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post #151 of 367

How much battery life are you guys getting with NiMH? I cheaped out and am paying the price with crappy battery life.

post #152 of 367
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How much battery life are you guys getting with NiMH? I cheaped out and am paying the price with crappy battery life.

I got slightly over 30 hours with my Maximal 8.4 volt Li-ion batteries.

post #153 of 367

^^^Wow thats really really good. I haven't actually measured but I think Im getting less than 4 hours on low gain.

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^^^Wow thats really really good. I haven't actually measured but I think Im getting less than 4 hours on low gain.

 

Ouch... I'm getting roughly 20 hours with the 9.6V

 

I'll report back after I test a fresh charged pair. 

post #155 of 367
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^^^Wow thats really really good. I haven't actually measured but I think Im getting less than 4 hours on low gain.

You may have a bad battery.  Which brand are you currently using right now?

 

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Ouch... I'm getting roughly 20 hours with the 9.6V

 

I'll report back after I test a fresh charged pair. 

 

Anything above 20 hours are plenty enough IMO.  

post #156 of 367

Just order a black one now cant wait. Considering doing a RWAK100s mod has anyone tried this combo power & rwak100s? I know the mod is kinda new so im hoping someone here has tried this out already :)

post #157 of 367
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Just order a black one now cant wait. Considering doing a RWAK100s mod has anyone tried this combo power & rwak100s? I know the mod is kinda new so im hoping someone here has tried this out already :)

 

Does Justin have the black in stock? I thought he only had the grey...

 

If so, I may order another one for a friend. The wait will be quite awhile, since a fresh batch just released last week, so be prepared for that. 

post #158 of 367

yeah i think he is not in stock but im sure its worth the wait!

post #159 of 367

black is in stock but it is not being advertised

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post #160 of 367
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black is in stock but it is not being advertised

Justin does that mean ill be getting it earlier than expected? :)

post #161 of 367

yes.  i'm not advertising black in stock because there's not too many, so they'll sell anyway even with the advertised 4-6 weeks.  no impulse buys that way

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post #162 of 367

Sneaky sneaky...

post #163 of 367

Okay so the battery actually lasts a lot longer than I thought, measured yesterday at around 13 hours. I think I wasn't charging the batteries correctly or something.

I also have a question, the red LED turned off yesterday but the amp still had battery life (about 1.5 hours after the light went out the batteries died). Is that supposed to be the low battery warning? It turned back on with fresh batteries.

post #164 of 367

the LED will turn off when the batteries dip below 12v or about 6v per cell

 

and 13 hour battery life would indicate a battery capacity of about 190mah, which is probably average for cheap NiMH batteries but there are ones available with much higher capacity


Edited by justin w. - 6/25/13 at 3:14pm

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post #165 of 367

Good to know, Ill buy better batteries eventually. 

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