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#31 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:29 AM

You need a charger that suits the battery, both physically and electrically.

Thanks for that OBvious bit of info. 


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for that OBvious bit of info.


You being the guy wanting to know if you could recharge standard batteries....
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

Shame that your rangey does not turn itself off automatically.

 

Mine (A Leupold) does that after 20 seconds of inactivity.

 

I've had mine about 5 years now, changed probably 3 batteries in that time ........ I didn't know you could get rechargeable batteries in that size though. 

 

With battery costs about $10 each, as previously alluded to, for a years worth of golfing, its probably not worth going to the trouble of laying out your hard earned for both rechargables, and a charger.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:04 AM

You being the guy wanting to know if you could recharge standard batteries....

Have you done any research on the matter? You can actually do it, it's just not necessarily safe. 

 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:07 AM

I used to actually charge alkaline batteries when I was a kid who didn't have the money to buy new AAAs for my gameboy. 

Just had to make sure they didn't overcharge or else they would leak.

Also, if they were completely dead to start with you couldn't get them to hold a charge. They had to have a little bit left in them. 

 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:09 AM

Someone should try charging up a car battery in a microwave ......... just to see what happens.

 

Just sayin ...... :)


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:15 AM

Have you done any research on the matter? You can actually do it, it's just not necessarily safe.


No I haven't researched the matter...didn't have a need to..

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

Shame that your rangey does not turn itself off automatically.

 

Mine (A Leupold) does that after 20 seconds of inactivity.

 

I've had mine about 5 years now, changed probably 3 batteries in that time ........ I didn't know you could get rechargeable batteries in that size though. 

 

With battery costs about $10 each, as previously alluded to, for a years worth of golfing, its probably not worth going to the trouble of laying out your hard earned for both rechargables, and a charger.

It does turn itself off automatically after probably 20 seconds, it only turns on when you press a button. 

I keep it in the netting of my buggy so it can get pressed by my phone/smokes/wallet etc, and in the back of my car it can get pressed by whatever other **** I have there at the time. 

The Wildfire ones Bluu was talking about, you can get on ebay 4 for 16 with a wall charger so it's not exactly a great expense, and if they work it would be worth it in the long run.

Had a bit of a look at them though and they are 3.7v compared to the standard 3.0v Energizer ones so not sure if that is going to cause issues with my rangefinder. Will continue my search. 

 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

No I haven't researched the matter...didn't have a need to..

I don't really have a need to either, but it's something to talk about so why not. 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

It does turn itself off automatically after probably 20 seconds, it only turns on when you press a button.

I keep it in the netting of my buggy so it can get pressed by my phone/smokes/wallet etc, and in the back of my car it can get pressed by whatever other **** I have there at the time.

The Wildfire ones Bluu was talking about, you can get on ebay 4 for 16 with a wall charger so it's not exactly a great expense, and if they work it would be worth it in the long run.

Had a bit of a look at them though and they are 3.7v compared to the standard 3.0v Energizer ones so not sure if that is going to cause issues with my rangefinder. Will continue my search.


I can't see why these wouldn't work just as well as Ultrafire branded one I have.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/281735542551

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:28 AM

I can't see why these wouldn't work just as well as Ultrafire branded one I have.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/281735542551

Yep that should work, cheers for that. Not sure where the 3.7v ones I was looking at went. 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:47 AM

DC output is 3.7 on those ones as well.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

DC output is 3.7 on those ones as well.

That's the charger isn't it? 


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

All i know about rechargables is you will have much less of a headache with quality branded ones. No idea about recharging non-rechargable ones though, you're on your own there.

 

My rangie uses the CR-123 batteries which i just pick up from Bunnings (Energiser ones for just under $10).

 

It's been over 5 years now and i get 6 months out of a battery pretty consistently (80 - 100 round a year). I just make sure i pick up a battery during the 6 months at some stage so its in my bag ready to go.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:55 AM

The CR-123a is bigger and has more capacity.  If it fits, fine.






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