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#3278266 - 06/29/13 07:03 AM battery hack for trail cam????
fishboy1
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Got2 cheap moultrie trail cams that are a couple years old. It costs a fortune in "D" batteries to run. Deer duty in the fall and chicken coop protection the rest of the year.

I want to dump the D's and get a rechargeable battery(s) with greater capacity. Anybody done this?

It takes 6- "D" batteries so that should be 9v...

Any tips would be appreciated.
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#3278272 - 06/29/13 07:12 AM Re: battery hack for trail cam???? [Re: fishboy1]
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I run rechargeable 12 volt external batteries on all my Moultrie's, it saves a lot of money.
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#3278281 - 06/29/13 07:28 AM Re: battery hack for trail cam???? [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
fishboy1
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Do you run a straight 12 v or do you have something to step down the voltage? Diodes or something like that?
Thanks!!
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#3279565 - 07/01/13 09:04 AM Re: battery hack for trail cam???? [Re: fishboy1]
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I run straight 12 volts. What Model do you have? Most all of the newer (2007 and newer) Moultrie's have a external 12 volt port. They will use power from the external battery and when it gets low the camera will switch over and use the internal batteries.
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