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AlL

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Posts: 9

Location: NH

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Saturday, October 7th 2017, 7:29pm

Alkaline vs. rechargeable battery in a controller?

I was just checking the Toro
Vision II Plus Series Controller when I noticed in the manual that a rechargeable 9V battery should be used and NOT a 9V alkaline battery. I understand this system is 20 years old & the battery measured 4.6V. I replaced it with a rechargeable.
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I'm having problems, but to describe it is very lengthy. So, to head off a possible concern first, could the old battery have caused problems with the valve solenoids?

Wet_Boots

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Posts: 5,136

Location: Metro NYC

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Sunday, October 8th 2017, 5:00pm

Don't try to charge an alkaline battery. They are liable to misbehave.

AlL

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Posts: 9

Location: NH

3

Monday, October 9th 2017, 8:07am

Nope! Didn't try to recharge the alkaline battery. No charger! :D :D :D ;) Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Monday, October 9th 2017, 1:05pm

if you replace a rechargeable controller battery with an alkaline battery, your controller will try to charge it. :thumbdown:

AlL

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Posts: 9

Location: NH

5

Monday, October 9th 2017, 4:11pm

You're right! Forgot that.

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