MAHA MH-C9000 Wizard vs La Crosse BC-900

January 20th, 2011

Hi All,

I have had a few questions recently asking me what I thought regarding the comparison between the MAHA Mh-C9000 Wizard vs the La Crosse BC-900. Admittedly,  I haven’t had a BC-900 in my hands for quite some time.  The only experience I had with it,  to be honest I wasn’t really all that impressed.  It has alot of features but I had problems getting the right settings.  Maybe I just got a bad one and will buy another to test in the future.

Regardless if I get a new one to test, I will say that I do like the MAHA Mh-C9000 alot more.  Its display is bright but more importantly the buttons are easy to press and features are easy to access.   If you are on the road you may find this charger is a little too big but if you have a ton of batteries or just want a good charger to tell you what capacity your batteries are at, the MAHA Mh-C9000 is definitely worth a look.  It is a little more expensive at around $69.99 + tax though.

Thanks,

Danny

Fenix Flashlights – Full Line Now In

December 15th, 2010

Hi all,

Sorry,  its been a little while since my last post.  I promise to be more on top of it in 2011.  Just letting everybody know that we now carry all of the Fenix Flashlights.  Its getting to be a popular item and we really are hearing alot of good things about them.

We welcome all comments good or bad on the Fenix or any other products we carry.

Danny

Powersonic and Vancouver Battery

October 20th, 2010

Vancouver Battery is proud to announce that we will be distributors of Powersonic batteries. We are working on our first shipment of the most common Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries as well as Powersonic’s full line of SLA chargers.

All Powersonic batteries will be available to us and we will consistently increase our stock on Powersonic batteries as we become more familiar with the line.

We are excited to bring on Powersonic because it has a great reputation in the industry as well as an extensive battery offering with competitive pricing.

Battery Recycling

October 3rd, 2010

Great news on the recycling front.  Since July of this year the BC government and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) have implemented a system that now includes non alkaline batteries.  There is no charge for this which has been a big barrier for recycling of non rechargeable batteries in the past.

Details on this recycling plan for BC can be found at:  http://www.call2recycle.ca/bc-product-stewardship-plan.php?c=149&d=244&e=200&f=340&w=9&r=Y

Now you can bring your batteries to Vancouver Battery Corp and we can send them off to be recycled.  As a note please bring them during our hours of business which is Mon-Fri: 10-6:30pm and Sat 10-5pm.  It can get a little messy looking when bags our left outside of our retail store.

Thanks for keeping green.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Danny

Maxell Alkaline Batteries 40% off

September 11th, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that Maxell Alkaline batteries are all 40% off until the end of September or while quantities last. These are an awesome deal right now and it applies to all package sizes.

Here is some of the pricing right now:

AA – 20pack – regular price $10.99 + tax now $6.60 + tax

AAA – 20pack – regular price $12.99 + tax now $7.80 + tax

9V – 1 pack – regular price $3.49 + tax now $2.09 + tax

C – 2 pack – regular price $3.59 + tax now $2.15 + tax

D – 2 pack – regular price $3.59 + tax now $2.15 + tax

Maxell batteries are not quite as popular as Duracell and Energizer and from our tests are just a little shorter in capacity but are perfect for clocks, remotes, calculators and kids toys.

I really like the Maxell batteries for there price and quality. We just want to move a little product to make room for our next shipment of Maxell coming in shortly. We will continue to support Maxell as one of our staple product lines.

Thanks,
Danny

Vancouver Battery – extending Saturday hours

August 28th, 2010

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that starting in September we will be extending our hours on Saturday to 10AM-5PM.   Thanks to all our our battery customers for your support.

Danny

Fenix TK45 Flashlight

August 10th, 2010

Just got back from my fishing trip at Corbett Lake in Merritt where I got a chance to play a little with the TK45. I always wondered why people spent alot of money on flashlights and now I know why.

In the woods where its pitch dark this TK45 is superbright. In the dark we were able to spot our boat at about 150 feet away and shining into the woods brightens up a large area which helps for ‘chickens’ like me who aren’t particularly fond of dark places. I tested the settings trying to spot pine cones on a tree branch that was about 20-30 feet away and all except the lowest setting were great.

Last year, our bathroom in our cabin was not functioning and we had to walk to another cabin about 200-300 yards away if we had to go at night. I wish I had this flashlight then. This flashlight if shined in someones eyes is blinding so it could be used as defence as well.  Moving about the log cabin in pitch dark was easy on the lowest setting which only uses one of the three leds.  I also brought a Maglite up there that uses 3 – D size batteries and it was not comparable at all.

I can now see the value in a flashlight like this that is valued at around $170CDN.   I don’t think I would recommend this for the common household though as I think there are less expensive options for this purpose.  The major drawbacks are the initial cost as well as it takes 8AA batteries.  The positives are its four brightness settings as well as its three flashing modes make it very useful. It seems well constructed and worked well with rechargeable AA’s as well.

For anyone who wants a serious flashlight this is one to consider. Its perfect for outdoorsy people and people who work in dark places such as engineers.  If I were one of these people or just on the road alot or exposed to any situations where I might need to signal for help I would definitely consider one.

$170 + tax plus approximately another $6-10 in batteries (8 in and 8 for backup) is alot to spend for occasional use but if it could save my life than it’s not a high price to pay.

That’s my two cents…..

Danny

Fenix Flashlights and Vancouver Battery

August 4th, 2010

Vancouver Battery Corp. is now carrying the Fenix Flashlights. I am pretty stoked about them and the local rep just told me that the Calgary Police Detachment has just started to use them. I am big on bringing in proven product and am looking forward to playing with these. I welcome any comments both positive and negative on Fenix.

I’ve had them in the store for two weeks and have already sold a few. We’ve already sold a few TK45′s at the $170 CDN pricetag. Its a totally new market for me but I am excited to learn about flashlights.

More to come…..

Danny

MAHA Imedion AA – now 2400mA

July 16th, 2010

The new MAHA Imedion low discharge AA’s now comes in a higher 2400mA capacity.  Our first shipment of them just arrived.  They will be selling for $16.99 + tax (CDN).  We have a few of the Imedion AA 2100mA’s left and will be selling those at a discounted price of $13.99 + tax (CDN) until they are all sold.

Lenmar – BCUNI3 continued

July 13th, 2010

Just got back from week long trip in La Quinta, CA and took the BCUNI3 with me.  I have to say that I like it alot over the original BCUNI.  The pins are much more robust, the display is much more informative and I really really like that it has USB out.  I was able to charge the battery for my Fuji camera, Blackberry phone as well as my Itouch.  You just have to make sure you have the right USB cables and you are good to go.

Although I didn’t need to use them on this trip the BCUNI3 can also charge 2 Nimh AA or AAA batteries.  It would be nice to be able to charge four at a time but it charges them relatively fast (in a couple of hours) and the BCUNI3 is a nice compact size.

I really like this charger and it is my favorite travel charger.  I don’t have any complaints about it and would highly recommend it.

Danny