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Offline linux-works

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worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:22:37 pm »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultrafire-3-6V-880mAh-LC-16340-Protected-CR123A-Battery-2-Pack-/191114219616

sometimes, companies should really think twice before choosing a brand or model name ;)

 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 07:24:47 pm »
It's descriptive.
 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 07:37:36 pm »
Maybe that is what they are made for.  :box:
 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 07:47:31 pm »
There is Trustfire as well.

I think the original name (ultrafire) relates to a flashlight.
 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 09:38:23 pm »
You're only hearing about these now? They've been around for years... UltraFire, TrustFire (version with "more intense flame" packaging), SpiderFire, FandyFire, UranusFire, FireWorm, etc...
There is Trustfire as well.

I think the original name (ultrafire) relates to a flashlight.
It came from SureFire flashlights, and they also had unfortunately-named batteries, then somehow the Chinese decided that *Fire was a good name for a battery, leading to the current situation.

Edit: another one I hadn't seen until now:

:-DD
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 09:53:56 pm by amyk »
 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 09:56:45 pm »
yes, I'm just hearing about this now.  never ran into this before because I don't search for strange brand names; this just came up while I was searching for something else (or was in a vendor's store).

wonder if there are also 'ultra bang!' brand batteries, too? ;)

 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 10:49:13 pm »
There's also SureFire
Greek letter 'Psi' (not Pounds per Square Inch)
 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 11:30:12 pm »
BTW does anyone have a trusted source for these size batteries? I've only found local ones, and the usual warehouse dealers doesn't stock them. I'm looking for something where "I will fax a PO, and pay in 60 days" grade shit is usual.
 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 11:47:54 pm »
BTW does anyone have a trusted source for these size batteries? I've only found local ones, and the usual warehouse dealers doesn't stock them. I'm looking for something where "I will fax a PO, and pay in 60 days" grade shit is usual.

If you're really interested in buying such a terrible battery, you might as well go with Alibaba or FastTech.  Personally, I'd rather stick to AW, Orbtronic, Sony or Panasonic.
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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 02:17:59 am »
BTW does anyone have a trusted source for these size batteries? I've only found local ones, and the usual warehouse dealers doesn't stock them. I'm looking for something where "I will fax a PO, and pay in 60 days" grade shit is usual.

If you're really interested in buying such a terrible battery, you might as well go with Alibaba or FastTech.  Personally, I'd rather stick to AW, Orbtronic, Sony or Panasonic.

I think he meant to ask where you can get cells that are actually made by Panasonic, Sony, et al. The internet is entirely saturated with ShitFire batteries, which makes finding even half-decent cells difficult.
 

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Re: worst possible name for a battery pack (brand)
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2014, 02:43:56 am »
I think he meant to ask where you can get cells that are actually made by Panasonic, Sony, et al. The internet is entirely saturated with ShitFire batteries, which makes finding even half-decent cells difficult.

Here's one that's pretty good if you want 18650.

http://www.amazon.com/US18650VTC4-2100mAh-DRAIN-RECHARGEABLE-Battery/dp/B00GU37LNA#productDetails

30A high-drain...  I hear the VTC5 is out, but I'm too lazy to find any retailers.  ;D
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