Does Energizer Still Make 6 Volt Lantern Batteries?

Race

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Hello,

New member here - have been enjoying the forums.

I'm trying to find some alkaline 6 volt lantern batteries that use F cells. I can't find one on Energizer's web site. Does anyone know if they have discontinued production? I've also not seen as many of them around as I have Duracell.

Does anyone know product numbers that would reveal which ones have the F cells?

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Model 529 maybe the one you are looking for. One of the reviewers (bill in NC) at amazon.com says that this 6v 529 alkaline battery contains F cells. Homedepot has them but the model is 529-TP1. Have no idea if their the same. Amazon does have them. Lots of other places if you use the 529 in the search. Batteryprice.com has a EN529 that says it contains four 3-361 cells.

Update:
Found some info on the Energizer 529 says they contain four 3-361 cells.
More info on the 3-361 cells which are F cells. Learn something ever day on here.:grin2:
Run across another pdf stating the 528 also contained the 3-361 cell.
According to what I read the US version has F cells. The canadian edition contains D cells.
 
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Energizer 6 volt square lantern batteries (spring terminal) are numbers 529-4D and 529-4F. I've seen the batteries in stores but haven't looked to see which they were.

EDIT: In the past I've seen the two versions side by side in stores selling for the same price.
 
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Race

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Thanks for the info. I'm going to take a look at the Home Depot here and see if they have it in stock.

Best.
 

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Sadly, Energizer 6V lantern batteries now all use D cells inside...no model offers F cells.

The only 6V lantern battery I know of that still uses F cells is Ray-o-Vac model 808.
 

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The ones with the screw in terminals are almost impossible to find now and when you do they are pricey. I have some Energizer alkaline spring terminal batteries from awhile back, one is only a couple years old (not sure how long it sat at the store) and they were using F cells at the time. I think one is well over 15 years old and still works. Ray-o-vac were actually using the D cells in their cheaper alkaline spring terminal batteries at the time. I always remember them being about half the price of the Energizer and Duracells. I'm surprised Ray-o-vac has a model that has F cells still.
 
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You can tell if a typical alkaline 6V spring top lantern battery has F cells by weight - one with alkaline F cells should weigh about 31 oz and one with alkaline D cells weighs about 23.5 oz.

Since F cell alkaline 6V are being phased out, it is probably better to get a 4D cell to 6V adapter and use D cells:

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I've seen those, thanks for the reminder! I have an Energizer industrial lantern light I bought at Big Lots a very long time ago that is an incredible thrower. I have a PR based (4D) 6 volt Maglite magnumstar in it.
 

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I still have a few 6V lanterns, though the only one that gets regular use is one of these:

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It's a Rayovac industrial grade 110 lumen LED that's built like a tank....it actually came with one of those adapters. I bought a couple more adapters from Dorcy, but it seems that neither Rayovac or Dorcy still make them.
 

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Never got into the cheap LED lanterns, I never saw the point. I always have been an incan dude and really liked the big reflectors for the throw as well.
 

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I never have reason to buy 6v batteries but have recovered several partially-good from recycle and run them down completely before (re-)recycle. D cells with cell adapters (as shown above) get used in the few lanterns which take 6v battery.

I have opened up several 6v batteries, often found cases where 1-2 of 4 cells are bad, others still good. Series connection renders the whole battery weak. May be partly due to sitting around for a long time. Good cells get used independently.

Duracell uses D cells. Another brand used special D cells which were not bumped.

Surprisingly one house-brand ("Likewise") 6v battery from Canadian Tire indicates on its case 4LR25 (F-cells), which I confirmed.

Zinc-carbon 6v tend to use full-size cells, likely to partially compensate for lower capacity than alkalines.

Dave
 

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Most use plain flat top cells with spot welded tabs. Some of the duracells have actual wrapped duracell D cells that are not welded inside.
 

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I could use the Mercedes and some F cell lantern batteries. So I'm glad we're all in agreement. :)
 

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4x 32700 LiFePO4 is a 2S2P configuration is another possibility for a rebuild. With the best 32700s around 7,000 mAh, capacity would be about 14,000 mAh.
 
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