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    Default Best way to shim batteries?

    I have a Romisen RC-T5 intended for bike use and I noticed 18650 cells rattle a bit inside.

    What is the best way to shim in this situation? Is there a better solution than black electrical tape?


    Thank you,

    Tom

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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    I just wrap some black electrical tape around until the batteries stop shaking, but can come in and out of the light easily.
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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    Post-It Notes are very handy for this.


    Easy to work with.


    Don't leave any "cruddy adhesive" behind



    Give it a try.

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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Post-It Notes are very handy for this.


    Easy to work with.


    Don't leave any "cruddy adhesive" behind



    Give it a try.

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    +1

    Exactly what I use.

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    Thin carboard rolled into a cylinder.

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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    I use cardstock to shim a AA battery into a Surefire 'E' body. Simply wrap the necessary amount of cardstock around your batter and slide it into the body. When you slip the battery out the cardstock stays in place.
    Bob

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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    Printer paper rolled tube, works great.

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    Kapton tape.

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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    ... or you could use blue masking tape.
    Don't sweat the small stuff...

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    I appreciate the help, gents.

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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Post-It Notes are very handy for this.
    Now why didn't I think of that? Good idea!
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    I might also add that if you put some form of ID or contact number on whatever you use to shim your batteries, in the event that you loose your light, you give whoever finds it a means to get it back to you...

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    Default Re: Best way to shim batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverFox View Post
    I might also add that if you put some form of ID or contact number on whatever you use to shim your batteries, in the event that you loose your light, you give whoever finds it a means to get it back to you...

    Tom
    That is great idea even if you don't need to shim the batteries. I sadly lost a SF A2 two weeks ago after only owning it for 2 days. I sure wish I had some form of identification on it or in it. This sounds great!

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