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Old 03-11-2017, 01:18 PM #1
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Is buying rechargeable batteries fine for hoppers and guns?

Is buying brand names like Energizer and Duracell fine for rechargeable batteries?
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:40 AM #2
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as long as they have the same voltage output as your standard battery, yes.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:20 PM #3
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good to know since i already bought 3 9V recharables
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:56 PM #4
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I use imedion 8.4V NIMH batteries and have had zero issues. Only issue you may have with rechargeable batteries are weather related.

I took the recommendation off of a youtube user named DRC Paintball.

Goes into the science and specifics in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6jblNK6kGs
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:59 PM #5
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Honestly, I'd stay away from them. Their batteries tend to be lower voltage (as low as 7.2v or as high as 8.4v) and their chargers don't tend to be very intelligent either.

I wrote something a while back, while although dated, may be of some use still:

Batteries and what I've learned
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:31 PM #6
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I don't trust rechargeables. They never seem to last after a few dozen charges
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:44 PM #7
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i used to use the rechargeable 9v batteries made for paintball. dont remember the brand name, but they had like a plastic case that was in the shape of a 9v battery and the actual components inside. they worked fine for me back then, but mainly used then in hoppers, because they just didnt fit that well in markers.
now that most hoppers operate on AA batteries, for the most part, i've been using rechargeable AA that have higher outputs, like 2800mah. so far, they have worked fine. i just make sure they are freshly recharged before i put them in and play. i wouldnt trust them in the hopper for a week.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:47 PM #8
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I've been around electronics my whole life. I use to use rechargeable in almost all my electronics. Most of which still work (including an original Gameboy). I would say you will be fine with rechargeable. While the voltage on rechargeable is lower than non-rechargeable it is a negligible amount. If it makes you feel any better I have a camera that bought new was about $4,000. I used rechargeable AA's in it for half a decade with no problems.
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