Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 flashlight

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Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 flashlight

What is the best 14500 battery for this light? Thanks very much.

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I use olight 14500 750mAh myself. But I would like to try the keep power 1000mAh.

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Vapcell ICR14500. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/64318
The Efest purple 650mah might produce a few more lumens with less run time.
But the Keeppower or Vapcell 1000mah will give you the longest run time with good out put.

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Shockli also has a very nice 14500 available that would work well

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gchart wrote:
Shockli also has a very nice 14500 available that would work well

Shockli, Keeppower, and Vapcell 14500 1000mah in HKJ’s discharge graph, all look like they’re rolling out of the same factory. Their curves are so similar with small differences maybe being changes in production over time. Any of the 3 would be a good choice.
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007, shootin’ em straight!

Some of these are so similar, likely the same cells. Sometimes it just comes down to what you can acquire (and at the right price). Any of these three and you’re GTG

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I use a variety:

Sofirn Black 900mAh
Vapcell Blue 650mAh
Panasonic Red 800mAh
Vapcell Gold 1000mAh (doh! got six of these but they are flat top so only work in 1 torch)
Keeppower Protected 1000mAh

Got Vapcell Blue for high drain in Lumintop Micro

Any of the above good for Tool AA

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moderator007 wrote:
gchart wrote:
Shockli also has a very nice 14500 available that would work well
Shockli, Keeppower, and Vapcell 14500 1000mah in HKJ’s discharge graph, all look like they’re rolling out of the same factory. Their curves are so similar with small differences maybe being changes in production over time. Any of the 3 would be a good choice.

If memory serves, Shockli slightly edged out the 14500 1000mah competition. But as you say, any would be well suited for the task.

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Should they be protected battery?

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nobody wrote:

Should they be protected battery?


Depends on use, but shouldn’t be necessary. Most new lights have LVP built in, and aren’t typically pulling high amps.
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That light has no lvp

So if you leave the light on by accident (forget to lockout) yr bats will drain to 0v

Get a protected bat

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Thanks so much to VK-GX, moderator007, gchart, Sillen and everyone who responded to my question about recommended 14500’s for a Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 light.
I appreciate it very much.
Ted

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Schimtty wrote:
moderator007 wrote:
gchart wrote:
Shockli also has a very nice 14500 available that would work well
Shockli, Keeppower, and Vapcell 14500 1000mah in HKJ’s discharge graph, all look like they’re rolling out of the same factory. Their curves are so similar with small differences maybe being changes in production over time. Any of the 3 would be a good choice.

If memory serves, Shockli slightly edged out the 14500 1000mah competition. But as you say, any would be well suited for the task.


There so close its not even funny. Differences in time of manufactor or slight differences in the anode and cathode material or electrolyte could make for those slight differences. Even a few degrees in internal cell temp can make a change in the numbers but the curve should look close to the same.
The shockli looks like it holds a slightly higher voltage under the load but that could be from slight changes as described above after the Vapcell was tested (they were the first to use this cell).
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tedh35 wrote:
Thanks so much to VK-GX, moderator007, gchart, Sillen and everyone who responded to my question about recommended 14500's for a Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 light. I appreciate it very much. Ted
Yes - thanks. I was wondering this myself. I will get protected though since there doesn’t appear to be LVP.