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Photon Xt Soak Test

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Bad Beagle, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Bad Beagle

    Bad Beagle Engaging Member

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    Thought this might be of interest to some of you.

    just set this up with IR on low setting and a new set of Aerocell AA batteries from ALDI, still going after four hours, now that’s impressive.

    Admittedly that was in a warm house so deduct a chunk for cold nights BUT I won’t be out on a cold night for more than two hours. So no more switching on and off between shots for me... it will just stay on for the duration.
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    Not bad at all that:):thumb:
     
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    I think the manual says it will run off rechargeables too (2700mah) so might get some to have a go with.
     
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    That's what I use with mine. I always carry a couple of charged spares, but have never needed them yet in a single session. :)
     
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    Its not a good idea to leave the illuminator on non stop while hunting because every time you raise or lower your rifle the quarry sees a moving light source. Don't believe all the rubbish about IR being invisible: Its just the beam thats invisible from behind the gun. If you want to check that place your illuminator somewhere to skim the ground at say 5 feet high then go out 50 meters and look back.
     
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    Aye never understood why people use disposibles full stop.. especially in relatively high drain applications.
     
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    Enloop rechargeables are very good I can get two outings from a set, however they are now a bit pricey £17 for four. They used to be £9.99.
     
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    Enloop start out very good but soon lose their edge in my experience - which is about the same as I read somewhere.
     
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    Using Vapex rechargeables 2900mah NIMH in mine getting around 4.5 - 5 hours continued use without the built in IR on, on cold nights -2 or -3c always carry spare pair charged up ready but not needed them but a couple of times. Also get around 4.5 hours use from each Ultrafire 18650, 3000mah on low setting which is enough for 40 yrds in my Tracer 400 IR torch. This is in the Photon XT 4.6 x 42 scope.
     

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