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Re: Battery Consumptions

Originally posted by Al Skierkiewicz
The competition docs have a good sheet on battery from the manufacturer. The expected life cycle graphs show distinct functions of battery charge current, load current, and depth of discharge vs. life expectancy.
What the manufacturer states and what really occurs are normally different. I know within Motorola we site battery life at Point A, but find batteries developed by organizations like our ESG group last longer than batteries developed by select other vendors. But all that aside, the more a team uses the batter the short the life cycle of the batter. Hence my orginal question.

Did any team track their battery useage life this past year? (i.e. Length of Charge and duration of life)

Hope you are still in scouting and working towards Eagle, good luck.
Eagle Scout Class of 1992

Among the reasons I am seeking this is to research the possibility of lighter, better batteries that are more environmentally friendly.

With Respects,
- JN

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