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    Default Batteries: What is your inventory?

    As a fairly new flashaholic, I was wondering how many batteries (all sizes) you keep in storage. Also, has anyone found a good storage case for a large assortment of batteries?

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    Flashaholic* Oddjob's Avatar
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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    For rechargeables I have about 10 RCR123's, 4 17650's, 8 AA Eneloops, and 8 AAA Eneloops.
    For primaries I have about 80 CR123's, and bunch or AA and AAA Alkalines.
    I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    hmm...

    I have:

    9 AA Eneloops in my Mag85 with 3 more lying aorund on my desk (left over from the 3rd pack)
    1 eneloop family pack so 4 AA 2 AAA
    8 AAA eneloop for my soshine USB PSU
    4 AAA Rayovac hybrids for my BT keyboard
    12 Rayovac hybrids that used to power my mag85 but got bumped in favor of the Eneloops
    4 AA Radio shack LSD cells
    4 AAA Radio Shack LSD cells

    A brick of rayovac alkalines (less that 15 bucks for 24)
    60 Lithium Primaries (AA)

    2 AW 14500 + 2 LiFePo4 (battery life on these arn't that great, I guess I should have known.. bought it from KD)
    4 Trustfire RC123A
    6 RC123A LiFePO4 (also from KD)
    9 18650 salvaged from a laptop battery pack. I don't own anything that uses these.. YET :P

    so in total I have

    32 rechargeable NiMH AA cells
    18 rechargeable NiMH AAA cells
    24 alkalines AA
    60 Lithium primary AAs
    4 14500
    10 RC123A
    9 18650
    Oh... and I almost forgot
    20+ CR2016 and a few spare CR2032 (not including the ones installed in fauxtons, got a bag full of those)

    Oh yeah.. i'm good for the next power outage. now all I need is a UPS to keep my modem/router/laptop going

    I don't wanna guess what Silverfox/Selfbuilt/LuxLuthor has..
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    Last edited by ackbar; 03-19-2009 at 09:52 AM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Rechargeables:
    NiMh
    9v: 2
    AA: 50
    AAA: 36
    Primaries: too many to count
    LiIon Rechargeables:
    RCR123: 20
    18650: 8
    14500: 4
    Primaries: 6 or so
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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Updated 05/16/2009

    Ni-Mh
    44 - AA Sanyo Eneloops (2000 mAh)
    12 - AAA Sanyo Eneloops (800 mAh)
    12 - AA Rayovac Hybrid (2100 mAh)
    20 - AAA Rayovac Hybrid (800 mAh)
    4 - AA Rayovac 4.0 LSD (2100 mAh)
    2 - C Rayovac Hybrid (3000 mAh)
    4 - D Rayovac Hybrid (3000 mAh)
    6 - AA Rayovac (2000 mAh)
    8 - AA Rayovac (1400 mAh)
    4 - AAA Rayovac (750 mAh)
    8 - AA Titanium Power Enduro LSD (2100 mAh)
    16 - AAA Titanium Power Enduro LSD (800 mAh)

    That's 140 NiMh cells

    Alkaline
    27 - Kirkland AA
    7 - Duracell AA
    5 - Energizer AA

    11 - Dorcy Mastercell AAA
    11 - Duracell AAA
    2 - Maxell AAA

    8 - Rayovac D

    5 - Rayovac 9V

    Lithium Primaries

    4 - CR2016
    52 - Energizer Lithium AA
    21 - CR123A

    Li-Ion Rechargeables

    2 - AW 16340
    2 - AW 17670
    2 - AW 18650
    2 - TrustFire 16340
    2 - TrustFire 18650
    2 - Unknown brand 18650

    As for storage, I use these (older pic) plus some CR123 and AA/AAA cases:
    Last edited by Black Rose; 05-16-2009 at 12:52 PM. Reason: Corrected inventory numbers, added Li-Ion, added Hybrid C & D cells

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Eneloop AA: 48
    Eneloop AAA: 16
    GP Recyko (LSD) AA: 12
    Assorted other Nimh AA/AAA: 12

    LiFePO4 CR123A rechargeable: 8

    CR123A primary: Approximately 100, mostly batterystation brand but a few Surefire.

    Energizer AA Lithium sealed in pack: 16
    Energizer AAA Lithium sealed in pack: 16

    Energizer AA Lithium loose (bulk buy on MP): Lots

    AA/AAA Duracell Procell alkaline: Approximately 40 of each

    Plus 1 or 2 each of some others, CR2, N cell, AAAA, 23A, 9V, 2032, that kind of thing.


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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    ok.. i'm glad that i'm not the only battery nut. I was looking at my stockpile thinking that a "sane person" would have me locked up

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Sweet "haysus" you guys have some serious battery stocks!

    Here is what I have:
    4 AA 2000mah eneloops that are always in my EDC bag for my D10
    Home:
    24 or so AA Rayovac alkalines
    3 old AA Powerex Nimh
    4 D cell Rayovac alkaline (been in storage for 5 years now)
    6 2400mah 18650 from Sony laptop (4 stored in fridge)
    6 2600mah 18650 from another Sony (4 stored in fridge)
    6 2000?mah 18650 from Dell laptop (fully charged)
    2 cr123 surefire (came with my 6p)
    8 Energizer AAA 800mah Nimh

    I am so underprepared for doomsday.....

    CPF rocks.


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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    im new with this so i cant even imagine needing that many batteries you guys have.

    i think their dates would expire before i could use them. (ask me again few years from now, if this has changed hahah)

    So currently:

    alkaline AAA: 27 (18 of them zinc carbons)
    alkaline AA: 10
    lithium AAA: none (need 4 i think)
    lithium AA: 8 (need 20 more just in case)
    alkaline D: 4

    cr123: 15 (need to order 4-6 of better quality)

    Rechargable
    nimh AAA: 8 (maybe need 4 more)
    nimh AA: 36 or so (plus 12-16 in remote controls)
    nimh D: 2 (might need to get 4 more)

    Rechargable Li-ion:
    14500: 2 (and dont have flashlight for these yet, hah)
    18650: 4 (just ordered 4 more from dx just in case)
    17600: 1 (dont know where this came and where i need it)
    rcr123: 4 (might need to buy 2-4 from aw)

    now counting these.. 121 batteries.. and "need" 50 more?

    i just wonder:

    When did i become a battery junkie??

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Quote Originally Posted by ackbar View Post
    ok.. i'm glad that i'm not the only battery nut. I was looking at my stockpile thinking that a "sane person" would have me locked up
    Hey - I take offense to that! We are NOT sane here!
    (Well, at least I'm not.)
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    That's a nice case Blackrose. Is it a dedicated battery case or is it a parts toolcase one could buy at a hardware store?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rose View Post
    Ni-Mh
    44 - AA Sanyo Eneloops (2000 mAh)
    12 - AAA Sanyo Eneloops (800 mAh)
    12 - AA Rayovac Hybrid (2100 mAh)
    20 - AAA Rayovac Hybrid (800 mAh)
    6 - AA Rayovac (2000 mAh)
    8 - AA Rayovac (1400 mAh)
    4 - AAA Rayovac (750 mAh)
    8 - AA Titanium Power Enduro LSD (2100 mAh)
    16 - AAA Titanium Power Enduro LSD (800 mAh)

    That's 130 NiMh cells

    Alkaline

    31 - Kirkland AA
    5 - Duracell AA
    3 - Panasonic AA
    2 - Energizer AA

    15 - Dorcy Mastercell AAA
    11 - Duracell AAA

    8 - Rayovac D
    6 - Dorcy Mastercell Heavy Duty D

    5 - Rayovac 9V

    Lithium Primaries

    2 - CR2016
    52 - Energizer Lithium AA
    12 - CR123A
    6 - CR123A cells installed in lights

    Li-Ion Rechargeables

    1 - Solarforce 18650
    1 - AW 17670
    1 - AW 16340

    As for storage, I use these (older pic) plus some CR123 and AA/AAA cases:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beacon of Light View Post
    That's a nice case Blackrose. Is it a dedicated battery case or is it a parts toolcase one could buy at a hardware store?
    It is a parts organizer that you can get at most hardware stores.

    I wanted to pick one up this week but the only ones that were suitable were missing the dividers

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    You can also pick them up at wallyworld in there fishing and tackle department.

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    That's good to know. Putting it on my list. Now I have a real reason to go there besides checking for new Flashlights.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfreddajero View Post
    You can also pick them up at wallyworld in there fishing and tackle department.

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Quote Originally Posted by ackbar View Post
    It is a parts organizer that you can get at most hardware stores.

    I wanted to pick one up this week but the only ones that were suitable were missing the dividers
    The one I have is a Stanley model 14014 I got at Home Depot for $5.95.

    The one that Alfred uses seems to have a lot more options for placing the dividers. I haven't seen that one up here.
    I wish the Canadian and US Wally worlds would carry the same products.
    Last edited by Black Rose; 03-28-2009 at 01:11 PM.

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    I love this place.

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    OCD

    I'm pretty conservative...

    Alks:
    6-AA
    12-AAA

    NiMh:
    8-AA
    12-AAA

    Li-ion
    2-1750
    6-for the Canon cameras

    Lithium:
    10-123
    6-CR2

    Misc assortment of button and smaller cells for the car fobs and like. Pretty much buy as needed.
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    Eagleout.

    Here is another post around the same subject. I got a couple of ideas from it.

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=225412

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    NotSoBrightBob,

    Thanks for the link. More great examples of what I should be buying now. I found a nifty case at Lowes the other day and started filling it with Duraloops and primaries. I can see where liths should be my main focus because of shelf life and running times, but cost will make them more slow going as far as inventory is concerned.

    Thanks again-
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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Rechargeable batteries just make good sense, I've had some floating around the house since I was a teenager (big into R/C) though NiCD was the technology of choice back then


    I really don't feel like trawling through drawers, cupboards and various devices suffice to say... I have a rather large collection of NiMH & NiCD AA/AAAs as well as a spattering of NiCD C/D/square cells, an AW17670 Li-Ion & all associated wall, bay & direct-input chargers
    My modest collection HERE & 55w HID spotlight project HERE

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    ~700 alkaline AA cells
    ~400 alkaline AAA cells
    ~300 alkaline C cells
    ~300 alkaline D cells
    ~10 alkaline 9V batteries

    15 CR123A cells
    8 CR2 cells

    20-30 button and coin cells (357, 2025, 2032, etc)

    ~40 IC-3 NiMH AA cells
    ~20 IC-3 NiMH AAA cells
    ~20 Rayovac Hybrid NiMH AA cells
    ~10 Rayovac Hybrid NiMH AAA cells

    Mostly primaries for me, but a fair number of NiMH sitting around as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorePower View Post
    Mostly primaries for me, but a fair number of NiMH sitting around as well.
    Nice collection MorePower

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    my HUGE Collections

    9 Sanyo 2700(damaged otw to bin)
    2 Eneloop
    4 18650 Lifepo4
    4 14500 Lifepo4
    2 18650 Lipo

    batteries that is connected to flashlight uses hahahaha that is all..
    M@g 623->633, M@g 250, M@g 5761, Penta Cree Q2 M@g (Maxflex), 35w HID Spotlight mod,
    M@g Aspherical Q5, M@g P7, Triple M@g P7(DW)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rose View Post
    Nice collection MorePower
    I end up giving a lot of cells away to friends, but I figure it's nice to have a few extras on hand...

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    Too many, got spares, help me out!

    FS-D lithium, immediate delivery, LED and INCAN mods now (not to be misunderstood these Ds are the only ones I need t sell off, they are brand new.)

    64 powerex AA 2700
    16 Belkin AA 2900
    4 26700 emoli 3.7 V 2950 lithium
    a pacel of D lithium Ion protected
    8 18650 lithium ion 2500
    4 14500 lithium ion
    4 lir123 800mAh protected lithium ion
    1 12V Pb gel cell extra for underwater TV and sonar units
    5 AW C cells, 26540 3.3 Ah 3.6 volt protected lithium Ion.
    4 26500 unprotected lighium Ion C cells 3.6 volts
    32 Sanyo AA NiCd
    4 9V NiMh
    2 9V NiCd
    a couple of 4S packs of Sub Cs 5 Ah and such.
    a couple of cartons of Kirkland alkaline AA
    8 Energizerl Alkaline AAA
    3 Duracell Ds... how did they get in there?
    EDIT:
    I just tripped over these, guess they were too small to notice, 3 12V lead acid RV deep cycle and marine batteries!
    Last edited by Northern Lights; 03-27-2009 at 09:15 PM.
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    (30) AA Energizer Lithium
    (48) CR123
    (4) CR2
    (2) AW 17500
    (1) AW 17670
    (2) AW IMR123

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    Rechargeables
    3 x AW 18650
    2 x AW RCR123A
    4 x Senybor 18700

    Primaries
    50 x SF123 (surefire)
    50 x CR123 (duracell)

    only buying mcgizmos

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorePower View Post
    ~700 alkaline AA cells
    ~400 alkaline AAA cells
    ~300 alkaline C cells
    ~300 alkaline D cells
    ~10 alkaline 9V batteries

    15 CR123A cells
    8 CR2 cells

    20-30 button and coin cells (357, 2025, 2032, etc)

    ~40 IC-3 NiMH AA cells
    ~20 IC-3 NiMH AAA cells
    ~20 Rayovac Hybrid NiMH AA cells
    ~10 Rayovac Hybrid NiMH AAA cells

    Mostly primaries for me, but a fair number of NiMH sitting around as well.

    Wow man that is a lot of batteries. How many cells are you consuming in a day to warrant such an inventory? Are you running a flux capacitor off alkaline battires?

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