Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:18 AM
Hello Everyone,In follow up to the postings of a month ago on the 6V Mitty Max light and battery combination that some of us bought, I purchased the 6V 12 amp battery. I had to buy a few parts from radio shack to convert the battery to a RCA plug, charged it over night and then tested how long it would last. As you remember most of us reported that the 4amp battery that came with the light lasted only 45 mins at best. The 12amp battery that is only slightly bigger and slightly heavier lasted much longer. I did not want to put too much strain on the battery so I did not just turn it on and let it burn until exhausted and maybe damage the battery so here's what I did. I turned the light on for 30 mins, then off for 15 mins, back on for 30 mins. I kept this going until the battery died. The total on time for the light was 2 hours and 40 mins. I consider this a great improvement over the 4amp battery for the additional small $30 investment. I recharged the battery with the charger originally supplied with the kit, so I did not have to buy a new charger. After the second over night recharge, I repeated the same test to see if the battery regained its original power and it lasted 2 hours and 37 mins. I think this light will give you a full nights hunt, if you do 20 min sets and use other head or hat LED lighting to change from one area to the next.Good luck and good hunting.Randy and his pet coyote trained to point and retrieve pheasants.