By: randosteve|Posted on: November 23, 2011|Posted in: Gear, Gear Reviews | 12 comments

Does your avalanche transceiver, GPS, headlamp, personal locator beacon or other electronic device use AA batteries to obtain power? Well, here is a little tip that can save you a few bucks, as 6-volt lantern batteries can sell for the same price as AA’s, yet provide much more juice hidden inside. Granted, rechargeable batteries are the “green-est” solution, but many electronics aren’t designed to work with the inconsistent power transmission they often provide. And yeah, it’s pretty hard to find lightweight lithium lantern batteries, but hey, nothing is perfect.

Disclaimer…I haven’t really tried this one yet, so please check back if you dig in to
a lantern battery to see what’s inside. Maybe be a little careful while doing so. 😉