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Re: Rechargable battery usage vs time by type ( post spec info only plse )

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TomMac
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I've been running the rechargable 16340 cells and now have enough data to post... and would like to start a new thread on usable life in this format

So plse cut/paste and fill in as much as possible

 

  1. Battery ;
  2. Listed rating;Purchased;
  3. Run time 3 bars
  4. Run time 2 bars
  5. Dead/ replaced
  6. Notes

 

 

 

 

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TomMac
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  1. Battery ; Ultrafire ( gray )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 37 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 8 days
  6. Dead/ replaced 46th day , 0% email received
  7. Notes;  using cam in spec amount / cam sw 1.2.2412 / adusted or real world rating about 700mahr / I'd replace these in future at day 35 + for safety factor in case of additional usage in time frame

 

 

 

 

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TomMac
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  1. Battery ; Ultrafire ( gray )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 37 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 8 days
  6. Dead/ replaced 46th day , 0% email received
  7. Notes;  using cam in spec amount / cam sw 1.2.2412 / adusted or real world rating about 700mahr / I'd replace these in future at day 35 + for safety factor in case of additional usage in time frame

 

 

 

 

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TomMac
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  1. Battery ; GTL ( gray )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 25 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 16 days
  6. Dead/ replaced; 57th day
  7. Notes; Other info hard to tell because old SW had false readings on camera / there were at least 2 SW changes in data / camera ran 10+days after gauge was depleted
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jguerdat
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  1. Battery ; GTL ( gray )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; not recorded
  5. Run time 2 bars; not recorded
  6. Dead/ replaced; 22 days at low battery warning
  7. Notes; 344 minutes recorded - heavy usage camera
jguerdat
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  1. Battery ; Ultrafire ( gray )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 10 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 4 days
  6. Dead/ replaced; 14 days at low battery notice
  7. Notes; 355 minutes recorded - heavy usage camera
jguerdat
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  1. Battery ; Ultrafire ( gray )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 25 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 15 days
  6. Dead/ replaced; 41 days to dead, no 0% email
  7. Notes; 241 minutes recording - light usage camera
jguerdat
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jguerdat wrote:
  1. Battery ; TangFire
  2. Listed rating; 1000 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; test
  4. Run time 3 bars; 8 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 13 days
  6. Dead/ replaced; 2 days, 22 minutes recording to dead, no 0% email
  7. Notes; 780 minutes recording - heavy usage camera

 

jguerdat
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  1. Battery ; GTL ( purple )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 11 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 6 days
  6. Dead/ replaced; 1 day
  7. Notes; 211 minutes recorded - normal usage camera
jguerdat
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  1. Battery ; Ultrafire ( gray )
  2. Listed rating; 2300 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 9 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 4 days
  6. Dead/ replaced; <1 day from 14% email till dead (about 6 hours)
  7. Notes; 342 minutes recording - heavy usage camera, most days ~15 minutes, 2 days 60-75
TomMac
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  1. Battery ; Tangsfire Li-Ion
  2. Listed rating; 1000mahr @ 3.7v
  3. Run time 3 bars; 26 days
  4. Run time 2 bars; 25 days
  5. Dead/ replaced; Day 51 batteries @ 15% , one cell very low
  6. Notes; Surpassed the other tested batteries by 6 days ( avg 45 )  Best cells used to date but was expected as they are the highest true mahr cells run. Cameras run at highest quality at about 3.5 mins per day

 

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RobertRosal
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  1. Battery ; EagleTac
  2. Listed rating; 750 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; LightJunction
  4. Run time 3 bars; 26 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 21 days
  6. Run time 1 bar; 3 days
  7. Dead/ replaced; 50th day
  8. Notes; Best Video Quality with average daily use of 7.2 minutes
-Robert
RobertRosal
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  1. Battery ; TangsFire
  2. Listed rating; 1000 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Ebay
  4. Run time 3 bars; 22 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 20 days
  6. Run time 1 bar; 1 day
  7. Dead/ replaced; 43rd day
  8. Notes; Best Video Quality with average daily use of 3 minutes, on 42nd day received email batteries @ 14%
-Robert
RobertRosal
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  1. Battery ; EagleTac
  2. Listed rating; 750 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; LightJunction
  4. Run time 3 bars; 26 days
  5. Run time 2 bars; 28 days
  6. Run time 1 bar; 7 days
  7. Dead/ replaced; 61st day
  8. Notes; Best Video Quality with average daily use of 5.06 minutes
-Robert
jguerdat
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  1. Battery ; TangsFire
  2. Listed rating; 1000 mahr / 3.7v
  3. Purchased; Amazon
  4. Run time 3 bars; N/A
  5. Run time 2 bars; N/A
  6. Run time 1 bar; 1 day
  7. Replaced before dead; 101st day
  8. Notes; Best Video Quality, 266 minutes recorded, wide variation of usage per day, with heavy usage last 3 days (90 minutes)
Tats
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  1. Battery ; EagleTac (Battery says "EAGTAC")
  2. Listed rating; 750mAh IC PROTECTED/ 3.7v
  3. Purchased; LightJunction
  4. Run time 3 bars; N/A
  5. Run time 2 bars; N/A
  6. Run time 1 bar; 3 days
  7. Dead/Replaced: 26 Days
  8. Notes; Protected Batteries (IC protected for a) over-charge, b) over-discharge, c) short circuit, d) current overflow of 3A+)
    Best Video Quality exterior camera under an overhang. 465 minutes total, which averages about 17 minutes per day.

EAGLETACS:  I got the low battery (15%) warning on 10/4/2015 (testing started 9/11) after about 552 videos (24,840 seconds or 414 minutes).  On 10/6/2015, I got the notice to replace the EagleTacs.  The total video count from 9/11/2015 to 10/6/2015 was 620 videos (27,900 seconds or 465 minutes). 

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    1. Battery: Nitecore
    2. Listed rating; 650mAh IC PROTECTED/ 3.7v
    3. Purchased; LightJunction
    4. Run time 3 bars; N/A
    5. Run time 2 bars; N/A
    6. Run time 1 bar; 1 day
    7. Dead/Replaced: 28 Days
    8. Notes; Protected Batteries (Integrated battery overcharge / discharge protection circuits)
      Best Video Quality exterior camera under an overhang. 534.75 minutes total, which averages about 19 minutes per day.

    NITECORES:   I got the low battery (15%) warning on 10/7/2015 (testing started 9/11) after about 668 videos (30,060 seconds or 501 minutes).  On 10/8/2015, I got the notice to replace the Nitecores.  The total video count for the Nitecores from 9/11/2015 to 10/8/2015 was 713 videos (32,085 seconds or 534.75 minutes)

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TEST RESULTS ON HIGH USAGE CAMERA

 

  • Battery ; Nitecore
  • Listed rating; 650mAh IC PROTECTED/ 3.7v
  • Purchased; LightJunction
  • Run time 3 bars; N/A
  • Run time 2 bars; N/A
  • Run time 1 bar; 1 days
  • Dead/Replaced: 4 Days
  • Notes; Protected Batteries (IC protected for a) over-charge, b) over-discharge, c) short circuit, d) current overflow of 3A+)
    Best Video Quality exterior camera. 932 minutes total, which averages about 233 minutes per day.

NITECORES:  I got the low battery (13%) warning on 10/15/2015 (testing started 10/12) after about 1,236 videos (49,440 seconds or 824 minutes). The spreadsheet below shows the total video counts for each day:

 

NiteCore- High Use.jpg

CCNE37
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Very useful thread.

 

Can any of you guys please provide an update on how these batteries (especially the protected ones) are going after several months of use. Similar usage times to those above - better, worse ?

 

Has anyone tried the Olight 650mAh (the greenish-blue batteries) ?

 

Thanks

Colin

TomMac
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Can any of you guys please provide an update on how these batteries (especially the protected ones) are going after several months of use. Similar usage times to those above - better, worse ?

 


First, heavy use vs long term usage is very different... they don't really compare re the mins of record time. Long term use in spec the OEM do better, short-heavy usage the rechargeables shine.

 

After several months of use . ALL the brands of rechargeables  I have used stabilized ... not much off from the first couple full charges.

 

Low mahr ( about 450-500 cells from china ) cells  lasted avg for me about 35-40 days on avg.  The known better cells with pcb's run about 55-60 days ( such as the nitecores and eagletechs ( olight is also up ther tho i haven't tested myself )

 

you must decide what type of usage you nedd/want.

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CCNE37
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TomMac

 

Thanks for the update. I definitely want rechargeables, not primary, even though I don't think my daily use will be very heavy. I have two cameras that have averaged about 4 minutes/day, and the other two about 8-10 minutes/day. It has only been 3 weeks so far and I have been experimenting a fair bit.

 

Ideally I would like to go with either NiteCore or Olight because they seem to be the easier protected batteries to get in Australia, with Nitecore being more costly. I assume from the comments here that the Nitecores fit OK, even though they are supposed to be 34.9mm long, which is a fair bit longer than the OEM primaries ?

 

Thanks

Colin

Schorschi
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I ordered 24 Nitecores about a month or two ago from Fasttech.com for a little over US$6 per battery. Have only one set of four in use currently, but so far no complaints. The battery gauge on the Arlo Camera page will start with 2 out of 3 bars when freshly charged Nitecores are used.

 

Also got the Nitecore D4 charger at the same time from Amazon (US). Nice piece of equipment. LC-Display giving data on charge current, voltage and elapsed charging time; individually, for each of the four charging channels.

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CCNE37
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Thanks for the feedback. Good to know that the Nitecores fit OK. I have also ordered a Nitecore D4 charger, but from FastTech, but still waiting fot it to arrive. FastTech as been a bit slow - took 10 days to get from ordered to "Departed on flight from origin", then another 2 weeks to get to "Departed from sorting hub".

 

I have no idea whether these things are moving from China to Australia via Sweden (Swedish post), or if the sorting hub they are referring to is in Australia (Australia Post has not recorded anything yet) ?

 

Colin

CCNE37
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For anyone interested, Gearbest is selling NiteCore RCR123A 650mAh batteries for US$10.19 for two (US$5.10 each), free shipping. Sale ends in 2½ days time.

 

This is the best price I have seen on Nitecores.

 

Colin

Feste97
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Battery: NITECORE
Listed rating: 3.7v 650mAh (2.4Wh) / IC protected
Purchased: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00906FJ5G/
Run time 3 bars: Approx. 40 days
Run time 2 bars: To be confirmed (Still on 2 bars after approx 5 more days so far)
Dead/ replaced : To be confirmed.
Notes: Low usage. Infrequent recording, typically 30 seconds every 1-2 days. Using Optimised setting.

lowman
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Msor of my recording is in night mode any one have any stats on rechargeable battrie life  in this mode ? 

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