I'm considering semi-permanently mounting an AT822 stereo mic in a local venue. I probably do a soundboard/aud matrix recording 2-3 times a month there and it's impossible to get good mic placement unless I set mics up on the small stage but that's not always feasible. So for now I set mics up off to the far side of the room and have had decent results.
The mic manufacturer states that the AT822 has a battery life of 1000 hours (with an alkaline battery). Here's the manufacturer specs-http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/665bdf92967733dc/
So it it safe (or crazy) for me to assume that if I have the mounted mic turned on and change the battery once a month, I'll be ok? Doing the math I should get 40 or so days of life out of a battery but I surely don't want to push my luck. And I also don't want to have to get up there and deal with it everytime I record.
Thoughts and/or advice appreciated.