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    Beacon batteries

    Last year, my batteries leaked in my beacon. It was the first year since I've been using a beacon that they leaked over the summer. In trying to clean the contacts, I broke one and had to send it to Avalanche Safety Solutions in Golden to get fixed. No big deal but if the first time one looked at the beacon was for the first ride, it takes a couple weeks to get repaired. Better safe than sorry.

    Remember to take the batteries out for the summer months. It may save you a lot of agony in November.

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    Re: Beacon batteries

    I've always taken the batteries out at the end of a season, including in the radios. Fresh batteries in for the next season.....
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    Re: Beacon batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by Summitric View Post
    I've always taken the batteries out at the end of a season, including in the radios. Fresh batteries in for the next season.....

    And I never had done this and got lucky but nice to be able to learn from others mistakes rather than mine. Thanks to Doug for the tip.
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    Re: Beacon batteries

    I always do but thanks for the reminder.
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    Re: Beacon batteries

    Good idea, doing it now
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    Re: Beacon batteries

    Thanks! - Batteries are still like new will repurpose

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    Re: Beacon batteries

    took my out yesterday and will also repurpose them

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    Re: Beacon batteries

    Thanks for the reminder. Also didnít know that such a place existed to have a beacon repaired. So thanks for that as well!
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    Re: Beacon batteries

    The new alkaline battery seem to do this even half through the year, like the heat of the summer does it

    Had lights and stuff lately, I have to leave the batteries out till used, then installed

    They don't make stuff like they used to
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