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January 28, 2012
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the great thing about the new explorist is that you can hook up any external phone/MP3 emergency charger to it and change the batteries while it's still running. you can keep it running as long as you have a supply of rechargeables.

January 2, 2012
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eXplorist 310 consume:
180-200 mA - full backlight + map screen
100 mA without backlight
70-80 mA sleep mode

Capacity lithium - 3000 mAh at a current up to 5A and temperatures down to -20 Celsius. In any case, more than 15 hours. My eXplorist operates up to 30 hours

Durasell same capacity 3000 mAh, but it is measured at 25 mA. At 200 mA, we have 1800 - 2200 mAh. Medium voltage 1.2 V instead of 1.4 V for lithium. Duracell usually works 8 - 10 hours.
I almost do not use them for the following reason:
At a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius Operating time navigator is halved. At 0 degrees alkaline not work more than two hours.

Eneloop have a capacity of 2100-2300 mAh. They seem to tolerate the cold. Up to 5 degrees capacity is not reduced. At 0 degrees is lost only 20%. They provided me the required 8 hours of work even at Triton 500.

New Black Eneloop 2500 mAh I have never felt in the campaign. Using sleep mode can get two days of 8 hours.

January 2, 2012
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I use Eneloop rechargeables with alkalines as back-ups/spares.
The lithiums will last the longest, a good alkaline will be next best.

I have yet to see any rechargeable last as long as the Duracell alkaline.
The bottom line is lithiums will go for about 6-8 hours max in my 710, the alkaline about 4-5 hours and the Eneloop rechargeable 3-4 hours.

Your mileage may vary, but the rechargeables will not last as long as alkalines or lithiums.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

January 2, 2012
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Just wondered what most folks are using in the new Explorist series units? I'm guessing the Energizer Ultimate Lithiums will give the best life, but I'm thinking about the Eneloop AA's that I've used in my digital cameras for the past year or so. I know alkalines won't last very long.

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