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CR2032 coin batteries, where to get them?

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CR2032 coin batteries, where to get them?

Where do you get your 2032 batteries Black Question Mark Ornament?

I have devices that use multiple CR2032 batteries. I can't find a great place to buy them in Canada.
ie: Walmart 10 pack for $CDN40($4each).

vs. Digi-Key(US Country/Region)
Digi-Key 10 pack for $US2.63*(26 cents each)
*but the got-cha is Digi-Key moves you to the digikey.ca site
Digi-Key Canada No CR2032 batteries listed Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

Amazon has a 45 pack Sony for $CDN25(55cents each)
which will last me 5 years. I haven't tried Sony before.
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1. Dollarama's Sunbeam brand has been working great for me for several years. I don't have a package handy but IIRC it's 3 for $1.

2. IKEA PLATTBOJ 8 for $2.49. I have no personal experience with these.
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bylo wrote:
May 7th, 2018 4:10 pm
1. Dollarama's Sunbeam brand has been working great for me for several years. I don't have a package handy but IIRC it's 3 for $1.
Me too
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bylo wrote:
May 7th, 2018 4:10 pm
1. Dollarama's Sunbeam brand has been working great for me for several years. I don't have a package handy but IIRC it's 3 for $1.

2. IKEA PLATTBOJ 8 for $2.49. I have no personal experience with these.
....i do not recommend dollarama sunbeams if you need the 3v. i use maxell or energizers from amazon for my "go plus"....last a good 4 weeks plus (i use it for 1-2hr per day).

authentic..."https://www.amazon.ca/Maxell-CR2032-lit ... 032+maxell"

but if you dont need consistency/reliability...you can get the shitty ones from Dollarama.
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thelefteyeguy wrote:
May 8th, 2018 8:46 am
....i do not recommend dollarama sunbeams
Why not? I've been using them for years. In my experience they're as good as any other name brand like Sony and Maxell, etc.
if you need the 3v.
Li-Ion coin batteries produce a nominal (with no load) ~3.25VDC when new. It's time to replace them when that drops below 3.0VDC.
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my response is my own experience over a period of 2 weeks of trying to use sunbeam's 1 year ago.

on my go plus these batteries will only work for a period of 1 day max...if you are lucky 1 hr. This is based on 12+ batteries tested from 4 packs of Sunbeams from 4 different dollaramas. Each battery tested did not last for more than 1 day on my "go plus". I used them all up instead of throwing them out.

This is not the case when I use energizers or maxell. These brands, on all batteries (100%) lasted for more than 1 month.

If you are using the device once a day...then dollaramas one are fine. but OP is likely using it constantly and buying in bulk. I would not cheap out.
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thelefteyeguy wrote:
May 8th, 2018 9:30 am
my response is my own experience over a period of 2 weeks of trying to use sunbeam's 1 year ago...
Interesting. I have Dollarama Sunbeam CR2032 batteries in all sorts of devices in the house from pocket flashlights to remote controls to heart rate monitors. They typically last at least a year. Some of the batteries I'm using today "expired" a year or two ago according to the date on the package. I wonder what's the difference.

P.S. If you guys are using CR2032 to power something that draws a relative lot of current then perhaps it's worth looking for an external power source like a USB-powered power bank or type 18650 batteries in an external enclosure. You'll save money in the, er, long run.
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Sunbeams work fine for me. Heart rate monitors, bike lights etc.
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Haven’t tried these from no frills but even cheaper ymmv
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dx.com has 5-packs for a couple of different brands, ranging from $3-5.

Shipping is free, but may take as long as eight weeks.
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be careful, some devicse need the thicker ones but you can get away with the thinner ones if you put a 10 cents coin inside the battery compartment to fill the gap or bend the prongs a little more out so it makes good contact, but other than that the dollar rama ones work great
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