet. its not the batteries its the camera and its appetite.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:10 AM
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Try the Moultrie D80 takes 8 AA batteries and I have not changed them in over 6 months.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:43 PM
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Our Moultrie D80s have worked out good to. They've been up since summer and 2 of them are at full power. The camera that's in high traffic area had to have new batteries after about 2000 pics.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:28 PM
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well with my mod i shouldnt ever have to think about batteries LOL. Its in my back yard where the deer and bear normally roam so its pretty much in one spot.
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