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Re: Hurricane Preps

Post by ZombieKraft » Sun May 12, 2019 10:19 pm

raptor wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:24 pm
I finally finished the prep rotation.
Lessons learned this year:
1. I can substantially reduce future purchases of D cell batteries by using the AA batteries in DCell adapters. That and finally phase out all but a few Dcell lights. AA flashlights are much better for all but a few uses.
Just go to 18650, 26650 or 32650 batteries and never have to worry about swapouts again. Cells I bought a decade ago are still going strong. Some chemistries have a 1,000 cycles and very low discharge rate.

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Re: Hurricane Preps

Post by ZombieKraft » Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 pm

raptor wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:24 pm
I finally finished the prep rotation.
Lessons learned this year:
1. I can substantially reduce future purchases of D cell batteries by using the AA batteries in DCell adapters. That and finally phase out all but a few Dcell lights. AA flashlights are much better for all but a few uses.
Just go to 18650, 26650 or 32650 batteries and never have to worry about swapouts again. Cells I bought a decade ago are still going strong. Some chemistries and configurations have a 1,000 cycles and very low discharge rate (e.g. 1–2% per month). Then you just top them off every year. Will last a lifetime.

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Re: Hurricane Preps

Post by raptor » Mon May 13, 2019 5:49 pm

ZombieKraft wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 pm
raptor wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:24 pm
I finally finished the prep rotation.
Lessons learned this year:
1. I can substantially reduce future purchases of D cell batteries by using the AA batteries in DCell adapters. That and finally phase out all but a few Dcell lights. AA flashlights are much better for all but a few uses.
Just go to 18650, 26650 or 32650 batteries and never have to worry about swapouts again. Cells I bought a decade ago are still going strong. Some chemistries and configurations have a 1,000 cycles and very low discharge rate (e.g. 1–2% per month). Then you just top them off every year. Will last a lifetime.
Do you have a link to an adaptor that will allow these to work in D cell applications?

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Re: Hurricane Preps

Post by taipan821 » Tue May 14, 2019 2:30 am

raptor wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Do you have a link to an adaptor that will allow these to work in D cell applications?
A quick Ebay search reveals
https://www.ebay.com.au/b/D-AA-Battery- ... 7029526404
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Re: Hurricane Preps

Post by raptor » Tue May 14, 2019 8:23 am

Those are AA to D cell adapters. I was wondering about 18650 and othets mentioned above to D cell adapters.

I use the AA to D cell already and the work well.

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