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PISA with battery pack

I have yet to use my battery pack and usually plug it into an outlet, though sometimes I feel trapped because I obviously can't go far.  Has anyone used the battery pack?  Do you recommended rechargeable batteries?  How long do the batteries last?

Re: PISA with battery pack

  • I've only used it a few times when my adapter died, so Duracell worked just fine for me.

    Unless you will be pumping in the car every day or something like that, I wouldn't bother with rechargable batteries.

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  • I've used it a few times. Probably 4 or 5 times in a car and then once when the power went out. I don't think the power is as strong so I plug it into the wall.
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  • My PISA actually works better, with more suction when i use the battery pack.  Weird. I just use normal batteries, and i can pump 3x/day at work for weeks without needing to change them.

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    I've only used it a few times when my adapter died, so Duracell worked just fine for me.

    Unless you will be pumping in the car every day or something like that, I wouldn't bother with rechargable batteries.

    I have found the batteries work for 3-4 20 minute pump sessions before the suction is compromised. I always have a set of batteries in my PISA bag just in case. Once, the outlet in the room I was pumping didn't work, so I was glad to have the backup.

    If you are regularly pumping in the car, medela makes a car adapter, which I use and highly recommend.

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    image MissNikki007:

    I've only used it a few times when my adapter died, so Duracell worked just fine for me.

    Unless you will be pumping in the car every day or something like that, I wouldn't bother with rechargable batteries.

    I have found the batteries work for 3-4 20 minute pump sessions before the suction is compromised. I always have a set of batteries in my PISA bag just in case. Once, the outlet in the room I was pumping didn't work, so I was glad to have the backup.

    If you are regularly pumping in the car, medela makes a car adapter, which I use and highly recommend.

    Agreed.  And the car adapter is much more similar to the outlet in terms of power.  I found I had to turn the suction WAY up when using the battery pack.

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    +1 on the "I don't think the batteries give as much power/suction as plugging it into the wall" thing.

    The next time I have to pump and travel, I'm buying the car adapter.
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    While I usually use the wall adapter now, when I first got my pump I only had the battery pack. I love using the battery pack when I need to get stuff done or when LO does NOT want to stay put. That way I can put the bag on my shoulder and do what needs to get done while pumping. I use rechargeable batteries and think it's great.

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  • meganwvmeganwv
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    I went ahead and bought the car adapter because I was afraid the batteries wouldn't last. 
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