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ok for being cheap,
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This review is from: Remington PG165 Battery Operated Precision Grooming System, Black (Health and Beauty)
This thing seems to work, which is better than one can expect I suppose.
Note that it WILL NOT run using re-chargeable batteries, not even a groan, so that's probably why others have noted the short regular battery life as well.
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Initial post: Mar 17, 2012 12:46:48 PM PDT
Yikes. That's extremely helpful to know, thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 2:42:34 PM PST
A. Lowell says:
I cant believe it wont run on rechargeable batteries. I'm getting one and will test and report back.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 7:40:02 AM PST
Daniel Ferreira says:
any updates? interested on results
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 3:03:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 4:30:00 PM PST
A. Lowell says:
So I found out. They can run on rechargeable, however there isnt enough contact because of the flatter profile on the negative terminal of a rech battery. I opened the unit and used a Dremel to rub away some plastic and can now use rech batteries. They run fine, the speed is almost the same. Although manual says "do not use rech batteries, lower voltage may impair the performance" which again is not true. I see it performs really the same. Anyway, not worth the trouble for most people <-- main point. Assume you'll have to use regular batteries. I have a backup trimmer and this one will be the backup-backup trimmer which I just bought for $3 on a deal.
In short, yes, this wont run on rech. batteries if the negative terminal is flat. If its protruding a bit, you may get contact.
If you want to fix it so you can use re-ch batteries, which took me 10 minutes: To open it up, you need two small flat screw drivers. First pop off the switch and the little plastic piece thats in it, and then using the two flat screw drivers, bend the two holding plastic pieces at the same time and push from the other side. Then use the Dremel to flatter out the plastic near the bottom where the batteries make contact. Put the re-ch batteries and use a flashlight to make sure there's enough room and contact is being made and then re-assemble: push it back in, and then the switch.
Posted on Aug 26, 2014 7:51:25 PM PDT
little late to the conversation but I bought this back in november of 2012 and used it with rechargeable batteries and it worked no problem. It has been working fine since then, just broke. Im buying a new one.
Posted on Dec 7, 2014 11:35:33 PM PST
I came looking to find out why my PG155 wasn't working and could only find info about the 165. You solved my problem by noting that it wouldn't run on rechargeable batteries. I'd also like to note that it won't work with generic brand batteries either.
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