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lantern vs D-cells

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 1idejim, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,125

    bought a couple used from a friend, they are in perfect working order though.

    they fit snug, staggered they allow the lid to latch and i was gonna use foam to secure them.

    right now i have been playing with th 521's, i'll finish with the retrofit soon and post the final product. my point is by using the D-cell batteries you aren't locked out if you can't get the lantern style 6-volt. the cost is less also
  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    Thanks, be interested in seeing the finished product; it's not a patent item is it (just in case I want to copy the design)?
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,259

    I forget, are these all in series? If there is six inches of room in the case, a single holder should fit (5.5 x 2.5 x 3)

  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,125

    nope, the holders are in parallel and they fit tightly as pictured. also nested as per picture the lid will latch.

    i have a feeling that lantern style batteries will become harder to find in the future and D-cells are cheaper to use in the long run.

    as i said, i will post the finished product and some test results later.

  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,259

    I might try to cobble together a 10-cell (NiMH's only) holder to replace the 12-volt lantern battery that once was a stock item at Radio Shack.

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