Golston Batteries??

Robotack

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Hi Folks. I normally use SF batteries in my 6P & Fenix lights. I was recently given a pair of Golston batteries as a sample. I'm afraid to use them without asking you folks as I've never heard of them before and don't want to damage my lights???

Thanks!
 

Robotack

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Thanks for that. I'm probably going to throw them in my kit bag as emergency spares.... all I'm really concerned about is that they're not gonna leak or explode?
 

bluecrow76

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I used them in a P3D with no issues, although they aren't the greatest batteries. I bought some about 4 years ago and their voltages have sagged enough that I won't ever buy any more.
 

VegasF6

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I did pick up some of these in my days prior to "flashaholic" status. Luckily for me I never did experience any catastrophic failures. But, they were very poor performers. I can tell you I would never buy them again. For budget cr123 primaries (primarys?) I would suggest titanium brand from battery junction. Or I believe that Battery Station's house brand is reported as very good (since they upgraded to Japanese cells) but I don't have personal experience with them.

Off topic but I have also purchased "WF" brand cells, equally bad.

*edit* I lifted this info from mdocod in another thread
"BatteryStation brand CR123s are going to be your best bet. They are reasonably priced and made in the USA."

I mistakenly said Japanese cells.
 
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Trashman

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I dont know how they are now, but the ones I used a few years ago wouldn't power a P61 LA for more than a short while. I'd turn it on and after a very short while (less than a minute), itwould fade off.
 

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