Would you buy a Manker QuinLan T01 AA battery extension tube?

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Would you buy a Manker QuinLan T01 AA battery extension tube?
Yes, I would definitely buy one!
62% (33 votes)
No, Not interested at the time.
28% (15 votes)
Not sure...
9% (5 votes)
Total votes: 53
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I am trying to gather Manker’s interest in making an AA extension tube for the Manker QuinLan T01, so we can use it with 1 AA for pocketability or with 2 AA to get more runtime out of it, I think this little gem would be perfect if it came with a AA extension tube for extra runtime.

I am going to contact Manker and direct them to this thread with the hope that they will consider making one, in Natural / black HAIII

What do you all think?

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Something like this (Please excuse my poor attempt at photo editing, you get the idea) Oops

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Yes yes yes yes…
Not only would this provide more battery options, but also the light would fit in my palm better

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Yes for me.!

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yes!

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I already sent an email to Manker with a link to this thread and inviting them to join in the conversation, hope to see them here soon… Smile

BTW the emails were sent to the following addresses:
market@mankerlight.com
info@mankerlight.com

Does anyone know the address of the owner of Manker? If you could ask him/her to take a look at this thread I would appreciate it.

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I would be also very interested in a 18650 battery tube for the T01, like a thrower version of the U11. Not sure why Manker hasn’t released such light.

2xAA sounds good too.

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Will, I am pretty sure the T01 is a uni-body design so you can’t take the head off from the body, we can only use 14mm diameter batteries…

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I would buy one and the tube, how is that for motivation!!

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Manker is not good to make extension tubes, we must remember the BLF A6
After you try them, if they work I want one or two

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AlexGT wrote:
Will, I am pretty sure the T01 is a uni-body design so you can’t take the head off from the body, we can only use 14mm diameter batteries…

Oops… totally forgot that part

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Voted before I scrolled to the mock-up image, whoops. Canceled ‘not sure’ and changed to ‘yes’.

2*AA option would make me seriously consider purchasing the light, as it would fill another niche in the ‘collection.

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No. Completely changes the pocketability for my uses.

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I’ve never seen the point of this light, the big head places it in 18650 category, so why not carry an 18650 torch? The Olight S15 plus extension tube is unbeatable in terms of output and efficiency, and is compact.

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Leif wrote:
I’ve never seen the point of this light, the big head places it in 18650 category, so why not carry an 18650 torch? The Olight S15 plus extension tube is unbeatable in terms of output and efficiency, and is compact.

This is a good point….

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Leif wrote:
I’ve never seen the point of this light, the big head places it in 18650 category, so why not carry an 18650 torch? The Olight S15 plus extension tube is unbeatable in terms of output and efficiency, and is compact.

Review of Quark AA2 and Caveman show at least equal efficiency and output, but S15 is more compact.

But they are tail only switch, much less friendly for me. S15 solid bargain.

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bikenber73 wrote:
Leif wrote:
I’ve never seen the point of this light, the big head places it in 18650 category, so why not carry an 18650 torch? The Olight S15 plus extension tube is unbeatable in terms of output and efficiency, and is compact.

This is a good point….


It’s an extremely throwy AA/14500 flashlight with exceptionally high output on both AA or 14500.

The S15 is barely half the output and 1/7 the throw.

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Very good!

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Manker replied, unfortunately it’s not going to work Sad

“Thanks for your great interest on Manker high quality product.

After checked with our engineer,sorry to let you know T01 is not wide voltage drive flashlight, it didn’t support 2AA batteries to drive.

Thanks for your valuable email, we will consider to support wide voltage drive on future new product.

Best regards

Richard”

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T01 is mine.cool

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we have a solution now.

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Does your solution work with existing T01s?

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Ill bet it doesn’t

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Hope is a great one, can’t wait to hear it! Cool

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Ooooooh, this is interesting now with the manufacturer getting in on it…

Maybe T01v2?

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yes yes yes. i want an extension tube

for want of an idea, instead of an extension tube…

maybe Manker can copy the battery compartment of Nitecore EC4SW
instead of series, maybe the batteries can be wired in parallel.
im thinking that there should be enough juice in the combined battery to power the XP-L HIGH for some more minutes

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Boro wrote:
Leif wrote:
I’ve never seen the point of this light, the big head places it in 18650 category, so why not carry an 18650 torch? The Olight S15 plus extension tube is unbeatable in terms of output and efficiency, and is compact.

Review of Quark AA2 and Caveman show at least equal efficiency and output, but S15 is more compact.

But they are tail only switch, much less friendly for me. S15 solid bargain.

i have the Quark QB2A, it was my only thrower until I got the T01. what i like in the QB2A is I get more runtime.
its length however relegates it to the drawer until I need its throw or if i need to brighten my bungalow via ceiling bounce during blackouts. but i need to secure it as it cannot tailstand.

i too have the S15. its hotspot is not as small as the Quark but wide enough to illuminate things around the house at 10 feet. with its extension tube, i use it as our main light during extended blackout.

the problem with extension tube is their length. the S15 even with its strong magnet is still wobbly. there just isnt enough surface area for the base to stand on.

I think we will be better off with 2 batteries side mounted with each other. this preserves flashlight length with twice the width and twice the surface area of the base.

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Without changing driver solution is 3xAA.

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Mankerlight wrote:

we have a solution now.

What was the solution?

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Would be interested if it increased lumen output instead of run time.

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Streamer wrote:
Mankerlight wrote:

we have a solution now.

What was the solution?

 

Still waiting for their solution as well.

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