Thinking about buying a Zebralight SC700D and need battery compatibility input.

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Thinking about buying a Zebralight SC700D and need battery compatibility input.

I was thinking about picking up a Zebralight SC700D and I have some questions about battery compatibility.

I know that Zebralight offers a Samsung 40T battery but I was wondering if there are higher capacity quality 21700 cells that would work in the light? I’ve been told that no matter what battery you choose they all will rattle in the light. Thanks!

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x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1

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I can confirm that both the Samsung 30T and 40T do fit — and both rattle side to side. The Efest Purple IMR 21700 3700 mAh 35A does not fit (too fat). I have read on the other forum that the Samsung 50E will fit, although I’m pretty sure that its output specs are close to borderline for the amp draw of the flashlight on the highest brightness setting, so I wonder how the battery will fare as it starts to age. The 40T seems like the best compromise of current and capacity for a battery that fits the SC700d. A little bit of painter’s tape around the battery will stop the rattle if that’s the only thing you want to get away from.

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Near the end of my SC700d review below, I noted a problem with the Samsung INR21700-48G.  Just be aware of this issue, although it was easily fixed with a blob of solder on the + contact.

 

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/65105

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Terry Oregon wrote:

Near the end of my SC700d review below, I noted a problem with the Samsung INR21700-48G.  Just be aware of this issue, although it was easily fixed with a blob of solder on the + contact.


 


http://budgetlightforum.com/node/65105

Yes, I seen that review and it is great! I read about the battery being a little recessed at the top, making contact from the pogo pins less than satisfactory. I counted the 48G out as I didn’t want to modify the cell in that way to make it function correctly. I was hoping that there was some 5000mAh cells that would work w/o modification as I am looking for the maximum run times.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1

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I wouldn’t worry about the battery rattling side to side, you can fix that several ways. Put some tape around the cell. Or put a piece of paper down into the light, perhaps with instructions on how to run the light..

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koziy wrote:
I can confirm that both the Samsung 30T and 40T do fit — and both rattle side to side. The Efest Purple IMR 21700 3700 mAh 35A does not fit (too fat). I have read on the other forum that the Samsung 50E will fit, although I’m pretty sure that its output specs are close to borderline for the amp draw of the flashlight on the highest brightness setting, so I wonder how the battery will fare as it starts to age. The 40T seems like the best compromise of current and capacity for a battery that fits the SC700d. A little bit of painter’s tape around the battery will stop the rattle if that’s the only thing you want to get away from.

Cool. I suppose I’ll have to settle with the 40T. I wish there was a Sanyo/Panasonic 21700 that was comparable with 4000mAh or greater.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1

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Has anyone tried the LG M50?

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Just ordered the sc700d with a pair of 40T cells. Going to play it safe. If a higher capacity cell is released later down the road and it works with it, I’ll pick one up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1

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As others said, paper down into the flashlight tube and soldering small blob will make the perfect fit. Just be as quick as possible while soldering a blob.

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running the 40t from ZL and the 50e as well… 50e seems to put out a ton of light , as much as the recommended cell. Then again, that 3000 lumens is for short times anyway.

loving the sc700d

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I’m using the 50E too, without problems, except for the rattle.

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Did you have contact issues? Did you have to solder blob that 50E?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1

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Not yet, didn’t solder. I’ll try later shaking like hell to see if there’s any issues.

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