John Farnam's tip on batteries for your rifle scope

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 at Large for PoliceOne, responsible for providing police training content and expert analysis on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. 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 900 feature articles and tactical tips. Doug is also responsible for planning and recording the PoliceOne Podcast, Policing Matters, as well as being the on-air host for PoliceOne Video interviews. Doug also works closely with the PoliceOne Academy to develop training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.

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