[Review] Manker E11 XP-L AA/14500

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Hey Budda,
Great review again! Just to confirm, is the switch button rubber or silicone? Thanks!

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Can you explain to me how can I tell the difference?
Maybe Manker guys knows better Smile

EDIT: they told me it’s nitrile rubber.

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Will the E11 available at GearBest in the future?
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Manker told me no.
By the way, I got a Efest 14500 IMR and monday I should get runtime at high medium and low.

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How about some runtime plots with 14500

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Using Efest 14500 IMR v2 700mAh, charged each time at 0.5A.





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Thanks for confirming that:) Does the material feels the same on the T01?

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ClintH wrote:
Streamer wrote:
You may be lucky. Surely all NW’s can’t be that way…I hope…

Luck has never been strong with me, but I’ll update when it arrives. Facepalm

Well, it arrived today. It’s the NW (marked “3D” on box), and I can happily say that I see no green at all. Quite pleased with the tint and the light overall, should make for a great edc. Thumbs Up
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1+ for Manker E11 NW so far! will put it on the test tomorrow in the woods.
- Cons so far… boring black… the clip scrapes the anodizing… only selected 14500 batteries.
+ Pros … small … bright up to 850lm with good 14500, nice tint (NW)

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@Ktsl: yes, it does.

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Thanks Budda!

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Any discount code for the E11?

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Awesome little light! For me it’s UI is much better than the Klarus Mi7.. would like it even more if it had a XP-L HI smooth reflector option. I’d rather have little more throw than flood in a light this size.

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Manker always asked me to test and compare the Mi7 to the E11. Last week I received and tested a Klarus Mi7. Here I compare the plots. Keep in mind that the Manker E11 was tested with a Efest 14500 IMR V2 700mAh V2 and the Klarus Mi7 with a Efest 14500 IMR 650mAh (the latest model from Efest). A difference of 50 mAh should translate around a 13% difference in runtime.

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Thank you Budda, very interesting chart!

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Just received my E11.

My initial impressions:

  • tiny for a 14500 flashlight with sideswitch. Sure a Zebralight might be shorter, but the E11 is much thinner. I really like this tiny form factor.
  • Anti-roll is nice.
  • UI is ok, but not great. Needs a shortcut to max power instead of strobe. I understand Manker fixed this in their newest light (MK34). I’m also not a huge fan of holding the button to turn off. Works ok, but takes some getting used to.
  • Beam is quite floody. Not surprising given it is an XPL in a tiny OP reflector.
  • Bezel is not glued (yay for modding!)
  • Button protrudes and isn’t super-stiff. Accidental pocket activation might be a problem.

My conclusion: I like this light. It’s my slimmest AA-size sideswitch light. Very nice.

Of course as with almost every light I buy these days, I expect to mod it to my preferences.

Planned mods:

  • Driver swap to 15mm FET driver with moppydrv.
  • For the emitter I’ll probably replace with an XPL HI 5A2 tint on a direct copper MPCB.

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I’m interested… what’s moppydrv?

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Budda wrote:
I’m interested… what’s moppydrv?

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67_11...

And read under “moppydrv Multi-Group Electronic Switch Firmware Option”

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Thanks, but doing so I’ll loose the good regulation with nimh battery. What a pity.

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Are these available anywhere with discount?

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^
Yeah can it be bought?

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on manker website or hk equipment

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I like the regulation of this E11 with NiMH, very good!!! for 14500 I prefer the Mi7. Both greatest lights!.

Thanks for the Job!

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akoposilester wrote:
^ Yeah can it be bought?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manker-E11-CREE-XP-L-LED-AA-14500-Flashlight-Simple-Version-of-Manker-T01-/222135746300?var=&hash=item33b8527efc:m:mu2GT0dEYHSg68K1fga210Q

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Is the Mi7 brighter than the E11 on NiMH?

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no. Check the graph above

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Graphs and pure lumen numbers are not everything Wink
Check THIS direct comparison GIF between E11 and MI7 on High with 14500
from the german TLF forum (from user kj75)
For me the “winner” is clear, much better EDC capabilities because of much broader spill.
YMMV!
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wow.. that was a big difference Shocked .

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Would this be the same for the NiMH also?

Kusie wrote:
Graphs and pure lumen numbers are not everything Wink Check THIS direct comparison GIF between E11 and MI7 on High with 14500 from the german TLF forum (from user kj75) For me the “winner” is clear, much better EDC capabilities because of much broader spill. YMMV! K.
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Kusie wrote:
Graphs and pure lumen numbers are not everything Wink Check THIS direct comparison GIF between E11 and MI7 on High with 14500 from the german TLF forum (from user kj75) For me the “winner” is clear, much better EDC capabilities because of much broader spill. YMMV! K.

I have to wonder if the camera’s ISO, aperture, and shutter speed was fixed.

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