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Windows 7: Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries

02 Mar 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, to answer your initial question, I think the lithium batteries should last longer in a clock. They do real well in low drain devices.
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02 Mar 2012   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The problem is that I have not found any lithium C size batteries. I did find some that said that they were C sized, but specified a voltage of ~3.6v, which is much more than a regular C cell, and I don't know that a clock designed for regular C batteries would work with them.

I did order a pack of AA lithiums for my mice, so I will keep my fingers crossed for them.
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14 Mar 2012   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I finally drug out my ladder and hoisted the clock down. I had forgotten that the clock also uses AA batteries, so I put one of the lithiums into it. Hopefully, if Energizer's claims are valid, that is something that I won't have to do for ~ 8 more years.
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02 May 2012   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm now sold on lithium batteries, because I just replaced the first one after 49 days of use, which is a record for me. I will continue to use my rechargeables for some things, but definitely not for the mice.
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02 May 2012   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great to hear that the lithium batteries are working so much better for you. I've never wanted to deal with batteries in a mouse, so I have never moved from wired for those types of devices...
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02 May 2012   #16
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I'm now sold on lithium batteries, because I just replaced the first one after 49 days of use, which is a record for me. I will continue to use my rechargeables for some things, but definitely not for the mice.
Sanyo Eneloop batteries are great for mice and they hold their charge for a long time, so you can have a set in your desk to put into your mouse when the ones in there die, and then just recharge the used set and put them in your desk again.
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02 May 2012   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

pparks1,

I can understand that, but I loathe having a wire to tangle, and I always had more problems with wired mice properly detecting movement, plus I simply like being able to park the mouse in one location where it doesn't need to move from. Of course, I use Trackman mice, which are a bit clumsy on some games.
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02 May 2012   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Seeker: I'm a Microsoft Trackball Explorer guy for everything but games. I use a Logitech G9 Laser mouse for my gaming. I've got a trackball on each desktop computer at home and my primary work computer as well. I'm so disappointed that they don't sell them anymore, but I think I own like 5 of them, so if one breaks, I can just grab another one.

I may try out one of these lithium batteries on my car alarm keyfob for my Magnum. That thing eats a battery about every 60 days. I'll have to try out one of these fancier batteries and see how it goes.
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02 May 2012   #19
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I know this is likely hijacking this thread (feel free to msg me if you want me to take it down):

You prefer trackball mice, and unfortunately I haven't seen this in one of those, but the Bluetrack tech in some mice makes it sound as if they should last for near 8 months battery life (Standard battery) - Microsoft Wireless Mouse 6000 | Microsoft Hardware

Then there are 'touch' mice such as this one that also have the bluetrack tech.

And don't forget this 18 Month battery life mouse: Computer Mouse: Explorer Touch Mouse | Microsoft Hardware <- thats a new find for me...

Just thought all this was interesting. Would love to try the last one with the lithium battery
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02 May 2012   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know much about bluetrack tech, but it seems to have more to do with movement detection than with battery life. I may be wrong, but I suspect that "if" the battery will last 18 months, it would be if the mouse wasn't used, so that it would last the full shelf life. Maybe it has some kind of sensor that only turns the mouse on when moved...don't know.

I tend to take promotional statements such as this with a grain of salt.
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