Reap Battery Options??

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  1. Bakester

    Bakester LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Any comments on the IR-X option vs. the external battery solution from UNV? I dont mind a cord but do like the idea of self contained power. Whats runtime with the IR-X (17500) batteries? TIA!
     
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    Bakester LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I ended up going with the IR-X setup and will post up run times in a couple weeks.
     
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    Schneeky LSB Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Just saw this after my long-winded thread.
    I've been running a lipstick charger on my REAP for several years so far. Haven't run out of power afield as of yet.
    It ain't "graceful", but it works fine. It was much "neater" when I had the extra cable wrapped the other way around the REAP. Had to reverse it for a break that started acting up recently.
    No complaints after all this use, tho'. :cool: d:^)
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    Bakester LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Thanks for the info Schneeky.

    So far with a good sampling of hunts using the IR-X setup, I'm getting 3 or 4 hours out of a set of batteries (2 x 17500) with scope on 100% of the time. While its way cheaper than 123's switching batteries in the field is a minor annoyance. I have been using an Ankor battery for my Zeus for a couple years and appreciate the 8 hour runtime on that. May go ahead and try the UNV corded battery.
     
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    Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact Portable Charger, High-Speed Charging Technology Power Bank for Iphone, Samsung Galaxy and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0194WDVHI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bV65DbHSXJQSS
    I use this anker battery on my reap IR and it lasts all night and then some. UNV is the only place I know that sells a cord for it.
    Ive also used the anker on a pulsar trail for a last minute hunt when the pulsar battery wasn’t charged.
     
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