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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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Killet

W200 battery

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I have a w200 build with externals. Using 3 C batteries for externals, pulled the cam last week and lens was extended and it wouldn't power on. Opened it up and had to pry the swollen battery out. Put a new one in and it seems to work fine so far. Are the 3 C batteries too much for externals? The 3 C batteries were all around 1.45v. Did I just get lucky that the cam wasn't fried? Thanks

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I honestly think that the 4.5v 3cs are a little too much for the 3.6 Sony battery in the camera. I use 2 18650s(parallel) at 3.9v in my w 200s and they work well.   I do think you were lucky.  

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I use three 18650 cells in parallel.      Also use them in my H55 build.  As Zaj56 said they work well.

Bill

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I use 3 rechargeable aa's for externals in mine. It very well could have been too much voltage.

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Thanks guys, I was thinking the 4.5v would be too much also but it seems I read of others doing it so I did too. I think I'm going to swap them for 2 18650's and see how that goes.

 

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4 hours ago, johnnydeerhunter said:

I use 3 rechargeable aa's for externals in mine. It very well could have been too much voltage.

Same here. Use 3 rechargeable AA's. 

 

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On 6/23/2017 at 7:08 AM, Killet said:

Thanks guys, I was thinking the 4.5v would be too much also but it seems I read of others doing it so I did too. I think I'm going to swap them for 2 18650's and see how that goes.

 

With the 18650s....you can use protected cells with unprotected holders or unprotected cells with protected holders.   I prefer the unprotected batteries with the protected holders because its just hard to find holders for the longer protected  batteries. Bill (Ko4nrbs)  can hopefully chime in here as all of my 18650 knowledge has come from his research.

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I would use Unprotected cells with Protected holders.

Gives you more choices when buying batteries,

Bill

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I prefer protected batteries and unprotected holders. If I have a problem with a battery I can swap it in a second and be back in business. If a protected holder goes bad you are out of action for a while. 

As far as holders for protected batteries. I take a blue plastic electrical outlet/switch box and cut the sides, top, and back out of it. Then cut the pieces into strips about a half inch longer then the holder. Then take my unprotected holder and cut it in half using a dremel tool with a cut off wheel. Set the two holder pieces on the blue plastic strip. Insert spacer between the pieces (nylon washer from SSI) GOOP it together. Remove washer when done. Your mileage may vary!!

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4 hours ago, speed2spare said:

I prefer protected batteries and unprotected holders. If I have a problem with a battery I can swap it in a second and be back in business. If a protected holder goes bad you are out of action for a while. 

As far as holders for protected batteries. I take a blue plastic electrical outlet/switch box and cut the sides, top, and back out of it. Then cut the pieces into strips about a half inch longer then the holder. Then take my unprotected holder and cut it in half using a dremel tool with a cut off wheel. Set the two holder pieces on the blue plastic strip. Insert spacer between the pieces (nylon washer from SSI) GOOP it together. Remove washer when done. Your mileage may vary!!

I pretty much do the exact same thing with the  unprotected holders,,, but I have been lucky wih the protected holders and never had one go bad...  I am using both,but still like the unprotected batteries better.... both ways are certainly safe though!

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