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Interesting, seems I should get some of those over the 40T if I end up ordering some. Maybe the stimulus checks will be sorted out quickly lol.

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Though I did test a fully charged 40T to output noticeably higher in the Fireflies E07 compared to fully charged P42A. I’m sure the P42A will output higher along the rest of the discharge curve per Mooch’s test but I have no way to test that myself. If you want to get batteries to test max output, 40T is more suitable and capacity is about the same as the P42A, maybe just a bit lower. That’s why I prefer 40T, which is also the most common high power cell, and is likely the cell used by manufacturers in their runtime/output ratings.

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Yeah, Samsung has always served me well, might as well stick with them.

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Here is my .2 cents (My views aren’t worth 2 cents yet :), get whatever is cheaper. They are both great cells. I have built a few 3v XHP50 FET driven lights and I cannot tell a difference between 40T and P42. If I had a meter I’m sure I could note higher output with the Samsung. If I used a timer, I’m sure I could see better runtime with the Molicel. I don’t really do either and I’ve never noticed the lights pooping out early with the Samsung or being too dim with the Molicel. The top is raised a bit more on the Molicel. I’m not sure if it would be enough to not need to solder blob them though. They are both really good cells.

Thanks for all your work on this light Texas Ace.

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Superstocker wrote:
Here is my .2 cents (My views aren’t worth 2 cents yet :), get whatever is cheaper. They are both great cells. I have built a few 3v XHP50 FET driven lights and I cannot tell a difference between 40T and P42. If I had a meter I’m sure I could note higher output with the Samsung. If I used a timer, I’m sure I could see better runtime with the Molicel. I don’t really do either and I’ve never noticed the lights pooping out early with the Samsung or being too dim with the Molicel. The top is raised a bit more on the Molicel. I’m not sure if it would be enough to not need to solder blob them though. They are both really good cells.

Thanks for all your work on this light Texas Ace.

They are the same price which is what makes it harder.

Although right now unless we get confirmation that the stimulus is going to come in I can’t justify the purchase of either lol.

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Superstocker wrote:
Here is my .2 cents (My views aren’t worth 2 cents yet :), get whatever is cheaper. They are both great cells. I have built a few 3v XHP50 FET driven lights and I cannot tell a difference between 40T and P42. If I had a meter I’m sure I could note higher output with the Samsung. If I used a timer, I’m sure I could see better runtime with the Molicel. I don’t really do either and I’ve never noticed the lights pooping out early with the Samsung or being too dim with the Molicel. The top is raised a bit more on the Molicel. I’m not sure if it would be enough to not need to solder blob them though. They are both really good cells.

Thanks for all your work on this light Texas Ace.

I can’t tell the difference in output with my eyes. It can only be measured. I think P42A is probably the more practical light because it maintains higher current throughout the discharge but the 40T gives you max output, which most flashaholics are after.

Mooch says the P42A beats the 40T but I think it depends on your usage.

The Molicel P26A 18650 on the other hand kicks serious ass and is easily the best high output cell IMO. I measured a good amount higher output with the P26A than the VTC6 and VTC5D in the E07 and still has decent 2,600mah capacity. The VTC6 and VTC5D outputs higher than the 30Q.

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Does anybody know the exact CCT of the NW and CW versions?

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Aaron93 wrote:
Does anybody know the exact CCT of the NW and CW versions?

This was asked in the GB thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/73828

I sent a message asking for details, I will post there when I find out.

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