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Old 01-21-2004, 11:07 AM
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Do you have any suggestions for keeping batteries fresh in cold weather. The cold really seems to zap the batteries power.
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:59 AM
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You may try experimenting with different brands of batteries. Some different brands or styles (extended life, etc...) might work better than others. You may also try rechargeable NIMH batteries though under normal conditions they normally do not last as long. Maybe the cold weather would have a different effect.
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Old 01-21-2004, 12:07 PM
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wigmap,
When you find a solution to this one kindly pass-it-on. I've got the same problem with mine and it gets worse as the weather gets colder.
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Old 01-21-2004, 03:01 PM
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I have a moultrie feeders cam.

I had a Problem with reg. batteries going dead quick in cold weather.

I bought 4 energizer lithium AA bats. put 2 in the cam and two for backup. I was gone for 8 days. when i got back everything worked just fine. It was also in the low teens while i was gone.

on the package it says these things are rated to 40 below. they are expensive. like 7 bucks for two.
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Old 01-21-2004, 03:06 PM
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In the summer/fall I was using some Rayovak's. They were dirt cheap and they worked good in that weather. I just set-up my camera on Sunday and I decided to put some Duracell Ultras in it. It is kind of expensive for the Stealth Cams (they take 8 batteries which costs around $8). They are out right now and the weather has been between 0 degrees and 15 degrees. Friday I will check the camera and see how they are doing!!!!
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Old 01-21-2004, 03:14 PM
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My duracell's lasted 2 weeks that I know of. I haven't check my camera since then, so it is still going this weekend, that will be over 1 month on a set.
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:10 PM
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I have had my Stealth cam out for 2 weeks with the same Duracells in and it has been below zero here.
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:36 PM
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My Trailtimer Photohunter lasts 3 1/2 months in the summer. In cold weather its about 2 months. I use lithium batteries like my Photohunter directions say.

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Old 01-22-2004, 05:17 AM
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My Deer Cam will last 60-90 days on only 2 9-volts. This is where when you spend a little more on a scouting camera in the begining it will actually save you money in the end. My buddies Stealth Cam lasts a max of 8 days on 8 AA's in cold weather. He is starting to see that the $70 scouting camera wasn't such a great deal.
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:19 AM
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BM,

Let me know how they turn out as I am planning on putting mine out this weekend.
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