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Posted: 9/23/2005 6:45:50 PM EDT
Just bought a Pentagon X2 and I need a source for batterries for it. I guess I need to buy it by the dozen to get a good price. Where isa good battery sourse?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:58:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:52:33 AM EDT
Brightflashlights is a great guy to deal with.

However, you might also check batterystation.com. Those are the batteries that I use and I recommend them highly.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:51:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 8:54:40 AM EDT by marcoh]
Speaking of cr123's, I was in my local Radio Shack over the weekend, and I saw their store-brand cr123's selling for $15/pair. Eff that! Then I surfed the web and found prices on off-brand batteries like "Hitech" selling for as little as about a buck each. The question on my mind is, are all cr123's created equal (give or take) or are some name-brand worth the higher cost? More specifically, will the low-cost off-brands give me the full 60 minutes in my SureFire G2 and last on my shelf for 10 years?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:49:30 AM EDT
NO,

Not all cr123a cells are the same.

Check out this link: candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=67078

I have had good luck with the battery station brand as well. I have almost given up on the surefire labelled cells as they cost a little more, and I have had many of them fail early on me. For example, my light will die after 5-10 minutes of use. One battery will be dead, the other will still have 90% of its life left and I end up using these for single celled lights.

www.lighthound.com has good prices on battery station 123's if you are getting 20 at a time.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:32:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:03:23 PM EDT
Surefire sells them 12 for $15 on their website. Great quality batteries too.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:52:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UVvis:
Check out this link: candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=67078



UVvis,

Thanks for hipping me to that article. It answered all the questions I had as well as all the questions I didn't even know I needed to ask.


Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:

Ditto the above on BatteryStation 123A's, I normally carry them myself but sold out during/after Hurricane Rita.



BF,

Any idea when you'll get more Battery Station in stock? I'm not in a huge rush, so if the price is right, I'll wait and order from you.

Regards all,

m

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 1:17:42 PM EDT
I got some from the Pentagon website for $1.19 each.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:57:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 6:49:41 PM EDT by danpass]
$20 for 12 batteries. ($1.67 per battery delivered).

See:

www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/co_disp/displ/pgrfnbr/273/sesent/00

Top quality, great package. Remember that Li-Ion Lithium head.gif (thanks Size15s) have 10 yr shelf life.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 1:04:51 PM EDT
I got Battery Stations from BrightFlashlights 12 for $15 if I can remeber correct. Great little batteries from a great guy!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:47:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:
Remember that Li-Ion have 10 yr shelf life.



I'm not sure you mean "Li-Ion".
Lithium Ion is a type of rechargeable battery chemistry. They can hold a charge for quite a while but not ten years.

LiMnO2 (Lithium Manganese dioxide) is a style of primary (non-rechargeable) battery chemistry. They can hold a charge for quite a while. After sitting on a shelf in the cool, dry shade for ten years you'll still get a good runtime from them at modest current drain. For example, about 60% of the runtime compared to fresh batteries.
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