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Old 01-28-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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can i run 8 1.2 volt rechargable batteries in my transmitter instead of 8 1.5 volt alkalines? i did find some 1.25 recargables, would that extra .4 volts even make any difference? its an associated radio with a charging jack on it.

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i have been using them in my m8 now a m11 for the last 3 years.
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Yes you can. The 1.2V is not considered full charge. Most rechargeables I've used get to about 11.6V total for 8 cells while Alkalines get to around 12V. The radio should operate down to at least 9V.
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ive been using alkalines and switched to rechargables in my m11. i started getting some radio problems on large tracks. sometimes it would like cut out. I switched back to alkalines and have had no problems. i had an m8 before the m11 and it worked fine with rechargables. just my 2 cents. try it hope it works for you. oh and if you can get that little extra go for it, it can't hurt.
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for rechargeable cells check out Sanyo eneloop AA cells

They don't have the self discharge that Ni chemistry cells normaly have.
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I finally picked up lipo packs from Maxamps for mine. I got sick of the self discharge the GP2300 AA batteries I was using. Takes a bit of rewiring the connectors but well worth it.
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