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#1 (permalink)      3/13/2021 1:56:11 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Owners, what is the condition of the battery?
I want to buy it, but the long life of the built-in battery scares. He's probably already old and tired.
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Owners, what is the condition of the battery?
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Batteries, unused, have a fairly long shelf-life.

Forget about the claimed battery mAh though - most manufacturers exaggerate somewhat (especially when this was released in 2017). What I found, in practice, is you'll get the equivalent life of an 18350 out of it.
It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
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You may want to read through the discussions and reviews.
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Wylie wrote:

You may want to read through the discussions and reviews.


Absolutely. A given before any purchase. Indeed, the last review was by a regular poster here (Ryno619), who gave it a thumbs-up.

I think the OP was more concerned with the likely state of the internal battery, on a bit of kit that may have been sat on a warehouse shelf for anything up to four years. According to Mooch, batteries actually start degrading the minute they roll off the production line, but are realistically okay for several years, as long as the charge doesn't fall below 2.5 volts.


Edited on 3/14/2021 at 4:00 AM. Reason: Typo
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Wylie wrote:

You may want to read through the discussions and reviews.


Here we are dealing with lithium ion batteries. Probably not new anymore. Therefore, it is important to know the state of the battery TODAY.


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jura91 wrote:

Wylie wrote:You may want to read through the discussions and reviews.Here we are dealing with lithium ion batteries. Probably not new anymore. Therefore, it is important to know the state of the battery TODAY.



Start a thread with @Ryno619 in the TITLE. He has the most recent review as previously stated, think about it.

Maybe even edit this thread.


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I bought 1 of this nearly 2 Years ago, I don't use it very often but it still works fine and Battery lasts still long enough.
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I agree with SambaBugatti. I take mine out once in awhile and it serves its purpose just fine.

So it’s a solid enough device if OP intends to use it more as novelty and not as a daily driver.

To check for you, just now I put a Dvarw V2 on it and it fired right up.
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