Actually I liked flashlights that use C cells because I could hold one
in my mouth.
Now, I can hold the 3-AAA 9 LED light in my mouth and the question is,
Do I attach that cord or not? I really don't use it, and it feels
funny in my mouth, but not that funny!
Very nice of you.
Yeah, they do. They're quite good but anything cheaper, like at the
dollar store, is too cheap.
CY: Yes, that is a good reason. For me, a
strap on head light works OK for many things.
CY: I don't use the cord very often. Might want
to leave it off.
CY: Yes, quite nice. Of course, you may wish to
buy some alkalines when things get back to normal
and you can find them.
CY: I tried one from Dollar Tree. The tube is too small,
won't take some batteries. The batteries just don't
fit in the tube. The HF free with coupon and $4.99 purchase
light is good. I put grease on the tail cap threads, the
machining is really rough. But, it is machined not stamped.
The black HF free lights are really good light output.
CY: Some are junk. The Etons are actually reasonable
quality for the size and price.
I have one of those. When they were really cheap I bought 4 and gave
them to friends, but I didn't have it when I needed it for some
reason. It was kept somewhere when the flashlight was right on the
shelf or the table or in the drawer.
At Costco, AA batteries are cheaper both for Duracell and Kirkland:
Kirkland AA: 27.8¢
Kirkland AAA: 32.3¢
Duracell AA: 39.5¢
Duracell AAA: 48.75¢
While it's true that AA are manufactured in larger quantity, both are
still manufactured in enormous quantities so there would be no savings
I would have expected them to cost the same since the cost of materials
is a very minor factor in the retail price.
AAAA are far more expensive than either, but those are manufactured in
relatively low quantities. I only have one device that uses them.
As has been noted earlier, that is the norm. I stumbled upon the cheaper
AAA offering at Amazon just by clicking around. It's a rarity.
I think I recall maybe, possibly, having had one device many years ago
that used AAAA. I have no clue what it was, but I do remember the tiny
batteries for some reason. (I think!)
What is the AAAA device that you have?
I have never seen an AAAA sold separately, but some 9v batteries are
made from 6 of them.
There's also an F cell, 4 or which are used to make a 6v lantern battery.
I had some solar-powered LED lights that used an odd size: 2/3AA. When
those went bad I looked for replacements and the only ones I could find
cost several times as much as new lights.
I've taken apart Duracell 6v lantern battery.
The ones I've had were four D cells and a
spacer and some metal conductor.
Each of the three or four lantern batt had ONE
bad D cell, the other three were fine.
Energizer are supposed to be F cells, but I've
never taken one apart.
I remember it being kind of X shaped, and
about an inch tall. Been a few years. What
I remember being irritating is to think of
the various 6 volt batteries being thrown
out by people, not knowing they contain three
good D cells. Just rip em open with diags.
What a waste of perfectly good batteries.
On Wed, 1 Jun 2016 07:58:06 -0400, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Even if the total internal resistance of one cell was too high, would not
the other 3 cells be almost depleted as well? Presumably their charge
capacity was similar due to all 4 being similar in the masses of the
electrodes, and during the lifetime of the 4 in series, the total current
would be identical for each cell.
On Tue, 31 May 2016 05:51:00 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
That's pretty good. I have to confess, I compare everything to the
batteries I got at Monoprice. About 20 cents each, either size, 6
months ago. I only bought them to get to a minimum order for free
shipping (a temporary offer) and I didn't realize how cheap they were.
Now I don't want to pay shipping for just batteries, although come to
think of it I think their shipping is moderate and it might still be
Yeah, you read the reviews and some mention prices far above what they
are charging now. They might mention prices far below too but when
prices are high, I'm not reading the reviews.
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