Have you seen these gizmo's?

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I seem to often forget to turn my welding helmet "off" and then I need new batteries.
Yes you can buy 1-use disposable 2450's, 2025's and 2032's quite cheaply; but the "dead battery" always seems to happen when the shops are shut. :(
I discovered that you can buy these batteries in "rechargeable" versions. And for a few £/$ you can buy a charger for them ready-made.
But you can also buy the charging boards and the button cell-holders more cheaply online and make your own charger.


I will let you know how successful this is, in due course. :)
 
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Alternatively you could buy a solar panneled helmet and it'll charge as you strike an arc. Just remember to leave it face up in some light when not in use. Not doing so really knacks it. No surprise that I found that out the hard way.
 
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One of my helmets has a panel, but I don't think the batteries they supply with the are rechargeable, I will look into this too.
Still, having either option is better than having it fail when you have looked forwards to a good old "workshop session". :)
 
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