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2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« on: May 22, 2005, 02:37:03 PM »
so I just went and bought some rechargeable NiMH batteries, from what I can gather the 2000maH batts should get me a full 2 set/3hr show out of the sbm1 without much problem, I'm assuming they'll do fine in the m1 as well

does anyone have any experience with 2000mah batts in these devices that could shed some light on runtimes? This is my first foray into NiMH batteries, so I'm still learning as I go... thanks for the help guys....
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 02:40:59 PM »
mine are 2300, and yes, one set of 4 will run the modsbm1 (line in)  for a two set dead/allman/phish show...

2 of them run the d100 for the duration, too... i have never run a m1

i use the powerex batts from maha energy...

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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 02:43:59 PM »
Should be fine, Tim.  However, IME sometimes it takes a few full charge / discharge cycles before you get full capacity out of NiMH rechargeables.  So...I'd carry a back-up set for both M1 and modSBM-1 at least initially.  No, I take it back - carry an extra set every time you tape - never know when you think you have a good charge but it's actually not full.
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 02:48:08 PM »
thanks guys, much appreciated!

I bought 12, I need 6 to run everything so I should be fine

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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005, 07:09:42 PM »
Did you find them locally, Tim?  I need to pick some more up myself.
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005, 07:29:37 PM »
I got them at Radio Shack per your advice the other night.. I also got a smart charger from radio shack but was planning on asking you about a quality charger I could order online

I did a search about NiMH batteries on this site and saw someone said you could get the batts at Target now

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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2005, 08:54:04 PM »
Should be fine, Tim.  However, IME sometimes it takes a few full charge / discharge cycles before you get full capacity out of NiMH rechargeables.  So...I'd carry a back-up set for both M1 and modSBM-1 at least initially.  No, I take it back - carry an extra set every time you tape - never know when you think you have a good charge but it's actually not full.

Exactly, I'd cycle the batteries at least a couple times before use.  If you have an old mag light or something, charge them, put them in them then recharge when they die.  It made a very significant gain in capacity after a few cycles.

I've never ran a SBM, but in my M1 I'd say I could get at least 3hrs run time with a fresh set of Powerex 2000 mAh batteries.  I noticed sometimes the battery level bar on the M1 dropped to 3 or even 2 bars in 1/2 hour of recording but ran for the rest of the show (on avg. 2 hrs) and always had plenty of juice to rewind.  I thought it might be because NiMH batteries put out 1.2v and the M1 might be calibrated for alkaline bats that put out 1.5v, but the unit comes with NiCad batteries that only supply 1.2v so who knows.  Basically if your battery level bar drops quickly, you may not be screwed.   :P
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2005, 11:23:47 PM »
+T for the info
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2005, 11:45:10 PM »
I got them at Radio Shack per your advice the other night.. I also got a smart charger from radio shack but was planning on asking you about a quality charger I could order online


http://shop.mahaenergy.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=400

Best batteries on the market IMO...

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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2005, 12:56:22 AM »
http://www.nimhbattery.com/maha_2500_rechargeable_batteries.php



$12.97 per pack (4/pack)

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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2005, 02:15:57 AM »
http://www.nimhbattery.com/maha_2500_rechargeable_batteries.php



$12.97 per pack (4/pack)

i run the Lenmar 2450mah and they are awesome!

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dude, i had one of the lenmar 2450s die on me! it won't take a charge from either of my two smart chargers and it's got no juice, either... damn!

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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2005, 08:20:51 AM »
http://www.nimhbattery.com/maha_2500_rechargeable_batteries.php



$12.97 per pack (4/pack)

i run the Lenmar 2450mah and they are awesome!

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dude, i had one of the lenmar 2450s die on me! it won't take a charge from either of my two smart chargers and it's got no juice, either... damn!

Please don't post a picture of  Powerew battery when talking about Lemnars, I find it highly offensive.  ;)
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2005, 12:03:11 PM »
I just bought the 2500 mah Energizers for my new/used sbm-1 unit and when I first charged them up and tested with the sbm-1 I got 3 hours and still 3 bars – then I recharged and went to tape a show Saturday night and the sbm-1 died in 50 min!!  My lenmar 2300s in my d8 have been great – I guess I need to cycle the new energizers a few times. 

BTW - $10 for 4 of those 2500s Energizers @ Target regular price.
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2005, 01:34:46 PM »
I just bought the 2500 mah Energizers for my new/used sbm-1 unit and when I first charged them up and tested with the sbm-1 I got 3 hours and still 3 bars – then I recharged and went to tape a show Saturday night and the sbm-1 died in 50 min!!  My lenmar 2300s in my d8 have been great – I guess I need to cycle the new energizers a few times. 

BTW - $10 for 4 of those 2500s Energizers @ Target regular price.


That's why I suggest the Maha charger.  Your batteries aren't worth a damn if the charger sucks.
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Re: 2000mah NiMH batteries (modsbm1 and m1)
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2005, 01:39:23 PM »
i have said it before, i think even in this thread, but...

those powerex batteries i bought, and the charger (car and plug) that is linked above - which is the one i have, too - are terrific. i bought it all online from maha energy, and i will do business with them again, when and if i need any more battery power stuff...

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