Wind up Camping Torch £1 @ Poundland
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Wind up Camping Torch £1 @ Poundland

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Found 27th Jun 2010Made hot 28th Jun 2010
Great for keeping in the drawer - becasue the batteries never work when you need a torch !

Wind up Camping Torch - This is the perfect piece of equipment for you camping or travel holiday as it requires no batteries and is powered by the wind up mechanism. It is compact and easy to carry with a detachable material handle

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Not meaning to sound pedantic but that looks like a 'press button dynamo' type thing, not wind up. The ones you have to constantly press to get light aren't that great. Can you confirm it's wind up?

these are 99p in Home Bargains

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olliehayman;8927592

Not meaning to sound pedantic but that looks like a 'press button dynamo' … Not meaning to sound pedantic but that looks like a 'press button dynamo' type thing, not wind up. The ones you have to constantly press to get light aren't that great. Can you confirm it's wind up?



i didn't buy one - but the link takes you to the page - and i copied into the post what it says - 'This is the perfect piece of equipment for you camping or travel holiday as it requires no batteries and is powered by the wind up mechanism. It is compact and easy to carry with a detachable material handle.'

Hope that helps:thumbsup:

as an alternative if anyone's interested tesco are selling the rolson shaky torches for £1.75. you shake these to recharge the internal batteries. the batteries alone are worth more LOL

I had this specific model but bought for the co-op for £3 or £4 (can't remember exactly).

It's got a couple of little batteries that get charged up when you squeeze the trigger for 30 secs or so.

Gives a bright light and takes ages to run down.

Great deal at a quid!

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cleudo;8927785

I had this specific model but bought for the co-op for £3 or £4 (can't r … I had this specific model but bought for the co-op for £3 or £4 (can't remember exactly).It's got a couple of little batteries that get charged up when you squeeze the trigger for 30 secs or so.Gives a bright light and takes ages to run down.Great deal at a quid!



thanks for that feedback -rep left for you:thumbsup:

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Its all good...............

cleudo;8927785

I had this specific model but bought for the co-op for £3 or £4 (can't r … I had this specific model but bought for the co-op for £3 or £4 (can't remember exactly).It's got a couple of little batteries that get charged up when you squeeze the trigger for 30 secs or so.Gives a bright light and takes ages to run down.Great deal at a quid!



Ah, jolly good. The ones that only work as you press are pretty pointless unless you have bionic wrists.

A pound? Is this a wind up?:whistling:

I have 3 of these bought from Woolworths (before they disappeared from the high street) for about £3.00 each. They are really good. The charge lasts and the light is bright. We keep one in the car, one in the house and one in the caravan.

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akindredspirit;8928319

I have 3 of these bought from Woolworths (before they disappeared from … I have 3 of these bought from Woolworths (before they disappeared from the high street) for about £3.00 each. They are really good. The charge lasts and the light is bright. We keep one in the car, one in the house and one in the caravan.



thanks for the feedback - rep left:thumbsup:

These look good for acting as a nightlight for the kids when they need to go to the toilet without turning on the bright lights. Also seem good for camping.

Gonna get a couple.

Thanks. Hot.

D.

had a go of one of these and it fell apart in my hand. not even worth a pound IMO ;-)

olliehayman;8927592

Not meaning to sound pedantic but that looks like a 'press button dynamo' … Not meaning to sound pedantic but that looks like a 'press button dynamo' type thing, not wind up. The ones you have to constantly press to get light aren't that great. Can you confirm it's wind up?



That's EXACTLY what it is. I used to have one. Piece of crap if you ask me, even in an emergency.

Even at 99p this is verpriced by 50p!

How this became hot is beyond me!?

akindredspirit;8928319

I have 3 of these bought from Woolworths (before they disappeared from … I have 3 of these bought from Woolworths (before they disappeared from the high street) for about £3.00 each. They are really good. The charge lasts and the light is bright. We keep one in the car, one in the house and one in the caravan.



Err, sorry but your telling porkies. These DO NOT charge. They do however have batteries, but once these go your just left pumping the crappy dynamo like a madman. If used in an emergency, cramp kicks in before you actually get anything done.

i have one of these, or similar,it says RAC on it, dont know ifthat makes it better. The qualityis uqestionable but it is very bright, and i used mine for a lamp in my bedroom lol, and it withstood that for around a month so its good enough

rufus bezak;8929347

Err, sorry but your telling porkies. These DO NOT charge. They do however … Err, sorry but your telling porkies. These DO NOT charge. They do however have batteries, but once these go your just left pumping the crappy dynamo like a madman. If used in an emergency, cramp kicks in before you actually get anything done.


So the batteries don't get charged by the dynamo thing?

no, the dynamo doesn't charge the batteries. i have one of these and it is quite rubbish. it is fine when using the batteries but is useless when hand powered.

Used these for the kids, great for a pound and to keep them amused :-)
There is also some Animal ones on offer in Tesco at 75p, listed on here, they are even better :-)

As a Scout Leader I hate these dynamo torches, and to a lesser extent any wind up torches. On a quiet walk through the woods all I could hear was torches winding constantly to get the brightest light. Better off getting a cheap torch and cheap batteries surely? much quieter anyway

I bought one, the batteries are 2 cheap 2032 or 2016 batteries, soldered into place, once they are dead you have to keep pumping the handle. Really cheaply made, complete rubbish, pay a couple of pounds more and get a proper wind-up one.

I bought one of the dynamo LED torches from Sainsbury's last year for £5, use it all the time for camping etc, has never let me down.

rufus bezak;8929347

Err, sorry but your telling porkies. These DO NOT charge. They do … Err, sorry but your telling porkies. These DO NOT charge. They do however have batteries, but once these go your just left pumping the crappy dynamo like a madman. If used in an emergency, cramp kicks in before you actually get anything done.



I used these torches 2 times a week and after just a few months I got these results.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2a7flew.jpg

rufus bezak;8929347

Err, sorry but your telling porkies. These DO NOT charge. They do … Err, sorry but your telling porkies. These DO NOT charge. They do however have batteries, but once these go your just left pumping the crappy dynamo like a madman. If used in an emergency, cramp kicks in before you actually get anything done.



Err, sorry but you're telling porkies. THEY DO CHARGE! Bought 2 a couple of years ago as stocking fillers, and they're BOTH still charging the batteries with just a couple of pumps on the handle. Great value for a quid!

No8;8934226

Err, sorry but you're telling porkies. THEY DO CHARGE! Bought 2 a couple … Err, sorry but you're telling porkies. THEY DO CHARGE! Bought 2 a couple of years ago as stocking fillers, and they're BOTH still charging the batteries with just a couple of pumps on the handle. Great value for a quid!



Are the ones you bought 2 years ago the same as the ones pictured?

No8;8934226

Err, sorry but you're telling porkies. THEY DO CHARGE! Bought 2 a couple … Err, sorry but you're telling porkies. THEY DO CHARGE! Bought 2 a couple of years ago as stocking fillers, and they're BOTH still charging the batteries with just a couple of pumps on the handle. Great value for a quid!



olliehayman;8934313

Are the ones you bought 2 years ago the same as the ones pictured?



I think that is the problem. These ones seem to be cheap versions of older ones (that may still be in other shops) that do charge.

olliehayman;8934313

Are the ones you bought 2 years ago the same as the ones pictured?



Looks exactly the same to me - even the same colour.

No8;8934226

Err, sorry but you're telling porkies. THEY DO CHARGE! Bought 2 a couple … Err, sorry but you're telling porkies. THEY DO CHARGE! Bought 2 a couple of years ago as stocking fillers, and they're BOTH still charging the batteries with just a couple of pumps on the handle. Great value for a quid!



Now I know your the one telling HUGE porkies! lol

Even 'IF' it did charge the batteries, it would definiteley need more than TWO pumps. Common sense would tell us all that!

Just for the record, I bought some of these last week from poundland to put into party bags. There
*is* some kind of battery backup/ storage ability and a switch underneath to turn it on and off. I don't
know if it takes more than two pumps because the one that is open came charged up and hasn't
run down yet! There's also a lock to hold the squeezy bit in when not required.
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