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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2006, 02:35:31 AM »
Darth, you might want to check this out:

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

Lithiums are very good, but Duracell Power Pix are a tiny bit better, AND they cost much less.

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2007, 07:19:29 AM »
I observed that too, Mojo. This summer, when cash was a pinch, I purchased the PowerPix batts and noticed that they were either the same as E. Lithiums or better. (Visually and sound-wise) But PowerPix are alot less expensive. And for my buddies and I, who went through batts this summer, it was a welcome change of pace.

One thing with the Lithiums, they lasted a little longer than the PowerPix.


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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2007, 10:25:58 AM »
I agree with you BF.  The power pix are the brightest, but they do have a short life. It seems that instead of gradually getting dimmer and dimmer like a normal batteries. They just crap out all at once.

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2007, 11:30:33 AM »
I wonder what the mAh rating for the PowerPix is any ways. I think I read somewhere that the mAh rating for the Energizer Lithiums is in the 2700's. The averaghe batt is about 2400, eh?


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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2007, 02:25:25 PM »
I think it is 2750 ir 2800. I remember them being just slightly higher then the energizers. I found the information once, I think on Duracell's website...

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2007, 04:56:24 PM »
Although my tests did show the Duracell Power Pix to be a slight bit brighter than Energizer Lithiums, it would be worth doing a test to see how long each battery retains the saber's brightness.

Lithiums are more expensive than Power Pix, but in most of the products I've used them in, they REALLY last a long time.  3 or 4 times as long in some cases.

If the Lithiums were to outlast the Power Pix by that margain,  they would be the better bargain.

And remember, while the Power Pix are brighter than Lithium, it's not by more than maybe 5%...

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2007, 08:06:59 PM »
I recently just used both. And I would say they they out last the Power Pix by a hair.

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2007, 09:34:12 AM »
I think I am switching back to PowerPix for the sole fact that at $7.99 CDN a 4 pack, they are more conveniant. The Energizers Lithiums are $15.99 CDN for 4 a pack.

A no-brainer here for this scarecrow! ;D


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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2007, 04:30:52 PM »
My local Walgreens ( a pharmacy chain here)  had them for 3.99 U.S. on special!

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2007, 08:52:16 AM »
Hey guys, is it bad for the saber if you use plain old Duracells? Also, I was curious as to how often you guys think battaries should be changed if I'm using the sabers almost daily?
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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2007, 11:00:33 AM »
Nothing wrong with Regular Duracells. They just don't last as long.  ;)


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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2007, 08:35:36 AM »
Thanks Cin thanks for the info. :) I switched out to Energizer max in my Obi-Wan stock to do a side by side with my new Obi Ultrsaber using the same batteries. The Ultrasaber is still brighter than the stock, but my stock Obi is the brightest it's ever been! :) Oh btw, the only Dracell Ultras I can find say digital on them, are these good for a saber?
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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2007, 08:45:34 AM »
 ;Dyes I use those in my mace rots saber!! ;)

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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2007, 08:48:47 AM »
Thanks Master Dajo! :)


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Re: Recommended Batteries for Lightsabers.
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2007, 08:50:54 AM »
I have been using the Energizer Lithiums in my Ultra and Obi. Very nice. Have not tried the Duracell yet.
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