|John Farnam's tip on batteries for your rifle scope|
PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
John Farnam, who last month was named ILEETA Trainer of the Year, continues to share excellent tips and updates in his Dtiquips email distribution. One of Farnam’s contacts recently had let him know of customer concerns about EOTech battery issues — specifically, that the factory-installed AA batteries are “leaking in the battery compartment and subsequently corroding the contacts.”
“Batteries surely represent a maintenance headache,” writes Farnam, “but much of our civilization is now dependent on them. Battery technology will surely improve, but, in the interim, replace them often and check/test your serious gear regularly!”
Farnam writes also that while “no battery is risk-free, for your EOTech, domestically-produced alkaline and lithium batteries usually represent the best choice. Even then, they need to be checked constantly, and replaced regularly.”
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Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 800 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community.
On a daily basis, Doug is in close personal contact with some of the top subject-matter experts in law enforcement, regularly tapping into the world-class knowledge of officers and trainers from around the United States, and working to help spread that information and insight to the hundreds of thousands of officers who visit PoliceOne every month.
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