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post #5 of Old 03-04-2013 Thread Starter
alanrothenbush
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Re: Personal strobes - new or old?

Thanks to all for the thoughts online and off!

After stewing for a bit, taking out the trusty voltmeter, staring HARD at the ACR battery and thinking about what COULD be inside, I decided to just cut one apart.

After all, while the battery still powered the flash, it WAS 15 years out of date. As frugal as I am (and I AM kinda the crown prince of cheap), I was not going to reuse it.

Upon cutting through the thick plastic shell, I came upon .. two perfectly ordinary Duracell Lithium batteries, available at any camera store for $5.00 a piece!

They were spot welded together and had a bit of silicon seal on either end, but bottom line, $10.00 worth of ordinary batteries and $65.00 to shrink wrap them!

Guess I'll be keeping these otherwise perfectly good strobes.

Thanks again.
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