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Re:Another new 9v battery murdered in my low amp clamp.

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20 May 2021 10:26 #49033 by Ben
Alright I am done killing 9v battery's in this darn thing it's time to make a 12v converter housed in the battery case that will be an easy plug in and hookup to car battery when in use.... I'll update when I get it together.

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20 May 2021 10:57 #49034 by Matt T
I got some 9V Li-Ion rechargeables a while back. Don't worry about batteries dying, or killing my test gear, now.

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HV4KFSA

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20 May 2021 12:28 - 20 May 2021 12:44 #49035 by Chad
Frustration got me, too. So, I use a 9 volt regulator, and connect to the car battery.


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20 May 2021 12:42 #49036 by Ben
Rechargeable isn't a bad idea but I think I'm ready to just hardwire it... I wish it had an auto shutoff feature like every other batter tool.....

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20 May 2021 12:43 #49037 by Ben
What's your regulator setup look like chad?

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20 May 2021 12:46 #49039 by Chad

What's your regulator setup look like chad?

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20 May 2021 12:51 #49041 by Ben
I had to open it on the website to see the picture which I then seen you already posted the picture.... sorry about that I pretty much hate this app it's just way easier to navigate on my phone....

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20 May 2021 12:57 - 20 May 2021 12:58 #49042 by Ben
Double sent... I really dislike this app
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20 May 2021 13:40 #49044 by Matt T

Frustration got me, too. So, I use a 9 volt regulator, and connect to the car battery.


Good thinking making it plug in.

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20 May 2021 13:45 #49045 by Matt T

Rechargeable isn't a bad idea but I think I'm ready to just hardwire it.


If that clamp is the only thing you've got that runs 9V probably not worth going with rechargeables. I've got a few things that take them.

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30 May 2021 11:59 #49222 by Dtnel

Rechargeable isn't a bad idea but I think I'm ready to just hardwire it.


If that clamp is the only thing you've got that runs 9V probably not worth going with rechargeables. I've got a few things that take them.


That would depend on how often you run your batteries dead as mine get bumped and I just but a 2 or 4 pack off of Amazon and they pay for themselves after a couple charge cycles.






 

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31 May 2021 00:45 #49227 by juergen.scholl
Replied by juergen.scholl on topic Re:Another new 9v battery murdered in my low amp clamp.

 I wish it had an auto shutoff feature like every other batter tool.....

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You would not really want this when looking for an overnight current draw if you couldn`t override the auto-off function.

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02 Jun 2021 21:33 #49284 by Ben
Yea I've heard that but I've never used it for an overnight draw.. maybe a switch that had on off auto would be best solution

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02 Jun 2021 21:35 #49285 by Ben
My go to on overnight draw is the thermal imaging gun that thing is my MVP on most draws

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02 Jun 2021 23:27 #49287 by juergen.scholl
Sure, thermal imaging is pretty useful.

Nevertheless, a graphing/logging meter is very helpful with pesky intermittent (relay)activation where no heat signature shows up.

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