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Leica GEB331 battery with RTC360 scanner

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Hi everyone,

We've had an interesting enquiry from one of our customers.
He ran out of batteries on the RTC360 scanner and realised that the GEB331 batery (from CS20 controller) would fit into the scanner as well.
Have you ever tried this before?
They seem to have the same voltage and amperage. Please see the photo from below:
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Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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Re: Leica GEB331 battery with RTC360 scanner

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Nope never tried that. Nor would I really want to... You have a scanner worth thousands, and you are going to risk it for the sake of a battery worth a few hundred.

First lesson in Scanning. Running out of Batteries is as silly as running out of gas in your vehicle.
When a Battery Dies, the first thing you do, is get it on the charger. RTC360 is even hot swappable, so you can switch them around on the fly.

If you know you are going to be on some long 20 hour scanning mission, go buy a couple extra batteries.

First thing I did, was buy 2 extra USB Sticks and 2 Extra Batteries, plus the GAD120 and a Gtizo Systemic Series 5 Tripod, so I could outfit it and level every RTC360 station, or BLK360 Station by Tribrach.

Always remember also. In clod environments below -15 C your battery life will be significantly shorter. So if you are laserscanning a Freezer Warehouse, you'll need a plethora of Batteries on charger and constantly being rotated.

Batteries are relatively cheap compared to our very valuable equipment. I never even understood buying aftermarket batteries, or re celled batteries.
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Thank you for your reply.
This is what we've recommended to the customer, of course, but was just interested to see if anyone actually tried it.
It doesn't worth the risk anyway.
Happy scanning!

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If the polarity, and voltage is the same nothing wrong can happen...But I haven't tried yet.
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Re: Leica GEB331 battery with RTC360 scanner

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RJGEOMATICS wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:44 pm Nope never tried that. Nor would I really want to... You have a scanner worth thousands, and you are going to risk it for the sake of a battery worth a few hundred.

First lesson in Scanning. Running out of Batteries is as silly as running out of gas in your vehicle.
When a Battery Dies, the first thing you do, is get it on the charger. RTC360 is even hot swappable, so you can switch them around on the fly.

If you know you are going to be on some long 20 hour scanning mission, go buy a couple extra batteries.

First thing I did, was buy 2 extra USB Sticks and 2 Extra Batteries, plus the GAD120 and a Gtizo Systemic Series 5 Tripod, so I could outfit it and level every RTC360 station, or BLK360 Station by Tribrach.

Always remember also. In clod environments below -15 C your battery life will be significantly shorter. So if you are laserscanning a Freezer Warehouse, you'll need a plethora of Batteries on charger and constantly being rotated.

Batteries are relatively cheap compared to our very valuable equipment. I never even understood buying aftermarket batteries, or re celled batteries.
RJ's post is spot on.

Fiddling about with batteries is a topic which comes back regularly. Many DIY people who buy $$$ instruments but don't wanna spend 500€ on a battery or test some strange combinations out.
The time you spent searching for it is time which could be spent on scanning and earning cash to buy a battery ;-)
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