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Tim Weaver

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Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:07:30 pm »

How are they holding up over time?

With the wireless repack I have to buy about 8 channels of wireless and was thinking about going to the rechargeables. Just wanted to hear from those folks who have been using them for a year+ and see how they're holding up.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 09:38:57 pm »

I wish I had an answer... but I'm in the same boat so I am also interested in hearing people's experiences.


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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 09:53:45 pm »

How are they holding up over time?

With the wireless repack I have to buy about 8 channels of wireless and was thinking about going to the rechargeables. Just wanted to hear from those folks who have been using them for a year+ and see how they're holding up.

I have sent off maybe 12-16 channels of axient to 4-5 venues over the last 4 years in installations.  Not being an end user I can't comment directly to longevity, but we did have one battery go bad just outside the warranty period (1 year).  No other complaints from customers about reduced runtime.  Granted, each venue only uses the batteries for 8 events a year.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 10:18:18 pm »

How are they holding up over time?

With the wireless repack I have to buy about 8 channels of wireless and was thinking about going to the rechargeables. Just wanted to hear from those folks who have been using them for a year+ and see how they're holding up.
Last couple of shows I've done (a biggish awards show and a four day festival) all of the PSM-1000 ears have been equipped with the rechargeable batteries and we didn't have a single issue. The festival was 8 channels of ears with 20+ packs, the awards show was more like 18 channels with close to 50 packs, and both would have been in use for at least 5 days including set-up and rehearsals.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 04:27:50 am »

On a ULXD transmitter running at 10mW, packs run for about 10+ hours with a fresh battery.

I stopped changing batteries at lunchtime at small corporate gigs with few packs as I always am monitoring the units with WWB (or Yamaha console)

So far (a couple of years) the batteries have been behaving fine. This client has around 50 channels of ULXD total and 100 batteries rolling without issues and me noticing a drop in battery life.

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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 09:34:57 am »

How are they holding up over time?

With the wireless repack I have to buy about 8 channels of wireless and was thinking about going to the rechargeables. Just wanted to hear from those folks who have been using them for a year+ and see how they're holding up.

We have 6 channels of ULXD with the LI battery packs in use for a bit over a year.  No issues.  Better run time than replaceable batteries.  The very accurate monitoring when mated with our Soundcraft Vi series consoles is a big plus.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 10:55:43 am »


"How are they holding up over time?"

I bought 8 channels withing months of the ULXD line being introduced some years back now. Along with it came 8 of Shure's proprietary batteries. No failures to report...Anyone who uses Shure RF on a daily basis should, without a doubt, invest in the batteries/charger.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 11:55:42 am »

How are they holding up over time?

With the wireless repack I have to buy about 8 channels of wireless and was thinking about going to the rechargeables. Just wanted to hear from those folks who have been using them for a year+ and see how they're holding up.

On the Katy Perry tour, for both wireless and BTR we used li-ion rechargeables with no issue at all.  We had a 4' tall rack which held the rack chargers for the 400 AA batteries.

These were dumb AA batteries not like the Shure rechargables which have internal processors to monitor the battery.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 11:49:02 pm »

I've been using Ansmann AA and 9V rechargeables for over a decade now in church settings.  You have to replace the cells occasionally (every couple years).  They work great, last all morning (3 services & rehearsal), and save a ton of money over alkalines.

I've looked at getting into the shure batteries but the price is so much higher than the Ansmann units that I've never pulled the trigger.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 05:37:27 pm »

Does anyone have links to good Li-Ion rechargeable AA batteries? I didnít know they made Li-Ion rechargeable AA batteries in 1.5v versions. Are they better for wireless mics then NiMH rechargeable? I am tired of how many AA alkaline batteries we go thru for each musical.
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