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    Grouper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeagle Eagle View Post
    Wouldn't run time be a function of the battery?
    Very true. The above was with the batteries supplied, I think they were supposed to be about 2000mah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddbod View Post
    Very true. The above was with the batteries supplied, I think they were supposed to be about 2000mah.
    I've had a look at batteries, and it seems like finding quality batteries would be a mission. 18650's seem to be flooded with cheap chinese knockoffs and getting batteries that are their stated mAh seems to be uncommon. Obviously the longer the burn time the better, but I am concerned about buying some stated 2600 mAh and recieving two 1500, which is apparently a common complaint. Would you happen to know of any places selling reliably rated 18650's?

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    I have ordered my batteries from http://www.mtnelectronics.com/ and I'm pretty happy with them. I found someone who does REALLY technical reviews of batteries on YouTube and he had a reference to this company. I have found that sometimes the batteries everyone is recommended are back ordered or the availability of the batteries can be hit or miss but if you check every so often for a few weeks the batteries you are looking for come back in stock.
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    Run time is controlled by serveral things,
    Bulb type -some use more power- LED use less than Halogen
    Power setting- high will use more power than low
    Battery- type & size & quaility ( my boss believed cheap was just as good- my cameras would not function on cheap)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadiver888 View Post
    I have ordered my batteries from http://www.mtnelectronics.com/ and I'm pretty happy with them. I found someone who does REALLY technical reviews of batteries on YouTube and he had a reference to this company. I have found that sometimes the batteries everyone is recommended are back ordered or the availability of the batteries can be hit or miss but if you check every so often for a few weeks the batteries you are looking for come back in stock.
    The batteries they list still seem a little on the cheap side, but if they have a good track record I'll give 'em a shot. Thanks!

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