lantern vs D-cells

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 1idejim, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    for around $4.00 american you can change the 521 from lantern to D-cell supply. at Radio Shack i bought some D-cell battery holders and i'm changing the supply in my 521's to D's.

    a little solder and the change should be perminate.

    i'll update later :)

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you going to try out NIMH rechargeable D-cells?
     
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks good, how well are they secured. It kinda looks like they might pop loose.

    That 521 looks like it has some miles on it.
     
  4. Mike Leary

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    Hmm, I'd heard the recharge jobs don't have the same juice as do the throw-aways. Jim uses the hell out of his 521, but those lantern batteries lasted us a long time, I had my crew put their tongues on the leads to test them out.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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    Not true - higher current delivery is why they recommend NIMH rechargeable batteries in cameras that use AA cells
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Link?...........I may be wrong, been there before.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

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    Any camera manual will tell you that - the only argument against the NIMHs is that they can self-discharge over time - that may be changed with new designs
     
  8. Mike Leary

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    O.K., that's what I remember about those batteries. Also, unless they were completely discharged, they took a "surface" charge and had no life, like a few of us on the forum. :dizzy:
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    I have a camera that uses AA cells, so I know the advantage of NIMHs for heavy draws, compared to the alkaline AA batteries that came with it. My camera does have a "battery discharge" function, but I don't think you have the same kind of worries you do with NiCad batteries, and their "memory effect."
     
  10. Mike Leary

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    You're prolly right, so post some frickin' pics one of these days.
     

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