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Thread: Best battery for outside sensor, Alkaline AA vs Lithium AA

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    Default Best battery for outside sensor, Alkaline AA vs Lithium AA

    Hi Guys,

    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.

    Any thoughts or advice appreciated guys!

    Thanks,
    Matt

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    Default Re: Best battery for outside sensor, Alkaline AA vs Lithium AA

    Also not sure if this is the correct thread, maybe the battery thread would be better, but it is a non-flashlight item, mods please move if you feel i'll get a better response!

    Thank you!

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    Default 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.
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    Default Re: Best battery for outside sensor, Alkaline AA vs Lithium AA

    Thanks Light Sabre!

    I will get some lithium primaries, hopefully they will last quite a while!

    And my Oregon sensor last's too!

    Thanks,
    Matt.

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