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Blacktail

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Hi everyone.  I am new to this site.  I am in the process of building my first camera.  I read in Jesse's post that the regular 9V battery in parallel is only good for about ten picks.  My problem is I am using an electrical junction box 6"x6"x4" so space is not on my side.  My setup is going to be using a RS PIR and I will not be using the speaker wires because I do not want the noise.  My question is how long will my batteries last if I put 4 "C" batteries in series?  What is the amp hours of this setup? Where can I get the tray to hold the "C" batteries?  I want to thank you for your help and any suggestions on a battery system would be appreciated.  Thanks
 



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I believe you'll get a much longer batt life using the Radio Shack PIR as you stated you will be. The 9V getting only 10 pics is for the Regent/Mainstay MS20 Pir since it uses much more batt juice than the RS PIR.
I use the same box as you are going to use. You'll have plenty of room in there for the Owl PF and RS sensor with a 9V batt.
 

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Would I get more battery life out of the 9V setup or the 6V "C" battery setup?  Thanks for all the help.
 

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I can get a lot of time with my RSPIR and a 9 volt battery.  I'm guessing 20-25 days?  I have found at least 2-3 rolls completely taken.  I believe you will be happy with the service of the 9 volt battery with the RSPIR.
 

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Thanks for the help.  Are you using one 9V or two in parallel?  Aslo how far does your RSPIR sense?  Is it adequate?
 

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you only need one 9v. Mine last at least 5-7 rolls of film.Just don't buy cheap batteries use name brand.I can get just about 40' off my RS pir's now (temp -10 - -15C) summer I was about 25 - 30  feet. More than adequate for the flash.Less miss fires
 

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Blacktail                                                                   Im using a smaller electrical box from Radio Shack 6x5x3.One battiery outside of my rs-429 pir,and use battiery compartment of pir for relay with enough wire to remove to replace if needed.Also on my first units I wired to speaker wrapped relay with foam inside battiery area cut down sing noise a little.I glue my pir to box so external battiery is easier to replace.I have left my cams out for 3 to 4 weeks with out a power problem.But normal 1 week tops I got to know if I had any pics.My cam works at about 40 ft cool weather,20 when its hot.
 

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Thanks everybody for all of the help.  I am pretty excited to get it up and running.  I have a camtrakker now but I wanted some more units./
 


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