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New Year’s Resolution Support with Battery Junction

New year, new you! With the start of a new year comes the pressure and desire to improve and make serious positive changes. This can be tough or very easy depending on your resolution, but either way Battery Junction has you covered with the best gear for making that resolution a reality.

theshorelinemarket_2452_385942051Running/Exercise Resolution

Many people choose to make resolutions to improve their health or to step up their exercise regimen. We don’t sell diet plans at Battery Junction but we do have the NiteIze Lacelock KnotBone system for your running needs. The KnotBones are made of stretchy rubber material that allow the shoe to expand and retract without ever having to re-tie the laces. If you’re looking to go running you will also want to be sure that you’re easily visible to drivers on the road. Fortunately wetheshorelinemarket_2447_2834490926 have just what you need! The NiteIze Led Run Vest will make sure that every driver on the road spots you from hundreds of feet away.

Be Seen From All Angles

theshorelinemarket_2452_113964231Biking, whether it be for exercise or environmental consciousness reasons, is another popular New Year’s resolution. If you choose to substitute a car for a bike in the morning work commute then it is very important to have the right gear. The JetBeam BR10 is a great accessory for your bike that will allow you to see even when it begins to get dark. The BR10 comes with a bike mount and can run with a 960 lumen output for 2 hours! This mounted flashlight features a rechargeable battery and competitive pricing relative to its peers.

It is very important to be seen from every angle when biking at dusk or night. The NiteIze SaddleLite is a great way to increase your visibility from behind. The battery-powered bag light provides illumination with both glow and flash functions to make sure you are seen. Also if you are wearing a helmet (as you should) it is a good idea to highlight it for drivers. The NiteIze Helmet Marker Plus easily attaches to the back of any helmet and provides instant eye-catching light for drivers to be aware of. Finally, the NiteIze SpokeLit spoke lights will create an optical illusion that is impossible for drivers to miss. Simply attach one of the LEDs to a spoke and the spinning of the tires will create a glowing circle of light. With lights on the front, side, and back, you’ll see and be seen clearly.

Going Green!

ResolutionSome people may opt to be more environmentally conscious with their New Year’s resolution and try to go green in some way. If you should choose to invest in green energy we have a wide selection of solar powered lights and panels for purchase. One of the standouts is the Sunforce 37150 Solar Panel which can be installed to provide clean renewable power for a home, RV, or boat. The Sunforce is a top of the line solar panel at a competitive price that can provide you with power almost anywhere.

Rechargeable batteries are also another great way to go green for the new year. We are currently having a sale on Eneloop rechargeable batteries for up to 15% off! If you are looking to go rechargeable you will also need a charging device. Luckily we have you covered for that as well. The Xtar VC4 charger is a great device for keeping your Eneloops ready to use. This charger features 4 bays for charging and an LCD screen that updates in real-time.

Drop the Smoking Habit

Some people may choose to drop a bad habit such as smoking for their New Year’s resolution. This is never an easy task and for those who turn to electronic cigarette alternatives Battery Junction has the accessories to help you with the transition. For a simple yet effective battery carrying case the UltraFire Battery Case should do well. The case can hold up to (4) CR123As or (2) 18650s and keeps batteries shielded from the elements to ensure peak performance. Additionally we carry waterproof cases for keeping the most valuable vaporizers in working condition. For a top of the line case take a look at the Underwater Kintetics Weatherproof 207 Ultrabox. The Ultrabox is waterproof, moisture proof, dust proof, and can be submerged in up to 16 feet in water.

These are just a few of the many products at Battery Junction that can help you keep on track with your New Year’s Resolution!

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Customer Story: Battery Charger Saves the Day! (Er, Night!)

Our first winning entry comes from our home state, Connecticut! It’s a cool look at how some of our gizmos can come to the rescue – or prevent an emergency before it starts.

Photo by Joseph on FlickrCC BY-SA 2.0

Well for a start, a bit of backstory; I play airsoft as both my favored method of recreation and exercise. one of the type of match types is called milsim (military simulation) which is basically a pre-built scenario based game usually over the course of a couple days or more.

this was back in the end of 2013 in the dead of October and was at a blacksheep milsim (the organizing company) called camp bobriwka which is hosted up in the northern border of connecticut and Massachusetts at a campground called bobriwka that spans about 220 acres up in Colebrook, CT. now this place has bare minimum in amenities; they have a mess hall cabin with some power but for the most part this place was both devoid of shelter and power.

so on on the last night (we camped there; temps hit around 14 degrees Fahrenheit through the night).

we were going to go start the car and get some food, me and two of my friends went together in the same SUV. when we all got in the car my friend who owns the SUV tried to start it, turns the key and we hear it just sorta die after half a turnover. so we all look at each other and Corey says “shit I think I left the lights on in the middle of the night”.
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New i2 2016

New Product Spotlight: Nitecore’s Chargers Get Beefy Upgrades

Remember this guy?i2 Charger 2014 Model

It’s one of the best chargers we sell. Heck, it’s one of the best-selling chargers of all time. But doesn’t it look a little … I dunno, Radio Shack? Well, Nitecore decided that it was time to give their charger a makeover. They threw in some extra muscle as well. Meet the New i2.

 

New Paint + More Power = Better Charger

New i2 Charger 2016 ModelThe strength of the i2 series (and its 4-bay sister model, the i4) has always been that it can charge anything you throw at it. (I recently used our office’s old i2 to recharge my desk’s mini stapler and a piece of broccoli. Seriously, those bays will accept anything.) The New i2 upgrades the display of the previous version, offering more information about real-time charge level and voltage. The addition of buttons under the display allows you to set the charging voltage on each slot independently. Best of all, the new i2 allows you to put double the juice into whichever bay you select. The old i2 topped out at 500mA per bay, but the new version allows you to fast-charge one of your cells with 1000mA. One full amp of current means your battery is ready to rock that much more quickly.

 

 

Meet the Monster

SC2 ChargerWant even more control and flexibility? Step up to the new SC2, with even more features and raw power than the i2. With a selectable charge up to a whopping 3 amps of current, the SC2 allows you to recharge your lithium batteries in record time. This feature is ideal for IMR batteries, which are popular for vaping. (IMR chemistry can often accept higher recharge currents than other types of batteries. So while the new i2’s 1000mA current may be pushing it for some cells, lots of vape batteries are happy to accept 2 or even 3 amps of current.) Dual power inputs and a USB output give it maximum versatility. Compatible with a wide variety of cell formats, chemistries, and voltages, the SC2 is perfect whether you’re a vaper, flashoholic, photographer, or tinkerer.

 

It’s hard to beat Nitecore‘s chargers for their versatility, features, and speed. If you’ve been looking for your dream charger, grab an upgraded i2 or SC2 today!

Vaporizer Buying Guide

In this post I will go over the new craze that is vaping and the essential products & accessories that you need to get the most out of your vaporizer.

How does it work?Vaporizer

The vaporizing first starts when the battery component heats up the atomizer, which in turn heats the e-liquid creating the vapor that comes out of the pen. Vaping came about as a means for smokers to help quit their addiction and then developed into the popular phenomena that it is today. “Vape pens” are filled with e-liquid, which is a flavored water based liquid that is frequently combined with varying amounts of nicotine and other additives. E-liquids come in hundreds of flavors and multiple nicotine levels with cartridges becoming more readily available for purchase.

What do I need with my vaporizer?

One of the first things you will want to purchase for your vaporizer is an extra set of batteries, and luckily we have a few of those at battery junction. Different batteries are neededdownload for different pens, but the most commonly used are either 2 rcr123s or 1 18650 depending on desired charge hold and heating level. The battery is an important part of your vaping preferences as the voltage that the atomizer allows through to heat itself is what determines the intensity or “throat hit” that you will get from your vape. Atomizer impedance, or resistance, is measured in ohms with lower resistance leading to hotter vaping of the liquid and higher resistance producing a less harsh cloud. So as you can see, the battery and atomizer combo is arguably the most important part of your vaporizer. Keeping this in mind, it is best for the vape and its user to purchase the best batteries available. Higher quality batteries will hold their charge longer and will take months to deteriorate where as a poor quality battery will begin to decline after a few recharges. Seeing as we only carry the best here at battery junction you are in luck, browse our large selection of batteries from quality manufacturers.

 

Keeping your vape in top shape

Now that you have your vape pen, battery, and favorite e-liquid, it’s time to look into carrying cases that will protect your investment. It is important to protect yourtheshorelinemarket_2397_258216320 Vaporizer from damage as dropstheshorelinemarket_2400_990239129 and everyday wear and tear can greatly reduce the lifespan your e-cig. You can choose anything from hardcore damage proof pelican cases to easier everyday carrying accessories such as Maxpedition sheathes or pouches depending on your needs. Looking for a charging station to recharge your batteries? We have that
too with a selection of charging stations from trusted brands like Nitecore, Olight, and Xtar to name a few. A good charging station is essential to getting the most out of your battery, and we have gathered some the of the top chargers available in our knowledge center.

 

As always we have a large selection of products for your vaping needs, we even have a section with our best vaping accessories  to make your shopping experience easier. Hopefully this post has been informative and will help you to make informed future purchases.