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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-10-02 9:30 PM
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I remember being able to get at least 6+ hours out of my 360LX and right now im getting maybe 2.5. Im using fresh Alkaline batteries each time. I do not have a rechargeable battery. It seems within an hour I start getting battery warning pop ups and they start to get very annoying and present themselves more often and eventually even with 3 bars of battery the backlight wont work. I got more battery off my 620LX lol, I think something software wise is not right. Not sure if theres an update. Any help would rock :-)

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-10-03 1:25 AM
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Try another brand of alkaline battery?

Some cheaper alkaline batteries contain far less mAh capacity.
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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-10-03 5:24 AM
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Can you recommend rechargeable batteries for the 360LX ?

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-10-03 5:43 AM
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Although I have never owned a 360LX, in my experience of rechargeable batteries, Eneloop and SONY's were good.
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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-10-03 7:12 AM
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NiCad ?
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Mjolnir Page Icon Posted 2021-10-03 11:09 AM
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WallyB110 - 2021-10-03 7:12 AM

NiCad ?

Nimh is probably your best bet. As @stingraze suggests, Eneloops are usually considered the 'gold' standard. I just use the cheaper Energizer brand which is readily available at my local 'Dollar' store.
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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-10-03 3:54 PM
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I ordered a 4 pack of Nimh AA's and 4 Lithium Rechargeable AA's.

Ill get back to yall on how they do in this 360LX

Thanks

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Mjolnir Page Icon Posted 2021-10-03 4:22 PM
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I know that Nimh AA, and regular AA work. No personal experience with lithium rechargeable batteries.
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-10-04 1:40 AM
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Nice.

I didn't know they had Li-ion AA batteries available.
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Edited by stingraze 2021-10-04 1:40 AM
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-10-04 9:07 AM
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WallyB110, Do Not attempt to charge Li or LiPol cells in the 360 - only charge them using an external charger. The internal charge circuitry on the device is not designed for Lithium derivative battery cells meaning that there is a possibility of causing damage to the device, overheating the cells or a fire.
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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-10-04 4:24 PM
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Ok good to know. I have an external charger for batteries so I will make sure I do NOT charge them inside the unit. Thanks. :-)

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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-10-04 4:35 PM
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Even when I have 50% battery left, it keeps popping up with battery warnings and as I said after awhile it keeps the backlight from turning on. Anyone know anyway of getting these battery warnings to stop ?
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