Ok Chidwack-You Win-I Finally Bought A Fenix TK41

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Ok Chidwack-You Win-I Finally Bought A Fenix TK41

Figured I would go ahead and buy one since Chidwack has been telling me how great a light the Fenix TK41 is.  And rikr pretty well talked me in to buying one last nite on the phone.  You guys are breaking me.  LOL!  I paid $94.40 from Shopwiseguys.  Now I got to get me some NIMH AA batteries. 

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Now I got to get me some NIMH AA batteries.

try to get the 3rd (=latest) generation of Eneloop AA's. model number is HR-3UTGB.

( 2nd gen was HR-3UTGA, and 1st gen was HR-3UTG ).

i am performing a break-in now with my brand-new HR-3UTGA GLITTER (they are numbered!!)

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I'll probably go with the Duracells.  Might as well support the company I work for.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duracell-DC1500-Rechargeable-Ni-MH-Batteries-AA-4pack-/300645144894?pt=US_Batteries&hash=item45ffd8d93e

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Duracell with 2450mAh's?? That's even better than the Eneloops!!

( btw, they're the same price. you dont save money by preferring Duracell to Eneloops )

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I just bought 16 of these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220906065962?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

That's cheaper than I can buy them at Walmart. 

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And the Duracells are excellent batteries.  High capacity too. 

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duracell are the best and contain more capacity than Eneloops. self-discharge rate should be higher, though. 1 year later, zilch energy left Wink (juss kiddin)

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I wouldn't buy those Duracells... The high self discharge rate of normal NiMH cells is far greater than Eneloops, therefore in long term usage, the Eneloops are way better.

ILF, if you bought 16 cells, you could do the test. Charge all of them, split in two groups, do the runtime test of first group immediately after charging and leave the second group for one month on the shelf. Then after one month do the runtime test of this second group. This will give you an idea, why Eneloops (and other LSD cells) are so popular and highly regarded (despite lower capacity rating on the box).

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They will serve my purpose. 

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Duracell must pay you well.  How much have you spent of flashlights in the last 6 months?

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i was patiently waiting when you would give in and get a tk41.:)

would like to see it compared against your other throwers like the m3x and 7g5 though it would most likely end up behind those two. still i love my tk41 for the use  of AA's.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

I just bought 16 of these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220906065962?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

That's cheaper than I can buy them at Walmart. 

The picture for those shows two different kinds of cells. Two packages are those 2450 ones and two are Duraloops.

Has anybody done any tests of the 2450 ones?

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TK41 is awesome...Ive been looking at it seriously.

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IMO, the TK41 is way under-rated Cool

I have had mine for about 8 months, and I have only changed out the batteries twice. Sucker runs a LONG time if you don't always have it in Turbo mode.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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Duracell must pay you well.  How much have you spent of flashlights in the last 6 months?

I work for the company that owns Duracell. 

I don't keep track.  But I know it's less than rikr.  LOL!

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trooplewis wrote:

IMO, the TK41 is way under-rated Cool

I have had mine for about 8 months, and I have only changed out the batteries twice. Sucker runs a LONG time if you don't always have it in Turbo mode.

+1

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I like flashlights ...

You can say   Proctor & Gamble ...

also known as P&G.

 My buddy work s for a company that makes stuff for another company ....named  shhh.... don't tell anyone ....P&G...

It's all so super secret ...like spy stuff..

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P&G?

that's why you can afford that many lights!! Cash

maybe i should get a job too. Cash Cash Wink

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Yes I can say P&G. 

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No Ilike, I didn't win, you won.  While not quite as good at throwing as the M3X, it's close enough that you will not notice the difference in actual use.  The extra spill, extra modes, tailstand ability, battery life and lower cost/longer battery life overall of this light will probably move it to the top of your list.  It's just easy to use and even the lowest mode of 10 lumens will really throw a beam a long way.  Build quality and finish are excellent.  I know it doesn't come with a holster but I think the Jog Strap would fit the bill.  LOL

I have some Duracell 2450 batteries and they run longer than my eneloops.  They are good batteries.  I don't think they will recharge as many times as eneloops or stay charged on the shelf but they will work just fine for you.  You did notice that the picture of the Duracell batteries you ordered were not the same didn't you?  Two of them are 2450mAh and two packs are low shelf discharge.  I don't know which ones you are going to get but you will probably want to keep the same batteries in your light and not mix them.  

Anyway, congratulations on your new TK41.  It good to know you finally saw the light. (No pun intended)  When do you get it?

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Yea I see what you mean on the batteries.  Oh well I 'll use the lower shelf discharge in my camera and other devices.  I did bid on 8 more of the 2450mah ones. 

I should get the light by this weekend.

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i was patiently waiting when you would give in and get a tk41.:)

would like to see it compared against your other throwers like the m3x and 7g5 though it would most likely end up behind those two. still i love my tk41 for the use  of AA's.

I'll see what I can do. 

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If you have a Costco near you or know anyone who does and has a membership, have them pick you up a 10 pack of eneloops.  They are $19-$20 for 10 AA 2000mAh batteries.  I have lots of AA NiMh batteries but I'm picking up an extra 10 pack or two of eneloops just to stash away for hard times.  They last a long time.  They won't hold as many mAh as Duracell or Powerex but they recharge 1500 times and they have low shelf discharge rate.  They hold 75% of their charge after 3 years on the shelf.  That pretty darn good in my book and worth having a few around just for that reason.

BTW:  Don't be surprised if your new TK41 becomes your best and most used larger flashlight.  It's a real joy to have on hand.  You got a great price.  Was that price including shipping?

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Yes that was counting shipping. 

And I'll check up on the Eneloops. 

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

How would these be?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-SANYO-AA-1-2V-2700-mAh-NIMH-NI-MH-Rechargeable-JAPAN-Made-Battery-2-packs-/120839050328?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5821335658951933584

I really don't know about those Sanyo batteries.  I haven't heard or seen them.  I would worry about them being fake unless I learned better.

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Chidwack wrote:

They won't hold as many mAh as Duracell or Powerex but they recharge 1500 times and they have low shelf discharge rate.  They hold 75% of their charge after 3 years on the shelf.  That pretty darn good in my book and worth having a few around just for that reason.

Older type loops have 75% after 1 year, not 3. The new ones do that for 5 years; model UTGB
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I don't have any of the older ones.  The ones that recharge for up to 1500 times are some of the newer ones.  Not sure the difference between the B and The A model.

I have been testing different AA NiMh batteries.  One of the biggest surprises I have found are some cheap batteries I bought from Harbor Freight.

I bought some listed at 2200mAh about 5 years ago.  These are the Lime green ones made by Chicago Electric.  I charged them up and they are working just fine.  They are charging up to and sometimes just past 2200mAh.

Harbor Freight has replaced these with a battery called Thunderbolt Magnum.  They sell 2200 and 2300  batteries.  I bought them on sale about a month ago and I have been testing them.   I paid $4.99 for a 4 pack.  To my surprise, these batteries are holding 2200 to sometimes over 2500 mAh.  They are burning just about as long as my Powerex 2700 batteries in my tests.  I don't know how long they will last, how many times they will recharge or how long their shelf life is but at that price they are pretty good.  They normally sell for $9.99 which isn't such a great deal but at $5 on sale it's pretty good.

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Okay, here is the updated list:

HR-3UTG= 1000 cycles, has 85% left after 1 year
HR-3UTGA=1500 cycles, has 75% left after 3 years
HR-3UTGB=1800 cycles, has 70% left after 5 years

 

I was wrong by thinking that the 3UTGA had 75% left after only 1 year.. my mistake!
That must be 3 years.. (so, thats better than originally thought)

Off-Topic.. how would the first generation do after 3 years or even 5 years?

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ChibiM wrote:
A=1500cycles B=1800cycles A=1year. B=5years (2011december)

Where do you buy the B model eneloops?

I'm trying to find some information on them and I can't find any.  Where do I look?

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Smile I'm in Japan! They are localy available, expensive though. Can't help with sources in tha US

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