Using a different kind of battery in devices
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Has anyone tried to convert/modify any of the sensors to use different batteries? I know it wouldn't be pretty. But if looks and size weren't an issue, it'd be nice to have more battery life. For example 2 AA batteries would yield 3V and have a much larger mAh rating versus a single CR2 battery.

 

I'm talking mostly about the V2 motion sensor. A contact sensor on a window or door might be tough.

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I did something a little bit different. I have 6 Kwikset locks around my home and they suck batteries badly. I ended up replacing the 4 AA batteries with a single wire, going back to my basement, to a rechargable 6VDC battery and a DC battery charger. It cost me about $30, but it saves me almost $60 the first year and it has saved me almost $300 overall

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