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Got myself some Free 18650 batteries

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by FX, May 14, 2015.

  1. FX

    FX Donator

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    Just stripped down a laptop batters from my old dell xps.
    Recovered 9 x 18650 rechargeable batteries to my gun torches.
    Happy days.
    Oh. They also work in my fenix tk75.
    Double happy.
     
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    great for vaping t0 ;)
     
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    Be careful they won't have charge or discharge protection
     
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    I was gonna buy 1 spare battery from maplins £9 then I seen this 2 batteries a torch and a charger for £10 I dont know if the batteries are the same quality but seem ok and its a cracking torch
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    The dreaded cells with "fire" in the name!

    you will get miles better performance with efest, Sony, Panasonic, and aw, just a wee heads up for ye buddy;)
     
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    thanks for the heads up Steviee the one that come were branded nixsun probably just the same its a nice torch anyway lol
     
  7. terry1001

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    Battery packs from any of the well known makes will almost certainly contain good quality cells which are likely to be 2200/2400 mah capacity. A dead pack will usually still have mostly good cells in it as normally only one fails to start with. These don't have the protection circuits on them as this is built into the pack but if you have a decent charger that won't be a problem as it won't overcharge and most of the drivers in torches (modified ones anyway) will have over discharge protection built in - as the voltage drops the led will either drop to a lower power or will start flashing.
    18650 and similar cells are very popular and there are some poor ones on the market and there's also some that are dangerous. Buying big brand name cells is no guarantee of good quality as these are just as likely to be counterfeited as Ultrafire etc but if you buy from a reputable UK seller you stand a much better chance of getting what you've paid for. My advice is don't buy cells direct fromthe Far East, buy from the UK where you have proper buyers protection from the law.
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Is it hard to remove cells from laptops terry??
     
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    Not really although the casing isn't designed to come apart easily so it will probably have to be prised open but of course you have to be careful not to short circuit or damage the cells inside. The cells are almost certainly stuck firmly in place but can be pulled out and the wires cut (one at a time) to free the pack. The cells will be linked with thin metal pieces which are spot welded onto the ends of the cells and they can be cut with cutters or strong scissors. You have to be very careful not to short them so do it slowly and carefully.
    The plastic case and the links between cells are likely to be sharp so be careful.
     
  10. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Thanks Terry,

    I have a couple of laptop that are not worth fixing, will see if I can get the b*****s out:)
     

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