The jury is still out on the best rechargeable batteries for wireless mics, making the choice of rechargeable versus disposable batteries difficult for anyone concerned with going green. Consider the following factors when choosing between rechargeable batteries for wireless mics and disposable alkalines.
• Sizes matter. Rechargeable batteries for wireless mics are not always an easy fit as dimensions can vary. Learn more here: Rechargeable 9V Batteries for Wireless Microphones
• Voltage requirements. Many 9V rechargeables produce only 7.2 volts. When selecting a rechargeable battery for wireless mics, Buyer Beware! Hint: A true 9.6 volt rechargeable battery is what you are after when you plan to use 9V rechargeable batteries for wireless mics.
• Manufacturer warnings. Some microphone manufacturers frown upon using 9V rechargeable batteries for wireless mics; they’re more accepting of rechargeable AA batteries.
• Disciplined approach. To make rechargeable batteries for wireless mics pan out for your house of worship, a highly disciplined system is needed. Maintaining the system requires a different mindset than you may be used to.
• Performance issues. Some common problems identified by wireless mic users who have given rechargeables a try are: mics not powering, underpowered mics, and powered mics not transmitting.
• Emergency power. If using rechargeables, you still need some alkalines handy for emergencies. A must! Shop 9V and AA alkaline batteries.
• Apples to apples comparisons. When comparing pricing, make sure to compare the cost of rechargeable batteries for wireless mics to bulk alkalines available from a merchant such as www.MedicBatteries.com , not to retail pricing. Include the cost of chargers, replacement costs, etc, in your calculations.
• Battery tester. This is a must regardless of which batteries you are using. Invest in a high quality tester such as a ZTS Multi Battery Tester. You’ll be amazed at what this device will tell you. Take those batteries that are not up to the task out of the mix before failing at some critical time.
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