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I was reading through the very long threads for portaphile owners, and battery questions/commetns were mixed in, but, frankly, I just wanted to ask the question directly:

Can you use a rechargable 9-V with the portaphile, and are there any drawbacks if you do so?

Also, how much variety in rechargeable 9-V's are there?

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I have only used alkaline, which apparently last much longer.

That said, I believe Cesar provides links on the Portaphile site to some rechargeable 9v batteries. I am assuming that these batteries are his recommendation.
 
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To answer your first question. Yes you can use a rechargable 9 volt in the Portaphile. In fact I am using one in mine right now as I type this. Cesar recommends the Maha on his website, and thats the one I went with. From what I gather most rechargables are only 8.4 volts (nominal) and the Maha Powerex is a true 9 volts (actually 9.6 volts). The only drawback is that most rechargables do not last as long as regular aklaline batteries. But the beauty is that you spend less in the long run. The Portaphile is a very nice amp btw, I highly recemmend it.
 
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To answer your first question. Yes you can use a rechargable 9 volt in the Portaphile. In fact I am using one in mine right now as I type this. Cesar recommends the Maha on his website, and thats the one I went with. From what I gather most rechargables are only 8.4 volts (nominal) and the Maha Powerex is a true 9 volts (actually 9.6 volts). The only drawback is that most rechargables do not last as long as regular aklaline batteries. But the beauty is that you spend less in the long run. The Portaphile is a very nice amp btw, I highly recemmend it.




Thanks. About how much did the charger and the initial battery cost? :
 
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Maha charger MH -C490F and one battery was something like 39.00. Look on thomas-distributing for prices. Enjoy
 
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Maha charger MH -C490F and one battery was something like 39.00. Look on thomas-distributing for prices. Enjoy


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