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#334031 - 07/24/20 08:17 PM LR44 batteries
Emma Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 07/02/02
Posts: 1048
Loc: Northern Ca.
Hi Yuleloggers.
I was on Amazon to order the little batteries (LR44)for Hallmark ornaments. I was totally overwhelmed by the different brands. Could someone please tell me what brands they have bought and do they last for a couple of years? Thank you.

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#334032 - 07/24/20 08:32 PM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
beaglebabes Offline
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Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 2734
Loc: WI
I get the energizer brand and they last 3 or 4 years.


Edited by beaglebabes (07/24/20 08:32 PM)

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#334036 - 07/25/20 09:31 AM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
JerseyVike Online   content
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8450
Loc: Jersey Shore
I look for the best price. I ordered a pack of 50 last year.
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#334039 - 07/25/20 10:10 AM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
debbieg Online   content
Santa's Helper

Registered: 05/11/99
Posts: 4328
Loc: Arlington,TX
Emma, it's important to remove the batteries from the ornaments before you pack everything up so they don't leak onto the ornament.

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#334041 - 07/25/20 10:51 AM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
JerseyVike Online   content
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8450
Loc: Jersey Shore
When you pack the batteries, make sure the flat sides are not touching. If the flat sides touch, this will drain the batteries.
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#334042 - 07/25/20 11:11 AM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
VinceL Online   content
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 06/19/16
Posts: 161
Loc: North Carolina
I found the plans for making holders for 10 LR44 batteries on a 3D printer (www.thingiverse.com/thing:2737450)

I copied the files to a flash drive and went to my local library. Our library has a 3D printer and a technical person who will make 3D printouts from the files that you bring. The library charges you based on how much of the printing material you use. As I recall I spent about $5 for 20 of these holders.

18 of my holders are full of batteries plus I still have all the batteries that came with my 2019 and 2020 ornaments in their original blisterpacks.

I buy lots of Magic ornaments. grin

As mentioned previously, be sure to remove the batteries from your ornaments before packing them away after Christmas. The batteries do sometimes leak.

The screws that are used on the battery covers on the ornaments are apparently sourced from different suppliers. To avoid damaging the screw heads when inserting or removing batteries, have a couple of different small phillips head screwdrivers to deal with the slight differences in the screw heads.
Also, don't tighten the cover too tight.


Edited by VinceL (07/25/20 11:23 AM)

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#334046 - 07/25/20 04:27 PM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
JerseyVike Online   content
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8450
Loc: Jersey Shore
I no longer keep the batteries with the ornament. Since only some ornaments are used each year, the batteries are reused every year.

I'm in the process of finding the ideal holder for them. Right now they are in a larger container.


Edited by JerseyVike (07/25/20 04:27 PM)
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#334047 - 07/26/20 11:53 AM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
Nancy Major Offline
Elf

Registered: 09/04/99
Posts: 18
Loc: Englewood, CO USA
I get Maxell from amazon, a pack of 10 for $2.79. They have lasted a very long time. I ordered some of the battery holders from a gentleman on etsy (search battery holder to find them) last year. While I was waiting for them, I had a fair number of the batteries in a ziploc bag. That was a big mistake! Many of them exploded and corroded. Don't do that! The battery holders are great and the batteries should last for many years.
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#334049 - 07/26/20 12:08 PM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
sweetdcb Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 10/12/14
Posts: 132
Loc: MN
I use Glad Press N Seal to store the batteries. A magical product really. They are all separated. I wrap all my batteries up and store in a pencil case. It all gets put in a Hallmark box with my hooks and little screwdrivers. Easy to find each Christmas season.

Darcy

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#334050 - 07/27/20 07:16 AM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: sweetdcb]
oteboy Online   content
Elf

Registered: 07/15/19
Posts: 27
Originally Posted By: sweetdcb
I use Glad Press N Seal to store the batteries. A magical product really. They are all separated. I wrap all my batteries up and store in a pencil case. It all gets put in a Hallmark box with my hooks and little screwdrivers. Easy to find each Christmas season.

Darcy

Press & Seal sounds like a great idea! I used packing tape last year, but this sounds much easier.

Before I went to the tape, I tried just puttin them all in a ziploc bag, and as has been mentioned that was a huge mistake. I stored them in a drawer in the bag, and for some reason I had to go back into the bag, I think to put a few more batteries in there, and the bag was so hot I burned my hand and it started to melt. When you have a 100 or so loose batteries together and they all start to discharge together, big trouble awaits! Don't be stupid like I was.


Edited by oteboy (07/27/20 07:17 AM)
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#334064 - 07/29/20 07:54 PM Re: LR44 batteries [Re: Emma]
JAS51 Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 08/14/11
Posts: 567
Ugh! If batteries are involved, I try to resist!! Hard to insert and hard to store.

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