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    Is this a Kel lite 1st gen?

    nice find! looks like a 4c?
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    Beware Alkaline Cells

    carbon zinc and zinc chloride are only good in very low drain devices. and if you can get then cheap or free. dollar tree cheapies do fine in low drain led lights. and that class of lights is mostly disposable anyway. in an emergency those may be all you can get. as for $to wh i have never...
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    Beware Alkaline Cells

    nicd and nimh are very unlikely to leak unless abused or poor quality. i have nimh d cells from 98 that are still good. but those are panasonic oem for honda. most nicd or nimh leaks are minor and do little damage.
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    Is this a Kel lite 1st gen?

    iirc first gen were from covina
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    Old duracell chargers

    as for safety i wouldnt worry. its a major mfr not a whateverfire junker. the very few failures i have seen were bad solder joints and dirty contacts. every one of these older chargers i opened had thermal fuse in the transformer or if smps based a fuse resistor in sleeving along with a line...
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    Do not purchase from Vapcell

    Anyone can call themselves anything they want on aliexpress. Thats another can of worms right there.
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    Do not purchase from Vapcell

    i have opened laptop packs 12 years old with cells at 2.5v. and they were like new performers. the big problem if this is the real vapcell you are dealing with is lack of care. if it were me i would make a note on the transaction and go pull some stock to test. yes i imagine most calls they get...
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    Do not purchase from Vapcell

    counterfeits? bad batch? there is a vapcell rep on budgetlightforum and possibly here.
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    im no expert but duracell aa are the best

    most likely to leak. just cleaned duracell puke out of a fluke 87III that customer is now getting on the eneloop bandwagon. do you want to risk destruction of an expensive device?
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    Beware Alkaline Cells

    cleaned up a fluke 87III today from duracell(duraleakers). owner was rather mad that 2 month old cells puked in the meter. he ordered a bunch of eneloops on my advice.
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    Help for Xtar VC8

    quality of the cell and the bms both matter.
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