V3 How long will the batteries last?

Updated 2 months ago by Carmel Membery

The V3 Sound box Est April 2021

How long the batteries last will depend entirely on the age of your baby and how many times you are using it. Please remember, the batteries we ship with our pals are for our testing purposes only! You will need to change these within a week or two after receiving your pal depending on your initial usage.

This test has been conducted using the 40 minute loud setting alternating between the white noise and lullaby function. Expect to get double the playback if you are only using the 20 minute setting, which we do recommend unless your little one takes a long time to settle.

Battery Brands

We are currently conducting our study comparing 11 popular battery brands, we can rank them in this order for best results:

1. TOSHIBA - Still performing without any change in sound quality at 235 triggers- 156 hours of play back.

2.  EVEREADY GOLD - Still performing without any change in sound quality at 235 triggers- 156 hours of play back.

3. CHEVRON- Still performing without any change in sound quality at 235 triggers- 156 hours of play back.

4. ENERGIZER MAX PLUS- BLUE- Still performing without any change in sound quality at 235 triggers- 156 hours of play back.

5. DURACELL - Still performing without any change in sound quality at 235 triggers- 156 hours of play back.

6. ALDI -ACTIVE ENERGY BLUE- Still performing without any change in sound quality at 235 triggers- 156 hours of play back.

7. ANKO - Still performing without any change in sound quality at 235 triggers- 156 hours of play back.

8. VARTA RECHARGEABLE Dead at 184 triggers- 122 hours of play.

9. RECHARGE ENERGIZER GREEN Dead at 168 triggers- 112 hours of play.

10. CAMELION Dead at 86 triggers- 57 hours of play.

11. ENERGIZER -RED- 5X LONGER Dead at 83 triggers- 56 hours of play.

If you are turning over batteries faster, please reach out to our team with these specifics and we will assist in troubleshooting with you. Your soundbox is covered by a free replacement period for 12 months from date of purchase so if we deem faulty, we can resolve and replace within 12 hours of receiving the information required. Please email the team hello@riffraffandco.com the following information-

  1. Are you using the 20 or 40 minute setting
  2. How many times are you triggering the pal in a 24 hour period?
  3. How many days are you using the sound box before a battery change?
  4. Which battery brand are you using?
  5. And finally, please add a short video of the sound or behaviour you are experiencing to prompt a change of batteries. Your video must show the sound box removed from the pals head and the battery case open displaying the batteries please.


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