on my first cam I used a makita 9.6 volt bat. So I had to use a little bit bigger electrical box for the longer battery (4"wx7"Lx3"d). I have been looking at these batterys too. What amp hour do you use I like to use the walmart brand PIR. It's easy and cheep. I would like to make the box a little smaller What amp hour should I use. I would like one to last at least a week. What one do you guys use??
Homer what one do you use, I know you like this set up too.
Don;t know from experience yet and don;t have a clue how to calculate. But I've read from earlier posts those 12 v 1.2 ah gel cell batteries ($10.50) from allectronics.com will run well over a week and are rechargable. I've also read that the 12v is fine for the 9v radio shack relay that fits the ms20 so well.
I'm counting on it. that's what I'm using. In test it's great. The last two I made I used 6v relay just because 6v lantern batteries are cheap and easy to find and I got a deal on a 6v motorcycle batterie. That should last a loooooonnng time.
TM I use a 12vdc gel cell 1.2 amp hour cat# GC-1211. this is a rechargable battery so you also need a charger.I use the charger that came with my vexlar flasher it works great.I use the ms-20 and I've never had a battery go dead on me.You can also get this battery from battey plus. http://www.allelectronics.com/ Homer
I am still putting the finishing touches on my first trail cam. Since I was building it to save some cash I used a rechargeable gel cell from my son's toy jeep (Power Wheels). It came with two six volt batteries rated at 9.6 amp hour each. They are little larger than regular six volt bat but the price was right.