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Mimic Shiner

Batteries for fan on Big Buddy Heater

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My buddy actually brought this up to me, wondering if the big buddy heater can be wired to run off of a vexilar or other similar type battery? I haven't dove into mine yet to see if it's possible, just wondering if anyone else has tried it, or knows if it can be done.

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To be really honest, sounds like alot of work. Fresh batteries last a very, very long time. I am on my 3rd season with the original batteries I put in when I bought it. Yes, 3 years with same batteries, and once that fan ran for a couple days straight after one of my kids turned it on and I didn't realize it.

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A Robo duck style rechargeable battery will fit in the D cell compartment, and can be clipped to the power points used by the D cells.

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I bought some rechargable 6 volt batteries and wired it to clips and the battery fits where you would put a bottle batteries are about the same size as the vex battery and have never had an issue smile

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Vexilars are usually 12 volts and the fan runs on 6 volts (4 D Cells), so you shouldn't use a vexilar battery you would likely burn out the fan motor, but like the others said if you can find a 6 volt rechargeable that would work just fine.

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You can get 12V to 6 V converters at Radio Shack too.

You may have them in a drawer already, many old cell phones and gadgets used this drop so one can McGiver a converter just so it is 6V on the out you good to go.

I'm a pack rat...converters and "Stuff" I may someday need tend to end up in a project/junk box and on a day like today...I get inventive and dig in.

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