low voltage solar light along side walk: ??mAh battery?

chuehNovember 2, 2008

Some of my low voltage solar lights along the side walk don't light any more. I have had them for one and a half years. Although the product instruction says that the battery lasts about 3 years, I wonder if change the battery would do the trick. I checked the voltage of the rechargeable battery that came with the lights. It's only 400 mAh. The rechargeable batteries I have found so far are all more than 2000 mAh. Is it safe to use those 2000 mAh for the low voltage lights, or I should keep looking for lower mAh? Thanks

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I have found those lights vary a lot in their life. You might take a look at the ends of the batteries to see if there is any corrosion or anything else that might cause a problem. I have revived some just by removing the batteries and cleaning the ends and mating surfaces.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 5:34PM
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