Button batteries - especially 2016, 2025, 2032

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Button batteries - especially 2016, 2025, 2032

I need some 2016/2025/2032 batteries for LED keychain lights.

In eBay I see that the cheapest is either a [far too many to be worth anything at this price] noname open battery packs, or huifeng/tian qiu/liba/heng li/other noname 5 packs.

Do you have any recommendations as to which "brand" works best, or should I just buy whatever is cheapest?

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you can get huge packs at deal extreme for 2-3 bucks..it's bound to have a few good cells in the pack..

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Yeah, well, I want to get the batteries this year... Smile

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lol..you could get them locally for 6$ a piece then Money mouth

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That's why I asked about eBay batteries. Smile

They tend to ship and arrive much faster than DX. Most of the time.

(and these are 3$ a piece here Silly )

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Another question - will there be any noticeable difference between a known brand batteries and a generic one?

I found 20 Sony batteries for 10$ - will they hold their charge better than the 20 for 3$ generics?

Is there any issue of quality control in which I can find that the cheap ones will all die within a week (those that aren't DOA) and the Sony ones will >95% be ok in a year?

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They are not bad actually. Try to get those in blister packs because most of the time packaging kills them by shorting each other.

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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Thanks.

I got some 2016 (HuiFeng, whatever that is) from an eBay seller, 10 in blister pack for 1.54$.

I hope they're ok.

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i get the DX ones, 50 batteries, only found 3 dead so far. and ive used well over 40 lol

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I've been buying the DX ones for ages - every time I get a machine in for sorting I always replace the CR2032 immediately. The car remotes for the folks I work with get through a lot of CR2016s - again they get them from  DX via me. The branded, blister pack ones cost a whole lot more - though not as bad as getting the Duracell branded ones that are all I can get around here - at £4 each (US$6.40 or thereabouts) - or about what 40 of them cost from DX the last time I got some.

 

But of course I always check them with a multimeter before using them.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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 But it depends what it's going in and how much you really care ..

 

 You are really the best judge of those variables ..I doubt they are 100% better  or will last twice as long  so factor caring vs. cost  or difficulty of battery replacement.. is it a watch or a  screw in  or a slide in plastic door  .I hate chinese everything and love Japanese  especially  their batteries (and women) , but they are what they are  ..and for certain things they're alright .

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