Battery storage

IMA SOL MAN

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How do you store all of your batteries? Ammo boxes? Foot locker? Suitcase? Refrigerator? Vault?! I have a feeling from some posts on here that some of you are buying 'em cheap and stackin 'em deep.
 
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ilikeguns40

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Storacell containers for CR123 and AA. AAA rechargeables I just stack in the plastic packaging from a 12 pack. Delrin containers for CR123, AA, AAA for on the go that connect to keychain, thyrm cellvaults for 18650 and 16650s for on the go as well. I have a dedicated area in my gun safe for batteries
 

3_gun

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Seems most of the batteries I have that are 14500, 18650, 21700, 26650, etc had notes that outlined a service life of 500 cycles or 3 years. Service life being till the battery only holds a 75% ish level from the rating. So having to many of these type of batteries outside of a light, battery pack, etc would seem to be excessive for most users. Even if you were draining the battery twice a week it would equal only 300 or so cycles over 3 years. Primaries like non rechargeables like cr123a, Eveready L91/93 have shelf life measured in decades and then there's Eneloops of which I've been using AA & AAA sizes for more than 5 years with no noticeable loss of service life/time.

With all of that said I have only a few back-up 16340/18350/14500/etc cells around. Two to 3 dozen of the Cr123a/L91/L93 etc(each) types are in the same small ammo can as the others, the eneloops are mostly in a desk drawer. The can also has a 25000mah solar charged battery back up, 2 bay charger & a few incan bulbs that might be needed in a pinch.
 

idleprocess

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De facto flashlight cabinet:
  • 18650s : Silicon-rubber quad holders
  • 21700s : Spare cell lives in the plastic dual holder my one pair shipped in
Former gun locker that's become a catch-all place for random stuff to live:
  • 123As : A menagerie of plastic cases
  • AAs/AAAs : Mostly some plastic cases w/ rubber inserts, some in a surplus/prototype holder I designed and laser-cut from 5mm tri-ply for some gift boxes I gave out a few years ago
The laser-cut holders were fun and I've been meaning to do some more.
 

SYZYGY

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alkalines and other primaries are stored in the trash can.

everything else is stored in the communal charging area.

spare LiIons are kept at ~50% SoC.

eneloops are labeled with masking tape (blue tape in pic) and sharpie. i keep them in matched pairs to keep the cycles on them more consistent.

if i need to bring extra cells on a trip, i put them in little plastic cases visible below:

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