Cheap 123 Batteries

Cheap 123 Batteries

This is a discussion on Cheap 123 Batteries within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Has anyone bought the cheapo 123 lithium batteries from Ebay? I have seen them for as low as $12 a dozen shipped. I was hoping ...

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    Cheap 123 Batteries

    Has anyone bought the cheapo 123 lithium batteries from Ebay? I have seen them for as low as $12 a dozen shipped. I was hoping someone has done a comparison test on these. Is it a case of you get what you pay for or can you go cheap.

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    I think Betty(a mod) had some cheap batteries that exploded in a light. Not sure though. An alternative I have found, rechargable 123's and charger off e- bay.
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    I have some "battery station" batteries that aren't too bad. I'm not sure they last as long as the brand names but I haven't had and explosions.
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    Exploding doesn't sound good but if the last a little less I could probably live with that. Hmmmm, decisions decisions.

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    The battery I had that exploded was a Pentagonlight battery, and I've heard those are made in the same factory as Surefire ones (but I could be mistaken). As far as I know, no water came in contact with the battery. The light was a Surefire G2 Nitrolon (the battery blew the bulb, lens & o-rings right across the room!). I use Pentagonlights in my E2E with no problem.
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    The only cheapies that I use are from http://www.amondotech.com .

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    Most of the cheap ones are no name but sone are panasonic which is a pretty good brand that I can trust. Maybe I will take a chance. I also found a set of 4 rechargeabel batteries ans charger for about $16 which might be an even better deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jchoo View Post
    The only cheapies that I use are from http://www.amondotech.com .
    they're well thought of on candlepowerforums and those CPF guys are retentive :-)

    do a group buy though. they're INSANE for shipping.
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    I have used rechargable 123 batteries for about a year now with good luck.
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    I Just Stick With The SureFire Batteries...

    I bought enough for 10 years...two years ago...about $13-14 per box of 12...got all I need...

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    I too got two boxes at $15 per box and they'll do me a while yet but ... I am interested in the rechargeables as another option - must check ebay.
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    No idea of shipping costs and quality but - 50 for under $50

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I bought enough for 10 years...two years ago...about $13-14 per box of 12...got all I need...

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    That's a great price. I get them for $18 a dozen locally. A box lasts me about a year. Most of my working flashlights are AA and AAA LEDs, my G2 is too bright for a lot of stuff I need a flashlight for. You guys really burn up that many 123s?

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    I also use the Titanium brand batteries from Amondo Tech. I like them well enough. Most of my daily use flashlights are rechargeable anyway though. Still the Amondo Tech batteries are good especially for the price. Here check this review out.
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