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John Koepke Jr.

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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 12:09:01 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 am what you consider a weekend warrior, I have 5 QLXD Shure transmitters in various formats from Beta58's, Beta87C, and the KSM8.  All of them are loaded with the SB900a batteries, not one fault yet.  As previously mentioned I don't have to remove the batteries to charge them, the mic just sits in the SBC200 chargers.  They are used as often as 3 times a week, 4 - 6 hour shows.  I keep spare AA's just in case, but have never needed them as of yet.  They are work horses.  Been using them for a few years now.  The BIG plus is I can monitor the battery estimated time remaining during a show, and if needed can replace during a break between sets.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 02:21:17 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 20 of the SB800 batteries on tour for an iem kit for over 2 years now with no issues.
Two of the 8bay chargers fit nicely in a 1u rack drawer.
Timed it out at rehearsals once and we got almost 8 hours of usable life.
I've used the Axient rechargeables a bunch on large events and they have been rock solid. These are rental house inventory of a major company so they see lots of use in all conditions.
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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 08:03:30 pm »

I work on cruise ships with Shure ULXD. we use the microphones on a daily basis, and they are always on the charger.
we do rehearsal and they go back on the charger, then showtime at night and again they go on charger. basically we never fully discharge the batteries. I believe this is actually not really good for batteries, but still I have not had a single fault since two years.


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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2017, 09:39:01 pm »

I am have 10 channels of Shure URD and 8 more channels of Shure PGX in a college campus meeting space and ballroom application.  Most of my stuff is run for not much more than 2 to 4 hours at a time but do get used daily.  I have been using the Ansmann stuff from Horizon Battery for just over 2 years now.  I have not had a dead cell yet however since my run times are not terribly long so I'm not positive that they are still holding a full charge.  I bought double what I needed and I'm still on the first batch!

I first tired the Ansmann 2850 Slimlines and they were too big.  They would get stuck up inside of the URDs.  After talking to Horizon they took them all back and traded them for the MaxE.  They are a little less run time but they are a tad smaller and they have a really long shelf life and last for years instead of the 2850 Slimline that have very short charge shelf life.

All in all, I went from about 1600 Procell AAs a year to about 30 of the Ansmann MaxE's for the last 2 years. 

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Re: Anybody using the Li-Ion batteries in Shure wireless?
« Reply #24 on: Today at 03:23:32 pm »

I don't own any right now but I've used the Shure SB900 batteries regularly and they're brilliant. The highly accurate time remaining indicator is great. "3 hours" to an accuracy of 15 minutes is a lot more nerve-calming than "two mysterious bars". They charge up to 90% quite quickly and its great to be able to do that without taking the battery out. Absolutely wonderful for a long day of ted talks. I'll be buying for my ULXD soon.
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