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      Thank you note   08/24/2017

      I receive this thank you note from Peggy Warden  Mr. Stadler,  I didn’t post this under announcements, but you can if you want.  Thank you very much for sending the card, money and letting the members know about Chris’s death.  The members on Hagshouse are a special group of guys.  I knew that you all have really big hearts from past experiences when I was helping with charity auctions, etc. But I didn’t know what to say when I got a card with a $500.00 check because Chris had been inactive for a good while now.  Thank you all for the money and the kind words that were written about him on the website.  It was a great comfort for our family to read through each post.  It is just amazing that guys, most of whom I have never met in person, hundreds of miles away, reach out to help with prayers and money.  Chris and I were very thankful for being able to have come to know allot of you through e-mail and phone conversations, being part of your website and running the store.  Life without Chris is the hardest thing in life that I have ever had to do, but it sure does make it easier to bear with friends like you.  There has got to be a big meeting place reserved up in heaven where all the Hagshouse guys get together.  God bless you all!  Sincerely, Peggy Warden P.S.  Chris had signed me up with the Hagshouse member name of “Methuselah”.  As some of you may know, Methuselah was the oldest person in the Bible.  Lol!  He did have a sense of humor.
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Batteries

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I haven't been on here for some time so I'm a bit behind latest work people are doing.

 

What are you using these days AA batteries? Do most people still use rechargeables what do you have recommendations for places to buy and which batteries?

 

Thanks much!

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Only AA rechargables for me, I'm too cheap to buy batteries that I'll just throw away in a few weeks. I'm still using rechargables purchased pre-2010 and they work just fine. Of the roughly 25 sets of four I have about half are Energizer and the rest are Imedions.

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Thanks Woody! I see that I posted this in the video section. I'll also add it on the camera section.

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Forgot I have 8 Duracells also that I use in my Trap Bait Callers. All of my rechargables are 2300 mah or more. The batteries are changed each time I check my cameras (2 weeks to 2 1/2 months depending on how many externals are in the case) and recharged. I recently bought a smart charger and occasionally use it to recondition batteries. I use AAA rechargables for the control boards that use them and have two Imedion 9-volt rechargables that I'm testing in my Yeti and CritterGetter micro boards.

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Another question about rechargeable batteries, some commercial cams recommend we don't use rechargeable. Even when they are fully charged are usually only 1.2v. put 4 into a cam and that's only 4.8v not 6v.  They say you need to use alkaline batteries with at least 1.5v, I have checked AA Energizer premium batteries and they are 1.7v. How is it that the hb cams run on batteries with lower voltages and the commercial ones don't?

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1 hour ago, buckhuntertrailcam said:

How is a smart charger different to say an eneloop charger and how does it recondition your batteries?

An eneloop charger is just that a charger.

A smart charger does  lots of things to the battery. I am not sure I can tell you all it does and what sequence , but it discharges your batteries then recharges and then discharges then takes internal resistance , etc. in what order I don't know and how many times, etc. is all programmed into the unit. This whole process depending on your condition of batteries can take a couple days vs a couple hrs. with an eneloop or any other charger.

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1 hour ago, buckhuntertrailcam said:

Another question about rechargeable batteries, some commercial cams recommend we don't use rechargeable. Even when they are fully charged are usually only 1.2v. put 4 into a cam and that's only 4.8v not 6v.  They say you need to use alkaline batteries with at least 1.5v, I have checked AA Energizer premium batteries and they are 1.7v. How is it that the hb cams run on batteries with lower voltages and the commercial ones don't?

Our H/B cameras are based on buying an over the counter personal camera and hacking it to work with a separate controlling board.. These cameras have a different type processor that requires a high amperage at startup which is more conducive to the characteristics of rechargeable. You can use alkaline in our systems, but often times the stamina of alkaline are no where near what rechargeable are. Some commercials that use rechargeable batts will have a extra tray for them and when using alkaline they provide a dummy battery to put in it's place. 

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21 hours ago, Badgerbuckhunter said:

An eneloop charger is just that a charger.

A smart charger does  lots of things to the battery. I am not sure I can tell you all it does and what sequence , but it discharges your batteries then recharges and then discharges then takes internal resistance , etc. in what order I don't know and how many times, etc. is all programmed into the unit. This whole process depending on your condition of batteries can take a couple days vs a couple hrs. with an eneloop or any other charger.

Sounds like I should get myself a smart charger? Anyone recommend one brand over the others?

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I've been using the Maha charger MH-C9000 for years. I highly recommend it.

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