Originally posted by Riverine:
My device population base started at 112, got recently increased to 145 (new batch).
132 of them are ****-up. 172hrs, mean average.
Attached to 5.56 and 7.62 platforms, shoulder-arms and crew serves.
73% of those 132 went bye-bye because the opposed battery compartment, supposed to alleviate loss of electrical contact under recoil impulse...works. You don't lose connectivity under recoil impulse any more. Instead, because the batteries are not shock-isolated properly, and because batteries aren't designed to take jarring or impact from their short axis, they warp, crack, and usually leak. So at least you lose connectivity in an innovative fashion.
...with the added benefit of getting battery acid inside the device. Somewhat more caustic than water, one might surmise. So, those are a no-**** hard-kill; no getting a kit from EO so you can fix their short-sighted workmanship for them.
EO is the Titanic, and moving the deck chairs around, amazingly, didn't help the hole in the hull.