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New Shure Products and Rechargeable Batteries

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September 19th, 2012   I’ve spent the last couple days conversing with a representative from Shure’s Product Management Team.  Recently, Shure has released a few body packs and one transmitter that are not currently compatible with NiMH rechargeable batteries. The problem lies that unlike conventional alkaline batteries, it seems that on all NiMH rechargeable batteries there is little or no insulation around the negative contact.  With a few affected Shure products, there is a data contact that sits in between the two AA negative battery contacts. (see below) Since rechargeable batteries are slightly wider than alkaline batteries, and/or  provide little...

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High Quality Rechargeable Batteries

Posted by David Schliep on

May 2nd, 2012 What constitutes a high quality rechargeable battery? This is not as simple as some may think.  As the public becomes more aware of the “green” value of rechargeable batteries, there is a growing list of new battery brands popping up.  It  reminds me of the “natural foods” phenomenon that occurred when the major food brands were challenged about the nutritional value of their products. Suddenly, every cereal, bread, snack, etc.,  starting touting the label “all natural.” And so it goes with the rechargeable battery industry. Here a few ways to tell if you’re getting  high quality rechargeable...

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Church Batteries – A Rechargeable Solution

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February 15th, 2012   With over 25,000 churches using our rechargeable systems, church batteries should be a no-brainer. The days of stockpiling huge amounts of disposable are over. With Ansmann and Horizon award winning rechargeable systems, each church we convert saves money, time and the planet – each and every year. Although we are encouraged to see mega-churches make the switch to rechargeable batteries, it is our goal to convert every church, large or small to Ansmann rechargeable batteries for church. An average size church can easily save their battery budget times five years. Depending upon how active your music...

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