Petzl saw all the kids (and woke old folks) walking around with their reusable shopping bags, straws, and coffee cups, and they decided to join the party. With the Petzl CORE headlamp battery, simply plug your batteries into a charger the night before a big adventure and voilà, start the next day knowing that your headlamp won't quit before you make it back to the car. No longer will avid pre-dawn or post-sunset skiers have to buy 75-packs of AAA batteries from Costco at the start of each season. No longer do you have to frantically dig in 8 feet of snow after dropping all three of your spare batteries because your headlamp went dark 45 minutes after sunset. No longer do you have to try and remember if the batteries in the left cup holder or the right cup holder were the ones with a partial charge left. Today is the day that your headlamp batteries go green, with the Petzl CORE rechargeable headlamp batteries.
Compatible with the TIKKID, TIKKINA, TIKKA, ZIPKA, ACTIK, ACTIK CORE, TACTIKKA, TACTIKKA +, TACTIKKA +RGB, IKO CORE and IKO headlamps (after 2017 version).
Recharges via an integrated USB port, charger included with battery purchase.
This is a 1250 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
Good little battery for a good lamp (have the Aktik Core). Only complaint I have is that it's a bit annoying to not have a charge level indicator besides "needs charge" and "fully charged". Some of the other Petzl lamps offer this, and find that very useful. Regardless, good battery here and never had any problems with it - lasts well in the cold.
Comment on this review:
I need an additional charger wire for my Pezel Core. Are these sold separately from the batteries.
Michele, I searched but didn't find one from Petzl. All you need is a USB charging cord, with a USB Micro B end to plug in the Core battery. You may have one around the house, or purchase it anywhere.
I switched to Petzl headlamps after using BDs for years. AND I LOVE THESE NEW RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. I can start every mission fully charged. For me, I like the comfort of bright lights. To me, that is your bubble when heading up in the mountains for the early morning DPs. Bigger the bubble the better I feel. Can't recommend these enough.