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Jonnie Wilson

AA or C cell

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I don't know which was way to go. If i put 4 AAs in a build for external power for an S600, would they last longer than 2 C cells?

 I normally have 2 eneloops in the camera and either energiser or duracell backups.

I have room for either the 4 AAs or 2 Cs. Thanks.

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Use 2 C cells with the largest capacity you can find.  AA wouldn't have as much capacity. All depends how long you expect to leave the cameras deployed.

Bill

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Hi guys_I don't have the info before me, but it is almost amazing how much more power C-cells have over AA's, especially with our low draw application, One is almost always better using the largest battery possible. D's are amazing ;) And just the ease of exchanging and keeping up with fewer is a worthwhile goal. Cheers!

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I would go with the Cs...but was always under the impression that for capacity that 2AAs=1C  and 2Cs =1D

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5 hours ago, zaj56 said:

I would go with the Cs...but was always under the impression that for capacity that 2AAs=1C  and 2Cs =1D

That's pretty accurate, Of course it all depends on the brand of battery and actual capacity. I usually go with aa;s as externals, that way I have the option to run all rechargeable if I want to.

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Ok thank you for the help. If i used the chart correctly the 2 x Cs are clearly better than the 4 x AAs.

JDH, i like to use rechargeables in my own cams but i find if i make them for others they.... for some reason get confused with rechargeable batteries and don't charge them properly or try to use cheap ones that won't last etc. 

 

 

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