Dolphin lantern changing battery.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by geopelia, May 29, 2013.

  1. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    I had trouble changing the battery in the Dolphin lantern as there are no
    plus and minus signs inside the one I have.

    So I looked it up on the internet and found a website. The springs go to the

    Here you are, (if you are as dumb as me)

    And to get the front off you just unscrew it. People seem to have had
    trouble working that out too.

    It's a great lantern, we've had one for years. Good in a power cut. The
    battery lasts ages.
    They are supposed to float, but I haven't tried that.

    Perhaps the latest model do have the + and -
    Countdown have got a lot of them. Big yellow things.

    geopelia, May 29, 2013
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    Katipo Guest

    That reminds me, I need a new battery for mine too.

    Darn good torches.
    Katipo, May 29, 2013
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  3. geopelia

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Heh! Thanks EMB, saved me finding a link for it. :) I'd already started
    looking and it's not on the site.

    From what I could see checking one out in-store it looks like quite a good
    LED too, not one of those cheap'n'nasty ones that are appearing everywhere.
    (Although I couldn't open it to check cooling/'sinking.) Mind you for $31.19
    it should be good.

    I've noticed there seems to be two approaches to LED torch technology; The
    first is *damn* bright - as Dave mentioned, thousands of lumens. The second
    is to put out a similar amount of light as a tungsten filament bulb but have
    10x the battery life. Both are useful.

    Cracks me up though, I have a torch in my small keyring / 'purse' (where I
    put my gold coins, a bootable 8GB USB stick....) that takes one AAA battery
    and is brighter than the heavy beast of a thing we used to go spotlighting
    for 'possums with on the farm! *And* it'll run for over half an hour on one
    (rechargeable) battery! <shakes head>

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
    cozy little classification in the DSM."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    ~misfit~, May 30, 2013
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