Maplins Batteries

#1
I bought a Surefire G2 the other day and am wondering whether the Maplins CR123A Batteries are any good to use.
I don't really want to buy a bulk package of Surefire batts every three weeks.
 
#2
the non re-chargeable batteries should be fine, but the surefire batteries are much cheaper (5.49 per battery from maplin/2.25 for surefire (in a pack of 12) or 1.98 in two packs)
or order a pack of 12 nextorch cr123's at 1.25 per battery found HERE (no link to the company, just a happy customer ect)

problem with the rechargeables is that you need a charger. 2 batteries with chargers (I can only find single chargers) will set you back about 40 quid.

this is why I use torches that take AA/AAA batteries. they are much cheaper (and easier to get hold of in bulk)
 
#5
Right. Stop there. Rechargeable batteries especially AAA or AA are 1.2 volts and not 1.5 volts. It's a common mistake people make. It might not sound a great deal, but 4 batteries will give a 1.2 volt drop. If you need batteries where the current demand is great, use lithium batteries like energizer, quite cheap on eBay, especially on multiple packs and last a lot longer than owt Duracell make.
 
#6
12volts said:
Right. Stop there. Rechargeable batteries especially AAA or AA are 1.2 volts and not 1.5 volts. It's a common mistake people make. It might not sound a great deal, but 4 batteries will give a 1.2 volt drop.
Really? I suppose that's why they never work in my camera.
 
#7
12volts said:
Right. Stop there. Rechargeable batteries especially AAA or AA are 1.2 volts and not 1.5 volts. It's a common mistake people make. It might not sound a great deal, but 4 batteries will give a 1.2 volt drop. If you need batteries where the current demand is great, use lithium batteries like energizer, quite cheap on eBay, especially on multiple packs and last a lot longer than owt Duracell make.
true for AA and AAA, but I'm not so sure about re-chargeable cr123's. as they are used allot in cameras and similar, which can be quite picky about their input voltage. makes little difference in a torch anyway.

also all CR123s are lithium (even Duracell branded ones) and in a fenix torch the only real advantage is if you are keeping the torch unused for a long period of time, as unlike alkali batteries, they are not prone to leaking. as the op is talking about getting batteries regularly, I assume this is not a problem
 
#8
Whenever youre near Lidl or Aldi, have a gander for battery chargers, they often have decent ones in there. I paid £15 for one (if i remember right) and had it for years.
 
#9
You can demand duracell CR123 through the system as camera batteries. :) Not that I'm suggesting anyone would demand in bulk for use in Surefire torches............ :twisted:
 
#10
General Melchett said:
You can demand duracell CR123 through the system as camera batteries. :) Not that I'm suggesting anyone would demand in bulk for use in Surefire torches............ :twisted:
of course not...
Although if say...8 boxes of 8 batteries were demanded instead of 8 batteries...an easy mistake to make 8)

Not that I condone that sort of thing you know :wink:
 

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