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Old 06-12-2018, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Moultrie does not recomend duracell batteries ????

My brother was seeing if he could revive his old moultrie m880 when he heard a "hissing" sound...it was a battrey spewing acid.

It was a duracell battery. He ask moultrie about them and they said they do not recomend duracell due to their duralock technology. Said it messes with thhe amperage.

Anyone else hear of this. Duracell is all i have been using. But my old moultries are failing me as well. I really liked the older moultries.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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Just moultrie pass the buck on their poor made newer products
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:55 PM   #3
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Have 6 moultrie cameras and only Duracell with no issues.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:00 PM   #4
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I had a Magnum feeder timer that didn't recommend Duracell too. It used the 6 volt batteries though.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:03 PM   #5
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Hmm first I've heard of it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:09 PM   #6
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Hell I roll with the harbor freight alkalines with a 20% of coupon and like the results..
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:46 PM   #7
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I have 2 browning cameras, the first one stopped taking nite pictures. I contacted browning and the first thing they asked me was what batteries I use. I said Duracell. They said there cameras would sometimes stop taking nite pictures with Duracell batteries when they were below 60 percent. I switched to energizer and 2 years later still working fine.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:39 PM   #8
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I've got a couple packages of duracell. guess I will use them up and start using something else. I may touch base with Duracell & see if they have any words of wisdom...

Probably say not to use Moultrie...bad for the battery
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:46 PM   #9
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I've heard the same from a buddy with Spypoint cameras. He called Spypoint & they said no Duracell batteries. His camera was acting up, he changed the batteries and no more probs. I've used exclusively for several years without problems in lots of different cameras but will change brands when I run out of the metric ton of them I have.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:18 PM   #10
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I have 2 browning cameras, the first one stopped taking nite pictures. I contacted browning and the first thing they asked me was what batteries I use. I said Duracell. They said there cameras would sometimes stop taking nite pictures with Duracell batteries when they were below 60 percent. I switched to energizer and 2 years later still working fine.
Alright, you probably saved me some trouble. I also have 2 Browning cameras that stopped taking night pictures within a couple days of each other. I just set em to the side and used a couple retired cameras during the off season. I was gonna reach out to Browning to see if there was an update or something I was needing, not sure if that's even a thing on these cameras. The Browning cameras have Duracell, but I'm going to switch em and check it out. Thanks!

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:30 PM   #11
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BS, The only batteries I've had issues with are Energizers. Duracells have proved most reliable and consistent with at least 10 different types of trail cams for me
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:38 PM   #12
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I prefer Duracells in my 7 year old Moultries. C Batteries last up to 6 months. The energizers do not work as well. No to Rayovac batteries 2 month duration.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:56 PM   #13
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I have not had any issues, but now I am kinda spooked by all the complaints I've seen by a simple google check.

However, most of these are older and I could probably find complaints on just about anything. If nothing else, I will be inspecting my battery powered devices.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:36 AM   #14
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I only use Lithium's AA, I don't buy cameras that don't use AA. They do not leak and last forever and weigh nothing..

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Old 06-13-2018, 12:04 PM   #15
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:40 PM   #16
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I've got C Cell Duracells in my two Moultrie A5's.
Been using the be same set for like 2 years now....
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:32 PM   #17
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Browning told me the same thing- don't use Duracell. They say energizer.

I mostly use eneloop rechargeables and they are ok except they seem to just lose power all of a sudden with no warning. They are not recommended by browning either.


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Old 06-13-2018, 03:00 PM   #18
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Yep, Browning told me also. So I switched to Energizer and doing a test if the Energizer Lithium are worth the extra expense. 4 Browning's out wit the Lithium and 5 with regular Energizer. Everything in all 9 are exact.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:08 PM   #19
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I heard same story...only thing I noticed for sure Duracell shelf life aint whats on battery...had some ozzing white throught same unopened pack with a couple years left on exp date
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