LittleBrownStain said:Hi guys, a question OK?
The hardware store up the street from me carries the 2, and 3-cell MagLED replacement modules, but from what everyone says, you cannot use rechargeable NiMHs to power them. Are all of you guys using just alkalines?
If I try to power up one of these light modules would I damage it, or would it simply not work??
In fact, I'd probably just buy one of the MagLites outright with the module already installed, but I keep worrying about damaging it with rechargeables - if it won't work with them I'm not really too interested.
Any of you guys have 'ok' luck with powering a MagLED with rechargeables?
Nebula said:LBS - you might get more responses posting your Qs in the homemade lights section, or the LED section. Just to quickly answer your Q - I don't agree that "everyone" says not to use NiMHs with the Mag. Some do, some don't. There is a risk in using them. Some seem to think it is worth the risk. Others do not. If you want to use NiMHs you might think about modding your mag with something other than the Mag drop in. Good luck. KK
I've never seen anyone say you can (or even should) use them. Even in an independant review, the guy scanned the back of the MagLite blister pack where it said NOT to use rechargeables.LBS - I do not doubt your conviction for a moment. That said, it has been my experience that when a person speaks in terms of absolutes, it is often because he does not have a full understanding of the facts. A quick read of your response indicates to this writer that you need to do a little more research before making pronouncements such as the quoted one above. I suggest that you give the search function a shot. I will not debate the issue, but I will help to focus your search. If you are still interested in an answer to your query then start with the attached thread. As you will see, there are those that endorse the use of NiMHs in Mag mods. Good luck.