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Just did a quick run time test on high with my new Eagletac 16340 but why did the LVP on my cell kicked in? Don’t this S Mini have any LVP?

Reactivated my 16340 and got a reading of 3.06V!?

That’s my biggest complaint about the S10/S1/S-Mini series. Because it supports CR123A cells, there is no LVP. Sad

CR123A has a usable range of like 3.6V down to 1.0V, and apparently they sag a lot during use, and the driver doesn’t try to guess which type of cell it’s using. So it’ll happily drain an unprotected 16340 cell until it’s damaged.

At the very least, it could have a voltage readout mode… even if it doesn’t know when to stop for LVP purposes. Then I could know when to recharge the cell, without having to take it out all the time to check with a DMM.


I can only thank providence that the S2 doesn’t have that problem.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
MAD TM26 wrote:
Just did a quick run time test on high with my new Eagletac 16340 but why did the LVP on my cell kicked in? Don’t this S Mini have any LVP?

Reactivated my 16340 and got a reading of 3.06V!?

That’s my biggest complaint about the S10/S1/S-Mini series. Because it supports CR123A cells, there is no LVP. Sad

CR123A has a usable range of like 3.6V down to 1.0V, and apparently they sag a lot during use, and the driver doesn’t try to guess which type of cell it’s using. So it’ll happily drain an unprotected 16340 cell until it’s damaged.

At the very least, it could have a voltage readout mode… even if it doesn’t know when to stop for LVP purposes. Then I could know when to recharge the cell, without having to take it out all the time to check with a DMM.


Wouldn’t had bought this had I known this before hand Tired


Is 3.06V the normal cut-off voltage?

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MAD TM26 wrote:
Is 3.06V the normal cut-off voltage?

No, the cell’s protection circuit will generally kick in at around 2.7V.

I prefer to recharge once it gets somewhere between 3.0V and 3.4V, since li-ion cells are almost completely empty at that point anyway, and they stay healthy longer when the charge is kept near the middle. Keeping them at >99% or <1% reduces the lifespan-in-years faster.

It’s worth noting that, after load is removed, a drained cell will often recover somewhat to a higher voltage. It’s not weird that a cell would shut itself off at 2.7V then recover to 3.06V after a little while. I try not to drain my cells far enough for this rebound effect to happen though.

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I usually do not drain my Li-Ion past 3.7V just this one because I didn’t know this little gem isn’t really that good (no LVP) Sad

I measured the charge within a couple of minutes after the light shut down.

Thanks for the heads up TK.

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Received a pleasant surprise today from Olight...

with my name engraved on it...

I think I'll keep the light pristine in the seal.

what's more, the hand-written greetings is simply heart warming...


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Awesome, very cool. I’m jealous. They did the titanium S1’s last year and my personalized gift is also sitting unused because I don’t want to scratch it up. I didn’t review for them this year so I missed out. A personalized copper light would be awesome with some patina on it though.

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Wow so Olight USA makes some Christmas gifts to their reviewers ?
I’m a bit jealous there Crying

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That’s a nice move on Olights part, nice card, nice gift. Well done all around I’d say…

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Nice of them, still damn shame this lights dont have a magnetic tailcap otherwise i would have bought one ugh..

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My GF ordered the rainbow Ti. for me, for Christmas and I got it this past Friday. It’s a nifty little light and I do mean little. My ET D25C Ti. clicky dwarfs it and forget about my SWM M11R and V11R.

It’s got the four modes, but once you click out of ML, you’re going to have to reacquire it by turning the light off and holding the button for 2 seconds. If you turn off the light in ML, it will come back on in ML.

Locking out the switch is a 3 second press from off position and the 10Hz strobe is a few rapid presses on the button.

I’m not worried about the lvp, as I check my sells often.

I like the gaudy color scheme.

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I found the rainbow Ti on a good sale and grabbed one. It doesn’t have the engraving I wanted, and the randomized colors ended up with more yellow than I had hoped, but it’s still a nice little light. I usually have it or the copper model clipped to me. I generally only want moon or low mode, with occasional medium, and it’s very good at that. Plus, it’s small enough it isn’t really noticeable when I’m not using it.

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Mine was $63ish on Ebay, but there was a ‘make an offer’ option, so I offered $55 shipped and it was accepted. $55 is a lot less than the copper, rose gold and black versions go for, so I was happy.

I carry a lot of stuff in my pockets, so I generally EDC smaller lipstick type lights and this fits the bill like my others that I reference just above.

Chris

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