Got me a few surplus lamps that take 8 D size cells each and I have to so I need a good source
for 16 batteries and also, I think LSD batteries would be the best choice for storage, right?
Linky please (if possible)
If you store the batteries for more than 6 months than lsd ones are better.
Tenergy batteries seem to best really good for the money. The Centuras (lsd) are very good and hove a very low internal resistance (better when you want to use them in high power applications). They can be had from multiple vendors. I recommend all-battery(dot)com.
Make sure your lanterns will work off NiMH, with their lower voltage, I tried to use them in my florescent lantern, it wouldn't fire up on full brightness with NiMH. with alkalines, worked fine.
Not all are like that, only 1 out of 3 lanterns I have doesn't like nimh, it happens to be rayovac dual tube 8d lantern.
I second tenergy advice, good cells, I have not tried centura, but I tried their blue d cells and also premium cells.
Premiums are picky about chargers, 2 smart chargers I have 1 and 2a will not charge them fully, they terminate charge at 1\4 soc. blue ones don't do that.
To charge them fully you either need dumb charger, and time the process, or use 0.5a or less setting on smart charger, but it'll take about 30 hours to charge.
Last edited by alpg88; 07-05-2012 at 06:24 AM.
thread. THey must have changed the cell manufacturer or something like that.
The Tenergys have been tested recently. Check out the Varapower Turbio thread over in fnf. A few posts down he also talks about the c cell centuras.
I would consider most flashlights with 0.5 to 3A drive current medium power devices. I would consider them to be unsuitable for alkaline batteries. A high/extreme power flashlight would be my Varapower Turbo. It pulls up to 15A out the c cells.
Last edited by The_Driver; 07-05-2012 at 06:50 AM.
Its good that you've come here to the battery forum to ask for good rechargeable D batteries, but the fact that you also ask us for a good source of LSD is appalling! So I guess you needed the batteries for your light so you could go take your "trip" at some park after dark? Just say NO to drugs, as Nancy Reagan once said.....LOL
I dont have any LSD type D batteries, but I've read that the Tenergy Centura batteries are good. I dont know how well they hold up in the long run vs. Eneloops, but I dont think Sanyo makes Eneloop D's anyway, so the Centuras are probably your best bet for now.
Nothing worse than buying a new light, only to find that they've released a greatly improved version just days or weeks after you received it......
bath salts. Think about it. Right now, I could be sitting here drooling, thinking about nibbling on your ear or your nose...hmm, the nibbling on your ear came out a little gay.
No offense to anyone that's gay and likes to nibble on ears though, I'm just sayin'
I had a gf years ago that liked to rub my ear lobes between her fingers. Highly irritating $hit!
Anyway, I could be sitting here thinking about how I was going to chew your nose off...yum, yum so yeah, don't go poking a sleeping bear...
theoretically yes, but price difference is so small, and not even in favor of regulars, (actually blue ones are most expencive, lsd are cheapest), on all battery site. so go with centura lsd.
might not use benefits of lsd, but it wont hurt.
Just be aware of the shortcomings of D Eneloops.
I would get centuars if your not using the lights all the time (like every day).
I would also vote for the Centura. Price and availability being the main factor but they don't have an issue with a 2.5A discharge.
I have the Powerex Imedion 9500mah LSD D-cells. Made by the same manufacturer of the Maha C9000 chargers.
I use them for my TK70. I'm very satisfied with it, though I don't have other brands to compare it with. I just emailed Maha energy to ask if it consists of 4 AA cells wrapped in one big D cell. Eric Cheng of Maha says it's one big cell. I bought it because, as they say,
'Being poor, I cannot afford to buy cheap" ! Maybe someday Eneloop might have their 'true', one-piece D cell.