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BATTERY QUESTION

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Wondering if anybody has used a eneloop 2000mah aa battery in a TrustFire R5-A3?
I am really wondering about the output, if its more output than a non rechargeable or as much output as a 14500?

Thanks for any information.
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According to Don, it does approximately 150 lumens on an Eneloop and 284 on a 14500. 

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/293#comment-3554

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You really can’t get much better than the eneloop 2000mAh cells in the NiMH chemistry. If they don’t perform as good as you want, then go for the 14500s.

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There was a mod posted about how to remove the blinky mode from the driver. This didnt go so well for me and I destroyed the driver. The good news is, I ripped out the XPG and installed an XML. I also modded the driver for direct drive with 14500. The beam is huge with even flood and its hard to believe a light this size does so well. Current draw starts out around 3A @4.20V then quickly tapers off to a descent 2.5A. It appears to be at least twice as bright as the XPG on 14500 that it replaced. Considering the 12 Watts of energy that needs to be dissipated as heat, the thick heavy host takes a long time to heat up.

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scaru wrote:

According to Don, it does approximately 150 lumens on an Eneloop and 284 on a 14500. 

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/293#comment-3554

thanks for finding that post

seems like a 14500 battery may be too much for this light…..
anybody think so?

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eebowler wrote:
You really can’t get much better than the eneloop 2000mAh cells in the NiMH chemistry. If they don’t perform as good as you want, then go for the 14500s.

thanks – I love them

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you could use the lower voltage(3.7V max) rechargeables.

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There was a mod posted about how to remove the blinky mode from the driver. This didnt go so well for me and I destroyed the driver. The good news is, I ripped out the XPG and installed an XML. I also modded the driver for direct drive with 14500. The beam is huge with even flood and its hard to believe a light this size does so well. Current draw starts out around 3A @4.20V then quickly tapers off to a descent 2.5A. It appears to be at least twice as bright as the XPG on 14500 that it replaced. Considering the 12 Watts of energy that needs to be dissipated as heat, the thick heavy host takes a long time to heat up.

I hate the flashing – just a waste to me
but I am not brave enough to take one apart

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Its still a good light with XPG. The thick heavy host makes for a great heat sink so it doesnt get hot to fast.

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The price (`$15 – 18) shipped is too close to other good lights such as Balder SE-1 , Olight I2, trunite T10 and xeno e03.

I have 4 of these myself and are very very good beater lights. Mostly loaded with 14500 but NIMH in a pinch…… Good throwers for the size and bight bright…..

Now if you can afford SC52, sure go for it. But I’m set for now. Its good for the $ and reliable enough.

Now I wait for my raise to get me SC52 or what ever is more more more more……. Dannnn I need to stop coming here and reading bout what I can’t afford. >)

Noob who want some lights!

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