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Rechargable torch

Post  monoman1961 on Sat May 07, 2011 5:31 pm

Hi all i copied this from a article in the GGT from a few years ago i think the author was jim foster under the title, alternative power in the bush when i read the article i went straight to the weekend market to find the eveready big jim torch they have a halogen globe got it for ten bucks and started making up the housing to hold a battery once done my mate put in a plug so i could recharge it with minelabs 12v charger it works wonders a bit heavy but i only use it to find my way from the camp fire to my car at night.



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Post  davsgold on Sat May 07, 2011 5:48 pm

Looks good, now change the globe for an LED panel and you will have good light and hardly need the recharging device Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sat May 07, 2011 7:16 pm

I just carry a leaky old gas lantern, the excess gas fumes make a great addition when they find there way to my lit smoke hanging out my mouth?
Sorry Just a tad overboard on the torch idea!

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Post  Guest on Sun May 08, 2011 8:57 am

Gday

I have set up two Dolphin torches, the plastic waterproof ones that takes the square 9v lantern battery, using 6v gel 4ah batteries, the same small ones used for the sd/gp detectors, fitted a female minelab style plug so that I could use the minelab sd/gp type charger to charge it up, its convenient as you already have the minelab chargers if you have the detector, so it eliminates the need to carry a seperate one.

I did it originally because every now and then I would go for the torch and it would be flat, also the one I keep in the house I found every now and then under the bed where my young daughter would take it to play and then leave it switched on, and I got sick of buying batteries, I have had them for a few years now so the batteries last quite a while.

Now with better batteries and globes available there is plenty of stuff that you can source if you like to have a fiddle and make your own rechargeble torches and lanterns, but its fun to make something useful with what you have at hand, the only thing I had to buy really was the female plug for the charger to plug in to, only a few dollars from dick smiths at the time.

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