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How to change the battery of a Maglite Flashlight? 

 September 10, 2021

By  Phil Borges

Have you been in an unexpected situation where your flashlight just wasn't giving off enough light? Or worse, the batteries died, and there was no way to replace them. It's frustrating, right? You tried everything but couldn't find an answer. Read on and find out how to replace the battery on a Maglite flashlight so that you can never be left in the dark again.

How to change the battery of a Maglite Flashlight?

Maglite flashlights are some of the most popular in the world. They are known for being durable, powerful, and dependable. We all know that batteries will soon and eventually run out of juice, and when this happens, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Twist the flashlight's back end from its body until it comes off. When removing the cover, keep it facing upward to protect the batteries and avoid damage.

Step 2: Remove the batteries from the flashlight and adequately dispose of them.

Step 3: Slide in the new batteries in the flashlight's housing with their positive ends facing towards the lens end.

Step 4: Reattach the back end cover to the flashlight's body by twisting it back into place.

Steps for replacing the batteries in your Maglite flashlight are easy to follow, so you can save money and your precious time by doing it yourself!

What batteries do Maglite flashlights use?

Maglite flashlights have different models, and each model requires a different battery. For example, the Solitaire version will require only one AAA battery, but the other Maglite models may need more than that or a different type of battery.

If you are not sure what kind of battery your Maglite needs, you can simply inspect the casing's width and length of the flashlight chamber or visit the website for more detailed information about what kind of battery is required for your flashlight.

How do you remove corroded batteries from the flashlight?

Corroded batteries can cause a lot of damage inside the flashlight. They can even start leaking chemicals, which is harmful to both you and the environment around you.

To remove corroded batteries from a flashlight, you will need vinegar and some baking soda. The corrosion will be neutralized, and the cells will be able to release more easily if you use these two items.

How to avoid corrosion or battery leakage in a flashlight?

A battery is one of the most important parts of a flashlight. If you don't take care of your flashlight's batteries, they can corrode or leak as they age. Below are some tips to avoid this problem.

- Always keep your flashlight in a dry environment. Moisture will cause corrosion which can ruin your flashlight.

- Avoid storing your flashlights with other metal objects because the contact between metals will create an electrical charge which causes corrosion.

- You should also remove the batteries when you store your flashlight for extended periods of time to prevent leakage. Store batteries in a battery caddy so they don't short circuit each other.

- Store batteries in an environment that has moderate temperature changes, especially if it is hot. Don't store the batteries in a place with drastic changes to avoid accelerated wear and tear on your battery's internal seals. The ideal storage conditions are between 50-77°F for alkaline ones.

- Do not mix up different brands of batteries in a flashlight, or it will cause reverse charging and can lead to battery leakage.

- Don't use batteries that are dented, damaged internally, or otherwise visibly compromised. Even if the leak has yet to appear externally, a battery that is dropped can have an internal short before you see anything wrong with it.

- A good way to tell if your batteries need replacing is if they get hot, swell, or emit a strange odor when in use. If you noticed or have seen any of these signs, it's time to change your batteries.

Conclusion

Maglite flashlights are an excellent option for those who don't want to use candles in their house when the power goes out. Not only do they provide light during storms, but they also often come with emergency features such as an SOS or strobe mode. However, batteries in these great flashlights will soon run out. When this happens, and you are about to change the battery, just follow the steps written in this article, and you'll be able to do it with no problems.

A Maglite flashlight is a handy tool to have around. It's very useful, and we don't want to be without one when we need it. To best care for this device, we should know how to change its batteries properly and learn how to preserve the batteries in order for the flashlight to work at its highest capacity. Always ensure to change the batteries as soon as they run out, and remember to use new and fresh batteries, and never mix old and new ones.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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