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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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#2 phil_m

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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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#5 RADNYD

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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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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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