Manker T02

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Joined: 09/30/2017 - 17:36
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Location: WNC

I Like it. I’ll buy one.

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Joined: 07/22/2013 - 13:10
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Location: Ohio

I really like the tail cap design! Now if only the UI wasn’t rediculous I’d have ordered already!

 RIP  SPC Joey Riley, KIA 11/24/14. Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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Joined: 12/01/2016 - 00:25
Posts: 50
Location: Michigan

Anyone out there that has one of these? I’ve been on a side by side kick lately and a 2xAA SxS is of interest.

Main things I’m curious of are the build quality, particularly the battery cap mechanism, if the NW version is tolerable and what CCT it is, and how the UI is in practice

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Joined: 10/18/2018 - 11:21
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Bought one on Black Friday, received it 12/27. Nice light with a quality build. Here’s my question….how do you unlock the light. Instructions tell you how to lock it, but not unlock it! And I tried repeating the lock procedure and it didn’t work. Took the batteries out, didn’t work either.

Edit: Turns out it was the lock procedure to unlock it. I tried it several times and it didn’t work. Tried many other combinations to no avail. Kept at it with the lock procedure and it finally worked.

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Joined: 10/25/2012 - 08:48
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Location: Texas Gulf Coast

Build quality is good, but the tailcap threading is very small and easy to cross thread. It takes me a few tries to get the tail screw aligned correctly with the body threads.
My light is flakey. Sometimes it works fine. Sometimes it triggers a low voltage warning when the cells are full. Sometimes it gets confused and stops responding to button presses. Usually, I have to remove the tailcap and reinstall it, to reset the driver.
I did have the same problem with lockout. I think I fixed it by switching from AA batteries to 14500 batteries. Mine works a bit better on 14500 cells. By better, I mean the driver doesn’t get confused as often as it does on AA cells.
I also have a Maker U21 and it has even worse issues that the T02. I’m not buying any more Manker products.