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#3292524 - 01/27/22 02:39 PM Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables
price Offline
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Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 89
Loc: Northeast PA
How many of you guys use the rechargeable battery packs in your foxpro calls? Iím debating between using disposables or buying a rechargeable lithium pack

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#3292527 - 01/27/22 03:10 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
K22 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2400
Loc: Western NC
I use rechargeable AA's in mine.

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#3292528 - 01/27/22 03:11 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
crapshoot Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 23108
Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
You'll probably get better run time with the lithium pack than disposable alkalinebatteries. You could always pick up a battery tray for emergency back up.
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#3292533 - 01/27/22 04:30 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 6126
Loc: NM
I've used disposables alkaline batteries for years and would buy them in the one hundred pack because I didn't have charging capabilities. This past summer I bought this summer I found an eight place charger that plugs into my solar panel, I keep a spare set always charged. I'm really liking these.

I had a rechargeable battery pack once, it always seemed to be spent when I needed it and no place to recharge or took too long to charge and bought replacement multi-battery packs for it and just kept a couple ready to go in the bag.

If you have a place to charge and remember to do it a built in rechargeable pack is nice otherwise I'd go with individual battery packs and and rechargeable batteries or in a pinch disposable alkalines will work.

You can find battery holders from on to 10 batteries at Mouser Electric or Amazon..
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#3292534 - 01/27/22 04:33 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 6126
Loc: NM
I've used disposables alkaline batteries for years and would buy them in the one hundred pack because I didn't have charging capabilities. This past summer I bought this summer I found an eight place charger that plugs into my solar panel, I keep a spare set always charged. I'm really liking these.

I had a rechargeable battery pack once, it always seemed to be spent when I needed it and no place to recharge or took too long to charge and bought replacement multi-battery packs for it and just kept a couple ready to go in the bag.

If you have a place to charge and remember to do it a built in rechargeable pack is nice otherwise I'd go with individual battery packs and and rechargeable batteries or in a pinch disposable alkalines will work.

You can find battery holders from on to 10 batteries at Mouser Electric or Amazon.. so you can have multiple pre-loaded packs ready to go.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=aa+battery+holder&crid=21LZLWP08JWQU&sprefix=AA+battery+%2Caps%2C181&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_6_11
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#3292537 - 01/27/22 05:10 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5771
Loc: stuck in a fence
glad to read you have seen the light on rechargeable batteries. lol
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#3292538 - 01/27/22 05:24 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
rjh Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 527
Loc: hobart ind.
I use the battery pack and I can't recall every running it dead. I think it is well worth the money.

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#3292552 - 01/27/22 07:44 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 5876
Loc: Nebraska
I can see having some backup if you're out camping away from electricity. But if you're just going out for a day, or even two at a time, the battery pack is the way to fly imo. Even then having your battery tray loaded and ready for backup is a wise move.
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#3292581 - 01/28/22 12:36 AM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
parkerz Offline
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Registered: 10/22/11
Posts: 14
Loc: Northern CA
FOXPRO Fusion internal wiring isn't indestructible! use battery pack-- come home from hunting,, plug in the charger, ready for next hunt, always carry spare batteries that are seldom used-----but super appreciated for that freak occurrence


Edited by parkerz (01/28/22 12:40 AM)

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#3292687 - 01/28/22 04:58 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
jcs271 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1482
Loc: Montana Territory
I have used the same set of rechargeable Sanyo Eneloop AA's in mine for YEARS.

I just leave them in the Scorpion and plug it in at home. I can also use the $20 cig. lighter plug in inverter in my truck if I just want to keep it topped off. Never have fully discharged them during a day of calling but I do have 8 standard AA's in my bag just in case.
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#3292810 - 01/29/22 03:17 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
Coyote-conquest Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/01/18
Posts: 223
Loc: Kentucky, US
I have a few sets of rechargeables that I use. I need to find a charger that plugs in to my Banshee instead having to take them out to charge but couldn't imagine using regular alkaline batteries

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#3292863 - 01/29/22 09:30 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
BigGrizz Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/13/11
Posts: 378
Loc: Wyoming
I have Rayovac rechargeable batteries Iíve used for years. Iím about to order some higher MaH batteries from Amazon. I can see how a pack might be nice, but I have enough recharge able batteries that Iím set.

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#3292874 - 01/30/22 12:21 AM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
SubpaR Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 435
Loc: Hays, KS
I've been slowly transitioning to re-chargeable batteries. 2 years ago I my 2 youngest kids to call coyotes, got on the stand, set up the call and it wouldn't turn on, dead batteries. Since then I keep enough batteries in the backpack to run the call and the remote.

Having kids with flashlights and walkie-talkies, rechargeable batteries are probably saving me money.

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#3293273 - 02/03/22 12:00 PM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: SubpaR]
Yellowhammer Offline
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Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 16580
Loc: Huntington, Texas
I use the FoxPro rechargeable batteries and carry Duracell's in the truck as back up.

I hunted hunted all day and night using the rechargeables many time and never went dead.
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#3293329 - 02/04/22 06:38 AM Re: Foxpro - battery pack vs disposables [Re: price]
murdoc Offline
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Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 146
Loc: Wisconsin
We get better sound less distortion on higher volumes with the fox pro battery pack


Edited by murdoc (02/04/22 06:39 AM)

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