Review Powerflare RED

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Review Powerflare RED

I try to do a little review of these magnificent Power Flare!

Weight: 212 grams.
Height: 3.5 cm
Diameter: 10.5 cm
Operating temperature: -20 ° C to +57 ° C
Lighting programs: 9
IP Protection: IP68
Range of Visibility: Day: ~ 300m Night: ~ 900m visible in air / water: ~ 15Km
Plastic body super-strong, with a plastic / rubber flexible TPR
Waterproof and buoyant (suitable for skippers and divers)
Magnet for fast attachment of metal
Charging time rechargeable version: about 6-8 hours (it seems to me something more)

Duarata batteries:

Version with CR123 battery ( ~ 1600mAh ) replaceable :

Rotation: 10 h
Fast blinking:13 h
Slow flashing :95 h
Alternating between LEDs : 8 h
SOS flashing: 15 h
All on low mode :10 h
The whole high- powered modes : 5 h
2 LEDs lit : 22 h
4 LEDs lit : 32 h

                   
Version with RCR Li -On battery ( 600mAh ) rechargeable accessory included:
Rotation: 1.5 h
Fast blinking: 4 h
Slow blinking: 50 h
Alternating between LEDs : 1 h
SOS flashing: 2 h
All on low mode : 2 h
The whole high- powered modes : 1 h
2 LEDs lit : 3.5 h
4 LEDs lit : 5 h

wavelengths and intensity of light for the various models :
Red: 655nm / 128 000 mcd
Yellow: 580nm / 80,000 mcd
Blue: 464nm / 38,400 mcd
White: compl. white spectrum / 96,000 mcd
Green: 525nm / 80,000 mcd

Purchased from : [url ] http://www.powerflare.de/ [/ url]
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The dimensions are very respectable, is very small compared to its potential!

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The magnet is very comfortable, returns useful in many situations, it is powerful enough to keep it
fixed in place.

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The power button is designed well, hard enough, you do not activate inadvertently,
Press 1 again to turn
Press 1 again to switch modes in a cyclic manner, from off
Press and hold 3 seconds to turn it off in memory mode, the subsequent pressure we find the program you previously saved.

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Here we begin to see it removed, the screws that hold the two parts of the PF:

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Detail of the screws, they are well made and sturdy enough, note the o-rings on both sides

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Lifting the lid that covers the internal circuit, there is the seal around the diameter of the PF, I think it is sized
well, in my specimen does not enter the water!

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Here’s what it looks like disassembled version with a lithium primary battery CR123 format:

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I have tried if it works the RCR123/16340, it works perfectly, in fact looking at the circuit of the rechargeable version
is equal. CR123:

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Here we have removed the rechargeable version (missing the protective film that I took myself):

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n this photo you can see a detail of the model Rechargeable, those springs essentially serve to activate the external charging through the pins
and the dedicated device, absent on the model with primary battery, the other one more thing on the circuit pack is the presence
the protection diode: DS2 propio next to the screw.

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This accessory is supplied in the version given Rechargeable, the two pins making contact with the screws from holding
recharge the internal battery, it has a magnet inside that clings against the magnet of the PF.
On the PF shows on the polarity and also charging accessory .. is protected against reverse polarity

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The charging accessory is equipped with a status LED, red charging,
green at the end of charge or polarity reversal.
you can charge via USB.

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If you do not add weight to the PF, floats safely!

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considerations:

It ‘ a really well made ​​product ! considering the cost to have it,
their relatively small size , and the usefulness it has, really recommend it !

Find application / use on a number of occasions , visibility at night is really high ..
In my work , sometimes I stand around a bend , I put a couple of meters before, so that the bogies
from the presence of people can understand immediately after …

I see a great replacement / addition to warning triangle for car, in case of nebia , stop in for emergency
and anything can happen …

I ‘m getting comfortable with the Rechargeable version , very handy for charging ,
the package is sold with home and car charger with USB port , rechargeable via PC too.

The version with the primary battery , can also be used with battery RCR123/16340
the advantage of using the primary lies in the fact that the runtime increases almost three times .

in rechargeable version , you could change battery to insert larger capacity

If you want you can easily modding to make it the primary battery from the outside …
just add the springs as you can see in the photo on to connect the PCB to the outer screws ,
and add the diode DS2 on the circuit !

I have no known negative report !

Overall rating : 4.5 / 5 ! Wink

Price : 5/5
Product Quality : 5/5
Runtime Version primary : 5/5
Runtime version Rechargeable: 4/5
Recharge Time rechargeable version : 3/5

Thank you! Wink

Antonino.D

Edited by: sb56637 on 09/02/2017 - 12:38
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Somehow I don’t get what it is good for, except looking odd and presumably emitting some sort of light in some direction.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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I like it! Where do I get one?

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saypat wrote:
I like it! Where do I get one?

Deutcheland!   Wink

http://www.powerflare.de/

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Does it turn on ALL the leds at ONCE or does it rotate, so it looks like a UFO?

edit: Found the answer... quite interesting stuff

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Fritz t. Cat wrote:
Somehow I don’t get what it is good for, except looking odd and presumably emitting some sort of light in some direction.

It ‘also intrinsically a safe!

There is an American version, called PF-200

It is used to alert emergency, remote you notice a glow
strong enough!

I tried to get on with the car, quietly resist!
I recommend the purchase, the cost is well worth the effort! Smile

I use it in the balcony, when it is born, hahha

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Americans can get it here.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/9-in-1-safety-flare-28031.aspx

 

I like their Firehose Logger pants.

The low mode should be lower.

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Thank you photobucket for screwing an interesting review…
Ok, I want to buy one but would have been interested to see the internals before.
Anyone got one ? What do people think of it ?

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I have one, like it a lot. WhenI saw it I had to have it. Searched around. I did not want to pay $50 for one. I paid $20 for mine. 9 modes. Rechargeable. Very nice.

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I have three of them, bought two at “Action”. They are nice, better than a safety triangle. I paid less than €10 a piece, non rechargeable (AA’s If I recall correct). Not the same brand I think as the OP.
They have a magnet to stick them to the car without damaging the paint of the car.

I keep them in the car for about two years. I just wonder about their parasitic drain. I will test them one of these days.

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I think I’ll buy the original one, I like that it works on lithium to be stored in the glovebox without risking leaks…

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