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#1 RADNYD

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:07 AM

 I just bought a Pocket POD. I know it says not to use rechargeable batteries, but has anyone tried? Does it harm the unit? It seems to me that the only issue would be that Rechargeables have a different discharge curve than alkaline batteries, but that would at worst shorten the use between recharges. Thoughts?


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:33 AM

Many rechargeable batteries don't have the same initial charge as alkaline batteries. That's the issue, I believe.

 

Personally, I think you're better off simply picking up the power adapter and plugging to Pocket POD in when you can.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:28 AM

The power adapter is a bit inconvenient when you are on stage and already have guitar and headphones connected (at least that's what I'm planning to do). Unlike alakaline batteries, the voltage on a rechargeable drops more so before the current capacity expires, which for digital devices, may cause them to stop working sooner than with a Alkaline. I'd be willing to try rechargeables, as long as it won't damage the Pocket POD or void the warranty.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

I use rechargeable batteries on pocket pod about 3 years already, nothing happened so far.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

Well that's good to know. How much usage time do you get on a charge?


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

About 6-7 hours.


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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:41 AM

hey,i use my pocked pod with rechageables 3 years now,i just bought better once,cost a little more,but low self discharge and very very long use time

 

i use Sanyo AA NIMH 1.2 v 2700 mAh

i charge once a week at 1 to 2 hours playing a day

so i believe its save,in my un expert eyes that is


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