[Review] Olight S2R Baton II

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Olight added some form of protection to the tailcaps of the later model magnetic tailcap charging lights (diode or current limiter?). I had one of the earlier ones (H2R Nova) that that would ignite steel wool and they sent me a new tailcap, now it doesn’t, here’s rookieddys post about the problem http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55298

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jmm244 wrote:
Olight added some form of protection to the tailcaps of the later model magnetic tailcap charging lights (diode or current limiter?). I had one of the earlier ones (H2R Nova) that that would ignite steel wool and they sent me a new tailcap, now it doesn’t, here’s rookieddys post about the problem http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55298

Oh ok.
Still can short the battery though…
Just not as dangerous high current I guess.
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Enderman wrote:
jmm244 wrote:
Olight added some form of protection to the tailcaps of the later model magnetic tailcap charging lights (diode or current limiter?). I had one of the earlier ones (H2R Nova) that that would ignite steel wool and they sent me a new tailcap, now it doesn’t, here’s rookieddys post about the problem http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55298

Oh ok.
Still can short the battery though…
Just not as dangerous high current I guess.

Yeah, a short across the batteries charging contact terminals can pull enough current to ignite steel wool but the you can’t do that across any of the recent Olight tailcap terminals I’ve encountered any more.

You can however read the battery voltage at the tailcap with a typical Digital Multimeter (DMM), but being relatively high input resistance, it really isn’t pulling much current at all. Whatever circuit they’ve added to the newer tailcaps keeps them from supplying enough current make sparks.

A battery that measures 4.016V directly across its terminals (“charging” AND conventional + & -), measures 4.006V across the tailcap contacts when installed in my S1R Baton II, which indicates there is some kind of circuitry in the tailcap…

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Is this really a budget light at $69.99 !? Sad I would like to acquire one , although at a hefty discount .

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Sardonicus1 wrote:
Is this really a budget light at $69.99 !? Sad I would like to acquire one , although at a hefty discount .

Depends on when you buy it I guess. I purchased one for $42.24 just a week ago on sale for the holidays.
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moderator007 wrote:
Sardonicus1 wrote:
Is this really a budget light at $69.99 !? Sad I would like to acquire one , although at a hefty discount .
Depends on when you buy it I guess. I purchased one for $42.24 just a week ago on sale for the holidays.

Wow! ( I’m envious . ) I would consider that to be in the budget pricing category . Why can’t I ever pick one up during a flash sale !? ( I did get a M2R for 20% off though . ) Do you have any idea when their next flash sale is likely to be offered ?

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I do not unfortunately, but if you will sign up for their news letter you get email notifications before each sale.
We still have new years and a few more days until Christmas so I’m thinking they still have a sale or two to go, maybe.

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moderator007 wrote:
I do not unfortunately, but if you will sign up for their news letter you get email notifications before each sale. We still have new years and a few more days until Christmas so I’m thinking they still have a sale or two to go, maybe.

OK , I signed up . Thanks again .

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  Olight S2R Baton II Copper Turbo 1,291 lumens 6703K 0.0007 DUV 66.9 CRI   -28.0 R9 40.7 R12 61 Rf 97 Rg

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