Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2012, 05:05 PM #1
danielnbj
 
 
danielnbj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Norway
Empire Z2 - 9 volt vs AA

Anybody know what's the best for the Z2. 9 Volt or AA batteries.
Pros and cons?
danielnbj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 10-08-2012, 05:39 PM #2
danielnbj
 
 
danielnbj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Norway
anybody ?
danielnbj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:20 AM #3
EmpireTech
Always here to Help
 
EmpireTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mid-West
EmpireTech works for a Paintball manufacturer
EmpireTech plays in the PSP
EmpireTech plays in the APPA D4 division
EmpireTech supports Empire
IF you use 9v you need to make sure to get the 9V conversion kit (it will take 2 9v's to run it) otherwise us the AA setup.
__________________
Empire Tech Support
Click Here For Product Support
Click To Email Us
Or Call Us at
1-800-220-3222
EmpireTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 11:56 AM #4
Christian P
UWL and Scenario
 
Christian P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Christian P is playing at Living Legends VI
Christian P is playing at Living Legends VII
Christian P has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Christian P is attending Decay of Nations VII
I like 9v because my marker takes them as well. Now I carry only a 4 pack of 9v for a game instead of 6 AA and 2 9v.
Christian P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 02:09 PM #5
Zippin35
 
 
Zippin35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Zippin35 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Zippin35 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Zippin35 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Zippin35 is attending Decay of Nations VI
I would assume that this is something they would have tested while designing the marker. They would probably put the option they found to be best in the actual product.
__________________
I FIGHT FOR MACDEV-Macdev Militia
BUY MY 2.0 LUXE!!FST
B/S/T Perfection
New England Crusade #35
Bored? On Facebook? Come join my group Paintball Gear for Sale!
Zippin35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 06:09 PM #6
Tempted (Banned)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: N Ga
Maybe this will help out some:

The average 9v alkaline battery has a capacity of around 350mah useable power at a low discharge rate.

The average 9.6v rechargeable NiMh battery used as a replacement for standard 9v batteries has a rating around 250-300mah at medium to low discharge. I've charged them from and gotten results from 100mah to over 500, sometimes you get better cells.

The average AA alkaline battery has a capacity of around 1500mah of useable power.

The average rechargeable AA NiMh is around 2500mah.

Whoa, big difference. What gives? Well, the size. A 9 volt battery is actually a series of six 1.5v cells. This means that they have to fit six cells in that small 9v package. Obviously the cells are going to be tiny with a low energy capacity. One AA battery is only one 1.5v cell. That cell is about 8 times the size of one of the 9v battery's cell. So it has 8 time the capacity.

Long into short, this is the easiest way to understand it:

Two 9v batteries in parallel = 700mah
Six AA batteries in series = 1500+mah

So you get twice the useable power at the same voltage using six AAs instead of two 9v batteries.

Last edited by Tempted : 10-09-2012 at 06:12 PM.
Tempted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 06:24 PM #7
hmcl281
 
 
hmcl281's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
 has been a member for 10 years
always thought they only used 4 aa batteries?
hmcl281 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 06:43 PM #8
Tempted (Banned)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: N Ga
If you are curious, this is what the inside of a 9v looks like.



Tempted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 06:54 PM #9
Blusylver
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
i have used 9v and AA on my z2. at first i liked the 9v because it was faster and i didnt have to buy two different kinds of batteries. after about a month i got tired of replacing the 9v. with the 9v in, once the hopper got low on paint (20 or less) it spon to fast and the balls wouldnt fall into feeding doc. NOw im back to AA and love it, batteries last me 2-3 longer. stick with AA
__________________
GEAR BAG SALE
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3899747
Blusylver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 02:04 PM #10
Pson
 
 
Pson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Pson has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Pson has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Wow, that is a post that I can understand

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempted View Post
Maybe this will help out some:

The average 9v alkaline battery has a capacity of around 350mah useable power at a low discharge rate.

The average 9.6v rechargeable NiMh battery used as a replacement for standard 9v batteries has a rating around 250-300mah at medium to low discharge. I've charged them from and gotten results from 100mah to over 500, sometimes you get better cells.

The average AA alkaline battery has a capacity of around 1500mah of useable power.

The average rechargeable AA NiMh is around 2500mah.

Whoa, big difference. What gives? Well, the size. A 9 volt battery is actually a series of six 1.5v cells. This means that they have to fit six cells in that small 9v package. Obviously the cells are going to be tiny with a low energy capacity. One AA battery is only one 1.5v cell. That cell is about 8 times the size of one of the 9v battery's cell. So it has 8 time the capacity.

Long into short, this is the easiest way to understand it:

Two 9v batteries in parallel = 700mah
Six AA batteries in series = 1500+mah

So you get twice the useable power at the same voltage using six AAs instead of two 9v batteries.
Pson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump