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Old 04-23-2013, 06:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
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so do you know if it works to convert to 4"AAA" batteries there the same output as "AA"
You need 6V to run the board. Not sure what Blackrain is talking about.... but I'll defer to his expertise. I've never had luck running 9V on the older quad AA boards.

You'll probably run into decreased battery life by trying to run AAA batteries.... they have less AmH rating, usually, meaning they will last a shorter time when running power hungry applications, like a solenoid on a paintball gun.
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Try doing this first.



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98 boards will fry with a new 9volt. Have a box full of fried boards somewhere. 98 boards have no regulator built in to the board as 99 select fires do.

If you need a new board. I have a few factory sealed 98 boards. As well as a few 99 select fires, as well as a thunder board lcd. laying around.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:51 AM   #24 (permalink)
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98 boards will fry with a new 9volt. Have a box full of fried boards somewhere. 98 boards have no regulator built in to the board as 99 select fires do.

If you need a new board. I have a few factory sealed 98 boards. As well as a few 99 select fires, as well as a thunder board lcd. laying around.
I need a print of the Thunder board directions.

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I need a print of the Thunder board directions.

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Thank you Rainman229

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #27 (permalink)
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i played with Brass Eagle factory team when the Rainmaker was introduced. we were recruited by Nathan Greenman from the original Nobodys. we converted our 4 AA battery Rainmakers to 9 volt power in a hotel room at the NPPL Chicago Open (no regulator) and i dont remember having board issues. i dont remember having anything but semi but its been a long time , so its possible we had the "not yet released" updated select fire board. i never used anything but semi, soooo.... the only problem i ever had with the gun was the bolt pin breaking and the bolt being damaged by the bolt pin. otherwise, it was a good shooting gun and always very consistent with tourny paint. we also had some venturi bolts manufactured and it made shooting the gun bearable ..lol.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:41 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Here's a good article on the Rainmaker. I wish I could find the Articles on War Pig, but they seemed to have gotten rid of them.

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From the WAR PIG page:


Can the Pre 1999 Rainmaker be switched to a 9 volt battery?

"Yes, changing from 5 AA batteries to a single 9 volt is a common modification, especially for players who have removed the stock foregrip and or replaced it with an Autococker pneumatics shroud. Neither the stock electronics board, or the early Brass Eagle select fire boards (pre 1999) are designed for 9 volt use, and will not function properly on 9 volts. A common solution to this problem is for players to only use 9 volt batteries that are slightly used, and thus not putting out their full capacity. A more professional approach, is to install a fixed output voltage regulator in-line with the battery. Radio Shack carries a 6 volt fixed output voltage regulator as a special order item (RSU 11392008). This voltage regulator is very inexpensive (about $1.50 plus shipping) and requires only minor electronics experience (some soldering) to install, as does a 9 volt battery clip. Howard "Heretic" Allen has written a tech guide on how to install this voltage regulator."






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