We have had many requests on whether or not it is possible to run a trail camera on rechargeable batteries. The short answer is yes you absolutely can. However, there are common pitfalls.
Standard rechargeable batteries will not work. This is due to their extremely low current rating. We have tested various batteries over the past few months and found the NiHM at a current rating of 2500 mAh word extremely well.
What are the advantages of using NiHM
- They are rechargeable.
- They generally last longer than standard AA batteries.
- They are safer and will not leak that easily.
The disadvantages of NiHM batteries.
- They are expensive.
- Generally hard to predict their capacity.
- The do lose charge over time.
So if you are using a trail camera and would like to try out rechargeable batteries take a look at our store.