FOLOMOV EDC-C4 & A1 magnetic charger

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FOLOMOV EDC-C4 & A1 magnetic charger

FOLOMOV regarded as a new brand of flashlight? Never seen before
Checked on the Internet, turned out to be a new brand established by an old company.
Franchised outdoor sports lighting, chargers, batteries, EDC …. and so on
FoloMov = follow me to move on.

This EDC-C4 claims to be the shortest rechargeable 18650 flashlight.
The A1 is a magne usb discharger.
Currently only found in US Amazon.

color box packaging.

EDC-C4 flashlight
Shorter than 10cm, the maximum brightness of 1200 lumens, USB charge and discharge functions.

All English color box packaging

Features

Parameter

Side I

Side II

A1 magne usb charger

Provide charge and discharge functions, the maximum current 1A.

Overcharge, over discharge protection, over discharge 0V lithium battery repair, reverse polarity protection
and more……

EDC-C4 all accessories

With the original package comes with a 2600mAh lithium battery.

High quality

USB charge, discharge port

manual I

manual II

A1 charging, the green light flashes.

Charging voltage (using Apple original 2A plug power supply)

Charging current

Fully charged, green indicator light is Constantly bright I

Fully charged, green indicator light II

Can also be used as a portable power supply.
Pictured: iPhone is charging.

Flashlight USB port charging I (button flashing red light)

Flashlight USB Interface II

Flashlight USB interface III

CREE XPL LED visual about 6000K

Tail spring

Smooth reflector

Body texture

Rubber buttons

Driver

The middle is a rechargeable EagleEye X5R much higher

From left to right
XHP35 Hi (NW), XML2 3000K 90CRI, EDC-C4 XPL

USB power supply, with no body & battery, all operating functions are fine.

Sorry for my poor english.

Edited by: steel_1024 on 01/11/2018 - 10:32
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A coincidence – just received my A1 charger today, can’t wait to try it out Smile

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Your photos are always beautiful. Thanks mate!

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The DQG Tiny 18650 is 88mm long

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RobertB wrote:
The DQG Tiny 18650 is 88mm long

I don’t think the Tiny is rechargeable
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Box wrote:
RobertB wrote:
The DQG Tiny 18650 is 88mm long
I don’t think the Tiny is rechargeable

No, it’s not. But it is small

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Folomov claims this light is the shortest rechargeable 18650 light. Not shortest 18650 light.

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Box wrote:
Folomov claims this light is the shortest rechargeable 18650 light. Not shortest 18650 light.

Heard you the first time

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nice flashlight and awesome pictures

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dqg tiny is smaller – 87mm, but - not rechargeable = – and i had 2 out of 2 fail.

manker u11 is 105mm, almost same size , it is rechargeable, and i had 1 out of 1 fail.

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wle wrote:
dqg tiny is smaller – 87mm, but - not rechargeable = – and i had 2 out of 2 fail.

You can put a battery with a built-in charger in Tiny. It won’t work as a powerbank, but that’s probably the smallest 18650 light with a charger included.

Mine has not failed (so far)…what kind of problems did you have with it?

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Agro wrote:
wle wrote:
dqg tiny is smaller – 87mm, but - not rechargeable = – and i had 2 out of 2 fail.

You can put a battery with a built-in charger in Tiny. It won’t work as a powerbank, but that’s probably the smallest 18650 light with a charger included.

Mine has not failed (so far)…what kind of problems did you have with it?

yes the dqg tiny is still the smallest 18650 light .

how did it fail ?

(i’ve posted this before, i am still mad at dqg for this)

light 1: switch broke loose from board, leading me to take apart [hard due to glued driver] and discover a fragile switch, a bad mounting method, and poor soldering, not user replaceable even though i can solder, for many reasons..

light 2: became intermittent, light would not come on, light would come on then fade out randomly, finally it would not come on at all

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I see a M4DM4X code for Folomov EDC-C4.
It seems very good to me, but I’m not sure.
Can anyone help me with the following questions?
What price is considered very good for this light? What’s the historical low?

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Anyone…

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I think it would be good for $35, that is what a manker u11 costs, it is about the same more or less.

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Thanks for the input…this is not the same though. Manker has a buck driver, Folomov – not sure. Folomov has bad UI. And overall quality may be worse than Manker. However, it can be used as a powerbank and I believe it’s still the best flashlight-powerbank on the market.

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I have one. The UI is not great. My main issue is that it won’t charge the newest iPhone (8/8+ or X) unless they have changed the charging chip.

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Agro wrote:
Thanks for the input…this is not the same though. Manker has a buck driver, Folomov – not sure. Folomov has bad UI. And overall quality may be worse than Manker. However, it can be used as a powerbank and I believe it’s still the best flashlight-powerbank on the market.

For flashlight-powerbank, isn’t it there’s also the Fitorch P20R and the Vollsion which looks very similar. Am wondering what aspects is the Folomov EDC C4 consider as better?
(we’re not considering the Xiaomi lower-powered powerbank-flashlight and the Xiaomi FZ101 zoomable flashlight-powerbank)

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Frankly, I have forgotten about them. I did so because they are simply uninteresting for me. Why?
Because for flashlight-powerbank I consider size and weight to be of critical importance and they seem to disregard it.
Fitorch is 41% larger and 38% heavier (battery weight included).
Xiaomi is 21% larger and 55% heavier. And has smaller capacity, compounding the size deficiency.

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Got my C4. It’s quite a bit larger than DQG Tiny, both when it comes to length and diameter. Nevertheless quite small. Quality is OK. UI is OK, the kind of a ramp works for me and I like how blinkies are out of the way. Though mode memory bugs me. As always. Wink
The charging cable is way longer than needed. Like 4 times longer.

Lens seems uncoated, I’d like to find a replacement. I will seek GITD o-rings as well.
The light is not glued, replacing the LED with one that suits me better should be easy.
Has anyone tried to do a resistor mod?

BTW, for those who haven’t noticed:
Thanks to Folomov, EDC-C4 is no longer the smallest 18650 flashlight-powerbank.
DQG Tiny 4th is. How?….Folomov has released an 18700 battery with a built-in powerbank. Should be DQG-compatible. Smile

ADDED:
After some use I don’t like the ramp.
Mode memory means that when I turn on the light I don’t know what mode to expect.
Ramp means that if I change mode I don’t know if it will become dimmer or brighter. Facepalm
So I have to downgrade my UI rating to “bad but passable”.

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I have been using the Folomov as my EDC, The only thing to make this light perfect is if it came with a Narsil interface, BTW. I switched the LED to 3A tint and just love it!

GIVE US A NARSIL INTERFACE FOLOMOV!!!

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AlexGT wrote:
I have been using the Folomov as my EDC, The only thing to make this light perfect is if it came with a Narsil interface, BTW. I switched the LED to 3A tint and just love it!

GIVE US A NARSIL INTERFACE FOLOMOV!!!


I second that.

Some more comments:
I was surprised to learn that this light accepts protected cells. And even more so to learn that it actually comes with a protected cell.
Also, it requires cells to be button top.

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*_narsil - hear hear! or is it here here!? wle _*

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Agro wrote:
: After some use I don’t like the ramp. Mode memory means that when I turn on the light I don’t know what mode to expect. Ramp means that if I change mode I don’t know if it will become dimmer or brighter. Facepalm So I have to downgrade my UI rating to “bad but passable”.

==how did you get ramping? mine doesn;t do ramping….
do you mean the thing where it steps up til you get to the top then back down ? (L M H T H M L…)

give me narsil!
i hate mode memory too, you never know where it will start. plus you never know if it will get dimmer or brighter as you press

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It’s what you wrote wle, modes going up and down. Like a ramp, but stepped.

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right, i hate that too… 7 presses to change one level.. uck

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