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  1. yogi

    yogi Senior Refuge Member

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    How long do the batteries in trail cams last. It has been just a couple weeks and already have dead batteries is this normal or did i just get a bad batch of batteries?

    thanks,
     
  2. Buckhunter99

    Buckhunter99 Refuge Member

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    It honestly depends on the camera and how many pictures you have gotten and the settings. I have had batteries last me 6-7 months before taking about 300 pics a month.
     
  3. Archeryrob

    Archeryrob Elite Refuge Member

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    I am using plugs from Amazon and 12v7AH batteries to run Moultries with the power plug. It runs 9 months without needing recharged.
     
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    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Wild game innovations camera by chance?
     
  5. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Refuge Member

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    The older cameras were tough on batteries. I have four that stay out year round and I get several months on batteries. A bit less battery life in the winter. Moultri, Cuddeback, and Wild Game Innovations.
     
  6. yogi

    yogi Senior Refuge Member

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    one old camera not sure of brand the other is moultrie i think. it is the same two that always eat batteries so i took them out of service and are using my other cams
     
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    Soggy Socks Refuge Member

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    This post got me thinking. Dug some of mine out today, put two out while taking the dog for a walk. Batteries still had 3/4 life left in them from last fall. Wildgame Cloak something? Haven't looked at my Bushnell's yet maybe tomorrow morning.
     
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    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    We had wild game innovations cameras that would suddenly randomly start blowing through them. It sucks missing the rut on camera because the new batteries went dead 3 days after putting them in.

    When the weather goes cold I use lithium batteries.
     
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    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    archery rob,
    Very good idea!
    Could you provide a little more information and a link on where to order?

    Thanks
     
  10. Archeryrob

    Archeryrob Elite Refuge Member

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    I ordered these plugs and they fit the Moultrie cameras. you have to shave the plastic barrel a bit to fit into the housing. I cut the female end off and add spade connectors to the wires to slip pn the battery. Get a WP box that the battery will fit in, like the outdoor boxes Walmart carries. Notch the opening to fir the cable time and sit it so water sheds and does not leak in.

    I use a battery like this one, you can probably get one for $15 at the battery store.
     

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