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#1 Redwellie

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:24 AM

I want to use 6 rechargeable AAs in my Variax 500 but of course, they don't produce enough power.  

 

Zinc rechargeables are 1.6v each, 6 would therefore have 9.6v.  Any problems with doing this?  I've read a little about legacy Variax issues with repairs if anything went wrong so I want to be sure.

 

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#2 toneman2121

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:37 AM

if you are supposed to use alkaline, aren't those 1.5? i don't see any detrimental effect using batteries with a slight voltage difference. you can also use alkaline rechargeable's. they are 1.5.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:17 AM

This is going to sound ridiculous now but we have plenty of 'normal' rechargeables around that are 1.2v and when I looked around I found the zinc ones at 1.6 but I've not seen Alkaline ones over here, but probably just not looking in the right place!  They seem like the perfect anwer!

 

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:32 AM

here's a sample from amazon

http://www.amazon.co...le energizer aa

 

where are you located?


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#5 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

I use regular 1.2V NIMH rechargables in my 500 all the time.  They work fine.  Not sure why you would have trouble with them.  I have two sets of 2500MaH that I cycle through.  The board has a regulator so the slightly higher voltage batteries would also work.  I wouldn't use anything less than 2000 MaH batteries though due to the high current drain of these guitars.


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