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Old 03-12-2009, 05:51 PM #1
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Im getting a SP1 this weekend to mess around with, I hear its a battery hog?
1.Is this true?
2.Can i fix this?
3.Can rechargeables work?
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:21 PM #2
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no i dont think their battery hogs i used one in my sp1 for the fall and all winter long (mainly just messing around) about a case of paint and the batt still has plenty of juice.

you can use pretty much any 9v batt in it rechargable or not.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:22 PM #3
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Mine's not too bad on batteries.

I think I've put two in. The first one was of unknown use/condition, and the second, was new, haven't replaced it since. Owned my SP-1 since December.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:54 PM #4
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My Vibe is a battery hog, I just use rechargeables. My friend's SP1 is also a battery hog. But this is when the temp is low. I heard that it's not as much in the summertime.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:05 PM #5
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1. NO
2.Fix What
3.If you use the right ones
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:01 PM #6
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More of an air hog than battery hog.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:58 PM #7
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I just bought an SP1, took it out yesterday, and man was I happy.

It was raining the entire day, I played for about 3 hours and shot 1000 rds of Empire Blizzard. Don't worry about battery usage. Buy new Duracell or some good rechargeables and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:01 PM #8
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In the cold I'm sure the batteries don't last nearly as long. Batteries do so much worse when they're subjected to extreme temperatures...
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:46 AM #9
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I haven't ever had a problem with the battery or air. I did notice for some reason that mine runs more efficient on CO2 then HPA.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:06 PM #10
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My SP1 has been running fine for quite a while now on a Duracell. You can get a 4 pack for about $8 here (@ Canadian Tire, for you CDN viewers). I bought a pack, dropped in a fresh one and played for about 9 hours. It missed a few shots (I waited a second and it would fire, but when shooting quick it would miss). Not wanting to lose due to a dead battery I swapped it out again, although it worked fine in my Revvy. Anyway a fresh battery and it's been good for about 12 hours of game time (over 3 Sundays, 4 hrs each). I shot it a bit yesterday out back just practicing... it's fine still.

CO2 is pretty good too. I'm getting about 1200 shots to a 20oz CO2. Given that CO2 tanks are dirt cheap, I can take 2 with me to the outlaw field and play an entire case. Then bum some more
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:29 AM #11
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I've noticed that certain batteries won't work, so maybe that battery life is based on quality of battery(duh). So calling the sp-1 a battery hog is a little unfair, just MHO.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:41 AM #12
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Wonder if a 9.6v rechargable would work with no harm.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:48 AM #13
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9.6v rechargeables should be fine... Personally, I use duracells, and even after almost a whole summer of use, and then a day of crank-fired double gun duty, I never had to change the battery in the gun. I have changed it since because I can't believe it has much life left to give after all that but I definitely would not call it a battery hog at all.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:38 AM #14
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http://macrolineguy.com/products.php...2dVolt-Battery

I use these.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:41 AM #15
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Rechargeables are the answer anyhow!
I always recharge and since I have 3 of them I never run out of juice.
Plus more importantly it saves the planet and money.

Works for me!
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:09 AM #16
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Plus more importantly it saves the planet.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:18 PM #17
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FYI, check the Milliamp output on the rechargeable. The SP1 requires more then most. Our rechargeable system is 700Mamp. Most others are like 170. Which is not a lot of juice...
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