As I've been cleaning, organizing, and preparing some things for storage, I decided to take a second to realize how many AA batteries I had running the old Laser Challenge Armory. Since I had to take them all out to prep them for cleaning and storage anyways, I lined 'em all up and took a count. To power the 40 Set armory, it took 224 AA batteries!
The old OLCA group in all it's loaned-out glory
Most of these batteries were donated over the past 7 years to our armory to help power our blasters. The biggest showing is Duracell with Rayovac as a close second. Third was Energizer and then the lesser brands like Enercell, Dynex, and Eveready fill out the smaller sets of batteries. Still, it's not only a testament to all the great folks who have been donating batteries to our public armory for the Midwest Laser Tag Association's games, but also of what we tend to depend on most. Makes me wonder if I should look into a Duracell sponsorship!