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Posted: 3/16/2006 10:10:47 AM EDT
My (512)EoTech has a battery problem. Twice the batteries have leaked/swelled/rusted.
They weren't in that long for them to go bad. It will not keep batteries in it when its not
in use any more.
I've cleaned it up , and it works, but I can't leave it ready to go.
Anyone else have a similar problem?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 10:57:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 10:58:54 AM EDT by M4-guy]
What brand/type of batteries are you using?
Where do you store the rifle/Eotech?
Alkalines don't do well in exposed environments. You might want to try lithium AA's. They're more resistant against the elements. They also last much longer.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:00:00 AM EDT
Yeah, this sounds like a bad batch of batteries.

BTW I've had Energizers go bad on me twice - once in a PDA and once in my electronic thermostat. I made them pay for the thermostat but didn't save the batteries from the PDA.

Now I only use Duracells... The only Energizers I will use/stockpile are Lithiums.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 2:01:55 PM EDT
They were Energizers. The rifle stays in the gun safe when not in use. Also the batteries are in a
sealed area(battery compartment of the EoTech). I have batteries in a number of things,
and they dont go bad that quick.
The first time I it cleaned with baking soda. This time I took apart the Battery contacts,
and cleaned with more baking soda.
Something to keep an eye on, and batteries out when not in use.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 5:41:47 PM EDT
+1 For Lithium Energizers
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 11:20:58 AM EDT
I've got lithiums in my 512, not only because of their longer life (1,000 hours) but their 10 year shelf life. If they'll retain their charge for 10 years, they shouldn't leak like alkalines, right?
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