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#7116142 - 03/19/18 10:43 AM Trail camera batteries?
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Frustrated with our C batteries on our Moultrie Panoramic trail cameras not lasting very long. Have tried 2-3 brands and none seem to last long at all - anyone had good luck with a particular brand?
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#7116163 - 03/19/18 10:53 AM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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I contacted Browning about some camera issues and they recommended Energizer Lithium. They said not to go below 60% on the Duracell but could go down to 30% on Energizer. This was for AA batteries. I have not put the cameras back out so have not tested this recommendation.

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#7116247 - 03/19/18 12:12 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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Originally Posted By: tlk
Frustrated with our C batteries on our Moultrie Panoramic trail cameras not lasting very long. Have tried 2-3 brands and none seem to last long at all - anyone had good luck with a particular brand?

When you say, not lasting long...how many photos are we talking about and are they mostly day or night shots. I have the same camera and get a good 15,000 photos out of my 6 c-cell
Duracell batteries. Where I have it places it is about 70% daylight and 30% night. Night photos take a lot more battery than day photos.
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#7116255 - 03/19/18 12:16 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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I use Stealthcam's with the 12V rechargeable batteries. Problem solved.

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#7116259 - 03/19/18 12:21 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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#7116487 - 03/19/18 03:57 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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does your camera have an external port where you can plug in an external battery or a solar panel to help keep the batteries charged?
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#7116501 - 03/19/18 04:08 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: PMK]
tlk Offline
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Originally Posted By: PMK
does your camera have an external port where you can plug in an external battery or a solar panel to help keep the batteries charged?


we use the solar on 4 of the 30 cameras we run and they do help - just trying to not have to buy that many more solars
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#7116506 - 03/19/18 04:11 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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I use the Dollar General AA & C and they last the whole season. $1.00 and $2.00 a pack.

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#7116585 - 03/19/18 05:01 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: White Falcon]
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I use the Dollar General AA & C and they last the whole season. $1.00 and $2.00 a pack.


that is crazy - I will buy some and try. Also heard about a battery converter you can buy that takes AA lithium batteries and adapt them for C battery use
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#7116611 - 03/19/18 05:19 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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I put AA lithium batteries in my 4 Bushnell cellular trail cams in October, they are still showing over a 60% charge...

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#7116676 - 03/19/18 06:14 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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One word. Lithium
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#7116800 - 03/19/18 07:40 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: Dave Davidson]
tlk Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
One word. Lithium


I got that - if all your cameras use C batteries though it becomes a challenge - I am trying the converters
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#7116831 - 03/19/18 08:06 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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https://www.amazon.com/DURACELL-PROCELL-Professional-Alkaline-Battery/dp/B017F9GK52/ref=sr_1_6_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1521507788&sr=8-6&keywords=c%2Bcell%2Bbatteries%2B24%2Bpack&th=1
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#7120734 - 03/23/18 12:33 PM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
JGray Offline
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I switched to Tenegy rechargeable batteries last year and am very satisfied. A little more upfront cost, but save $ in the long run.

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#7124534 - 03/27/18 10:24 AM Re: Trail camera batteries? [Re: tlk]
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Auxiliary battery with a solar panel. It's $25 bux total up front, but I RARELY have to change a battery and I'm on the same batteries going on 2 years for my feeder and camera. Make the investment, its worth it, even if its simply the fact that you dont have to worry about it.
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