It's Quad Time!! - Manker E14II XP-G3

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Chicken Drumstick
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It's Quad Time!! - Manker E14II XP-G3

Manker E14II

Declaration & Thanks:
This light was provided by Manker for the purpose of this review

Conclusion Summary:
Just wow, so much light in such a small package. Striking looking too.

Info about my reviews and testing:
I like to keep my reviews fairly informal and not overly technical. There are plenty of talented people with fancy measuring devices to offer more technical detail. What I want to do is give an honest appraisal of owning and using this torch, and what a regular punter will make of it.

What’s in the box?
You get the ligh, pocket clip, lanyard and spare O-rings.

Exterior Design & Ergonomics:
The finish on this light is lovely. The anodising is perfect as is the machining. The cooper head looks great and is lovely and smoothly finished.

The deep carry pocket clip is ideally positioned and works extremely well.

I’ve found you need to use a fairly slim and short 18650 in this light. Button top lights probably won’t allow the tailcap to fully seat. And with anodised threads it offers a lockout, so if you can’t screw it down fully, the light won’t operate.

I have run the E14II successfully on Samsung 25R and 30Q batteries without issue.

This light on Turbo really pulls a lot of amps, in excess of 7.5amps, so you are going to want a good battery to get the most from this light.

The side switch has a nice click and feel about it, although on occasion I have found it a little unresponsive.

Modes are good, 4 main modes + Turbo. The UI is simple, click for Low, click and cycle to High, then it goes back down the order. A long click turns it off. Double click from any mode and you get Turbo.

See the YouTube video for more on the light.

With 4 LEDs, being the XP-G3 in this case, but optional Nichia219c. You get a lovely large hotspot. And a very good floody beam. On Turbo it really pumps out some lumens and will start and heat up. But the output gives it a pretty decent beam distance too.

Edited by: Chicken Drumstick on 05/12/2017 - 07:40