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Old March 24th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What if I use rechargables?

After the last game I played (saddly, like a month ago ) I got frustrated with how much money I have to spent on batteries everytime I play. I always use my Halo B w/rip drive and my Rip Clip. They both love to eat batteries and I have to change them every time I go play to keep them working properly (they might turn on but not feed properly, overall my Rip-clip). So rechargables is what I need, but I read somewhere that some paintball products are no good with rechargables. I know that most paintball markers can't use rechargables for 9v rechargable batteries ere inconsistent. Both of my loaders use AA batteries, four for the Rip-Clip, and six for the Halo B, 10 batteries total. Would there be a problem if I use rechargables? I checked the manual and it didn't specify anything.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They'd be fine. I strictly use rechargeables in my Halo Too, Prophecy, and Prophecy Z2. NiMH only delivers 1.2v per cell (4.8v instead of 6v in the Rip, 7.2v instead of 9v in the B), but they work just fine in everything I've ever used them in. If you can find them, NiZN AA's are 1.5v. I used to use them in my HaloB before it died.

If you're feeling like taking risks, you could try to find Li-Ion AA batteries, but they're 3.7v each from what I understand, so that would be...way more than they're designed for (22.2v instead of 9v). I personally have never felt that brave to try it.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I'll use this ones:

http://ahorrosparamama.com/new/wp-co...chargeable.gif

Would they be fine?
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I used those quite a bit, they work great. My set of them just recently died after years of use.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Alright thanks. Do you remove your batteries after each use, or do you let them in the battery chamber? I ask because my Halo B needs new batteries everytime I need it again, so my theory is that it happens because I leave them in the chamber.
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Varies. My Prophecy I remove them from as it drains batteries if I don't. My Z2 and my Halo Too I leave them in. I'd say remove them from the B but you should be fin leaving them in the battery holder.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok so I went to Cosco and got this ones:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/img0426uj.jpg/

It seems they are NiMH, would that affect my rip-clip's performance in any way? It will only get 1.2v instead of 1.5v per battery like you said.
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It will be imperceptibly slower at max ROF. WHich means at real-world ROF, no difference.
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It will be imperceptibly slower at max ROF. WHich means at real-world ROF, no difference.
Well that might be a problem, but let's see what happens next game.
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Unless you're able to shoot over 20 bps, you won't see a difference using rechargeables.
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Well I have my marker set for 10 BPS. I'm just saying, the rip-clip is not the best hopper out there, it's kind of delicate.
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If it's set for 10 bps, you're not even CLOSE to going over the level that 4.8v vs. 6.0v allows.
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