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Discussion in 'Kit / Clothing / Equipment' started by Kirkymole, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Kirkymole

    Kirkymole 28DL Full Member
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    What's people's choice here, loads of cheap ones or a few pricey ones?

    I ask as most our work lot use cheaper batteries but carry plenty of them (or not as is usually the case). I've always stuck to the more pricey ones. But not entirely sure which is better.

    Over to you...
     

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  2. Oort

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    If youre talking 18650 batteries then I always buy decent ones now as I've had too many issues with the cheapy ones.
     
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    Duracell industrial work well. I do get them free though :)
     
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    Trying to change batteries in the pitch black makes you wish you had paid a couple of quid more instead of being a cheap fucker.

    Cheap 18650 batteries won't have protection and could explode so I wouldn't try saving a few quid on those either
     
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  5. Kirkymole

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    I'd never do a dark one without a spare torch or two anyway.

    I'll admit I've never heard of 18650 batteries until now. All my stuff uses AAA anyway.

    I may well invest in some decent rechargable batteries long term.
     
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    Duracell industrial are good, dirt cheap from ebay as well.

    I often use the Kodak and other cheapo batteries, 10 for a pound. Yeah they don't last very long but they last a lot more than 1/10th of the time of a £1 battery.
     
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  7. Kirkymole

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    One of the guys at work did mention Duracell industrial. £12 for 50 is insane. Definitely on that.

    OT your thinking is the same. I picked up 100 AAA batteries for a fiver in our local pound shop (Kodak branded and on by one get one free). Compare that to newly a fiver for 4 Duracell or Energizers and you can blow through some serious battery power for very little money.
     
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    A lot of fake Duracell industrial batteries going around, i wouldn't recommend getting them from Ebay, a mate got stung recently with them.
     
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    Just buy the 10p ones, no point faking shit that cheap.
     
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    I put Sanyo Eneloops in my lid light. Quite expensive, but I find them to be very good at holding charge during storage, and run for a bloody long time if used wisely.
     
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    Never use Costco's own, they last 5 minutes and leak after a stupidly short time!

    Phil
     
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    Have any of you tried the ikea own brand, @ £1.50 for 10 they are a very good battery for the money. I always use them.
     
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  13. Kirkymole

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    Good point, the Ikea ones are pretty darn good. I've got remotes and clocks with Ikea batteries in that are probably older than me :D
     
  14. The Franconian

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    I use Lidl Aerocell, 1.59euros / 8 over here
     
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    for the pound shop shoppers get alkaline ones (from the pound shop), you dont get as many for your £, but you get enough and Alkaline cope with higher currents better and the corrosive part is on the inside rather than the outside so they are less likely to leak.

    And yeah for 18650 get protected and dont go cheapo.
     
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