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Old 04-26-08, 07:18 AM   #1
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18650 battery source??

Where might be a good source for quality, name brand 18650 round flashlight batteries. Ordered a light with the Cree Q5 which uses an 18650 battery, and while they may be ordered overseas, seems it is hit or miss on the quality. Suggestions?
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Old 04-26-08, 07:24 AM   #2
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I would go to candlepowerforum.com and do a search. They have so many good reviews on that forum.
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Old 04-27-08, 10:23 PM   #3
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You can get some very inexpensive 18650's from www.dealextreme.com
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Old 04-29-08, 07:14 AM   #5
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You can get some very inexpensive 18650's from www.dealextreme.com
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And be sure to use protected 18650 batteries. These have a small circuit board added that prevents overcharging and protects against short circuits so that you don't burn down the house.
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Old 04-30-08, 10:57 PM   #6
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Stay away from dealextreme horrible service and they take for ever!

Lighthound usually ships same day and you won't find a better li-ion 18650.

http://www.lighthound.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=1305

http://www.lighthound.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=2566


This will work too.

http://www.batteryjunction.com/ultrafire-18650.html

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Old 05-02-08, 10:42 AM   #7
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AW is best. go for. Trustfire sizing problem. Ultrafire. check history. problem with.
AW is like Planetbike Superflash of battery! ha ha.

edit: MR99SI: ^^^ http://www.lighthound.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=1305
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