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Tested eight of them in my two Liitokala 500’s last night. Pretty consistent, but as others have noted, no where near the rated capacity. Don’t really care as long as they cycle well and don’t die prematurely (big if…). Surprised the 250ma rate yielded a lower capacity, normally I would expect the opposite, maybe I’ll switch the units and see if the numbers follow the batteries or the units.

700ma chage/500ma discharge

2002 mah
2059 mah
2080 mah
2063 mah

500ma charge/250ma discharge

1905 mah
1986 mah
1914 mah
1905 mah

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None of the Chinese Brand batteries ever test the stated MAH —— some Turnigy tested about 90% — these were cheap enough — good for Grandkids toys

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The DOAs aren’t confidence inspiring. The EBLs I got earlier were about 200mah underrated.

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weklund wrote:
LSD per Amazon item description. I snagged a set.

Which has to be marketing BS. There are no 2800mAh LSD, and few that are even worth a damn.

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I had good luck with the EBL 9V Lithium rechargeables so far, but the EBL AA Ni-Cads had a couple of early deaths in a group that otherwise still appear fine. Curious.

The moral of that story must be when looking for the next great thing or a “great price”: stick with Eneloops or Laddas.

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Couchmaster wrote:
I had good luck with the EBL 9V Lithium rechargeables so far, but the EBL AA Ni-Cads had a couple of early deaths in a group that otherwise still appear fine. Curious.

The moral of that story must be when looking for the next great thing or a “great price”: stick with Eneloops or Laddas.

For many years now I only buy Eneloops or rebranded ones because regardless of price other ones either had poor performance or short lifespans, and usually both.
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SIGShooter wrote:
Couchmaster wrote:
I had good luck with the EBL 9V Lithium rechargeables so far, but the EBL AA Ni-Cads had a couple of early deaths in a group that otherwise still appear fine. Curious.

The moral of that story must be when looking for the next great thing or a “great price”: stick with Eneloops or Laddas.

For many years now I only buy Eneloops or rebranded ones because regardless of price other ones either had poor performance or short lifespans, and usually both.

Only eneloops for me. Don’t even worry about rebranded. At $2.50 each and 2100 recharges it amounts to nothing.
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does your guitar need an oil change?

Congratulations 45 Pieces Guitar maintenance tool set….
$31 using chord progression NNJUCJCN.

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Check this deal out on Amazon
Deal of the day: LE LED Camping Lantern Rechargeable, 1000LM, 4 Light Modes, 4400mAh Power Bank, IP44 Waterproof, Perfect Lantern Flashlight for Hurricane Emergency, Hiking, Home and More, USB Cable Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015ZFKLNK/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_dl_C616RN...

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weklund wrote:
p=.

Check this deal out on Amazon
Deal of the day: LE LED Camping Lantern Rechargeable, 1000LM, 4 Light Modes, 4400mAh Power Bank, IP44 Waterproof, Perfect Lantern Flashlight for Hurricane Emergency, Hiking, Home and More, USB Cable Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015ZFKLNK/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_dl_C616RN...


It’s a shame the internal 18650 cells aren’t easily replaceable. Looks like a nice lantern though.
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Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern, Super Bright Portable Survival Lanterns, Must Have During Hurricane, Emergency, Storms, Outages, Original Collapsible Camping Lights/Lamp (Batteries Included) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018L2WM86?psc=1&pf_rd_p=d078cc82-72c1-4667-85...

I leave judgement on this for those that know more about lanterns than me, but thought it was worth looking at. $15.39(prime) for two lanterns using coupon…. Lifetime warranty against defects even loss/theft….. 52K mostly good reviews …. for what that is worth. Beer Beer

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Gerber Suspension Multi-tool NXT for $23.38. Anybody have this model? Is it a good deal?
https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Suspension-NXT-Multi-Tool-Pocket-30-001364/dp/B07DD69QN3/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&_encoding=UTF8&tag=bensbargaicenter&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325
roperly The reviews
Edit:The link for this Gerber wouldn’t post properly but that’s probably ok. The reviews for this model are very poor. It may be worth the sale price but no more. Gerber multi-tools have become a disappointment. I’ll stick with Leatherman.

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I have several of the variations of the old Gerber 600’s and the Suspension NXT that I have does not compare from a rigidity or abuse loving standpoint.

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FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
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Energizer 1000 High Lumen Hybrid LED Headlamp, IPX4 Water Resistant, Durable Metal LED Light, Rechargeable Headlamp

[Hybrid Powered LED Light]: Can be powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries or CR123 batteries

Batteries ‏ : ‎ 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included) –

According to reviews and accompanying photos, it comes with 2 cr123 and one 18650

$19.50 with Prime Deal

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092RJ9TPV?tag=strugglevil03-20&linkCode=ogi&t...

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turkeydance wrote:
$8.50 for 4 AA and 4 AAA rechargeables using code KGK7QZG9, which makes it $0.425 per A. !https://www.1sale.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_1636584286-679x390.png! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CDLH8NK?tag=1sale06-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&customid=undefined&coupon_code=KGK7QZG9[/quote]

 

My 16 AA's came yesterday.  All @ 1.34 ~ 1.38 V.  Damage from factory overcharge?

Capacity testing now on Opus 3100 @ 200ma charge/discharge test.

 

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I wonder why one would buy an expensive battery charger and then buy inexpensive batteries ?

After being on this forum for a limited amount of time it seems cheap batteries always disappoint .

I purchased the same batteries with the charger so I wouldn’t know for sure I wasted my money .

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Bwana wrote:
I wonder why one would buy an expensive battery charger and then buy inexpensive batteries ?

After being on this forum for a limited amount of time it seems cheap batteries always disappoint .

I purchased the same batteries with the charger so I wouldn’t know for sure I wasted my money .

Not sure I quite understand that rationale.
With a decent charger you can find out if your (cheap) battery is OK/fantastic/disappointing/complete garbage, whatever it cost. You can track battery performance/capacity/degradation over time. That does have the possibility of doing your own research and learning from that.
With a cheap charger >>> you will never know much of anything with any kind of quantification or reliability. It pretty much becomes, work/doesn’t work. It doesn’t give you any opportunity to learn much of anything.

I do agree, cheap batteries generally disappoint. Inexpensive, but decent chargers, can be useful for basic charging, but don’t supplant a good analyzing charger.

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There are plenty of stories like mine. I bought four 26650’s that people said were Shockli 5500 rewraps… quality cells at normal price. Two years later after about six charges each, one would not hold a charge and today one charged less than half the speed of the other two. I charge at .7 amps, why hurry, and stop before 4.0v. They never got below 3.5v. Even if you buy mainstream cells, you need a good charger.

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100w portable solar, I have had a price watch on this for a long time, seems like a good price given inflation…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZZ8VY2V

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dthrckt wrote:
100w portable solar, I have had a price watch on this for a long time, seems like a good price given inflation…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZZ8VY2V

That does look like a good price:

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I’ve held off on buying “normal” lights but have been looking at other types.
This Dr. Prepare work light was a good price and is a pleasant surprise.

If Micro-USB is a deal breaker then skip the rest of this post.

Decent tint from COB and front emitters. Front has a bit too much blue for EDC but I’ll mainly use the COB which looks around 5000k.
UI is not awful, memory for each emitter, hold or click + or – to adjust output. Ramp speed is too fast but will get you going in the right direction.
Clicking the power switch walks you through front emitters, then COB, then OFF. This would be a problem for EDC since it remembers last output level for both emitters, but not an issue for work light.
Magnet is fairly strong, metal D-ring option on bottom.
Battery cover slides on and is held in place with a small screw.
Comes with 2×18650 button tops that run in parallel. They’re labeled 2000mAh so nothing special. It works with 1 or 2 cells.
I put a Sanyo flat top in and it works but if I ran them all the time I’d bend the contact tabs in the light outward to get a better connection.
It’s got USB out to act as a charger. There was a piece of manufacturing bit hanging off the side that I trimmed off and it stays closed better. Not great though.
The plastic it’s made of isn’t the worst I’ve seen. I suspect they’ve used normal wires in the flexing part, will eventually look inside and replace with super-fine strand wire designed for flexing installations.
There’s a 4 segment battery level LED on the back above the on/off switch.
For <$20 it’s a great light, if I needed something for hard duty I’d need to spend more.
Long post for a work light but I’ve been disappointed a few times and was happy to get a decent cheapie!
Right now there’s a dollar off coupon bringing it down to $18 shipped if Prime. I’ve seen others very similar to this for $10 higher.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VQF8R88?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

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