Solarforce L2i: Drop in for using 3x AAA

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Solarforce L2i: Drop in for using 3x AAA

Hi fellow babies,

Ok so i once bought a l2i and modded it to 18650 compatible by changing the switch.

 

By doing this however the battery carrier for 3x AAA doesn't fit anymore.

That's why i was thinking of buying another one for use with 3AAA, that way i'll have 2 carriers.

 

What do you guys think about it? Is it even worth running a led light on 3AAA's or should i just leave it as it is.. And invest in something else

 

IfI sould do it then what seems like a favourable drop in to you guys?

Xpg, mce, xml, ...

 

 

Thanks a bunch

Edited by: KDLST on 01/09/2012 - 17:44
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I use L2i 3xAAA with MF XM-L 3-mode and I really enjoy it.

Run time is shorter compared to 18650 and current draw is lower, but for my purposes it's fine, and I don't have to worry about heat (although at 2A the 3xAAA draw the flashlight heats up pretty well, with 3.2A the 18650 draws it would be too much). I need it for only a few minutes every day, so I have to charge it once a week.

And the L2i host is so cheap compared to what it gives you that I think getting another one is in place.

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Zhanglu wrote:

I used 220 lumens ZOOMABLE ZOOM 5W CREE Q5 LED bike light FLASHLIGHT 3x AAA S22,  I really enjoy it.

S22 has three modes, high>Mid>Strobe, you could select any lumens between 1 to 220 lumens. It is powered by 3x AAA batteries, and waterproof design to use freely in a rainy day

I could swear I just got a whiff of paisley ...

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I have 2 L2i's and use 3xAAA in both.  In one i have this drop in, which is a Solarforce 3 mode .8V-4.2V xp-g r5 and it works great, i usually keep 3 eneloops in it.

 

The other L2i has this drop in, which is a 1 mode 3V-18V xp-g r5.

 

both are very bright and i love being able to use AAA instead of 18650 in an emergency situation where i might not have access to 18650's

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Yeah , mod the carrier ! 

 File down the back end till it fits in the tailcap , its not a big job and it only needs to sit in enough to contact the tail spring ...

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1922

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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old4570 wrote:

Yeah , mod the carrier ! 

 File down the back end till it fits in the tailcap , its not a big job and it only needs to sit in enough to contact the tail spring ...

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1922

 

Hm it's no really working for me. It still won't fir and if i force it in the plastic housing of my batteries get scraped off!

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The other option is to stretch the spring carefully ... [ very carefully = in the tailcap ] 

If your scrapping the batteries , your going too deep ...  

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….