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The 'I've found a bargain' thread

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Nemesis, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    They were in my local TKMaxx for £3.50 in the bargain rack.
     
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    Hers an odd one
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable...179560?hash=item363d72fb28:g:KXUAAOSwlKlbvA5a

    its a cable to charge 18650 or CR123 batteries or similar
    however it also acts as a battery bank if you have a fully charged battery in.

    So what I do is rip open old laptop batteries, which usually have 12 to 16 18650 batteries in, each holds 3000mah

    so for £7 i made a 48,000 mah battery bank.

    just need to swop out batteries as they get used up, which also emans that you only need to take what you need.
    i might store mine in a molle shotgun shell pouch at some point.

    if im just playing pokemon go then i just strap the cable and battery to wrist.
     
  7. Nice65

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    Better option from a reliable manufacturer, though it’s not a power bank. It’ll charge anything from an Eneloop type 1.2V to a 4.2V lithium ion, reads the voltages and shuts off when full.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-...ocphy=9045777&hvtargid=pla-563119718089&psc=1

    Personally I wouldn’t harvest batteries from old laptop packs and assume mAh. I buy batch tested, high draw 18650s from Fogstar as I have several multicell torches and a couple of vape mods needing power. No affiliation, just a recommended company doing good things regarding battery safety.
     

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