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Thread: Covid-caused question: can you replace batteries in blinkies?

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    Default Covid-caused question: can you replace batteries in blinkies?

    You know you are really looking for things to do when you look at a dead blinky light and think "How can I revive it?"

    So, does any know if it is possible to (and makes sense to) replace the button battery used in a blinky?

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    Yes you can. Pry off the black cover and you'll see the CR2032 battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
    You know you are really looking for things to do when you look at a dead blinky light and think "How can I revive it?"

    So, does any know if it is possible to (and makes sense to) replace the button battery used in a blinky?

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    Just opened one that was sitting on my desk. Mine's yellow body and white cap, but looks the same otherwise.

    Yes, very easy to replace. Requires 2 CR2032 batteries.

    Makes sense to? Your call. Energizer CR2032 batteries are <$1 each on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Energizer-203...ef=sr_1_1_sspa

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
    So, does any know if it is possible to (and makes sense to) replace the button battery used in a blinky?
    My recollection is that it makes some sense financially (if you don't value your time or find the process cathartic or something) as long as you're buying your CR2032s online. At CVS battery prices it'd be a money-loser.

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    Dollar Tree sells CR2032 batteries. 2 for $1, but I see newer packaging to 1 for $1, but it seems they reverted to 2 for $1. They also sell 4Pack Alkaline batteries(AA and AAA) for $1.

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    You can find CR2032s on line for under 50 cents each, particularly if you buy in quantities of 6 or 10 or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    Just opened one that was sitting on my desk. Mine's yellow body and white cap, but looks the same otherwise.

    Yes, very easy to replace. Requires 2 CR2032 batteries.

    Makes sense to? Your call. Energizer CR2032 batteries are <$1 each on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Energizer-203...ef=sr_1_1_sspa
    The CR2032 batteries are now sold pretty much everywhere nowdays. No longer a treasure hunt. Worth your while to buy at least a 4 pack. Just a matter of if you're an Energizer guy or Duracell guy.

    Important note- these are Lithium cell batteries, and should *not* be thrown in the trash. Your local Arlington Fire Station has a bin outside to *safely* dispose of these.

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    Harbor Freight batteries are the cheapest, and in a recent test performed the best!!

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    Reduce, reuse, recycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Smith View Post
    Reduce, reuse, recycle
    & repair!


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