Anyone keep their muti li-ions light loaded and ready

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Anyone keep their muti li-ions light loaded and ready

Just want to know.  Does anyone keep batteries in their muti li-ion light when they are storing them.  I was organizing my  lights and batteries last night.  At first, I load all the lights with batteries.  Then I took out the batteries for my 2-cells light.  Am I being too cautious?  I did check all the batteries and made sure they match.  Now I put them in batteries cases from Chicago X (Thanks) and not in the light.  Any thought on the matter?

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Mine stay locked and loaded Wink
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Most I keep empty apart from a few around the house. (about 10)

 

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Madi05 wrote:
Mine stay locked and loaded ;)

+1

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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I didn't use to, but after reading some gruesome blow up threads at CPF someone linked to, they're both sitting empty with the batteries in holders beside them. I will check their voltage/balance before using.

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The multi-cell lights I use, remain loaded.

I am very safety-oriented but I think that balanced, protected batteries (of some quality) in a turned off flashlight go boom as many times as a lightning strike kills someone.

On the other hand, I use flashlights with max 2 cells in serial connection. For some reason, I feel that the use of 3 or more li-ion cells in a flashlight (without some protection circuit like the ones laptops use) is much more dangerous than using 2 cells. That's why I am not getting a DRY anytime soon.

But, of course, I might be wrong.

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Mine are all loaded and ready to go

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not w/ li-ion, but w/ imr

but then, if my li-ions were protected, I probably would

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Yep, unprotected series Li-ions, not dead yet! I do check voltages now and then. My only real concession is I only use top quality unprotected cells like the Panasonic's and Sanyo. I trust these more than *^%#fire protected cheapo cells and of courses benefit from the increased capacity.

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gorann: In which way is that video relevant to ANYTHING written in this thread?

 

dthrckt: Sorry, I simply must know what's going on with him...

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Every light I own is "locked and loaded".

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I've got it.

Gorann is actually Serbian, and he's trying to make Croatia look bad.

Good job, G...your Serbian masters appreciate it.

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I keep all six of my 18700s fully charged. I'm usually discharging one or two per week through use (ceiling-bounce from a tailstanding L2 w/ XM-L is all the lighting I currently use for showering at night times- easier than installing IP65-rated moisture proof luminaires)

 

on a side note, is it just me or has BLF become quite spiced with politics over the past weeks...?

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gorann wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJuigh2aCc&feature=player_embedded#at=274

Few more genii Big Smile SOrry I dont want to be mean but it's funny.

Americans are very good in making videos.

Im sure in Croatia, after first 2 or 3 cars crashed, someone would go on the top of the hill and warn othger drivers...  

What the hell does this have to do with this thread???

I guess reading the video description before posting never crossed your mind either.

"the video starts out slow but picks up, there are 3 curb hits, 1 360, about 6 accidents,3 cars in yards, and lots of cars out of control. Utah snow storm. Even after the drivers were warned not to go down the hill by people at the top and cops."

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sixfink wrote:

I keep all six of my 18700s fully charged. I'm usually discharging one or two per week through use (ceiling-bounce from a tailstanding L2 w/ XM-L is all the lighting I currently use for showering at night times- easier than installing IP65-rated moisture proof luminaires)

 

on a side note, is it just me or has BLF become quite spiced with politics over the past weeks...?

No, it's not just you....

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I have all my flashlights without batteries, and all batteries are in "storage" 3.8V, except for those daily use flashlights (three at this time) that are full loaded (generally I maintain them at 4.2V)

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sixfink wrote:

on a side note, is it just me or has BLF become quite spiced with politics over the past weeks...?

politics are ok, but all this BS about the importance of where you dropped out of your mom's VBH is just silly

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@dthrckt: if you say so...

 

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ok, I should have said "politics is one thing, but..." Wink

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on topic...

I'm wondering what the most probable mishap is w/ leaving a light loaded.

I suppose a fire (started by something else) would make loaded flashlights a hazard to fire fighters.  That's one of the reasons my loaded guns aren't chambered.

Excluding external events, what can happen that would cause battery failure?

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dthrckt wrote:

I suppose a fire (started by something else) would make loaded flashlights a hazard to fire fighters.

 

So will a stash of (lithium) batteries (be it primaries or rechargeables) in your cabinet, once the fire reaches that. Or your ammo, for that matter.

 

 

 

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yes, still hazardous, but the consequences are unlikely to be as severe

If a 12ga slug is set off by flame while it is in the chamber it could exit the home and kill someone inside the house next door - easily. 

If a loose round is set off, the slug hardly moves.  The casing might leave a nasty mark if it hits you but it'd never leave the room.  If the round was inside the magazine tube of a pump, it'd probably rip the tube open and not go anywhere....

There are lots of videos of li-ions venting flame on youtube.  Probably not a big deal to be close to that when you're wearing fire fighter's gear - but if you put that thing inside a sealed metal pipe....

I store my ammunition in a fire resistant safe and my batteries in a steel cabinet.

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I keep an ROP with a pair of unprotected 32600s loaded at the back door for dog spotting. As soon as the light is noticeably dimmer, the cells get charged. Rather than balance charging them which is very, very slow, I charge them on two separate chargers keeping a close eye on how much went into both of them. I tend to charge then to 4.1V for this, then balance them up to 4.2. Thus far they are pretty much identical - as soon as differences develop I'l be tossing those cells and putting a triple XM-L in its place for back door duty.

 

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i keep them loaded, because i usually discharge them in 1-2 weeks on my bike Smile

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I don't have multi battery lights but if I would have them no, I wouldn't store them loaded.

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