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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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    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 10:52 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 01:52 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?

    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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    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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    24 AA Eneloops
    4 AAA Eneloops
    A few Sanyo 1700's still usable
    3 D cell NiMH

    Not a lot, but they all suit my needs very well.
    Peak Pacific AAA UP brass (EDC) E01 (keys), Peaks, Arcs, Fenix, Q5 Aspheric HA-III Mag etc.

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    I have a 12 pack energizer Ds, 2 pack of duracell Ns, 2 pack of Surefire 123s, a few AAs and to many to count AAAs.
    All you need is Maglite.

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    Labelled and in use or waiting to be used:

    AA:

    60 Eneloops
    8 Imedion
    16 EnergyOn
    4 Powerex 2700
    16 Hybrio

    Total: 104

    AAA:

    24 Eneloop
    8 Imedion
    12 Hybrio
    4 Varta

    Total: 48

    C:

    14 Accupower

    D:

    6 Accupower

    Unused/Unopened:

    14 Eneloop AA
    8 Eneloop AAA
    4 Hybrio AA
    26 EnergyOn AA
    4 Imedion AA
    2 Imedion AAA
    2 Accupower C

    All up, I've got a total of 106 Eneloops and a grand total of 232 rechargeable cells that are either in use or waiting to be used. I've got a small pile of rechargeables that should be sent off for recycling that I haven't counted above. I've also got a fair number of Eneloop AA to C and D adapters as well.

    I suppose I shouldn't wonder why my wife thinks that I'm obsessed with batteries

    Edit: There are very few non rechargeables in this household - only those that came with products - I haven't bought primaries for at least a couple of years.

    I've also got batteries in my UPSs - a small APC SmartUPS 700 with only an internal battery for the HTPC. My office runs off a APC SmartUPS XL with 2 extra external battery packs.
    Last edited by Power Me Up; 03-20-2009 at 01:27 AM.

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    Here's totals and number habitually found in a light, or carried as spares. (I have a number of lights that don't have rechargeable batteries in them all the time...)
    • 3x18650 -- 2 in a Mag61
    • 6x25500 -- 3 in an Eveready85
    • 3x15260 (RCR2) -- still waiting for an AA mod to show up.
    • 6x14500 -- 1 in a light, 2 spares
    • 6x10440 -- 1 in a light, 2 spares
    • 6xD NiMH -- 4 in a light (P7 Mag)
    • 4xAA LSD -- 2 in a digicam
    • 12xAAA LSD -- 5 in 3 lights, 2 spares
    • 8xAAA NiMH -- 8 in 2 USB hubs (I mean to change one of these to LSDs, but haven't yet.)
    • 10-20xAA KOH -- for my coldheat soldering iron, and some stashed as emergency backups for my 14500 light and camera.
    • Unspecified number of AAA and D KOH, not used much at all. Some are stashed as emergency backups for the P7 and the 10440/AAA lights

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Quote Originally Posted by NonSenCe View Post
    i just wonder:

    When did i become a battery junkie??
    Well - if you want a smart-arse answer..
    The moment you decided to hit that 'register' button on CPF!

    'Nuff said.
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    Nimh.
    36 AA Eneloop
    28 AA Sanyo 2700
    12 AAA Eneloop
    12 AAA Kodak Pre-Charged

    Li-Ion
    4 AW 18650
    2 Ultrafire 18650

    Phasing out primaries.

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    Wow after reading this I don't feel so bad about having around 20 CR123 primaries in my sock drawer. It does make sense to have a stockpile of batteries in case the SHTF.

    Oh no... this is the same feeling I got when I realized it's OK to buy a bunch of expensive flashlights and still be sane (I guess that's a matter of opinion). I think my checking account is about to pull a "stock market" and won't recover for a while.

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    I keep the following at home

    9 volt alkaline----------10/20
    AAA alkaline------------12/24
    AA alkaline-------------100
    C alkaline-------------- 60
    D alkaline--------------100

    D zinc carbon----------24
    AD28 zinc carbon--------6
    6 volt lantern, zinc carbon 2

    AA lithium, primary-------50?
    D lithium, primary--------6
    123 lithium, primary------24/36

    AA nimih----------------about 24

    At work I keep a more limited supply, but probably still more than most people

    9 volt alkaline--------about 4/5
    AAA alkaline----------about 8
    AA alkaline-----------about 50
    C alkaline------------4
    D alkaline------------about 30
    D zinc carbon--------about 20
    AD28 zinc carbon----4

    12 volt 7 a/h SLA 4 charged and ready

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Quote Originally Posted by wadus View Post
    Wow after reading this I don't feel so bad about having around 20 CR123 primaries in my sock drawer. It does make sense to have a stockpile of batteries in case the SHTF.

    Oh no... this is the same feeling I got when I realized it's OK to buy a bunch of expensive flashlights and still be sane (I guess that's a matter of opinion). I think my checking account is about to pull a "stock market" and won't recover for a while.
    You know you're really paranoid when you charge your batteries from a solar system constructed to maintain your rechargeable battery supply!

    OT: I remember buying a cheap kerosene lantern and a gallon of Kerosene in Hawaii for night fishing. Never did go night fishing with it. When hurricane Eva hit, and we had no electrical power for about three weeks. That lantern became worth it's weight in gold! (after blowing off the dust that had collected on it and filling it for the first time with fuel)

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    Oh man, I'm seriously outclassed here!

    25 Panasonic CR123
    3 AW RCR123
    1 AW AA Li-ion
    8 AA Eneloops
    4 AAA Eneloops
    8 AA alkalines
    12 AAA alkalines

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    Me and BlackRose use basically the same case so i will post a pic of that, now as for counting all the batts that i have that will have to be later.....i keep my rechargeables in a seperate container.



    Last edited by alfreddajero; 03-20-2009 at 01:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    If there is ever a shortage of Energizer AA Lithiums, we know where to get some

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    Lol, from who.......i would like to ask that person as well.

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    As the OP I have to say this thread has revealed a whole new level of flashlight fanaticism for me. I never really considered batteries as part of the addiction.

    The images remind me of opening my first box of Red Devil fireworks on the 4th of July when I was a kid.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Eagleout; 03-20-2009 at 09:48 PM.
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    I would'nt consider what i have a lot....im sure there are members out there with lots more then that. All the lights that are in use all have rechargeables in them and i keep the primaires for when the light goes out. I learned my lesson when the power was out for 2weeks, so the next time that happens i would like to think that im prepared for it. Remember if you can try to go all liths since they have a much longer shelf life.

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    I don't have many lights, so all I have are 2 protected 18650's, along with a bunch of alkaline batteries for miscellaneous electronics.
    However, I keep getting more and more laptop battery packs. Some are from laptops that died, while some are just battery packs that were dead (although in most cases only one or two cells is bad). As of now, I have about 20+ unprotected 18650s lying around.

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    20 surefire cr123a
    4 lithium AA
    4 lithium AAA
    12 Energizer D alky

    4 aw rcr123
    2 imr rcr123
    1 aw 18650
    1 aw 17670
    1 aw 14500
    3 saphion 18650

    8 10,000 mah accupower D
    6 Energizer D nimh
    2 Energizer C nimh

    12 eneloop AA
    12 duraloop AA
    8 Rayovac hybrid AA

    1 eneloop AAA
    8 duraloop AAA

    25 N cell 500mah nimh
    1 9v nicad

    tons and tons of lipo's for r/c heli and car (tooo many to list)

    Chargers:
    Triton charger
    Apache lithium smart charger(portable, runs off 10AA nimh battery pack)

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    Unless I missed it, I noticed that nobody seems to have any 17500 which can be used in place of 3xCR123 in some lights such as the Streamlight TL-3

    2x18650 AW (button top) 2200mAh
    2x18650 blue TrustFire (flat top) 2500 mAh used mainly with TrustFire TR-801 Q5 1mode
    2x17670 silver UltraFire (button top) 1800mAh used with DX.11074
    2x17500 generic blue (flat) 1100mAh has only been used with TL-3
    2x14500 AW (older flat top) 750mAh
    2x14500 generic blue (flat) 700mAh

    2xRCR123 3.0V 600mAh from AW (yes I said 3.0v as they are discontinued) and charger for them.
    Mine are are about 3.76 to 3.77 hot off charger and according to AW they can be at much as 3.8 and goes down to 3.2v on load. I only have a Fenix P1 and a silver and black Dorcy Super 1 Watt used by these.

    8xAA Eneloops
    8x old rechargeable alkalines (used with say Minimag and NiteIze 3 led).

    Maha MH-C9000
    WF-139 (maybe I will replace it with a Pila IBC charger sometime in future)
    DSD (with springs instead of spacers) and not used anymore due to WF-139
    Last edited by Flashfirstask?later; 03-20-2009 at 10:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Batteries: What is your inventory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleout View Post
    As the OP I have to say this thread has revealed a whole new level of flashlight fanaticism for me. I never really considered batteries as part of the addiction.
    I originally came to CPF for info on rechargeable AA/AAA batteries and made the mistake of venturing out of the battery sub-forum and discovered flashlights again....and then SAKs and knives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashfirstask?later View Post
    Unless I missed it, I noticed that nobody seems to have any 17500 which can be used in place of 3xCR123 in some lights such as the Streamlight TL-3
    Heheh, I actually have some 17500s now; just got 6 today, so they weren't in my post above.

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