Trail Camera Discussion of Manufactured Cameras.
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One of my trail cameras keep stopping dead. I usually fix it by soldering over corroded battery spring plate connectors but this time the camera would not start up again. So I decided to replace bad battery spring plate connectors for new ones.

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#358349
Checked again and noticed leaks in the battery tray. Found out that the camera (based on the last time/date stamp) was dead for about 2 months. OOPS. I had to replace battery spring plate connectors again.
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#358355
I have had the same problems with alkaline batteries. I am thinking of only using Lithium batteries from now on. Has anyone had lithium batteries leak in their cameras? Last season I had two different cams using alkies leak and corrode all the connections.
#358358
csb wrote: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:25 pm What are you using for batteries?
KODAK Super Heavy Duty ZINC. Not an issue as long I remember to check trail cameras every month.

I also have and use:
- Kodak XTRALIFE Alkaline
- Panasonic Alkaline Plus Power

I rarely use either Energizer or Duracell since (in my opinion) they are pricey.

Every stores I go to carry different batteries. I just buy whatever (big pack 18/20/24) on sale if possible.
#358362
Camoman1964 wrote: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:45 am I have had the same problems with alkaline batteries. I am thinking of only using Lithium batteries from now on. Has anyone had lithium batteries leak in their cameras? Last season I had two different cams using alkies leak and corrode all the connections.
Never had lithiums leak. A couple cams I have set to just take pics I've left out year-round with no problems.
#359137
TrailCamGuy wrote: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:54 pm One of my trail cameras keep stopping dead. I usually fix it by soldering over corroded battery spring plate connectors but this time the camera would not start up again. So I decided to replace bad battery spring plate connectors for new ones.

I uploaded pictures in wrong order. First picture is at the bottom of this post.
Where did you get the battery spring plate connectors?
Bill
#359147
ko4nrbs wrote: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:04 pm
TrailCamGuy wrote: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:54 pm One of my trail cameras keep stopping dead. I usually fix it by soldering over corroded battery spring plate connectors but this time the camera would not start up again. So I decided to replace bad battery spring plate connectors for new ones.

I uploaded pictures in wrong order. First picture is at the bottom of this post.
Where did you get the battery spring plate connectors?
Bill
eBay. Amazon have them too.
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