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Posted: 8/24/2006 11:57:59 AM EDT
Hi guys,

My Eotech 511 is showing up tomorrow and it takes N type batteries. Are these batteries the same as CR123 batteries that many flashlights take ?

Are these batteries that I can find at any store or am I going to have to search for them?

I know that I can probably get a sweet deal on the net but I want to use this thing tomorrow and I don't know if the guy is shipping it with any batteries.

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 11:59:21 AM EDT
No, type N are a unique kind of batteries. Go to Wal Mart, KMart or Target and you will find type N.

SBG
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:04:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:07:49 PM EDT
I saw type-Ns at Home Depot.

Energizer blister packs.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:08:17 PM EDT
I went with the AA model just becuase N batteries seemd like a PITA. Plus they are a lot more expensive.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:09:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:
I went with the AA model just becuase N batteries seemd like a PITA. Plus they are a lot more expensive.


+1

If it were me, I would sell the N battery model and get the AA.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:12:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 12:18:50 PM EDT by nightstalker]
They're just 1/2 sized AA. Home Depot, Radio Shack, Fry's maybe. More expensive than AA's but not like lithium AA's in price.

I've got them in mine and they (like any alkaline) will run down, used or not. If they made a lithium N battery I'd get it for the convenience.

24 for $14.95 on eBay Duracell. Maybe $2-3 dollars higher than the 24 pack AA's on eBay.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160016185097&category=294
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:13:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:53:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:
I went with the AA model just becuase N batteries seemd like a PITA. Plus they are a lot more expensive.


+1

If it were me, I would sell the N battery model and get the AA.


i have both.

the weight difference is a moot point and the extra length is more than worth the cheaper batteries and longer battery life.


Do the AA models run well on rechargeable batteries?
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:05:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:
I went with the AA model just becuase N batteries seemd like a PITA. Plus they are a lot more expensive.



+1, I keep several spares in the grip and stock, never know when they're gonna be dead when I go to turn it on,

gonna go with the AA model next go round.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:21:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 1:22:52 PM EDT by Weiseguy]
Your sight should come with batteries if it is new.

For your next set, Froogle "N type battery" order a 12 pack for about what a blister pack of 2 costs at WalMart and sleep easy.

You really should have known


ETA: They are not CR123 batteries. If they were, they would be called CR123. N-type alkaline are the same diameter and chemistry as AA alkaline batteries but they are shorter.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:31:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crurifragium:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:
I went with the AA model just becuase N batteries seemd like a PITA. Plus they are a lot more expensive.


+1

If it were me, I would sell the N battery model and get the AA.


i have both.

the weight difference is a moot point and the extra length is more than worth the cheaper batteries and longer battery life.


Do the AA models run well on rechargeable batteries?


I think, think mind you that I read they will work with rechargeables but will not perform some function that they will with non-rechargeable. Not near my notes.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:42:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:45:23 PM EDT
I have the 511 and the N type batteries can be found in any drugstore or pharmacy. They're a common medical battery for pacemakers and insulin pumps. Never had a problem finding them.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:46:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:54:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ColonelKlink:

1200 hours <3


1200 hours is less than 3?

SBG
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 2:07:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:

Originally Posted By ColonelKlink:

1200 hours <3


1200 hours is less than 3?

SBG


<3 is a sideways heart, It means he loves the battery life :)
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 2:24:10 PM EDT
My brand new eotech (Thanks CV) came with batteries.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 2:35:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 2:39:06 PM EDT by Alien]
Why do Eotech's line of sights take so much more juice than an Aimpoint? My Aimpoint M3 says it's good for aproximately 50,000 hours or so on setting 7. That's almost 6 years with a little lithium "photo" battery! I just leave it on setting 7 all the time. I keep a spare in the little battery holder on my LaRue mount and I'm good for 10 years!!

I'm not ragging on Eotech. They make good sights. I'm just curious why there is such a drastic difference. Is it because there is a ring in addition to the dot or something?
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 2:48:02 PM EDT
Laser vs. Illuminated reticle
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 2:50:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Alien:
Why do Eotech's line of sights take so much more juice than an Aimpoint? My Aimpoint M3 says it's good for aproximately 50,000 hours or so on setting 7. That's almost 6 years with a little lithium "photo" battery! I just leave it on setting 7 all the time. I keep a spare in the little battery holder on my LaRue mount and I'm good for 10 years!!

I'm not ragging on Eotech. They make good sights. I'm just curious why there is such a drastic difference. Is it because there is a ring in addition to the dot or something?


Diode Lasers consume more power than LED's?
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