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Posted: 8/13/2005 2:24:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 2:43:57 PM EDT by Archer36]
Where do you guys buy your 123A batteries at and how much do they cost? So far the lowest I found is $1 a battery for a 20 pack. Just wondering where you find them cheapest does anyone on the EE sell them?

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:01:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:04:51 PM EDT
Ok, have you heard anything about the Sanyo batteries (probably not great)? I wonder why its so hard to make rechargeables for these things.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:59:17 PM EDT
I've read on candlepowerforums.com (the equivalent of AR15.com for flashlights) that Sanyos are good batteries. I think there's a comparison of batteries there someplace.

As for rechargeables, you can find them, but you need to be careful, as they often get up to 4.2 volts when fully charged. The excessive voltage will blow incandescent lamps, so they're really only good for LED's. And even then, some combinations can still be dangerous to the LED circuitry.

I'm still educating myself on the rechargeables, but that's what I've learned so far.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:56:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-guy:
I've read on candlepowerforums.com (the equivalent of AR15.com for flashlights) that Sanyos are good batteries. I think there's a comparison of batteries there someplace.

As for rechargeables, you can find them, but you need to be careful, as they often get up to 4.2 volts when fully charged. The excessive voltage will blow incandescent lamps, so they're really only good for LED's. And even then, some combinations can still be dangerous to the LED circuitry.

I'm still educating myself on the rechargeables, but that's what I've learned so far.

Yea im not sure why it so hard to get a recharagable for these things. I saw someone talking about Pila batteries so I found them but it would cost well over $90 for a charger and two batteries. And I am not even sure if they work in the X2.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:05:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:21:20 AM EDT
Ahh ok so it would be worth the extra $.25 then. The sanyos I found was $20.00 for a box of 20 and if the 60 minutes of run time holds true that would give you 10 hours of light. However if the batteries are not up to par then where is the best price for a box or 20, direct from surefire?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:36:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:23:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:27:04 PM EDT
Gosh I don't have anything in my home that uses these type of batteries, it looks like some cameras do though.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:51:46 AM EDT
buy from surefire direct!
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