(Part 2) Top products from r/18650masterrace

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u/badon_ · 3 pointsr/18650masterrace

u/badon_ said:

> Is your camera located somewhere difficult to reach for AA battery changes?

u/EdinDevon said:

> No, they'll at worse need a step ladder. My problem is energy density and dislike of disposable batteries. Blink, apparently, explicitly ask for lithium primaries.

u/Ivebeenfurthereven said:

> That might be a temperature thing.
> Lithium primary cells are the only battery chemistry that performs reliably outdoors in winter, continuing to work well even when they get cold. If it gets anywhere near freezing point where your cameras will be mounted, then rechargeable 18650s are not recommended.

u/EdinDevon said:

> Yeah, I assumed the same thing.
> I'm in the south of the UK. Freezing temperatures are rare and become becoming rarer. We're in the urban heat Island and the camera would be in the house heat Island too. Hence me thinking 18650 would be ok.
> We also don't get really hot here. 26deg C is the summer high.

OK, this is an XY problem:

  • XY problem - Wikipedia

    What you really need are rechargeable AA batteries that can work at temperatures not much below freezing. For that, you have lots of options, but the best is probably AA Eneloop NiMH batteries. I recommend you get these ones (make sure your battery specifications match the packaging in this photo):

  • New battery day! 24 AA Eneloop NiMH batteries in 16 and 8 cell packs. : r/AAMasterRace

    Get this package first to get the highest quality charger on the market:

  • AmazonSmile: Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4 AA eneloop 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries: PANASONIC: Electronics

    You need that charger to get the full life out of Eneloops. If you take care of them, Eneloops will last at least a decade, maybe longer.

    Another good option are Tenavolts rechargeable lithium AA batteries:

  • Review & Teardown: Tenavolts AA Size 1.5V Li-ion battery : r/AAMasterRace
  • AmazonSmile: TENAVOLTS Rechargeable AA Battery Charger with 4 Counts Lithium 2775 mWh AA Rechargeable Batteries: Home Audio & Theater

    Those will have the higher voltage the Blink expects. Your energy density requirement seems to be a wild goose chase, since it's eliminates all your options, even when most of those options would work well. You can have cutting edge technology, or you can have stuff that just works. The Blink camera is in the category of stuff that just works.

    If you ended up doing a massive 18650 project, you might be disappointed to find out they're no longer cutting edge technology. That goal post has moved to 21700 batteries:

  • 18650 is on the way out, TENAVOLTS could make its mark on the world with a full power AA-to-18650 adapter : r/AAMasterRace

    You can change your battery type frequently to keep up, or you can stick with something reliable and proven. You can still have cutting edge performance, but it will be in things like longevity (Eneloop) or an all-around combination of reliability, capacity, and temperature extremes (Energizer Ultimate Lithium).

    In the end, the choice to use AA isn't all about capacity. Just like with cameras, it's not all about megapixels. Or with cars, it's not all about speed. Or with aircraft, it's not all about altitude. Etc. If you want to stay on the cutting edge, it's could be horrendously expensive, and it still won't get you to the grocery store any faster.

    AA Eneloop NiMH batteries have an excellent temperature range, almost as good as AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries. If those will work in the Blink camera (I haven't tried it), that's what I would personally use. If it didn't work, I would try Tenavolts next. If that didn't work, and I was adamant about not using disposable batteries, then I would consider other alternatives, but not before trying the easy ones first.

    I personally would not choose 18650 for a low power application. 18650's excel at high power applications, while AA batteries excel at low power applications. The biggest advantage 18650 has over AA is literally being bigger. It's a bit less than 3 times the size of AA for a bit more than 3 times the energy of AA. So, if you need a lot of power in a small space, 18650 (or 21700 now) might be the better choice, but that's not the case here.
u/MiataCory · 2 pointsr/18650masterrace

It's a bit special, but uses an 18650 and could be made to run on any 18650 pretty easily.



This guy says he's 18650 but I haven't heard of the company before (they sell them at Sears though): http://kaitoradio.com/ka500lyellow.html

For a full-featured radio, the Tecsun shortwave runs on 1x18650, no NOAA specifically, but it'll do am/fm.


u/Middletown75 · 1 pointr/18650masterrace

Ahh ok I see where I'm getting confused now. So for my situation I will need a 29.4v 2A 7s Li Ion battery charger? Would this one here work?
Or does this not have the CC-CV you're talking about? Thanks!


u/Triskite · 1 pointr/18650masterrace

I have not but read the comments ppl have tested it to 20A. You'd need like 4pcs per battery from this 360 pack:

u/neuromonkey · 2 pointsr/18650masterrace

Hm. How easy would it be to retrofit that for a stock 18650, or mod the 326263 so that the 18650 was removable, I wonder?

u/Generic_Handel · 3 pointsr/18650masterrace

Here is the charger/tester I bought awhile back.


There might be better, I didn't do a ton of research before buying it, it's worked for me for over a year now without issues though.

u/parametrek · 3 pointsr/18650masterrace

Maybe if they are bad quality. Good ones pretty much never wear out. Even assuming they wear out, gram-for-gram a spare pizeo sparker will outlast an 18650. Though the peak for weight/longevity would probably be the UST Micro Sparkwheel.

u/HotterRod · 10 pointsr/18650masterrace

Front light is a Convoy S2 slipped into a piece of inner tube to protect it from banging against the handlebars, then attached to the handlebars with a broccoli elastic. (I'll replace the inner tube and elastic with one of these silicone straps at some point.)

Rear light is a Nightcore HC50, with the headband replaced with a velcro cable tie that wraps around the seat post.

u/NCC1701G · 1 pointr/18650masterrace

Here's an example of one I could buy off of Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFMUBYG.

u/WildCheese · 2 pointsr/18650masterrace

It appears to be out of stock but I use this one and it runs off of an 18650. Ambient Weather WR-335 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMREOLK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ehTUzbXVQKCXV