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Posted: 1/10/2006 8:22:50 AM EDT
Is there a way to prevent batteries from corroding/exploding in my trusty mags? Every time I leave my mag lite "loaded" in my car for any length of time, then try to change the batts out, they're corroded in there! Is there any way to prevent this other than keeping the batts stored outside of the lite???
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:48:40 AM EDT
Dont' wait so long.

I keep scorpion lights in my glove boxes and don't have that problem.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:56:38 AM EDT
Tactical batteries.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 9:23:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:00:29 AM EDT
Thanks for the info..never really mixed batts...but I have forgotten about them in there!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:32:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 7:32:35 AM EDT by The_Macallan]
AZ heat is brutal on Maglites stored in vehicles.

I have two in which the batteries became "cemented in". Though they no longer work as a light - they still have other uses.


Basically I just don't keep it in the vehicle anymore.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:33:54 AM EDT
Get a mag lite holster for your belt so you don't leave it in the heat!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:45:24 AM EDT
Happened to mine, I had to hit things with it to loosen the batteries out. I buy sure-fire's for the light, maglights are just a glow in the dark club.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 11:00:53 AM EDT
Ever try taking the ends off the tube and soaking it in a water/baking soda solution to dissolve the corosion like you would on a car battery terminals???

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:32:17 AM EDT
AZ_Gun_Nut, do you really miss us folks down here or was it the Maglite topic that got you to post here?

Happy Trails.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:36:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
AZ heat is brutal on Maglites stored in vehicles.

I have two in which the batteries became "cemented in". Though they no longer work as a light - they still have other uses.


Basically I just don't keep it in the vehicle anymore.



I've seen many a methampibian use them for dildos....
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:33:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Two things--

1) You must never mix batteries in a flashlight. That means they all must be the same brand and you must not mix partly used batteries with new ones. If you do, they will corrode and eat the inside of the light.

2) Once a flashlight has had corrosion inside of it every set of batteries will corrode it further until eventually you can't get them out and have to pitch the light.

I'd suggest a new light and new batteries from the same pack each time they are replaced.

Oh, since I won a Surefire E2e at the last Gunstock, I rarely use my Mag lights any more (Minis and 4-cells). <shrug>


HUMMMM?

Nope not going there...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:16:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ_Gun_Nut:
Ever try taking the ends off the tube and soaking it in a water/baking soda solution to dissolve the corosion like you would on a car battery terminals???




Never thought of that, will keep that in mind!!!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:22:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The4thHorseman:

Originally Posted By AZ_Gun_Nut:
Ever try taking the ends off the tube and soaking it in a water/baking soda solution to dissolve the corosion like you would on a car battery terminals???




Never thought of that, will keep that in mind!!!




Less time in the apple muffin container, more time for thinking, bro


Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:41:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:26:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:

Originally Posted By The4thHorseman:

Originally Posted By AZ_Gun_Nut:
Ever try taking the ends off the tube and soaking it in a water/baking soda solution to dissolve the corosion like you would on a car battery terminals???




Never thought of that, will keep that in mind!!!




Less time in the apple muffin container, more time for thinking, bro





Them muffins were damn good!
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