EOTech N battery life in storage

EOTech N battery life in storage

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    EOTech N battery life in storage

    I have a short EOTech on my AR15. The one that takes N batteries.

    I keep having my batteries die while my rifle is just sitting in the safe not being used. This is the second time it has happened.

    I put a fresh set in there, verify that it works, turn it off and put it in the safe.

    Then a couple months later, I pick my rifle up and the batteries are dead.

    Has anybody noticed this?
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    Sounds like the units has a small current drain. If the unit is off it should be off. As far as I know there is nothing in the unit that should require any power in the off setting.

    I would call EOTech, and speak with their tech support.
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    Could get an Aimpoint and not worry about battery life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Could get an Aimpoint and not worry about battery life.
    Don't they use batteries too?
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    According to the manual, inserting the batteries backwards could drain them prematurely. I'm not saying... I'm just saying...

    Also, the Eotech uses capacitors, when capacitors fail they cause shorts that drain the battery. I would call them...

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    As to the Aimpoint question, yes, they use batteries, but they last for many years left on. For instance, my Comp M4 should last 8+ years at its current setting(12 of 16). I just leave it on all the time. If I need it, its on. In 5 years maybe I'll change the battery just to keep my warm fuzzy feeling. Then again, I'm using Lithium batteries which should last longer than the standard AA the time is judged off anyhow.

    As to EOTechs - I have heard they have great Customer Service. I would try to take advantage of it. From what I have read the first generation EOTechs have had some problems, but the later generations are good to go. I don't know. We had EOTechs at one of my old units, but never took them out of the armory....

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    I've got the same thing in a Bushnell Holosight and my N batteries last at least a year. It's mounted on my 45 Colt Ruger Redhawk and I fire it up several times a year and hunt with it and it will last through a whole season on 1 set of batteries. I always keep an extra set on N batteries in my hunting pack but usually don't need to put them in during the season.
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    Then a couple months later, I pick my rifle up and the batteries are dead.
    Unfortunately your batteries are dieing from pure boredom...
    You need to take it out more often.
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