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Offline Yoda

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Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« on: November 28, 2006, 08:28:42 PM »
Hello everyone
Here is the recommended list of batteries for the type of saber you have.

For: Stock Master Replica Force-FX Lightsabers 3 or 6 cell battery types.
Duracell ULTRA (long life) Duracell Power Pix and Energizer E2 Titanuim. (Great for Brightness)

For: Luxeon Conversions 3 cell type
Energizer E2 Lithium

For: Luxeon Conversions 6 cell type
Duracell ULTRA and Energizer E2 Titanuim.


(rechargeable AA or AAA batteries are not recommended)
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Rechargeable wired packs:
7.2 configuration using Lithium-Ion for Hyperdyne and Luxeon Converted Sabers are design specific
and are supported by their custom drivers.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2007, 02:58:04 PM by ADMIRAL PIETT »


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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 08:37:31 PM »
Thanks for the info Master Yoda.

Looks like i'll have to stock up on batteries now :)

I have energizer e2 Titanium in my Obi right now.
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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 04:27:42 PM »
I put some Duracell Ultras in my Vader, and it glows and sounds better than any other battery.

I love it.

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 05:05:11 PM »
Thanks for the info master yoda!!DaJoQuim

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 08:40:38 AM »
For us users in the UK

Duracell ULTRA  M3 and Energizer Ultimates seem to be  the high end batteries that most places stock.


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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006, 03:07:48 PM »
I suggest people give Lithium batteries a try (note that this is a type of battery, not a brand).

Lithium batteries typically last considerably longer than Alkalines, and in my own tests, they actually made my sabers glow about 20% brighter than standard alkaline batteries (these were cheap Alkalines, I haven't tried them against  the premium Duracell or Energizer batteries Yoda mentioned, but I will and report back).

Also note that Lithium batteries are LIGHTER than Alkalines (about 25% lighter), so if you're loading up a Darth Maul double, you'll definitely feel the difference.

Lithiums cost about twice that of alkalines, but they are absolutely worth it.

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006, 04:46:46 PM »
Hi Mojo and welcome to the forums! I've tried lithium batteries on my ultra saber with a lex three and Those batteries do work better.DaJoQuim

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 01:27:05 AM »
The Energizer e2 Lithiums are the best I've discovered so far. They've got the longest battery life!

Although I haven't noticed a change in brightness compared with these over regular Duracells.

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 02:52:06 AM »
On a stock FX, would the lithiums make a noticeable difference over titaniums?
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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 02:36:35 PM »
I wonder what sort of testing was done to make these recommendations?
I've seen some testing that showed the Titaniums to be mostly marketing hype.
In Luxeon based tests there were other cheaper batteries that outperformed the Titaniums every time.
I'll try to find the data.

Found it:
Looks like I remembered wrong.
The Titaniums did perform pretty well...... but enough to justify the cost........?
Most people said no.



FYI, Batterystation.com has their own brand of lithium AAs for a lot cheaper than the Energizers.
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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 03:13:52 PM »
Hi snaggletooth
    We you do research; you don't mess around. Thanks for the info. DaJoQuim

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2006, 03:46:49 PM »
Not my research.
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Just stuff I found over on my flashlight board.
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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2006, 02:53:31 PM »
I posted this is a few other threads, but I think it's worth spreading around - it will answer a lot of questions about batteries.

Here are the results of testing my Obi-Wan saber with lots of different batteries:

http://www.monkeyview.net/id/3302/sabers/Obi_Battery_test.vhtml?no_browser_cache=2006-12-20%2001:28:46

What works best?  See for yourself!

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2006, 07:34:33 PM »
I haven't performed any conclusive or long term testing but I have used all kinds of different sets of batteries from cheap rechargeables to the super expensive Lithium batteries and one thind I have noticed with all of my Luxeon converted sabers is that it made almost no difference unti the batteries were almost dead.  I just wanted to share that with everyone.  I also have many different setups from 3 cell AAA's to the 6 Cell Luke ROTJ and Mace conversions and the same holds true.
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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2006, 12:57:46 PM »
Well Master Yoda, I went ahead and followed your advice.  at first, I was hesitant due to the cost of these batteries, but now I am glad I took the chance.

I currently have the Energizer E2 Titaniums in my Darth Maul Staff Saber, Vader ESB, Mace Windu ROTS, and Initiate Saber from Ultra and the difference IS significant.  I feel the money was well spent.  Not only did it drastically improve my color, but the sound increase was amazing also.

I put the E2 Lithiums in my Anakin ROTS Luxeon 3 and the increase of color and sound was amazing.

Thanks for the great advice Master!