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    Lessons from Sandy Storm power outages

    I've used coffee mugs or plastic cups to hold lights that don't tailstand.
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    Lessons from Sandy Storm power outages

    If you want your boom box to run forever use only the radio. cassettes and CD players drain the juice. About 6-8 years ago I bought a bulk pack of regular 5mm leds from ebay for super cheap. I cannot recall at the moment what rating they were, but I attached a resistor to + lead, then soldered...
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    Lessons from Sandy Storm power outages

    A thought about the above comment concerning C/D cells. If you go to Radio Shack you can buy project boxes/ battery holders for various cell sizes. Attach longer wires to the leads and then alligator clips to the other ends. Get boxes that hold 2/4/6 cells. Then the clips can be attached to...
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    Fenix LD01... is this right?

    I have a Olight I3 EOS AAA Flashlight on my keyring and have been very satisfied.
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    so what was it like here a year ago? 5 years ago? 10 years ago?

    I remember when the Arc AAA was king. And spending $150+ to get all the parts to build the Mag mod, custom WA bulb, reflector, lens that wouldn't melt, battery holder, etc. Back then if you wanted a bright factory light SureFire and StreamLight was the only real route, still have my old Scorpion...
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    Question on light at ebay ("K88...")

    Well try doing a search. Try using google. I used google and entered the name of the light from the ebay posting. I would have posted results but I'm not interested in the light. You'd be surprised what it will show. There was even a CPF related post from BST about the seller (positive)...
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    I prefer the single straight tube design of the Fenix. Also in my work (security)there are times when the turbo mode/output comes in really handy. If you got 2-3 guys acting suspicious behind a building at 3am its nice to have a really bright light to blast at them before you get close so you...
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    Going to look into the shrinkwrap idea too, thanks for that. I had considered skater's tape before.
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    Thanks for the replies. I'll look over some of the lights mentioned. My main thing is holding a cold light. As I get older the cold seems to affect my hands more. In the winter my hands get cold and stay that way. I have a G2 with a Deerelight drop in I got years ago, but thats for use at...
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    Been a Fenix fan for a few years now. My stuff is old skool. One thing that sticks out to me every winter though is how nice it would be if lights were made with a polymer body like a SF G2. My current dream light would be having my old and faithful LD1/P2D/P3D, same dimensions, same functions...
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    Help with SLA battery

    I was told on a ham radio forum to forget using these, they are probably shot. thinking perhaps it would be best not to cheap out on this and just be rid of it to avoid the time and trouble. Regardless I appreciate the help.
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    Help with SLA battery

    I got the batteries from work, I don't know how long they were sitting around. I meant dranined as in power due to the low reading I got with the voltmeter.
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    Help with SLA battery

    Not really flahslight related, hoping this is the appropriate forum. I have two 12v/7amp selaed lead acid batteries. I want to use it for a small ham radio amplifier that runs on 12v. But the batts I got are drained or near drained. Just wondering what I need to do , if at all possible, to get...
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    Battery Question

    Thanks for the replies. I looked at the current battery pack and I'm not sure if I can get it apart without damaging it, and not sure if nihm AA's will fit properly. Holding the replacement AA's up to the pack, it appears they are a tad longer, and I have experienced slight differences in...
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    Battery Question

    Hope this is the right section for posting. It is not about batteries in flashlights though. I figured if there was any place I could get bayyery questions answered it would be on CPF. I recently got a ham radio license and bought a handheld radio. This unit has a factory made Nicad battery...
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