I've read some posts about alternate batteries for the magicshine. They inolved using lithium batteries and a protection circuit.
Could one simply power magicshine with six AA batteries in series? I realize that you would only get approx 2400 mah instead of the 4000 mah that the magicshine battery produces. But there are also some advantages:
- I could take advantage of my advanced AA battery charger (maha 9000)
- Alternate batteries and battery replacement is cheaper (6 x $2.50) vs $40 for magicshine.
Would the indicator light on the back off the light head still work?
Would I need a protection circuit?