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Battery stuck in Olight 445

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Battery stuck in Olight
« on: February 18, 2017, 06:53:18 AM »
One of my Olights was fused shut and it took two pliers to unscrew it.
The AAA battery is stuck inside it.
Ideas?  :think:
« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 07:17:58 AM by Syncop8r »



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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 07:27:35 AM »
Just wondering if you know what brand battery is in it? Energizer and Duracell guarantee no leaks or they will replace the item it leaked in.

As far as getting it out i'm not sure. You may have to drill into it and pull it out, but given its a battery that may be a terrible idea.

You cannot grab the button top with pliers?

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 08:28:14 AM »
Just wondering if you know what brand battery is in it?
Nah I can't remember.

You cannot grab the button top with pliers?
I have tried that, might try again...

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 08:35:44 AM »
It expanded because of massive heat, so maybe putting it in the freezer for a few hours might work, hoping that the light doesn't shrink too much or it will jam even harder...

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 09:13:53 AM »
It expanded because of massive heat, so maybe putting it in the freezer for a few hours might work, hoping that the light doesn't shrink too much or it will jam even harder...
There was corroded stuff around so I suspect the battery may have leaked, but I will try that anyway.

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 09:32:59 AM »

You could try driving a screw through the middle of the battery and using that to pull it out, (soaking in WD40 first)
Things are going to get messy  :ahhh

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 09:47:59 AM »
If it was an alkaline battery that leaked (very, very likely), a good soak in vinegar should dissolve some of the crud, then drill a large hole in the battery and screw in a thick self-tapping screw to give you something to hold on to.  Don't worry about electrical discharge, its only a AAA battery, and it probably has no (or very little) charge left. 

And don't ever use an alkaline battery again in something you care about - they have a well deserved reputation for leaking, especially when they are old or low on charge.   :twak:

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 10:53:44 AM »


  And don't ever use an alkaline battery again in something you care about - they have a well deserved reputation for leaking, especially when they are old or low on charge.   :twak:

Makes sense,
I've got some expired "kodak" alkalines which still have a good charge in them, but when they're discharged, they ALWAYS leak.

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 11:17:58 AM »
kodaks even worse lol, I only buy the cheapo 9 volt ones for smoke detectors, they dont seem do leak, but try changing over to rechargable NIMH, will save you lots of $ in the long run

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Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 12:06:01 PM »
Sounds like a good time to use the SAK corks screw...

Had a similar case with a corroded Energizer battery on my Maglite Solitaire LED...just stuck the barrel on a mini bench vice... drive the corkscrew in and pulled it out... no problem...

Gave me a good reminder to ever use alkalines unless in emergencies...




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« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 12:10:35 PM by jaya_man »
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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2017, 12:48:33 PM »
kodaks even worse lol, I only buy the cheapo 9 volt ones for smoke detectors, they dont seem do leak, but try changing over to rechargable NIMH, will save you lots of $ in the long run
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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 12:49:22 PM »
Sounds like a good time to use the SAK corks screw...

My SAK doesn't have a corkscrew... I specifically wanted one without it as I could never possibly have a use for a corkscrew:facepalm:

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2017, 01:47:49 PM »
Not to be Debbie Downer, but I've had a couple larger Maglites that this happenedt to.  Even after getting the batteries out, The flashlight never worked again.  :-\

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2017, 02:20:43 PM »
Sounds like a good time to use the SAK corks screw...

My SAK doesn't have a corkscrew... I specifically wanted one without it as I could never possibly have a use for a corkscrew:facepalm:
A good reason to buy one then :pok: :cheers:


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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 02:21:45 PM »
Sounds like a good time to use the SAK corks screw...

My SAK doesn't have a corkscrew... I specifically wanted one without it as I could never possibly have a use for a corkscrew:facepalm:

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2017, 02:43:46 PM »
For what it's worth, lithium primary (non-rechargeable) batteries work great in stuff you want to forget about until you need it. I've used them in my car flashlights for years. They tolerate temperature changes without much loss in performance, and maintain their charge for a long time when not in use. They're pricey, but if you're not using the device often then it doesn't really matter.

http://data.energizer.com/pdfs/l92.pdf

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2017, 03:06:18 PM »
For what it's worth, lithium primary (non-rechargeable) batteries work great in stuff you want to forget about until you need it. I've used them in my car flashlights for years. They tolerate temperature changes without much loss in performance, and maintain their charge for a long time when not in use. They're pricey, but if you're not using the device often then it doesn't really matter.

http://data.energizer.com/pdfs/l92.pdf

That's good advice for devices where they might be unused for long periods   :tu:

For devices used a lot then NiMH recharegables (eg Sanyo regular low self-discharge eneloops) are a good (safe) option.

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Re: Battery stuck in Olight
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2017, 10:28:10 PM »
Maybe try the CRC electronic solvent and let it soak a bit? They are designed to clean open electronics so a bit gentler.

 

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