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Offline Geologist

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So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« on: January 06, 2010, 09:44:22 PM »
My old Li-Ions are starting to wear out, some have exceeded the 5 year mark, and I still have some unprotected cells in use.  Looking to get some 150S (yes S) sized batteries, 168S (yes S) batteries, and perhaps some newer R123 (prefer the slimmer ones that will fit a wider variety of lights).

Have y'all moved on to the newer chemistries?  Are they better and more expensive?  Worth the upgrade?

Any thoughts, info, links are appreciated.  Need to perhaps ask Dae as well.

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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 05:42:50 PM »
I picked up some Solarforce RCR123s and 2 Solarforce 18650s from ebay.  Also some Ultrafire 18650s from ebay.


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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 11:17:05 AM »
Pretty much anything that says AW on it. I'm also liking the 26650 cell size! :happy7:

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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 07:51:04 AM »
I buy my AA batteries from Dollar General (20 alkalines for $5), CVS pharmacy, various supply houses (for industrial batteries).

academy sports and outdoors is also a good place for 123A size.
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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 08:25:39 PM »
Ebay.

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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 09:13:17 PM »
Ever since I discovered that Dell laptop batteries are made up of my favorite Li-ion, the 18650, I haven't bought a single one. Disassembly is a snap, batteries are usually perfectly fine (seems the electronics die long before the batteries themselves), and in the event I overdraw one, I'll toss it in the recycle bin at Best Buy.

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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 06:43:04 AM »
the disposal of batteries is big issue , lead is very harmful.

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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 06:37:15 AM »
Ebay Amazon
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Re: So where is everyone getting their batteries these days?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 07:14:25 AM »
Seems batteries can not be delivered sometimes.