Which type of usb charging port do you prefer on flashlight

74 posts / 0 new
Last post
staticx57
Offline
Last seen: 20 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 04/11/2016 - 00:43
Posts: 636
Location: New Jersey, United States

Best option:External charger
Second best:USB-C

Please no microUSB. Try my best to get rid of it everywhere

angerdan
angerdan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 46 min ago
Joined: 11/01/2015 - 10:07
Posts: 413

ZoomieFan wrote:
I have preference for USB micro because most chargers have this connector.
Switching to USB-C is only useful with high A charging.
Considering the chargers in a flashlight usually are weak there isn’t a real benefit for USB-C.

Many current power supplies have microUSB, but most new and all future power supplies will have USB-C.
Switching to USB-C is useful for easy plug injection, longer plug life and longer compatibility to power supplies in the future. In 2 years most chargers will be USB-C.
nottawhackjob
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: 01/07/2013 - 14:13
Posts: 937

What the hell is so wrong with a lightning connector?

You can shove it in any side up or down and do it fast, it has a very small footprint, and AFAIK, pretty dang robust.

So now it’s gonna be another invention of the wheel essentially. LOL

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

AWTACT
AWTACT's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 06/26/2018 - 05:39
Posts: 58
Location: China

Type C sure

Flashaholic from China

angerdan
angerdan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 46 min ago
Joined: 11/01/2015 - 10:07
Posts: 413

nottawhackjob wrote:
What the hell is so wrong with a lightning connector?
You can shove it in any side up or down and do it fast, it has a very small footprint, and AFAIK, pretty dang robust.

The connector is fine, it’s just that nearly no devices are available for it. Only one company still sells products and in the future even this brand will use USB-C.
USB-C offers the same advantage and is more common.
808080
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 07/18/2019 - 20:23
Posts: 2

USB-C if it must be USB. Proprietary cables make USB charging less than “universal”.

In any case, I don’t like having major points of water/lint ingress or needing to unscrew the light to plug it in (might as well swap the battery at that point). My ideal “always 100% charged and ready to go” light may have outside contacts and a basestation – something similar to wireless landline phone handsets. That way I can grab or drop in the light without needing to think about anything.

e1000
Offline
Last seen: 16 min 15 sec ago
Joined: 04/07/2018 - 19:57
Posts: 68
Location: LA, CA

nottawhackjob wrote:
What the hell is so wrong with a lightning connector?

You can shove it in any side up or down and do it fast, it has a very small footprint, and AFAIK, pretty dang robust.

So now it’s gonna be another invention of the wheel essentially. LOL

Licensing……….licensing is what’s wrong with the lightning connector.

nvanlaar
nvanlaar's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 3 min ago
Joined: 08/30/2017 - 16:57
Posts: 253
Location: CA, USA

808080 wrote:
USB-C if it must be USB. Proprietary cables make USB charging less than “universal”.

In any case, I don’t like having major points of water/lint ingress…

USB-C ports can be water proof without a cover as seen in the Samsung Galaxy. I have taken imine into the lake (in my pocket) with no cover or anything on the port and the phone is none-the-worse for wear. With that said, I suppose if it got filled with lint, a person could just wash it out under a faucet.

“Facts don’t care about your feelings.”
~Ben Shapiro

Lightbringer
Lightbringer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 08/30/2016 - 14:12
Posts: 8505
Location: nyc

If, of course, you could trust a flashlight mfr to make/use a truly waterproof connector, that is.

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

hank
hank's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 09/04/2011 - 21:52
Posts: 8084
Location: Berkeley, California

USB c — usable as a port for reprogramming as well as charging.

And allowing reading out the user interface choices currently installed, of course.

Quote:

The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.
— Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Th558
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 39 min ago
Joined: 01/30/2016 - 16:19
Posts: 166
Location: United Kingdom

Type C. Versatile and doesn’t break easily.

FabienG
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 07/04/2019 - 03:55
Posts: 62

USB-C of course > Faster, stronger, and non directional.

Magnet even better (no need for messy rubber cap that deteriorate easily)

HONDARIDER
HONDARIDER's picture
Online
Last seen: 14 min 26 sec ago
Joined: 04/22/2018 - 11:45
Posts: 869
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Micro USB until USB-C becomes more prevalent. I know I can go to my neighbors and find a micro usb port. It’s just reality.

Pages