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How to Change Batteries in a Mini Maglite

Updated February 21, 2017

A Mini Maglite is a line of small flashlights manufactured by Maglite. The flashlights feature LED lights and are powered by alkaline batteries. Depending on the model of Mini Maglite flashlight, the flashlight may use two or three AA or AAA batteries. The batteries should be replaced with new batteries when the old batteries die. If the batteries are not going to be used for longer than a month, they should be removed from the flashlight.

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  1. Turn the head of the flashlight in a counterclockwise direction until it is removed from the handle of the Mini Maglite flashlight.

  2. Tilt the handle so the old batteries slide out.

  3. Slide the new batteries into the Mini Maglite handle. The negative (-) end of the battery should enter the flashlight first, so it's facing the tailcap end of the flashlight. The positive (+) end of the battery should be pointing upward, or facing the head end of the flashlight.

  4. Twist the head end of the flashlight back onto the handle in a clockwise direction until the head is secure.

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Things You'll Need

  • Alkaline batteries

About the Author

Kallie Johnson

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.

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