I found out this morning that I needed to pick up some odd ball batteries for an under gun light -- luckily before I needed to use it..... but how many are getting the odd ball batteries now..?
cannot argue with you there they do have a very good quality control system.this is my one and only end all be all battery suggestion. buy durracell. they have a warrenty like no other. i have only twice had thier batteries leak into and ruin any of my items. i contacted the company, and both times they send me a check for the full price to replace the item, plus they sent me a pile of coupons for $20 worth of free batteries
You need connections to get batteries???Luckily for me I have connections and can get any batteries I need....though I don't like using those tiny thing unless I need it. I started using Industrial batteries in everything I have, and, except in my camera, they last forever...
I'm the same way. The only oddball battery size I use are the 123s and I buy in bulk. I've standardized everything else on AA so I can use rechargables. I wish they'd start making a lot of the devices that use two 123s to use four AAs instead. I have a Russian IR illuminator that uses four AAs and they set it up to run them side by side in a square. It fits the hand perfectly. This would be a better choice for high powered LED flashlights than two 123s in my opinion. Not only more comfortable to hold, but better battery life, even with rechargeables.If your referring to the CR-123 3vdc lithium or equivalent then I buy by the case. But all my other battery operated devices are AA or AAA.
The Russians make some weapon lights and IR illuminators that use 4 AAs. There aren't many importers though so they're expensive. I hope that'll change in the near future. They're outstanding units.I try to avoid them when possible. I understand that batteries have a limited shelf life. So it would be wise to have devices that can be powered with chem batteries that would be cheap and relatively available post SHTF.
At least that is the hypothesis. In reality it is sometimes hard to accomplish. Like a good weapon light with adequate output and run time that runs on AA. Not found one yet. But I do have a decent back up 1 watt LED light that I fit into a mount that takes AAA. Trade off but better than nothing should the time ever come.