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    Indoor Lantern for use during hurricane power outages

    Hi, I would like some recommendations on what is the best "value" lantern to use during power outage when under a hurricane threat. This will be used for indoor general lighting, when the outside windows and doors are all blocked by plywood or shutters so it's pitch dark inside even during the...
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    Is it my batteries or my charger?

    So basically that means if I fully charge the batteries on the charger then place them inside the phone handsets, they will not be able to give a true indication unless I put it in the base unit for 7 hours? That makes no sense...that means the battery indication after a 7 hoiur charge "resets"...
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    Is it my batteries or my charger?

    I originally bought an eBay flashlight of UltraFire brand that came with a 18650 battery and a charger...and the charger had no instructions and would blink red continuously even after charging for six hours. Which led me to this forum. After consulting the experts here and read up on a number...
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    Bad battery charger?

    I tend to agree that Amazon is probably as much a crap shoot as eBay as far as product source is concerned. Of course they have better customer service and better shipping and handling. But as far as "Product fulfilled by XYZ" there are hundreds of thousands of companies posting ads via Amazon...
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    Bad battery charger?

    I don't want to buy from Kim Jong Un!!! Terrible haircut he has probably using battery operated hair trimmers powered by faked batteries!
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    Bad battery charger?

    When you say "reputable seller" do you mean an online store that specialized in batteries? Or do you mean large online merchants like Amazon, Best Buy...that would source the items from legit suppliers? I looked on Amazon and they too sell these chargers and batteries but often times they are...
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    Is a headlamp my best option?

    LOL AVService I am in the attic in the morning. But it's 200% humidity so it doesn't matter. The issue is when rehabbing properties you are constantly running into surprises. For example last week when I ran some wiring to the eaves for security cameras, I ran into another romex cable in the...
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    Bad battery charger?

    OK so now I am doing the charger and battery shopping. First I am looking at the charger, and after searching around, I think it would be wise for me to buy a "4 bay" intelligent charger so I can charge AA and AAA rechargeable batteries at the same time I charge 18650s. I have several land...
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    Bad battery charger?

    OK thanks. I will look for better batteries and chargers than. I started to look on Amazon and eBay. So I have two followup questions. First, I noticed on eBay for batteries made by say Panasonic. One such listing is Panasonic "made in China" and another one claims to be "made in Japan"...
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    Bad battery charger?

    Wow thank you so much for the education. So the battery and charger I have are bad news? Just to be sure, I should keep the flashlight I have, and buy a reliable 18650 charger and battery from a name brand like Sony, Panasonic etc? Or should I throw the whole thing away and get new everything?
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    Is a headlamp my best option?

    Another option is to look for a better quality light weight headlamp? My first time trying this was a cheapo $10 headlamp from Harbor Freight Tools. A piece of crap basically. I tossed it out after one use. Then I bought a more expensive one from Amazon. The brand is called LED LENSER. It...
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    Is a headlamp my best option?

    I don't think a hard hat or anything heavy is going to work. It's insanely hot and I will just end up taking it off. As for finding a "Home Depot helper" I know what you mean exactly, but the problem is first language barrier (I can't speak Spanish) and second their skill set. I have hired...
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    Bad battery charger?

    I bought via eBay a flashlight CREE ULTRAFIRE that comes with a rechargeable battery, a charger, and an adapter for using three AAA batteries. When I put the rechargeable battery into the charger and plug that into an electrical receptacle, the charger shows a blinking red light. Is this...
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    Is a headlamp my best option?

    Hi, newbie here. I am trying to figure out if a headlamp is my best bet. I am rehabbing a property on my free time (weekends and nights occasionally). Problem is a lot of the work needs to be done in the attic - which is an A-framed roof where the highest spot in the middle is about 3-1/2'...
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