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    Got a Tuff Cam in the primary school I help out. It has been going through batteries like hot dinners even when it hasn't been used.

    Is this normal? Or is it faulty? I know that cameras can eat batteries, but I'd expect a few hours of life out of it!

    Thanks.

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    We use rechargeables in ours and yes it does eat batteries. I seem to remember the leaflet that came with it warns use to use the best quality batteries with it. I'll look it out when I'm back in school tomorrow.

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    From their website:

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    We strongly recommends Energizer Lithium batteries for this camera.
    The additional expense is more than made up by the huge increase in battery life - up to 10 times the life of alkaline batteries. In tests we have taken more than 750 flash photographs on one set of batteries!
    So I'd assume they monster cheap ones...

    RwD

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    Quote Originally Posted by RinSewand View Post
    From their website:

    Recommendations
    We strongly recommends Energizer Lithium batteries for this camera.
    The additional expense is more than made up by the huge increase in battery life - up to 10 times the life of alkaline batteries. In tests we have taken more than 750 flash photographs on one set of batteries!
    So I'd assume they monster cheap ones...

    RwD

    Saved me looking out that leaflet that was the bit I remembered!

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    Cheers guys. I've recommended they get some lithium rechargeables... if there are such thing! Rechargeables at least anyways. Most cost effective.

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