I'm slowly converting everything I own, that uses batteries, to 18650 cells; LED flashlights are relatively cheap, and charging an 18650 is logistically no different than charging a cell phone. (still needs a cable/adapter)
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I literally have dozens of spare cells, and getting more is usually not a problem.
On 9/5/2020 8:27 PM, Rowland wrote:
On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@... <mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:
I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else
on the market these days has deteriorated. Used to be the leading
batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your
devices. Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore
- they leak just like the "cheap" ones. <sad>
I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags
outside of my devices.
On 9/5/20 17:40, Ralph Lease wrote:
Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new
batteries. With winter coming decided to check all flashlights
including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite
flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth
trying to get the cell out.
Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom
get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and
not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it
will not ruin the light/device.