First time posting. Ordered myself a Darth Vader ESB FX saber... now, bout the batteries. I'll just have to say CR*P cause I bought Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries from Energizer for the Saber. Will those types of batteries spoil the saber like titanium or lithium batteries?
I wonder if anybody ever reads the instruction manual that came with their FX sabers. It tells the owner what kind of batteries the saber should take.
MR recommends non-rechargeable akaline batteries, like Duracell, Duracell Ultra, and Energizer Max. MR doesn't specifically recommend those brands, I only mentioned them because they are so well known and it's common knowledge that they are the best on the market.
(I like this site a lot ;) )
It would appear this is aimed in my direction since I've mentioned ENERGIZER e TITANIUM batteries in
other threads as well as the Duracell MAX.
So let's clear things up shall we...
First- There is no such thing as a Titanium based battery, It is simply the "name" of Energizers Longest life
battery just like the Duracell Ultra or MAX.
Second- I've also discussed the point of rechargeable batteries having "only 1.2volts" compared to the
" Alkaline batteries having 1.5volts".
And I have already stated else where the rechargeables are not meant for use the FX Sabers
just as the manual points out.
Third- The comment about anybody reading the manual? Well I hope others do read it as well.
Of course I've read it, and fully endorse it.
Not only do I read manuals but I've written them for companies as well, and mostly
for the products I've designed.
Please understand I fully agree with you about Lithium,NIMH and even NICAD.
Most rechargeable batteries perform at sub standard levels unless they are properly
cared for which means they need to be condtioned to maintain there charge levels
by cycling them (charge and discharge over and over before using in a device).
And by the way lithiums have worked well in phones or other low drain devices,but in high
drain devices they most certainly have caused problems, even exploding.
I just want to make sure were all on the same page here when It comes to batteries
and other electrical advise about these FX products.
So we all agree that the we shold buy only the best most powerful Alkalines for our FXs in
order to assure proper and fun operation. ;D