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    Default Do lithium batteries leak?

    Are they prone to leaking if left in a flashlight for an extended period of time, or are they relatively immune to that problem?

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    Default Re: Do lithium batteries leak?

    Everything I have ever read showed them fairly immune to that with the exception of extreme temps.

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    Default Re: Do lithium batteries leak?

    Thanks.
    I just pulled the (mostly alkaline) batteries out of a bunch of lights that I had laying around, knowing that eventually, they WILL leak. I left the lithium batteries installed, in what are mostly my newest lights.


    P.S. Only two days until Greengoose Squadron has their Photon Festival. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] Coffee, jerky, and two footlockers full of flashlights - sounds like a party to me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Do lithium batteries leak?

    123A batteries can leak and can explode. Cheap imports cutting corners (there have been recalls - even of flashlights containing certain brands)

    That's why I only use SF123As or DL123As

    Al

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    Default Re: Do lithium batteries leak?

    Given certain conditions, even a SUREFIRE battery can leak or explode. This is very rare, even for imports.

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    Default Re: Do lithium batteries leak?

    aren't lithium batteries solid???
    if so, what do they leak??

    Jeff

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    Default Re: Do lithium batteries leak?

    All batteries have an electrolyte. Some more liquid than others. Some you have to work real hard to get them to leak, but still possible.

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