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External thermal battery #8460001 11/27/21 04:55 AM
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123’s are eating my lunch
I’m Going with an anker battery , which holster[align:right]align]

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The "holster" will depend on which Anker battery you get. If you get one of these, you can rail mount it with a very tight fitting 1" scope ring/flashlight mount. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CU1EC6Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you get something like this one, you can mount it in a saddlebag on your stock...
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0194WDVHI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Those would be the cheaper options.

You could go with something commercial and really expensive such as from TNVC https://tnvc.com/shop/tnvc-thermal-remote-battery-trb/


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I have one of each of the Anker batteries that DNS is talking about. The 1" rings are a tight fit but will work. For the larger battery, I used an old nylon cell phone pouch and added some velcro strips to it to strap it around the stock. Both work well and are way cheaper than 123s.


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How much time difference between the cigar shaped battery vs the candy bar shape ?

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Can't answer that because I have never run one all the way down. I use the same two batteries to power my Sightmark Wraith and my Flir PTS233. I will say that the round battery is rated at 5000mah and the flat battery is rated at 10000mah. For me, they will run longer than I care to stay up at night.


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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
123’s are eating my lunch
I’m Going with an anker battery , which holster[align:right]align]


What optic?

The Anker 5K "lipstick" 8k "snickers bar" or 10k "suitcase" will all get you through the night.
the 5k will give you about a full night & 1/3 minimum in decent temps with a Hogster. The 10K suitcase will run you all weekend without recharging.

If it's a Bering product using the SAIM housing you may consider the extended battery cap & 16650 rechargeable batteries if you hate cords anywhere as much as I do.


Washington will be full of honest men before I send another dollar to TNVC. There is a company called Dark Night outdoors that is selling the most reasonably priced battery and battery mount kits.

I've placed 2 orders with them and both have been satisfactory. Other than being a satisfied customer I have no affiliation.

DNS may consider getting of those Bering Focus levers from them as a Christmas gift so he doesn't have to wait so long for Ben to focus up his image in the next videos.

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So I actually just ordered from Dark Night as from all my looking this was a clean option. I went with the cigar shape

What is this extended battery cap you speak of?

I am running a Bering

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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
So I actually just ordered from Dark Night as from all my looking this was a clean option. I went with the cigar shape

What is this extended battery cap you speak of?

I am running a Bering



It's on the Dark Night web site.

AUZ and Europe have had it for well over a year but it has been real slow to catch on in the US.

No one had been importing it until the last couple months.

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https://darknightoutdoors.com/extended-battery-cap-for-bering-optics-thermal-scopes/

extended SAIM housing battery cap for Bering thermals.

Looks like they sold out this weekend but have been in & out over the last couple weeks.

If you don't have a good battery charger for 3.7vdc cells the full kit isn't a bad option. I was burning through about $90 a month on cr123 after I got my REAPIR2. I know how that feels.

The up side is the kit you got from them for the 5K anker comes with a decent magnetic USB cable. A year ago reliable ones were a bear to find & I think I threw 3 amazon specials away for not being reliable enough. I have to expect they did the leg work and tested these perfect length ones out before stocking them.

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Talking with him , 18” is the shortest he can find.

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