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What Batteries Do You Recommend?

We recommend using rechargeable batteries with your ToneWoodAmp to cut down on your cost of use, as well as pollution and waste. Our favorite batteries by far are the Tenavolt 2775 mWh rechargeable AA batteries.  

If not using rechargeables, we recommend good quality Alkaline batteries like Energizer or Duracell.

Most batteries designed for high-current devices will work great.

Carbon Zinc batteries WILL NOT work well with the ToneWoodAmp because they cannot carry large loads for extended periods. These batteries will cause intermittent power loss in your ToneWoodAmp, even when close to fully charged. 

Your ToneWoodAmp settings will also affect the battery life. If the gain is set too high and the louder sounds are causing the ToneWoodAmp to "clip", it will consume excessive power. Also, if the ToneWoodAmp is installed with the transducer directly above an internal brace in the guitar, it will have to work harder to produce audible effects.

Make sure that you experiment with the placement to find the most balanced sound before attaching the X-brace.

We recommend using rechargeable batteries with your ToneWoodAmp to cut down on your cost, as well as pollution and waste.

Here are some tips to consider when choosing batteries.
A 2500 mAh battery will long outlast a 600 mAh battery. so please take this into consideration when ordering. We recommend at least 2300 mAh

Be sure to set your ToneWoodAmp battery type to your selected battery to ensure the accuracy of your low battery notification. This is done from the Global Settings Menu (see steps below)

Alkaline batteries: 
Fresh Voltage reads 4.5-4.7V.  
The low battery threshold is 3.2V. 
Estimated 6-8 hours of use with ToneWoodAmp. 
Disposable - Lower overall power consumption

Ni-MH Rechargeable: 
Fresh voltage reads 3.9V-4.2V. 
The low battery threshold is 2.9V. 
Estimated 8-10 hours of use with ToneWoodAmp. 
Charges in 6-8 hours. 

Lithium-Ion Rechargeable: 
These will read a constant 4.7V the entire time. These are the best option, as they carry a constant steady voltage until they are 100% depleted. Charges in 2 hours. (See Tenavolt AA batteries) Similar in design to a cell phone battery and made in an AA cell. 

To change your battery type:

  1. Combo-click the Effects and Parameters knobs to enter the Global Settings menu,
  2. Turn the Effects knob until you see the word battery and then click the Effects knob to select the battery options.
  3. Turn the Effects knob to the desired battery type (Alkaline, NiMh, or NiZn)
  4. Click the Effects knob to select this type. 

Warning: If you are storing your ToneWoodAmp for extended periods of time, remove the batteries.

Batteries can leak and destroy the circuit board in the ToneWoodAmp. 

There are 3 batteries in the ToneWoodAmp. Be sure to change all 3 batteries at the same time with only fresh sets of the same battery type.

If one battery is low and the others are new, the low battery may leak.

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