Maglite and Lithium batteries?

yearnslow

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Some advice needed!

I have a Maglight ML300LX two D cell.
I would like to use Lithium batteries in it, because it's left standing for quite some time.
The only equivalent D cells I can find here (in South Africa) are 3.6v

Question: if I put two of these in the Maglite will it burn up the LED? Or would it be able to handle it?
Any advice welcome!
 

alpg88

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Those D lithium cells are very low draw, not nearly enough to drive a led, they are 3.6v Lithium Thionyl Chloride cells, they are made for memory back ups, alarms... made by taridan, saft, titus, xeno..
if you want to use litiums, you can use D-AA or D-2AA holder, and AA 1.5V lithium cells like energizer, and possibly others, (here in usa there is only energizer 1.5 lithium, but on SA market other brands may be on sale). those will not damage your light. and can be stored for at least 10 years.
 
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