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Pulsar EPS5 battery pack longevity #7549504 07/05/19 09:20 PM
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I've had my EPS5 for about 18 months and probably have used it about 300 hours with my Quantum XD38A handheld monocular. Now when I plug the charger in it stays green and won't take a charge. The charger checks out on the meter. Is this about all I can expect from this rechargeable pack?

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I've had mine for 4 years with no issues.

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Just call customer service I bet they’ll take care of it.


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Mine is doing the same but appear to charge normally and last just as long as usual.

In other words I don’t charge based on the green / red light status of the charger.


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I tried leaving it on charger with green light for several hours. Still dead. And monocular works fine with the 4 AA's. Pack is six months out of factory warranty(12 mos.) Probably gonna go with the EPS3 next time just to be able to charge it with the car cig lighter plug.

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I'd definitely give Pulsar a call, I've sold a ton of EPS5's and never heard of one completely dying like that, unless there was a short in the cord.

Also the EPS5 was discontinued last year. The only model still being sold is the EPS3i.

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Originally Posted by Outdoor Legacy
I'd definitely give Pulsar a call, I've sold a ton of EPS5's and never heard of one completely dying like that, unless there was a short in the cord.

Also the EPS5 was discontinued last year. The only model still being sold is the EPS3i.

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Jason,

May give Pulsar a call. Thought I might want the EPS3 but then realized it has a short cord. I usually kept the EPS5 in a pocket which was no problem with the 3 foot cord. My XD38A handheld does have a short rail for the Weaver mount on the EPS3 but don't know if that would work not to mention the added weight. What's up with discontinuing a pack without a long cord? There are still some EPS5's out there. Maybe if I can't get a resolution with Pulsar I should order one before there are no other options. Thanks

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I'm not really sure why they discontinued it. I sold equal amounts of both the EPS3i and the EPS5. I would imagine the greatest factor in discontinuing the EPS5 is the fact that the Apex was being discontinued as well, however, they dropped the EPS5 a few months before the Apex. With the Apex gone there isn't a real big need for EPS's anymore. I sold EPS's like crazy for the last couple years but within 30 days of the Apexes all being gone, the EPS sales were completely dead. I won't continue to stock them after the end of this year, there just aren't enough sales to justify it.

Talk to Pulsar, they might have a refurb unit they could replace yours with. I'd at least give them a call and see what they say.

Good luck!

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Re: Pulsar EPS5 battery pack longevity [Re: red stick] #7551967 07/09/19 12:26 PM
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Jason, when I purchased my EPS3 about 4 years back it came with an extension cable in case a user wanted to put it in their pocket or mount it on the stock. Does the current model EPS3i also have that power cable to extend the length?

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Great question....I'm not 100% sure? I know the attached cable on the EPS3i is 8.5" long but I just can't remember if there is an extension cable in the box. I've got one out of the box here but all my new ones are in my warehouse, I might have to have my guys go open one up and check and see.

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Re: Pulsar EPS5 battery pack longevity [Re: red stick] #7552157 07/09/19 03:08 PM
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DoubleUp, I believe you are correct! I really didn't remember that cable but looking at Pulsar's listed contents in the box it says "extension cord". That's a very good catch!

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