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Old 05-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Not associated with this company but I get their monthly/bi-monthly flyer mailed to my house.

Going through the flyer, I spotted "shaking flashlights" and "wind up flashlight".

If you're like me, the power goes out when the batteries die. I've now got a wind-up flashlight and radio and the power has gone off once in the last year.

Bets the socks off of what Canadian Tire charges for theirs.....

Also, they didn't post the prices, but they had a new product posting of the Panasonic sealed lead-acid batteries. For those with IC engines, this can replace the motorcycle battery in the field box.

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Old 05-16-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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I bought my 'shaker' flashlight at crappy tire for $9.99!!

While it doesn't have the same level of brightness as a battery powered one, it works better than the ones that have dead batteries, lol. Best $10 I ever spent as I've used it a dozen times over the past year - a good two hours trying to find one of the tail rotor bearings off my Blade CP Pro - never did find it.

It just looks kinda funny when your shaking it and someone sees you from behind...kinda like pud pulling, lol.

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Old 05-16-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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I picked up a "shaker flashlight" while at the Toledo RC Expo last year for $5.00 USD with NO tax!

It works great but something is strange about it... I was told that if you shake it for about 30 secends it will give light for at least 5 minutes so I tested it out. Shook it, turned it on and let it shine sitting on my desk and an hour later it was still shinning as brightly as when I first shook it! Anyone else find that it works this well for them???

Also I've let it set without use for a couple of months or more...give it a quick shake and away it goes. Never again will I suffer from dead flashlight batteries. For $5 bucks, thats the deal of the century!!! As was said, its not as bright as a regular flashlight but it "ALWAYS" works when needed and does the job ... and thats the whole idea!! I love it!
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I've got one but it only lasts for two minutes at most before having to be shaked again.

5 minutes of consistent brightness would be great.. Guess I got a dud. It's one of those as seen on TV ones..
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:42 PM   #5
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replace the batteries inside
$1 for 5 li batteries at Dolorama
did it on a cranked one that was left on and would not recharge after
not very difficult, a third small hand would be handy LOL
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Mine doesn't use a battery. Looks like it's just got a small capacitor that it charges or something.
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I picked up a few of the shaker flashlights at Oshkosh last summer. 3 for $10, a good investment.
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