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Battery types

I really should rationalise my battery stock. I use:

Tiny cells   In about 8 sizes. For refuelling watches

Tiny NiMH  The light that lives plugged into the car's cigar lighter socket.

LR44         Various no-name lights

CR2016     All those Photon 2 clone lights that cost next to nothing. I get through about 150 a year - almost all given away

CR2032     Computers, other stuff. The fake candles at work (There are smoke detectors everywhere so can't use real candles, it costs £2K for each false alarm)

CR2          An old ultrafire WF-606A with a Luxeon emitter. Way brighter on CR2 than on 2xAA

RCR2        Orb Raw x2. I Luxeon, 1 Cree XR-E. Time for an LED swap in both since the Cree is something like a P2. The other is a Luxeon 3 T-bin. It cost a lot.

RCR123     I don't own a single light that needs primaries other than the Nuwai 5W but it runs nicely on 2x17500 instead. Too many to list on RCR123.

10440        Various. At least 3 lights

AAA          remote controls

AAA NiMH Various, Label printer which uses 6 of them

AA            Pager, clocks, remote controls

AA NiMH   Lots of lights

14500        Various - all of them torches

17500        A Luxeon V Nuwai light

C              A Streamlight TwinTask 3C clone

C NiMH     An Elektrolumens device with 3xK2 (old style) emitters. The most expensive light I own.

D              Nothing that I can think of

D NiMH     2xMaglite 6D - both with ROP bulbs, metal reflectors etc.

32600       ROP High bulb in a 2D Maglite, metal reflector, shortened spring, resistance fixes etc - about 1100 lumens for over an hour

17670       Golston, Fenix P3D, Romisen RC-F4

18650       Rather a lot of lights- most of them Surefire 6P clones of one sort or another. All of them Ultrafire branded.

Sub C      A mod to a lantern - currently broken - a 5W LED from a no-name manufacturer run from a 7.2V Sub-C battery pack

2/3Sub C An old Nuwai 1W light. Nice light if a bit dim by today's standards. Tossed the Luxeon LED years ago and replaced it with a Seoul P4. Currently not working. Suspect fried driver board

6V SLA   A "blah million candlepower" spotlight - currently not working till I rewire it. Pulls about 200W from the batteries which don't last for long. 12 minutes runtime on high - 20 minutes on low - when it is working. A Sun RAID array attached to the world's loudest server. You wouldn't hear a lawn mower beside this thing.

 

Time to rationalise I think. I have stock of all the cells/batteries here. 

 

Which is why i own so many chargers.

 

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

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

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Nice stock you have there......will post mine in a bit, feeding the little one now.

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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I’m new to all this and I bought the Q8 flashlight the other day. I have some cheap 18650 batteries and want to purchase some new ones that are protected. I would like to know if someone has a suggestion for which batteries would work best for the Q8. I have a couple other cheap lights and a triple stun flashlight baton that uses protected batteries and that’s why I wanted to purchase protected cells. Also I have a xtar vp4 plus dragon charger that I’m using to check and charge the batteries. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Paul

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You need to get yourself some 40152 cells.

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I took a look at the OPTOFIRE flashlight very impressive about the 40152 cells as I said I’m new to all this but will they work in the Q8 flashlight which I’m sure they will or you wouldn’t have mentioned them lol and what’s the difference between those and the 18650?

Paul

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levi6104 wrote:
I took a look at the OPTOFIRE flashlight very impressive about the 40152 cells as I said I’m new to all this but will they work in the Q8 flashlight which I’m sure they will or you wouldn’t have mentioned them lol and what’s the difference between those and the 18650?

It was a joke, they don’t fit in any flashlight Silly