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    I am about to finally get a second battery and I was just thinking of how to distinguish between them when I had a thought, why not make them paintable?

    Obviously there is nothing keeping you from painting a number on a battery, but paint does not adhere well to plastic, but there is a solution. I know many here are outside the US, but fortunately I am not, so I am able to enjoy my other hobby, shooting. Not to long ago a magazine manufacturer, Magpul, came up with a creative solution to allow users to paint a number on a polymer magazine body (to track each magazines round count, identify bad magazines, differentiate them based on contents, or whatever other purpose the user wants to mark them for) that would not chip off with use, they simply added a dimpled area, the paint will stick in the protected dimples allowing markings to stay legible, even if they wore off the ridges. It seems like a simple add on to the battery packs which would allow numbering for convenient at a glance identification.

    Here is a picture, note the textured area near the bottom of the magazine:

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    Couldn't a simular texture be applied to the back panel of the battery? I guess I could mark the release buttons, but I am not sure it will stay, maybe I should use a sticker, or piece of tape to write on?
     
  2. With The Birds

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    A black permanent marker works perfectly for me. I give them a number that matches the healthy drones record (i know how many flights on each and which is likley to be strongest for a more risky flight).
     
  3. John Locke

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    Yep, felt marker. Done deal.
    Optionally, since you've gotta make a label with your FAA registration number to stick on the battery, hidden when the battery is installed, you can add a number during that process also. I use Avery labels, fits nice in the recessed area of the battery. Microsoft WORD supports label making with Avery labels.
     
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    It doesn't rub off?
     
  5. John Locke

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    No, besides nothing rubs it when installed.
     
  6. LuvMyTJ

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    One of many uses for my Brother Label Maker... design on the computer, prints out on an indoor/outdoor tape. Sticks extremely well.
    Made AMA & FAA numbers with it too.

    Varied tape widths fit in the same printer. These are the 1" wide version, black over clear.

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  7. With The Birds

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    Nope.... doesnt rub off. even stays on glass. Artline brand permanent marker. The fine tip version of the ones the mongrel kids use to grafitti train carriages. Very difficult to remove.
     
  8. ftttu

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    I vote for permanent marker or a sticker which shows pertinent information like date of purchase.
     
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  9. Hollywood

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    I number and date all mine with a black marker. Simple.