10440 discharged to .88 volts ? ?

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Streamer's picture
Last seen: 1 year 11 months ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 21:06
Posts: 3792
Location: TX
10440 discharged to .88 volts ? ?

Was going through my 10440 stash and came across an unprotected 10440 that has discharged to .88 volts.  I'm quite sure it had close to 3 volts when I checked it last.  It's not in a torch just sittin in cupboard.  Probably hasn't been used in a year or so as the other pair I have are fine.

Should it be tossed out?   Or can it be charged?

Edited by: Streamer on 02/25/2012 - 17:40
Don's picture
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: 01/12/2010 - 16:32
Posts: 6617
Location: Scotland

DON'T charge it.


Really don't.


Or if you must (it might survive after all) do it outside with a charger you can afford to lose and downwind of anything that might not like the fumes. And charge it at a very, very low rate.


And never trust that cell again.


It'll probably fail harmlessly.


But it might not.


Me, I'd discharge it flat and toss it.


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


Nautic's picture
Last seen: 2 years 5 months ago
Joined: 02/14/2010 - 14:01
Posts: 992
Location: Europe

Streamer you may learn something here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/6557

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t