I'm curious what kind of battery life other excal shooters are getting. I have read some threads that say battery life is great, some that say it isn't and some that say it isn't but may be a board issue.
After switching to a good battery (Plainview 9.6v) for non-warm temp play I didn't have any problems, and shot about a case, but I also charge after the day is over so I don't have a sense of how long the battery will last.
I don't find a problem shooting cases on the same battery. The problem arises when you leave it on for extended amount of time. Say 6 - 8 hours. I'm sure it can shoot a few cases on the same battery, but try shooting a case, leave it on, and shoot another case 6 hours later.
I had a fresh charge on the battery and left it on in the morning and went to work. Came back maybe 8 hours later and the battery was way dead.
That's why I can't wait to see the new boards, supposed to have a sleep mode and auto shut off feature. This should help with batteries quite a bit. Before I got the LED mod I had a problem with leaving the marker on. Just as easy to tell it's on without the LED, but with the LED I actually look.