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Old 11-28-2016, 11:21 PM
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Dentist lamp? That's a great bench light.
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Cool idea

I'm always looking for a better light. Jazz, how is the battery life? I still use cords and like you said once in a while I get a rats nest and that gets old.
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Cool idea

I'm always looking for a better light. Jazz, how is the battery life? I still use cords and like you said once in a while I get a rats nest and that gets old.
About 4 hrs or so. I ended up using it so much I just bought a second battery so I can charge one while using the other.
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I had to glue the handle, used Motul stickers to hold it in place....couldnt find tape..
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About 4 hrs or so. I ended up using it so much I just bought a second battery so I can charge one while using the other.
good info, thanks. I'm trying to standardize batteries, I have so many chargers I end up using none as every battery is dead when I need it. Never have enough batteries.
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If you are not away from power you can use a same voltage DC power supply for LED lights. Amp draw of most is low. Not hard to convert an old dead battery pack into an adapter (or repack into a LiPo). I have a bunch of the DeWalt 18V stuff which is now old format and battery formulation. I gutted some old battery packs,repacked 2 with off the shelf LiPo and made one into a cord to DC power supply.
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Using 5-cell LiPo packs? Where do you get them? Photo of one of the battery packs before you closed it up?
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18650 and 26650 lipo cells are readily avail. Most old laptop packs are full of good 18650s and one dead one. I run them in monster flashlights. I just had to rebuild an Ingersoll Rand 19V lipo pack that is no longer avail One dead 26650 cell took a $200 battery out of commission. Cost $20 to fix as I had to buy a 2 pack of the Sony cells. They were surprisingly easy to solder tabs on w/ the nickel plate (still need to be FAST w/ a big iron.)

For a non-round solution there are tons of RC airplane/car lipo packs but likely wont fit as well and have no protection. Some SCARY amounts of energy storage avail there. I have 100+Wh packs now. It is what I was going to convert the IR pack to if push came to shove.

Edit: FYI, 18650 = 18mm OD x 65mm long. No idea why the trailing zero. 26650 = 26x65.
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You can get protected bricks and unprotected 18650s too. Don't buy no name 18650s and don't buy ones that advertise high cap. Most 18650s on the internets are crap. I have found the best power to $ is in the brick format. The down side is you often have to mod the old pack to fit but the upside is you can use a single brick. I mod up one old pack to take bricks and then just get 2 bricks to swap into the old pack. Now I can use an inexpensive universal RC charger that charges fast and balances the cells. A 4S LiPo brick replaces old school 18V just fine in everything I have tried. YMMV.
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I just had to rebuild an Ingersoll Rand 19V lipo pack that is no longer avail One dead 26650 cell took a $200 battery out of commission.
This is exactly why I was asking!

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