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The original Rocket batteries in my bedroom HD-FOX handset have just given out - they look a bit manky! I don't know how long I've had this one.
If you are assuming they are zinc because they leaked I'm afraid that's not necessarily so. I've had many alkaline cells leak, though generally well past their expiry date despite still working.Now that is good going for a set of zinc chloride cells. GP alkalines seem to last me a couple of years in the HDR's remote.
Two years for alkalines or zinc chlorides in a TV remote is very low. You must be hammering it. I'd expect any alkalines to last in a remote until they die of age (e.g. leak). Even with zinc chloride on my main remote (HDR-FOX T2 used for amplifier and TV as well) I expect them to last until they die of old age rather then being just all used up.Now that is good going for a set of zinc chloride cells. GP alkalines seem to last me a couple of years in the HDR's remote.
Snap.Batteries in our remotes seem to last forever and I have to make an effort to inspect them once in a while for mankiness since that often precedes failing to power the device.
Nope. "Rocket" is one of the usual names on zinc chloride cells supplied with kit. Does anyone remember "Flying Bomb" cells and batteries?If you are assuming they are zinc because they leaked I'm afraid that's not necessarily so.
There you go - standard marking for non-alkaline cells. If they were alkaline they'd shout about it.They are labelled 'heavy duty'...
I've found that I notice a drop-off in range, in that you can no longer just point in the general direction of the device, at around the 12 months mark with TVs and the old '9200. The HDR's remote doesn't do this until around 2 years.Two years for alkalines or zinc chlorides in a TV remote is very low.
Lots of skipping back and forward...You must be hammering it.
Def. alkaline, bought from CPC in bulk packs when they have them at a discount in a flyer. Last lot of AAAs were £6.98/40, under 20p each.GP zinc are easily available. Are you sure that they are alkaline? I think at one time they looked very similar.
Maybe for a TV remote. My Humax remote gets a serious beating and the batteries don't last very long at all - but they are cheap ones. Don't think the original batteries lasted very well either.Two years for alkalines or zinc chlorides in a TV remote is very low. You must be hammering it.
Same here. Plus, as I use my Humax as a set-top box, lots of channel changes as well.Lots of skipping back and forward...