BLF Consumer Report for Bats

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BLF Consumer Report for Bats

Being new to BLF and led lites i have been trying in vain to sort thru all the data on bats to figure out which ones are worthy. It's not that i don't appreciate the efforts of those who test and report on bats, but it trying to pick the the right one out of the haystack is migraine generating. It's apparent that standards will never be developed by the manufactures, so i was wondering if the yoda's of bats in BLF could grade bats when checking them out, according to whatever criteria they think is necessary and post the info on a chart stored in a sticky. If there is something hidden in the archives of the forum that more or less covers this, and i missed it then i apologise for wasting ur time, otherwise if this makes sense to you and others who may feel the same, the 1st round is on me for ur efforts.

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HKJ, one of the respected battery guys, weighs in on a question like yours.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7395

 


 

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cheaplite wrote:

Being new to BLF and led lites i have been trying in vain to sort thru all the data on bats to figure out which ones are worthy. It's not that i don't appreciate the efforts of those who test and report on bats, but it trying to pick the the right one out of the haystack is migraine generating. It's apparent that standards will never be developed by the manufactures, so i was wondering if the yoda's of bats in BLF could grade bats when checking them out, according to whatever criteria they think is necessary and post the info on a chart stored in a sticky. If there is something hidden in the archives of the forum that more or less covers this, and i missed it then i apologise for wasting ur time, otherwise if this makes sense to you and others who may feel the same, the 1st round is on me for ur efforts.

I can help you out a little there.  

If you need AAA then I would go GP RecyKo.

For AA eneloop

For 18650/18700 XTAR seem to be regarded as one the best.

As for grading I agree it can be very, very confusing.  But I recon if you sick to these you will be a happy chap!

I would imagine it would be just as confusing if they were graded 1 to 10.  because some people may want their batteries to have different qualities.  And of course some will different capacities and prices.  It's a mine field!

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Yep, I was doing the same thing, not too long ago.  I will echo Marc's comments except that I would say that the best bang for the buck 18650's appear to be the "3000 mah" Trustfire Flames. 

Also, I would add that, while I do not have the equipment to put them to the test, I am getting good results with the HF low self discharge NiMH AAA and AA batteries that they carry.  When they are on sale, they are usually a fantastic bargain, IMHO.

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jonhobart wrote:

Also, I would add that, while I do not have the equipment to put them to the test, I am getting good results with the HF low self discharge NiMH AAA and AA batteries that they carry.  When they are on sale, they are usually a fantastic bargain, IMHO.

I would be interested to see test results from someone on Harbor Freights batteries (all the AA's - the alkalines, the standard "2000 mAh" NiMh, and the LSD versions).  I have a bunch of the AA "2000mAh" NiMh's and they seem to hold up pretty well, but I don't have Eneloops to compare to, nor do I use them in flashlights (high drain devices).  I keep stock of their 24 packs of AA & AAA alkalines and they seem ok, but again I've done no comparisons or tests so I'd like to see if they are worth it.  (They are tough to pass up at $4.99 for 24 with the coupon.)

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gorann wrote:

About AAA GP Recyko, has anybody tried them from price angels?

http://www.ngshopping.com/Product-1547566-GP-ReCyko-1-2V-820mAh-Recharge...

They are cheapest there, buzt Im little worried that Ill get someclone low-quality bats? 

Or maybe Turnigy LSD from  hobbyking would be better (I already have some experience with them), i  think you can get them 5 for around 10$ including shipping (AAAs)

 

They look real enough, reasonably cheap, I paid about the same on amazon or ebay can't remember. £4.99 for 4+2free good deal really. I think I have 12 now, I love them and they seem to last for ever.  I bought them for a lenser p7 and they seem to give my some serious rum time.  As for AA I have about 24 eneloops various generations.  I love them too!

I have to say for the price of Recyko/eneloop I don't know why anyone would buy alkies anymore, or normal Nimh.

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marcl wrote:
I can help you out a little there.  

If you need AAA then I would go GP RecyKo.

For AA eneloop

For 18650/18700 XTAR seem to be regarded as one the best.

For C and D - Tenergy Centura :]