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    CR123A batteries for SF-24D?

    Where do you guys buy them? Are the generic brands sold at B&H okay? Any particular generic brand you have tried with good experience?

    Note that these batteries are quite expensive.... therefore I am looking if there are better alternatives.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: CR123A batteries for SF-24D?

    Francis:

    Try googling for police or fire supplies and CR123a. These batteries are also used in high end flashlights used by police and security. The sites that specialize in these flashlights have them at a very low price compared to retail stores.

    One thing to remember is the rechargable CR123 that you may see on these sites do not work in Electronic flashes like the SF-24D because it draws the current too quickly and trips an internal breaker in the battery.

    Robert

    I got this link with a quick google. I don't know anything about the company or what country you are in, but you should be able to find a similar offering.

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/pr...2_6_or_2_pack/

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    Re: CR123A batteries for SF-24D?

    Funny you mention it, I just picked up a pair from the local Walgreens for $16 and change. Duracell Ultra Photo 123.

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    Re: CR123A batteries for SF-24D?

    I've used rechargeable CR123's in a SF20 with no ill effects. Maybe I'm just lucky. But these were ebay bought no-names, along with the charger.

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    Re: CR123A batteries for SF-24D?

    You may want to try this place. I have ordered from them before and they always deliver. Don't ask me how they can sell them at the price they do and still ship for free from Hong Kong. Works for me!

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5639

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    Re: CR123A batteries for SF-24D?

    In the UK, 7dayshop.com (http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=777) has CR123A batteries at a range of prices starting at 1.59 (~$1) for one down to 1.09 (~70 cents) for 10+.

    Surely there must be similar discount sources in the US?
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    Re: CR123A batteries for SF-24D?

    not sure how many you need but for 50 of them it is $77

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/durac...23a-50qty.html

    I have used "no-name" brands as long as they are 3 volt and 1400 mah with no noticeable differences with the sf-24d.

    Also this nice as it stops you from having batteries floating all over you bag...

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/pelic...bo-cr123a.html

    positve end up means new turn them upside down when you put them back in to know that they are dead...

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