Browning BTC5HDE

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  1. Buckeye

    Buckeye Active Member

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    I bought 4 more Browning trail cameras back in August and here in the last week two of them has stopped taking night pictures. I called Browning and told the Technician my problem and he said if I’m using Duracell batteries (which I am) that they found with Duracell after the batteries drop below 70% it will start doing this. He said they recommend only using Energizer batteries for their cameras. So with that being said has anyone had the same problem and did the Energizer batteries fix this problem. He also said if it doesn’t I can send cameras to them and they will get me taken care of.
     
  2. swat1018

    swat1018 Well-Known Member

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    I have 15 BTC5HDE, and have never seen that issue. All I've ever used, until this year is Duracell. Now I buy "AC Delco" AA 100 packs off of Amazon. They work just as well. Sorry you had issues, that camera has been 100% fail proof for me.
     
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    I have 10 and this is the first issue I have had
     
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    I seen the AC Delco batteries on amazon that you were talking about. Do the seem to last like Duracell or Energizer. Looks like they are pretty popular with good reviews
     
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    I'm on my 3rd 100 pack with no issues. I can't tell any difference between them and the Duracell.
     
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  6. buckdeer1

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    Thats what browning told me when I called them about my 2015 cameras not taking all the time
     
  7. Buckeye

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    So did you try using Energizer batteries and if so did it fix your problem
     
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    What I have found is that if a camera is finicky about batteries, it's about to fail completely.

    But whenever I do sense a battery issue, I go to the Energizer Lithiums. If it won't work with them, it just won't work. Expensive batteries though.
     
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    My Browning's are picky about batteries and night picks also.
     
  10. rdstrong3

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    I’ve had issues with no night time pics when batteries fall under 50%. I try to use regular energizers and get a lot more pics and better battery life than Duracell or other brands. I’d buy the 100 pack but only run 3 cameras so 24 pac lasts 2 to 3 months.


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    No issues here yet, still loving them.
     
  12. Buckeye

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    I checked the cameras today and switching the batteries did fix both cameras. What’s crazy I was really close throwing both cameras in the trash but I decided to call Browning first
     
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    I have 7 of the dark ops, and I run exclusively energizer ultimate lithium.
    I run them on public ground, and can typically get 6 months out of them. If I set the picture quality to ultra, I often have less worry about the batteries, and more worry about filling the 16gig card before the season is up.


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  14. buckdeer1

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    I would think mine are fixed then a couple weeks later NO pics at all
     
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    The batteries are more important than we think. Go with lithium type, a little bit pricey but worth it.
     
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