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Aug 07, 2011 15:24 |  #1

With so many brands of battery on the market which one should i choose ?
I am looking for CR123A for me Sekonic L358 ....
I am thinking rechargable whats a good brand ?
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Aug 07, 2011 15:37 |  #2

Honestly I never seen one, and there might be a reason as they last for quite a long time. Think last time I changed one in my L358 was more than few months back.


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Aug 07, 2011 15:53 |  #3

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Aug 07, 2011 20:43 |  #4

You need to look for RCR123A.
and make sure you get protected cells and a proper charger as I think they behave like 18650 cells if not properly handled.

Regular high quality CR123As, such as Surefire brand, will lat 10 years unused sitting on a shelf and hold full charge.


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Aug 07, 2011 21:10 as a reply to  @ DisrupTer911's post |  #5

rooeey,,,,
CR123A batteries aren't all that expensive,,have a couple of spare on hand. Also, my Sekonic L358 is very good for battery life.


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Aug 07, 2011 21:28 |  #6

IIRC, a CR123 has about the same capacity as an alkaline C cell. They usually last a good long time. The shelf life is also long so keeping some around is no big deal.

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Aug 07, 2011 21:47 as a reply to  @ JohnJ80's post |  #7

Dont use the rechargeables !
A Normal CR123 cell is 3v
A rechargeable RCR123 is nominally 3.7V but fresh off the charger is 4.2v

If the device can't support the higher Voltage it will be damaged (and the meter may use the voltage as a reference point too)

CR123 cells are available online for low prices.
I prefer the energizers from Lighthound.com ($1.50 each last time I checked)


I won't get into the dangers of unprotected Li-Ion cells, they can explode or "vent with flame" if handled incorrectly, especially during charging.
If you really want rechargeables, I reccomend the AW brand (there is 2 types, black and red, you want the black ones) and a Pila IBC charger
They are also available from lighthound.com


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Aug 08, 2011 15:07 |  #8

Thanks to all....I did not realise how long they last will stick with standard battery...


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