Manker MC13 Ultra-Throw Flashlight - Multi LED Option + Type-C USB Rechargeable 18350 Battery

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Manker MC13 Ultra-Throw Flashlight - Multi LED Option + Type-C USB Rechargeable 18350 Battery

Wow this looks awesome! 18350 thrower! Optic looks similar to the Acebeam E10, which has an excellent nearly spill-less optic. What is more amazing is that Manker finally fixed their UI! My only complaint is I would prefer the usb-c port on the host and not the battery. Also, I wish Manker would release a similar light for 14500 batteries. With the recent release of the ultra high current and capacity Vapcell H10 and Shockli 1000mah recently released, there isn’t any good 14500 light that can make use of their high performance.

http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-mc13-ultra-throw-flashlight-multi-led-...






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Woww. Im loving the new Manker designs. They redesigned alot of their line up this year to more streamline and EDC friendly: E02 II, E14 III and now new MC13.
Hopefully their UI got redesigned for less sucks too Facepalm Big Smile

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Looks pretty cute. Interestingly it uses the same body tube as the E14 III.

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Manker are really going for it, 2 lights in 1 day I like!
I suppose we will see these as Astrolux? they seem to copy each other/be the same.

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G0OSE wrote:

I suppose we will see these as Astrolux? they seem to copy each other/be the same.

I believe Manker and Astrolux had a dispute, and parted ways some years ago.
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Be interesting to see how this light compares to the Acebeam E10 and the new Acebeam L17. All three use same emitter and TIR optic by the look of things.

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Neat light. Glad they didn’t copy e10 with the 26350 size, too fat and stubby imo

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SKV89 wrote:
With the recent release of the ultra high current and capacity Vapcell H10 and Shockli 1000mah recently released, there isn’t any good 14500 light that can make use of their high performance.

Are these batteries even available somewhere? Shockli was supposed to have them at the end of June, but they are still gone. Vapcell has only low current cells available, or high current, low capacity cells.

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great design and cool features.

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How much of an increase in throw could one expect with the tir optic? Instead of a smooth reflector like in an archer m1 or c8+, with the same emitter.

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I’m interested on how this ends up comparing to the Acebeam L17.

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It’s one handsome light and very useful with the 18650 barrel

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Output measured at 2s with Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with Maukka lights. Light parameters measured with Sekonic C-800-U

Manker E02II Turbo 170 lumens 3963K 0.0008 DUV 96.6 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 90.3 R9 79.3 R12 93 Rf 101 Rg Ladda 900
Manker E02II High 81 lumens 3943K 0.0016 DUV 97.5 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.85 92.9 R9 77.7 R12 93 Rf 100 Rg Ladda 900
Manker E02II Low 29 lumens 3957K 0.0021 DUV 97.6 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.88 94.3 R9 76.0 R12 92 Rf 99 Rg Ladda 900
Manker E02II Moonlight 0 lumens 3974K -0.0005 DUV 97.4 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.98 97.1 R9 75.8 R12 91 Rf 99 Rg Ladda 900
Manker MC13 Low 70 lumens 6454K 0.0042 DUV 67.2 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -36.1 R9 36.7 R12 63 Rf 95 Rg included 18650 battery
Manker MC13 Mid 145 lumens 6974K 0.0004 DUV 67.5 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -27.5 R9 38.6 R12 62 Rf 96 Rg included 18650 battery
Manker MC13 High 292 lumens 7066K -0.0006 DUV 67.1 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -25.4 R9 39.7 R12 61 Rf 97 Rg included 18650 battery
Manker MC13 Turbo 630 lumens 8686K -0.0078 DUV 70.4 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -1.0 R9 43.5 R12 62 Rf 98 Rg included 18650 and 18350 battery
Manker E14 III Low 144 lumens 4222K 0.0083 DUV 91.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 67.1 R9 68.4 R12 91 Rf 98 Rg included 18350 battery
Manker E14 III Mid 286 lumens 4234K 0.0079 DUV 91.8 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 66.6 R9 68.6 R12 91 Rf 98 Rg included 18350 battery
Manker E14 III High 627 lumens 4256K 0.0078 DUV 91.6 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 65.6 R9 69.0 R12 91 Rf 98 Rg included 18350 battery
Manker E14 III Turbo 2,069 lumens 4319K 0.0069 DUV 91.0 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 63.0 R9 70.1 R12 91 Rf 99 Rg included 18350 battery
Manker E14 III Turbo 2,328 lumens 4313K 0.0059 DUV 91.3 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 63.9 R9 70.9 R12 91 Rf 99 Rg included 18650 battery


I also have a MC13vn with W2.1 with boosted driver on order and will measure it once I receive it. The MC13 is actually a good bit larger than I thought as I was imagining something slightly bigger than a GT Mini. The optic appears identical to the one used in the Acebeam E10 and L17. Though for some reason the hotspot seems just a tiny bit smaller than in the E10 and hotspot is more uniform. Maybe its just the focus is a bit different between the two. The MC13 measures 630 lumens on turbo while E10 measures 562 lumens. I'm not sure how much of it is due to the MC13 using the CULNM1.tg vs E10 using CSLNM1.tg or whether it is just the driver pushing more output in the MC13. Build quality is very high on both the MC13 and E4 III.

With the E4III, the tint (positive DUV) is unfortunately too green for my taste, which is typical for all the LH351D 4000K 90CRI I've seen. I will see what I can do with some minus green filters and maybe swap in some UCL lens if I can find compatible diameter lens. Also I feel that with 18650, it should be able to output much higher but the potential is limited by high resistance due to springs barely pushing on the battery contacts. I guess it was designed to accommodate long cells with built-in USB-C charge.

The included Manker 18350 and 18650 cells measure 1,180mah and 3,063mah. The 1,180mah is higher than 7 out of 8 of the legendary Aspire 18350 and older batch of Vapcell 18350; both of which rewrapped the older, better batch of YDL cells. The YDL cells in the last two years went down hill a bit and measure under 1,100mah. Not sure if I won the cell lottery or if Manker got a really good or improved YDL cell. The 18650 is probably a Samsung 30Q.

 

I really like the new Manker UI!

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After month and a half of waiting package has been delivered to my doors. Man, this baby is great, just what I was looking for. Pencil pointer with sublte spill. Some people say this flashlight is bad for EDC but for me is more than sufficient Thumbs Up

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I just read in some youtube comments that Manker plans on releasing an MC13 version with W2.2 (CUL.PM1.TG). I’m very curious to see what the performance will be like using the slightly larger LED.

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Really like idea of this light. Are there any other lights similar that also use a throwy TIR optic?

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Pavlo wrote:
I just read in some youtube comments that Manker plans on releasing an MC13 version with W2.2 (CUL.PM1.TG). I’m very curious to see what the performance will be like using the slightly larger LED.

Vinh sells the W2.1 CULPM1.tg version that he calls the MC13vn. I have it. Excellent beam.

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Pavlo wrote:
I just read in some youtube comments that Manker plans on releasing an MC13 version with W2.2 (CUL.PM1.TG). I’m very curious to see what the performance will be like using the slightly larger LED.

Less throw, 2x more out put, larger hot spot, more usable spill, closer to a Neutral Tint and I run it with a FW3 Aduril driver…. running Simon’s CUL.PM1.TG emitters… I like it a bit more this way…

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Thanks for your input.
Interesting that you mention half the throw. The Noctigon K1(650kcd W1 vs 600kcd W2) and KR1 show nearly the same throw for PM1 and NM1.

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Pavlo wrote:
Thanks for your input.
Interesting that you mention half the throw. The Noctigon K1(650kcd W1 vs 600kcd W2) and KR1 show nearly the same throw for PM1 and NM1.

That’s just an assumption on my part, should of said… “less throw”…I don’t waist time measuring throw, my numbers are always less than what others measure.. I put a Boost HL in a BLF GT…. I didn’t measure it… I could be off by Half a Million cd one way or the other..so why bother…

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Pavlo wrote:
Thanks for your input. Interesting that you mention half the throw. The Noctigon K1(650kcd W1 vs 600kcd W2) and KR1 show nearly the same throw for PM1 and NM1.
That’s just an assumption on my part, should of said… “less throw”…I don’t waist time measuring throw, my numbers are always less than what others measure..

Perception matters too. The fact that you prefer the W2 is what matters in the end.

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The throw looks comparable with my eyes though the W2.1 uses a resister mod to increase current. Vinh posted numbers.
https://skylumen.com/collections/v54-lights/products/manker-e14vn-iii-mc...

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SKV89 wrote:
The throw looks comparable with my eyes though the W2.1 uses a resister mod to increase current. Vinh posted numbers. https://skylumen.com/collections/v54-lights/products/manker-e14vn-iii-mc...

160kcd vs 152kcd.
Looking forward to see if Manker releases this with W2 anytime soon.