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    Default Best Quality AA to D Cell Adapter?

    I have been using only Eneloop AAs in my flashlights the past year until I finally upgraded to 18650s. So now I have lots of eneloops lying around and some useful D cell powered lanterns like the Rayovac Sportsman Extreme.



    I have found some AA to D cell adapters online but reviews are negative in that they are cheaply made and don't always work correctly. There are even some negative reviews of the fitment of the eneloop brand AA to D cell adapter, as the batteries don't always fit correctly. I don't like the idea of one AA in the adapter anyway.



    From a little more research here, if the D adapter runs the AA cells in parallel (all +s together, all -s together), rather than in series (- of one cell to + of the next), the parallel config is more ideal correct? So series boosts voltage while parallel boosts capacity?



    I would want a good reliable quality three AA to D cell adapter that would run the AAs in a parallel config (if I'm correct in the above). What should I get?

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    Tenergy 80048 Battery Adapter

    Edit: This one is simply a one AA to D adapter. However, it is inexpensive and perhaps it may be good enough for your purposes.
    Last edited by LanternLover; 02-03-2012 at 11:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCT View Post
    I would want a good reliable quality three AA to D cell adapter that would run the AAs in a parallel config (if I'm correct in the above). What should I get?
    I'm sorry but you are out of luck unless you want to buy a custom made one for about ~$25 each in the marketplace. Nobody makes 3AA -> D parallel adapters. There was a company that made 4AA parallel adapters but they quit selling them years ago and they wouldn't fit in many lights because the diameter was larger than a D cell with 4 batteries in it. The best you can do is a cheap 2AA parallel one that can be had on ebay for about $1 each or less in quantity.
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    Here's another option but I have no clue as to the quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderator007 View Post
    Here's another option but I have no clue as to the quality.
    Those are NOT parallel AA adapters.
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    Lynx Arc, I
    Sorry, they advertised it as 3aa to 1D. Didn't really say but assumed it was parallel. Now I see in one of the pics one battery is turned up side down (series). Glad you where paying attention.

    Good place to go for battery adapter's.
    Last edited by moderator007; 01-29-2012 at 12:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderator007 View Post
    Lynx Arc, I
    Sorry, they advertised it as 3aa to 1D. Didn't really say but assumed it was paralel. Now I see in one of the pics one battery is turned up side down (series). Glad you where paying attention.

    Good place to go for battery adapter's.
    I wish someone would redesign those adapters for parallel use it wouldn't be hard but the problem is no factory would go to that effort unless they would think they could sell 10,000 of them.
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    Default Re: Best Quality AA to D Cell Adapter?

    Parallel Black Battery Holders Used to be common for protected 14500 cells when there was no LSD cell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    Parallel Black Battery Holders Used to be common for protected 14500 cells when there was no LSD cell.
    I wouldn't say custom made would be considered "common". For the most part people that are wanting parallel adapters need a maximum of 2 amps of current and use them to replace alkaline D cells which typically cannot supply more than about 1.5 amps at decent runtimes. They could crank out 10,000 of these and get the price down to where they could sell them for less than $1 each in quantity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    I wouldn't say custom made would be considered "common".
    I wouldn't say any AA to D holder would be considered "common".
    If a flashlight is designed for "D" cell, majority of people use "D" cells in it. Only flashaholics do such a things which is "common" for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    Parallel Black Battery Holders Used to be uncommon but available for protected 14500 cells when there was no LSD cell.

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    These work just fine.

    10 for 10 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by space-cowboy View Post
    These work just fine.

    10 for 10 bucks.
    OP was looking for 3AA to D adapters. These are only 2AA but maybe he could use them if he doesn't want to spend the cash for a custom adapter.

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    Something like this maybe?

    http://www.powerleds.de/3-AA-zu-D-Cell-Adapter

    Not sure if they ship to the US or other countries. Would this type thing work for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderator007 View Post
    OP was looking for 3AA to D adapters. These are only 2AA but maybe he could use them if he doesn't want to spend the cash for a custom adapter.
    Yes, that was my point.

    That is the reason I included price in my post.

    Most importantly he mentioned that parallel connection will be the best - meaning 1.5V. Only with 3 in parallel (very rare adapter) he can get more capacity - voltage remains the same. So 2 batt. could be an option to consider too.

    IMO
    Better to buy bunch of cheap 2 batt. adapters, and change them more often then very expensive custom made adapter.

    But that is just my opinion. People here spend 200-300 USD easy on flashlights, so paying for custom made adapter make sense as well.

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    Maybe if some one has connections in china they could talk them into making some quality 3 to 5 Amp versions. I feel that there is a high demand for these as alot of people like to stick with AA eneloop's for their builds and adapters for D cell flashlights plus other devices. I really think a thousand would go pretty fast if priced right. We flashaholics like to tell Our friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4tified View Post
    Something like this maybe?

    http://www.powerleds.de/3-AA-zu-D-Cell-Adapter

    Not sure if they ship to the US or other countries. Would this type thing work for you?
    It looks like those are wired in a series, not Parallel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCT View Post
    It looks like those are wired in a series, not Parallel.
    Crap, you're right, I didn't see that. I'll keep an eye out. I'd like to keep some too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderator007 View Post
    Maybe if some one has connections in china they could talk them into making some quality 3 to 5 Amp versions. I feel that there is a high demand for these as alot of people like to stick with AA eneloop's for their builds and adapters for D cell flashlights plus other devices. I really think a thousand would go pretty fast if priced right. We flashaholics like to tell Our friends.
    High demand for manufacturers is in the thousands, I don't think there is such a demand in advance for them but if they would make them the demand would grow to dwarf that as people who get sticker shock on D cell alkalines would consider the adapters and AAs. I don't think 5 amps would be a good starting point but 2-3 amps should suffice as 90% of the people wanting these are using them in place of alkaline D cells which devices that use them rarely even draw 2 amps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    High demand for manufacturers is in the thousands, I don't think there is such a demand in advance for them but if they would make them the demand would grow to dwarf that as people who get sticker shock on D cell alkalines would consider the adapters and AAs. I don't think 5 amps would be a good starting point but 2-3 amps should suffice as 90% of the people wanting these are using them in place of alkaline D cells which devices that use them rarely even draw 2 amps.
    I agree that the general public would probably never need a adapter to exceed 2 amps. And the majority of sales would probably come from that area. But us flasholics like to build D maglites with xml's that would need a minimum of 3 amps to drive a full current. Some like to build mags with sst-50's at 5 amps. Then there are others who like to fit three to five leds in one mag. To appeal to the flashaholic it would need to be able to handle at least 3 amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderator007 View Post
    I agree that the general public would probably never need a adapter to exceed 2 amps. And the majority of sales would probably come from that area. But us flasholics like to build D maglites with xml's that would need a minimum of 3 amps to drive a full current. Some like to build mags with sst-50's at 5 amps. Then there are others who like to fit three to five leds in one mag. To appeal to the flashaholic it would need to be able to handle at least 3 amps.
    I think that the 3AA series adapter sales must be somewhat sluggish and that probably greatly discourages any production of parallel adapters as nobody wants to get stuck with 10,000 of them in a warehouse after they sell about 500 of them and nobody wants them. I think that adapters putting more than 1 battery in parallel is just asking for trouble from ignorant consumers as they just fill them with any AAs putting a dead alkaline in with a freshly charged eneloop and having a meltdown or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    I think that the 3AA series adapter sales must be somewhat sluggish and that probably greatly discourages any production of parallel adapters as nobody wants to get stuck with 10,000 of them in a warehouse after they sell about 500 of them and nobody wants them. I think that adapters putting more than 1 battery in parallel is just asking for trouble from ignorant consumers as they just fill them with any AAs putting a dead alkaline in with a freshly charged eneloop and having a meltdown or something.
    I could see how that would be a liabilty isssue. Never thought about the general public use not following the correct usage. Very good point. The custom parallel adapters maybe the only source we may see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderator007 View Post
    I could see how that would be a liabilty isssue. Never thought about the general public use not following the correct usage. Very good point. The custom parallel adapters maybe the only source we may see.
    I think it is possible to see 3AA parallel adapters as they sell 2AA versions already. I just don't see them showing up in the stores around town any time soon. If I had the equipment, I think you could take a 3AA series adapter (not the enclosed canister type) and rip the contacts/springs out and replace them with other springs and contacts. It shouldn't be hard to redesign an adapter and use heavier contacts on it to handle slightly greater currents. You won't be able to put too heavy of contacts in because of tolerances of the design most likely take into consideration thin plates and springs.
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    Seems like this has been discussed several times before and the current best, inexpensive option is the SoShine 2xAA to D adapters available on eBay and elsewhere. For those willing to spend more money, some CPF members make custom solutions. Here's what I found:

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    Default Re: Best Quality AA to D Cell Adapter?

    Thanks for doing, wow, all that research. I did randomly check what you provided and I got either a lot of broken links or not what I was looking for (1 AA adapter, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCT View Post
    Thanks for doing, wow, all that research. I did randomly check what you provided and I got either a lot of broken links or not what I was looking for (1 AA adapter, etc).
    2 AA adapter in parallel doesn't work for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCT View Post
    Thanks for doing, wow, all that research. I did randomly check what you provided and I got either a lot of broken links or not what I was looking for (1 AA adapter, etc).
    You're welcome. I was curious myself. Before, I didn't know about even the 2xAA adapter. All I knew of were the adapters that came with my BC-900. You're right about the other part as well. 1xAA adapters are the norm. As best as I can tell from my quick review, all the 4xAA adapters were custom projects, and the website of the company that sells 3xAA adapters is down - maybe it is out of business now. That's why the current best is 2xAA to D adapters. I wish that at least the 3xAA ones were still available, if not a 4xAA version, but if you want a solution now, then that's what is available and affordable, and you can see where to get it from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanternLover View Post
    You're welcome. I was curious myself. Before, I didn't know about even the 2xAA adapter. All I knew of were the adapters that came with my BC-900. You're right about the other part as well. 1xAA adapters are the norm. As best as I can tell from my quick review, all the 4xAA adapters were custom projects, and the website of the company that sells 3xAA adapters is down - maybe it is out of business now. That's why the current best is 2xAA to D adapters. I wish that at least the 3xAA ones were still available, if not a 4xAA version, but if you want a solution now, then that's what is available and affordable, and you can see where to get it from.
    I have been looking around for over 5 years for a 3AA parallel D cell adapter and have only seen custom made ones. There was once a 4AA parallel adapter made by Aventrade and a group buy had people getting them for under $6 each I believe but the company seems to have folded and there was only one group buy at that I sort of cringed at the price as I thought it was a bit steep considering there was issues with them working properly with some nimh cells and some were having to drill out the plastic to fit batteries also plus some devices they just won't work due to the diameter of 4 cells is too much.
    I am still hoping but typically the only way I can see it happening is if someone with big bucks decides to approach a manufacturer and convince them to both design one and buy a large quantity of them and resell them. I don't see anyone that wants to go in business buying 10,000 of them just to get a few for themselves.
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    Default Re: Best Quality AA to D Cell Adapter?

    Thanks for the corrections. I was referring to the Aventrade one when I was talking about the company that went out of business. The final conclusion is the same: the 2xAA adapters are currently the best option at a reasonable price.

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    Default Re: Best Quality AA to D Cell Adapter?

    Quote Originally Posted by LanternLover View Post
    Thanks for the corrections. I was referring to the Aventrade one when I was talking about the company that went out of business. The final conclusion is the same: the 2xAA adapters are currently the best option at a reasonable price.
    The aventrade adapters were IMO on the very edge of being too much. Even during the group buy they were $5 each and for using in an 8D lantern that adds $40 to the cost of 32 AA batteries which if used often it approaches the cost of nimh D cells and a charger for them vs an 8 bay AA charger or multiple 4 bay chargers.
    Personally I wouldn't pay more than $3 for a D adapter to be used to replace alkaline D cells in use.
    The 2AA ones are a good bang for the buck even if they have been said to be flimsy they are cheap enough that when they wear out you will have saved more than enough on alkaline D cells to buy new ones and still profit.
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    Default Re: Best Quality AA to D Cell Adapter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    The aventrade adapters were IMO on the very edge of being too much. Even during the group buy they were $5 each and for using in an 8D lantern that adds $40 to the cost of 32 AA batteries which if used often it approaches the cost of nimh D cells and a charger for them vs an 8 bay AA charger or multiple 4 bay chargers.
    Personally I wouldn't pay more than $3 for a D adapter to be used to replace alkaline D cells in use.
    The 2AA ones are a good bang for the buck even if they have been said to be flimsy they are cheap enough that when they wear out you will have saved more than enough on alkaline D cells to buy new ones and still profit.
    That's exactly what I was trying to say about 2 AA adapter in post #14

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