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Offline illz302

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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #480 on: January 02, 2009, 05:21:59 PM »
So today I just got my Maul battle damaged hilt from amazon it works great but i wanted to tell everyone just how important batteries can be we all know the blades on the maul are thicker so even with the same batteries as your other hasbro fx sabers it would look less bright.... Anyways I got curious and put energizer lithium batteries in it and wow its actually brighter than my hasbro vader anh with energizer rechargables with a full charge I would show you a pic but my camera cannot see the difference but I def can i love this saber anyways now I just love it even more..... ;D

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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #481 on: June 19, 2010, 03:53:57 PM »
I've found that anytime I've cheaped out on batteries, I've paid for it twice over with less run time and less brightness. Go big or go home with batteries for sure.
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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #482 on: August 12, 2010, 12:59:17 AM »
Those are really great infos...thanks for sharing

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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #483 on: February 01, 2011, 11:17:46 PM »
We see this every time we do a costumed "troop" There's allways someone who forgot to change their batteries or who's bought cheapo batteries at the grosery store before coming to the troop. If you put 5 jedi close to each other for a group pic, the diffirence is very noticable.



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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #484 on: February 02, 2011, 03:55:05 AM »
masterscott posted 2 years ago that rechargeable batteries arent safe. 3 years later, does that still hold true? or are today's soundboards and PCB able to prevent the Li-ion rechargables from frying the soundboard and misc hardware

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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #485 on: February 02, 2011, 04:16:49 AM »
The same hold true;
Always use protected cells when using Li-Ion, whether it is single protected 3.7v, or homemade pack, (using the pcb).

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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #486 on: February 02, 2011, 08:53:21 AM »
Yes, as Chewbacca explained, it still holds true.
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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #487 on: May 23, 2011, 04:49:18 PM »
All that I currently own is a MR anakin fx saber, and the first thing I've done from reading this forum is try new batteries for my saber. It hadn't really occured to me that the rayovac batteries weren't giving me the best blade brightness. Soooo I went out yesterday and got some Duracell Ultra Advanced and some Duracell Powerpix. The powerpix were a pain to find I might add.

Anyway unless im having a crazy placebo effect the powerpix definately gave me a brighter saber. Most of the dark areas between the leds were 'filled in'. The Ultras did give me a slightly brighter blade than the rayovacs so ill probably keep those in and only use the powerpix if anybody else wants to see it.

My next saber is gonna be the vader removable blade fx and im excited to see what a red fx saber looks like cause I haven't seen one in person yet.

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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #488 on: October 01, 2011, 07:40:32 AM »
I'm surpriced that the PowerPix is still; the brightest.
I haven't tryed batteries lately, since most of my sabers are rechergeable now. (CF sabers)
I have some FX's but they are not in my livingroom to take and see.

I was hoping someone encountered newer MUCH greater batteries in the meantime.



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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #489 on: November 10, 2013, 09:02:33 PM »
Im getting my ROTJ 2011 Hasbro. Can someone PM me or let me know what current batteries produce the brightest blade WITHOUT frying my Saber? Thanks!
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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #490 on: November 11, 2013, 05:43:16 AM »
If you are not converting it, you would just use the batteries that it calls for.  Usually AAAs.  There are not really a whole lot of options.



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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #491 on: November 11, 2013, 10:00:15 AM »
Okay, just wanted to make sure that AAA camera lithium ultimate batteries wouldent fry my saber. Thanks!
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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #492 on: November 12, 2013, 07:39:54 AM »
Sometimes they can.  Some people swear by them, however they can have higher voltage at startup than traditional alkalines so can cause damage.  Up to you.



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Re: Don`t skimp on batterys!!
« Reply #493 on: January 15, 2019, 09:33:30 AM »
Yikes! Yes! yes!  :grin: :grin: