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Kirkymole

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#1
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...
 

Kirkymole

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#5
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.
 

Oxygen Thief

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#6
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.
 

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.
 

Lenston

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#8
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.
A lot of fake Duracell industrial batteries going around, i wouldn't recommend getting them from Ebay, a mate got stung recently with them.
 

FreshFingers

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#10
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.
 

Bunk3r

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#15
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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