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Vonfoust

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Is it the camera or board batteries that make the camera just fire off a bunch of pictures when it gets low?  I had one set this week that took 450 pictures, about 200 within one minute and then another 200 or so within another minute.  A deer happened to walk into one of them[biggrin]
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It is the board batteries that will cause that. When the voltage gets too low the PIR circuit can become unstable and cause false triggering.
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Thanks Ralph.  That's what I figured. 
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Here's the thing.  Had a cam out.  Doe walks in it takes a picture.  Then about 150 more.  Stops taking pics.  Next day, decides to take about 150 more in about 2-3 minutes.  Nothing there.  Later on that day, another couple hundred without anything.  All told, 559 picutres with one doe in the first picture.  So it's not like the battery just was dying and going off, it was three different times this happened, all at different times during the day. 
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That's certainly possible with a battery that's getting pretty run down -- I had that happen with one out behind the house; could watch the flash go off as soon as the capacitor recharged, it would stop for a while and then begin taking photos again. There was nothing in front of the camera either. Replaced the battery and all was good.
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Would have never suspected it could do that.  Thought it would just go until the battery ran out so that added to my confusion.

Thanks all.  I finally have a multi-meter to at least check voltage prior to putting a camera out.  Before it was a crapshoot.  I have thrown two batteries away already.  I will get more sophisticated as time goes on. 

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