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Anton Bauer HC HCX Dionic 90

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#1 Adam Smith

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:50 PM

Hello All,


I was curious if anyone can chime in on field and practical experience involving the life of their Anton Bauer Gold Mount batteries.

I understand applying total wattage to the correct batteries, and I understand the basics of the batteries when their in use in the field.

I am more interested in understanding how to extend the life of the batteries when they are NOT IN USE for extended periods of time.

I have researched and heard different theories. I have also read the Anton Bauer battery handbook which is mostly helpful.


I know the following:

-Keeping the battery on the charger is best practice (I am curious if the charger actually has to be on? I have noticed with my Dionics if they are still attached and the charger is not plugged in that the hour meter does not show, is this an indication of hybernation?) (Even if this is the best method it is certainly not the most economical)

-Dont store above 104 deg

-Don't let the charge run out completely

-For extended periods of time put in a sealed bag and place in refrigerator (per Anton Bauer battery handbook, I have not tried this yet but I think I may start doing this) (Is this necessary for the HCX line since they have the motion detection "deep sleep" setting?)


I've called Anton Bauer before and they are super helpful, and I'm sure Mr. John Ritter can chime in but I am also interested to hear from others.


I own the Dionic90, HC, and HCX ones.

I also own the Tandem and Twin charger.



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