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  Urgently need advice. Which batteries are best used for a flashlight. It is necessary that it burns as long as possible at maximum power.

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Anyway,trying to lock out the light,I see that while being locked out,it is blinking both,the green switch light plus the coloured leds inside.
Is it normal?

Yes, you can cycle through some different modes if you choose.

In lockout mode click 3 times fast. This will cycle to the next mode. Low, High, Blinking, Off.

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Valera D wrote:

  Urgently need advice. Which batteries are best used for a flashlight. It is necessary that it burns as long as possible at maximum power.


Maximum power makes the most heat so it burns a shorter time. So do you want max power (high drain battery) or do you want max run time on Turbo (high capacity battery)?

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 Максимальное время работы на Turbo 

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 Shockli 18650 3600mAh. Do you think these are normal batteries?

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Valera D wrote:

 Максимальное время работы на Turbo 


Sorry, I can’t read it. Sad
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 Shockli 18650 3600mAh. Do you think these are normal batteries?


Capacity is probably a bit less, maybe 3400mah. Discharge is definitely wrong, no way it’s 25A continuous. Probably 8-10A. Similar to the Panasonic GA I believe. So low drain, high capacity. I would stick to the big brands if possible.

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I need an advice . Which brand to choose? 

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Valera D wrote:

I need an advice . Which brand to choose? 


I don’t know your choices. Where can you buy from? What country are you in?

My choice for this light is a good middle battery like Samsung 30Q (I think button top are good for this model light) . It has good power plus capacity, is high quality, not too expensive and easy to find.

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My blue one came with the off color tailcap. Like TH558’s and some others.

So I fixed it.

I used Greased Lightning to remove anodizing and spent a couple hours buffing with a Dremel. I couldn’t get to the inner part of the cap so I painted it with some flat black.

There, that’s better!

Looks great! It always bugs me if the anodizing doesn’t match on the different pieces.

I don’t know if it would work on Greased Lightning (being a degreaser, I doubt it), but when I strip anodizing with lye (drain cleaner), I coat any areas I don’t want stripped with Vaseline. Works great.

Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to see if Vaseline holds up to it, but I doubt it too. Aluminum shines up so nicely and the anodizing wasn’t up to par on my copy.

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I have both,the MF01 and the MF01S,(in a wonderful silver colour),and I think that the switch of the new light is better.So,I ask if it is possible to change the switch to the new one.
I want to have handy the older light,because it has a strobe mode of 18Hz,as it is modded and it has both more lumens, different UI,plus 18Hz strobe.The latter,because this frequency is the more annoying frequency.

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Is there a way to reset to factory?
The hold button while putting tail cap back on & the 13 click method do not work…

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Why do most choose 30Q batteries? Are there really no better batteries? For example, Vbatty V30 IMR 18650 3000 mA / h, 40A. I'm confused .

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Is Sanyo 3500mAh worse than 30Q  

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I think we need a special space for battery info ( and I’m sure it already exists on the forum) where someone could create a chart of batteries from best to worst, say in rows, and capacity in in columns for different battery types, perhaps there could be separate charts some taking into account max discharge rate or some measure of how well they maintain the amperage as the voltage sag, or could be shown by colors / graphs on the same chart. People could then submit results of their testing or voting and the majority’s info entered into the table? This could be accompanied by a short narrative/ manual as to how to choose the correct discharge rate / other parameters for the different light amperage demands. Perhaps this already exists in several places scattered thru the forum? Otherwise there will continuous be million battery question in every thread ?

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“Best” usually depends on your use case. Do you want ultra-high discharge rate for maximum lumens but for a shorter runtime? Or would you like maximum capacity at the cost of discharge rate (sacrificing lumens for runtime)? Or is a higher voltage sag acceptable if you are cost conscious and want cheaper cells? There is no one “best” battery – it all depends on what you’re looking for.

BLF user HKJ does a wonderful job of testing batteries and helping us keep track of what batteries are good. He maintains a great website with in-depth battery reviews (in addition to other items) which includes a great comparison tool

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Is Sanyo 3500mAh worse than 30Q  


See the answer above. Better or worse depends on what you want. If you want the extra lumens and shorter runtime, pick the 30Q. If you don’t mind giving up some lumens but gaining runtime, pick the Sanyo GA or Samsung 35E.
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Wow, thank you, there is so much info there, you almost wish for less information to make a choice. A wonderful resource !!!

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Valera D wrote:

Why do most choose 30Q batteries? Are there really no better batteries? For example, Vbatty V30 IMR 18650 3000 mA / h, 40A. I’m confused .


30Q is made by a top notch Japanese battery company so quality is high, it’s a great mix of high capacity and high amperage, it’s fairly cheap and it’s fairly easy to find.

Vbatty is a brand I’ve never heard of. HKJ has tested the 30V blus/gold and it’s performance is virtually identical to the 30Q. So it looks like a really good cell. It may even be a 30Q under the Vbatty wrapper.

Now the tricky part, is the cost and availability similar to a 30Q? Unfortunately I can’t seem to find it for sale anywhere.

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Valera D wrote:

Is Sanyo 3500mAh worse than 30Q  


Sanyo is another top notch Japanese cell. The main difference between the 3500mag, we call it the GA, and the 30Q is that the chemical mix inside is optimized for higher capacity (500mah more) and the expense of supplier lesser amperage. There is always a tradeoff among these top brand cells.

For instance, if you want more amperage you can use a Samsung 25R. It’s capacity is only 2500mah, but it can pull more amps.

So you can choose a battery that best suits your needs. For instance, some of my lights are limited in output, like a headlamp, and I need to longest runtimes possible. I may only run it at 500 lumen, but I need it for hours. In this case I’ll go with a high capacity cell like the 3500mah GA.

If I have a high powered light that can do 3000 lumen, I tend to go with a lower capacity, higher amperage battery.

I hope that makes sense.

Oh yeah, there is another person who tests a lot of cells called Mooch. He’s mostly on e-cig websites, but you can search the battery model and “Mooch” and find his results. He’s tested cells HKJ has not (plus a lot of the same ones), so between the two you have a better chance of finding info.

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It looks like all colors is being restock. Could I have coupon code Freeme please?

are you alone in the house?

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Some color can take up to 12 days to ship. Please take note.

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It looks like all colors is being restock. Could I have coupon code Freeme please?
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JasonWW wrote:
Valera D wrote:

Why do most choose 30Q batteries? Are there really no better batteries? For example, Vbatty V30 IMR 18650 3000 mA / h, 40A. I’m confused .


30Q is made by a top notch Japanese battery company so quality is high, it’s a great mix of high capacity and high amperage, it’s fairly cheap and it’s fairly easy to find.

Vbatty is a brand I’ve never heard of. HKJ has tested the 30V blus/gold and it’s performance is virtually identical to the 30Q. So it looks like a really good cell. It may even be a 30Q under the Vbatty wrapper.

Now the tricky part, is the cost and availability similar to a 30Q? Unfortunately I can’t seem to find it for sale anywhere.


Not only are the 30Qs great batteries but they are typically the most reasonably priced from retailers like Illumn.com (my favorite place to get batteries/ lights). Not sure where Cloud is located but I am a big fan of 30Qs for the price, quality, and power. I have some GAs too but they are usually for headlamps or my Nichia lights.
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Valera D wrote:

Is Sanyo 3500mAh worse than 30Q  

they are common and easy to find for most, but they are not best, sony vtc6 have more amps if u want high drain, or lg hg2 also good choice..

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Interested. Can I request for a group buy price coupon?

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Can I get a new coupon code?
My order was just canceled refunded by Banggood, apparently due to customs rejection.

I like Sand color, 5000k.

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I never got to picking up an MF01S but I’m very curious. I do have an emisar D18 with XPL- Hi and would like to know how they compare in terms of the sustainable output. Can some mf01s owner share what sustainable lumen level the mf01s goes to after a)1 time turbo application 2) without turbo application ( starting from on that sustainable lumen level)?
Thanks!

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