Best battery for outside sensor, Alkaline AA vs Lithium AA
I just got recieved an Oregon weather clock as a present,
It came with a sensor, which is placed outside, it sends weather data and the time to the clock inside.
Here's my question, it came with a standard Alkaline AA battery, do you think I would be better off putting in an Energizer lithium AA battery.
Especially as once the sensor is placed on my window, I'd like to forget about it, and for winter months I believe the Lithium would be better. Not too sure if the Alkaline would give any better runtime though.
Re: Best battery for outside sensor, Alkaline AA vs Lithium AA
I use lithium primaries in all of my outdoor sensors. They can take the heat and the cold and don't leak. Alkaline's can't take the heat or the cold and are liable to leak from the heat of summer. Alkalines start to fizzle out at 35F and get worse as the temperature drops from there.