I seem to be changing the batteries on my remote quite often. I get a check track message and the remote goes blank. I check the voltage on the batteries and they are all at 1.52v. The new ones are 1.6. When I replace with new bats everything works again. Is this a normal situation?
Cheap batteries that can't handle a load very well?? I use NiMH that have about 1.2 volts and have no problems with the remote.
I had some cheap Sunbeam batteries that would show 1.55 volts without load and would drop to 1.1 volts as soon as I put a 100 Ma load on them.
I agree, if the NiMh batteries run the remote, there's no reason that a decent alkaline that still has 1.5 volts can't run it. I have four Tenergy 1.2V NiMh batteries in mine, it's working fine.
Check Track usually doesn't mean low batteries. That message is BAT. Do you have the foam pad on the battery door? If one battery loses contact, the screen goes blank.
Did you test battery voltage under load with a bulb? No Load 1.5V can still be much less under load. Even on battery bad when in series with 3 others can cause issue. G
GRJ, what mAh capacity are you using?
Well, it's totally not critical, but the ones I have in the MTH remote are Tenergy Low Self-Discharge 800mah ones.
Perhaps clean the battery contacts?