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    Question AW batteries

    Howdy Folks,

    Anyone know who sells AW batteries?
    LightHound was my go to spot, but they are no
    longer around.

    Thanks!

    Ray

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    Unless things have changed, these are no longer available at all ....

    EDIT - and I'll move this to the Batteries subforum for you, where the battery experts hang out
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    Default Re: AW batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Unless things have changed, these are no longer available at all ....

    EDIT - and I'll move this to the Batteries subforum for you, where the battery experts hang out
    Yep, RTD Vapor, who's an authorized US dealer still has the initial 'flooding memo' on their website and most of AW cells are out of stock and anything they may have is now approaching ~2 years, so not fresh stock.

    Bummer, but there are other players to play with.

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    Damn, well that sucks!

    I just need a button top 18650 for my
    1000 lumen Fenix PD35.

    Any recommendations?

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    Fenix sells their own brand of 18650's for around AW prices.
    Mallkoff sells Keeppower, so I assume that's his preferred trusted brand.
    I ordered some unprotected button top Panasonic's for my PD35 from Mtn Electronics.

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    I have used Samsung, LG, Sanyo and Panasonic button tops with much success. All ordered from imrbatteries.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid9P View Post
    Damn, well that sucks!

    I just need a button top 18650 for my
    1000 lumen Fenix PD35.

    Any recommendations?
    https://www.imrbatteries.com/panason...n-top-battery/

    Or something like that.

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    Orbtronic cells have done well in testing by members here at CPF and elsewhere. I have purchased both 18650 an 16650 button top batteries from them and will buy from them again for whatever that is worth.

    Here is a link for convenience: https://www.orbtronic.com/

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    Thanks everyone!

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    Orbtronic is the best battery source on the planet!

    And Sal is perfect man and awesome friend!

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    Orbtronic deals with Made in Japan batteries only and only the best of best..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nichia! View Post
    Orbtronic deals with Made in Japan batteries only and only the best of best..
    That's incorrect.

    They deal with the Chinese and the South Koreans, as well as the Japanese.

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    I use Orbtronic 3400's in my Fenix TK75 and they work great. https://www.orbtronic.com/protected-...650B-orbtronic
    Looks like they have an updated version aka 3500's though they are out of stock. https://www.orbtronic.com/18650-prot...ah-lithium-ion
    Note these are protected cells and are longer than unprotected cells. They sell unprotected cells also if needed.

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    No problems with Olight's 3400mAh 18650 from Prometheus Lights.
    Keepower's 18350 IMR is performing well as the replacement for A&W 18350 IMR.

    I have tried contacting Andy on several occasions the past 2 years to inquire about wholesale orders, and did not hear back from him. Many that I have spoken with, that knew him, said the same. An unconfirmed consensus was theorized that he has closed his battery business.

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    Default Re: AW batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by CobraMan View Post
    Orbtronic cells have done well in testing by members here at CPF and elsewhere. I have purchased both 18650 an 16650 button top batteries from them and will buy from them again for whatever that is worth.

    Here is a link for convenience: https://www.orbtronic.com/

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Tim
    Thanks, I like Orbtronics too and could use some more.
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