9 volt batteries question

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  1. Alamo

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    My tuner batteries never lasted that long as the entire band used it. The band paid for all batteries & expendables such as gaff tape & color gels.

    I only remove batteries from items that do not get used and while being stored, and then, it's only to avoid being damaged by battery leakage.
     
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    I use Duracell rechargeables for my wireless. They are probably about 10 years old and just keep charging up.
     
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    Just recently discovered the dollar store sells batteries. All I grabbed was triple As for my little flashlight and the coin ones for my Snark tuners. Forgot to look at 9 volts because I don't use many these days.
    I'm sure they aren't the best batteries. But two of those coin batteries for a buck beats the heck out of what they otherwise sell for!
     
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    ProCell nine volts are excellent and used a lot by pro audio guys in the film industry.
    I've also had great results from Costco's own-brand (Kincaid) AA batteries.
     
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  6. chulaivet1966

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    Reveille everyone!

    Sleepyscholar....
    I may go the re-chargeable route one day for the logic you stated.

    Tonetele....
    So....the 'pedals' are juice vampires too......sorry to hear that. :)
    This music habit can be a dollar drain.

    Alamo....
    Well...so Nady is known for it.
    "Three hours"?....I don't know yet but my experiment began yesterday and I've reduced it's life by 1:40 minutes thus far.
    Today I will drain it further. :)
    Yep....I agree....thanks for your suggestions.

    Old Deaf Roadie...
    That makes sense.

    g-Paul....
    Got it....another endorsement for re-chargeables.

    BobbyZ....
    Thanks for chiming in.

    omahaaudio....
    Thanks for suggestions.

    A good day to all....firing up the DAW as we speak.
    Thanks to all contributors.

    Carry on....
     
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    Dirt pedals have a low-current drain, while modulation and delay pedals have moderate consumption, but anything 'digital' just eats batteries alive. One delay pedal I had even let out a loud, shrieking noise when the battery got low. That's when I went to a power supply.

    I do keep a 9V-powered tubescreamer handy if I need it, and the 'heavy-duty' dollar store batts do fine in that role.
     
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    10/4 1293....:)

    Thanks for the suggestion......AND, they'll match my KRK Rockit 8's. :)
     
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    This may not be helpful, but...I am really digging my rechargeable wireless.
    I hate the constant money and environmental impact of manufacturing and disposing of batteries.
    I had given up wireless before discovering rechargeables.
     
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    charlie.....

    I hear you on the "constant money and environmental impact of manufacturing and disposing of batteries"

    Thanks for chiming in....it's all helpful.
     
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    I am very happy with these.
    Got them on Ebay for about $30 less than the cheapest of the online retailers.
     

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    Well....here's my followup comments.

    Bought a (4) pack of: Duracell Alkaline - expiration date March 2023 - about 14$ at Target - used only for my Nady 201.
    I noted all time segments of usage over two weeks.
    The longest time of continuous usage was 2:45.

    After finishing each practice I opened the battery hatch and pulled the battery so it did not have any contact with transmitter terminals.
    The test results of this best case: 32 hours.
    One can notice a diminishing of volume as the battery begins to give up the ghost.

    Maybe not as bad as my initial perceptions.....YMMV.

    Hope that's some good G2 for those that were curious.

    Have a great weekend....
     
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