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You don't need to buy C batteries. Those are way expensive.  All you need is a battery spacer, which is the size of a C battery, and it holds inside it a AA battery. That way you can use lithium batteries which last a very long time. They don't make lithium C batteries which will work in place of a regular C battery so you need to use an adapter.

(Both AA and C batteries have the same voltage, 1.5 volt each.  They are essentially the same except for their size difference.)

 

 

 

Amazon.com: EBL C Size Battery Adapters, AA to C Size Battery Spacer  Converter Case Use with Rechargeable AA Battery Cells - 4 Pack : Tools &  Home Improvement

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Re: Bethlehem Fairy Lights…not as advertised


@SilleeMee wrote:


You don't need to buy C batteries. Those are way expensive.  All you need is a battery spacer, which is the size of a C battery, and it holds inside it a AA battery. That way you can use lithium batteries which last a very long time. They don't make lithium C batteries which will work in place of a regular C battery so you need to use an adapter.

(Both AA and C batteries have the same voltage, 1.5 volt each.  They are essentially the same except for their size difference.)

 

 

 

Amazon.com: EBL C Size Battery Adapters, AA to C Size Battery Spacer  Converter Case Use with Rechargeable AA Battery Cells - 4 Pack : Tools &  Home Improvement


Wow....I had no idea this existed....I went to Amazon and checked them out...will be ordering several sets. Thanks so much for this info....you're awesome!!!! Happy Holidays!!!

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You're welcome @grandma petes 

I think these batteries are the best. They are worth the price b/c they last a very long time.

 

Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA Batteries (8 Pack), Double A Batteries -  Walmart.com

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Re: Bethlehem Fairy Lights…not as advertised

@SilleeMee   Thank you for this info!  It really is true that you learn something new every day!  I had no idea that such a product existed.  I can now buy a couple of those C battery sleeves and put them in my battery case instead of investng in regular C batteries.    That will also  be a great help in making the monster pack of AA batteries 

a worthwhile buy!

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@781Florist wrote:

@SilleeMee   Thank you for this info!  It really is true that you learn something new every day!  I had no idea that such a product existed.  I can now buy a couple of those C battery sleeves and put them in my battery case instead of investng in regular C batteries.    That will also  be a great help in making the monster pack of AA batteries 

a worthwhile buy!


 

 

@781Florist 

You're welcome. If you are going to use alkaline AA batteries then you'll go through them quite quickly. The better option is to use those lithium batteries. They will outlast any other kind of battery.

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@SilleeMee wrote:


You don't need to buy C batteries. Those are way expensive.  All you need is a battery spacer, which is the size of a C battery, and it holds inside it a AA battery. That way you can use lithium batteries which last a very long time. They don't make lithium C batteries which will work in place of a regular C battery so you need to use an adapter.

(Both AA and C batteries have the same voltage, 1.5 volt each.  They are essentially the same except for their size difference.)

 

 

 

~Amazon.com: EBL C Size Battery Adapters, AA to C Size Battery Spacer  Converter Case Use with Rechargeable AA Battery Cells - 4 Pack : Tools &  Home Improvement


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Okay @SilleeMee 

 

THIS "cinches" it!

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@SilleeMee 

 

Another big Thank You!  From me.  I had no idea these sleeves existed.

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@4kitties 

You're welcome. I must sound like a broken record but in order to get the best battery performance you need to use lithium, like the ones I posted up thread. Otherwise when you use alkaline they won't last long at all.