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#250040 - 08/20/12 02:23 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: James_Van_Artsdalen]
Mark_F Offline
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Originally Posted By: James_Van_Artsdalen


An important quote to note from that article:

"A compounding factor in this case was that the lithium battery in the radio was mixed with another type of battery. Mixing batteries is potentially dangerous."

Never, never, ever, ever (did i mention never) mix battery types.
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#250053 - 08/20/12 06:39 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: Treeseeker]
spuds Offline
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Eneloops,best battery Ive ever used.Think my oldest are 4 years old,pretty close,and havent killed one yet.Not one has leaked either.

I have no financial interest in them,just a user.

HEHEHEHeEeEe! grin

iM USING THIS CHARGER...This is a steal at the price,on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RSOV50/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i01


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Edited by spuds (08/20/12 06:40 PM)

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#250066 - 08/20/12 11:13 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: Treeseeker]
spuds Offline
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Since I went NiMh eneloops,I cant fathom using anything else,esp an alkaline throw away.

Except maybe where only a lithium would fit,just how well do they work/available are lithium rechargeables for small batteries?Or are they mostly throw away big bucks? Asking,I dont know,would like an education from you users.

The NiMh like eneloops are super for recharge cycles.And holding a full capacity over many many recharge cycles.

In fact,most of my eneloops are capable of taking a higher ma/hr charge than they are listed at,fine fine quality IMO.

I have 28 of em in AA and AAA size,so obviously I think they are a real bargain for the life span they give.


Edited by spuds (08/20/12 11:20 PM)

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#250068 - 08/20/12 11:34 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: spuds]
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I generally go with E's for normal use. I put primary lithiums in items that will be stashed away and used infrequently. I have had no problems at all with this scheme.
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#250071 - 08/21/12 12:09 AM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: Treeseeker]
chaosmagnet Offline
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All batteries in every device need to be matched in chemistry, capacity and state of charge. If they are mismatched, alkalines are far more prone to leakage and lithiums can vent, possibly with flame. Devices that take only one battery don't have this problem, although alkalines will always leak eventually.

The easiest way is to put only new cells from the same package into a device, never reusing cells in devices that take more than one. I go a step further and use a pulse-load battery tester on CR123A batteries before installation.

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#250088 - 08/21/12 11:13 AM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: ]
spuds Offline
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
Originally Posted By: spuds
Or are they mostly throw away big bucks? Asking,I dont know,would like an education from you users.


Generally you see 4 AA's for roughly $10. Unlike alkaline where you would see 6 AAA's for the same price as 4 AA's? 4 AAA Lithiums also go for $10.

Do they recharge?

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#250100 - 08/21/12 09:04 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: Treeseeker]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Recharging primaries is highly disrecommended.

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#250102 - 08/21/12 10:03 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: Treeseeker]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
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Loc: United Kingdom.
One quick observation about batteries: I have never had Duracell or Energiser leak in good quality high end equipment. Every case of leaking batteries has been low end bulk buy batteries, and cheap equipment - like children's toys.
I am, on the basis of experience and observation, quite convinced that there is some kind of electrochemical reaction occuring between the batteries and the contacts that causes the batteries to rupture.
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#250106 - 08/21/12 10:21 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
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Recently I placed the Duracell AAA batteries supplied with three brand new "hockey puck" lights, purchased from Costco and (foolishly) set aside. After two months, all three lights were the victims of battery leakage. Never again.

I suppose you can use alkalines in low cost equipment that is in regular, constant use, but any other mode is way too risky for my money. I now use Eneloops.


Edited by hikermor (08/21/12 10:45 PM)
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#250109 - 08/21/12 10:37 PM Re: New Duracell Durlock batteries [Re: Treeseeker]
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Eneloops are great. I have had Duracell and Energizer alkalines leak. Neither Eneloops nor lithium batteries leak.

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