[Review] Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - Testing Output, Regulation & PWM for AA and 14500

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Muto wrote:
Someone said it before but it needs repeating,
This AA Tool 2.0 has the best high def high CRI cool white emitter that I have ever seen.
The detail is just incredible in all the modes. This would be a handy detective/Cop investigative detail operation flashlight, nothing can hide.

Blown away, plus they got rid of the PWM and hid the strobe.
Add on the reversible clip, Alkaline, Ni-MH and 14500 capabilities and this thing is Pure EDC heaven for me at least.

Get the Vipon code and steal one for $9 while you can!
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Keith

what’s a Vipon code? and where do you get it for $9?

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Muto wrote:
Someone said it before but it needs repeating,
This AA Tool 2.0 has the best high def high CRI cool white emitter that I have ever seen.
The detail is just incredible in all the modes. This would be a handy detective/Cop investigative detail operation flashlight, nothing can hide.

Blown away, plus they got rid of the PWM and hid the strobe.
Add on the reversible clip, Alkaline, Ni-MH and 14500 capabilities and this thing is Pure EDC heaven for me at least.

Get the Vipon code and steal one for $9 while you can!
Later

Keith

what’s a Vipon code? and where do you get it for $9?

They are all gone, it was like that for 1 week. vipon.com

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darn, wanted to give the AA a try since I like the AAA.

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Couldn’t resist anymore. Bought one. Great light! Love the tint.

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That is better than the AAA. The AAA’s switch is so rigid, I tend to turn off the light instead of switching modes. Also, the AAA don’t work with 10440, while the AA works with 14500 battery.

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RelakS wrote:
Also, the AAA don’t work with 10440

It does, even though it doesn’t say so on the specs Smile
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I don’t dear to try it.
Also, I heard that after this it won’t work with AAA batteries.

At least, in 2015, the tester doesn’t mention if a 10440 kills the electronics or not Question

Edit: I have found the same test here Big Smile

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Mine runs mainly on 10440, I got 350 lumens with a 219C.
Though if I want I can still pop an Eneloop in there and got some conservative levels

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Does a protected 14500 fit? if so, which one to recommend.

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Anyone happen to find a good deep pocket clip for their AA Tool 2.0 these days?

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BobbyRS wrote:
Anyone happen to find a good deep pocket clip for their AA Tool 2.0 these days?

I did this to mine:

It uses an Olight M1T Raider clip!

However, I am using in another version of the Tool AA flashlight:

Not anymore! It had too many accidental activations Oops

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MascaratumB wrote:
BobbyRS wrote:
Anyone happen to find a good deep pocket clip for their AA Tool 2.0 these days?

I did this to mine:

It uses an Olight M1T Raider clip!

Big Smile

Oh nice! I like that. Do you find it to be pretty secure? Doesn’t turn or come off easily I imagine. Looks like this is it here for $4

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BobbyRS wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
BobbyRS wrote:
Anyone happen to find a good deep pocket clip for their AA Tool 2.0 these days?

I did this to mine:

It uses an Olight M1T Raider clip!

Big Smile

Oh nice! I like that. Do you find it to be pretty secure? Doesn’t turn or come off easily I imagine. Looks like this is it here for $4

I haven’t been using the Tool AA body just the head with the Nitefox ES10K Stainless steel tube, so I can’t provide a good idea of retention and activation so far! Within some weeks, after changing the led and driver, i will use it with that body and then I’ll be able to provide more info Wink

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MascaratumB wrote:

I haven’t been using the Tool AA body just the head with the Nitefox ES10K Stainless steel tube, so I can’t provide a good idea of retention and activation so far! Within some weeks, after changing the led and driver, i will use it with that body and then I’ll be able to provide more info Wink

Thumbs Up Very nice mod!
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1stein wrote:
But I found out Tool 2.0 is not working with purple Efest 14500 650mAh. I suspect it may not be making contact on “+” side. I wonder if it can be overcome somehow (except soldering up something onto the positive end of battery).

I have the same cell in my Tool AA 2.0 and have had no problems with it. It has been in and out at least a dozen times, and recharged 3-4 times.

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None of my flat top purple Efest cells work in my AA Tool, but all my purple button top Efest cells do. All my button top 14500 cells do actually.

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BobbyRS wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:

I haven’t been using the Tool AA body just the head with the Nitefox ES10K Stainless steel tube, so I can’t provide a good idea of retention and activation so far! Within some weeks, after changing the led and driver, i will use it with that body and then I’ll be able to provide more info Wink

Thumbs Up Very nice mod!

So, after using the “Tool AA V2.0” under 2 different versions (1 – Tool AA head with the Nitefox ES10K Stainless steel tube, 2 – Tool AA V2.0 with forward clicky swith), I realized that the best version is really what I shown in the photo above.

I am using the M1T Raider pocket clip and it works perfectly. Good retention, doesn’t get out of the place in the jeans pockets, always easily accessible.
I am using it with the OTR M1 rubber cap and a lighted switch from Convoy, so I can locate it well in the dark.

This is my EDC light right now and it couldn’t be much better! This clip works really well Wink

BTW, the reasons why I abandoned the 2 earlier versions is because the light had too many accidental activations, and almost burned me once (accidental turbo activation Silly )

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MascaratumB wrote:
I am using the M1T Raider pocket clip and it works perfectly. Good retention, doesn’t get out of the place in the jeans pockets, always easily accessible.
I am using it with the OTR M1 rubber cap and a lighted switch from Convoy, so I can locate it well in the dark.

This is my EDC light right now and it couldn’t be much better! This clip works really well Wink

That is a great clip. I’ve already ordered me a few of them to have on hand.

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Muto wrote:
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This AA Tool 2.0 has the best high def high CRI cool white emitter that I have ever seen.
The detail is just incredible in all the modes. This would be a handy detective/Cop investigative detail operation flashlight, nothing can hide.

Blown away, plus they got rid of the PWM and hid the strobe.
Add on the reversible clip, Alkaline, Ni-MH and 14500 capabilities and this thing is Pure EDC heaven for me at least.

Keith

I got my AA 2.0 a few days ago and it left me with the same impression although I don’t have anything similar to compare. It came in a sealed retail box, magnetic tail cap included. Workmanship details are remarkable. The tail button has the logo and it stands just fine. It even has a serial number printed on the head!

When battery voltage drops to some pre-determined level it switches automatically to Medium from High or from Turbo. I changed the battery at this time. I observed no flicker. For me, it wins the best clip design and tension.

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