Easy man..just use dual 26650!

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Easy man..just use dual 26650!
I’m getting ready for the arrival of my 2 battery L6 XHP70.2 order in terms of protected and unprotected batteries. I’ve done some research on this topic. Grad So from what I understand…

When using PROTECTED,
- use same brand battery
- always reuse same brand battery
- use for 8 Amps or less flashlight

When using UNPROTECTED,
- always monitor discharge voltages
- use same brand battery
- always reuse same brand battery
- use for 10 Amps or more flashlight

Anything else I need to be aware of?? I don’t want my L6 becoming a roman candle. Halloween is way over.

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Keep them together (a.k.a. Matched) and do not use one cell for another light to use it later on in the L6.
The cells can be used together in another light as long as you use exactly those cells together.

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The batteries need to be 70mm max length to fit. This is important for protected cells as the included circuitry may make them too long.

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Yokiamy wrote:
Keep them together (a.k.a. Matched) and do not use one cell for another light to use it later on in the L6. The cells can be used together in another light as long as you use exactly those cells together.

Spot on, I stick with a matched pair and always charge them together before dropping them in so they are roughly balanced

never mix part charged with full charged or mixed brands & capacities.

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I use the Shockli 5500mAh button-top and I swap which one is at the head with every charge cycle, since my modded L6 gets quite hot up top.

But yes, keep them paired, don’t use them separately for anything else, charge them together too.
I actually have two pairs, for L6 and SP70. I have a separate single for my Z1. I also have a married set of 4 18650s from my MF02.

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anonymous_user wrote:
The batteries need to be 70mm max length to fit. This is important for protected cells as the included circuitry may make them too long.

what for the l6? even my biggest keeppower 6000mah fits no problem.. so unprotected should fit just fine all brands.

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seems like u got the basics covered so u should be good.

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Okay yeah now I’m getting it. Plus I’ll alternate between pro and un/pro when my batteries get here according to said rules. Boy good thing I’m keeping a flashlight log book now. Smile

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mortuus wrote:
what for the l6?

We’re talking about the Convoy L6 right? If my info is wrong and it can accept longer cells then I apologize.
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anonymous_user wrote:
mortuus wrote:
what for the l6?

We’re talking about the Convoy L6 right? If my info is wrong and it can accept longer cells then I apologize.

You’re correct. This is directly from Simon’s listing on AE:
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length of battery can not be more than 70mm . Pls use new version protected keeppower 26650,its length is 69mm
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The catch-22 about matching a pair, I’ve read, is that over time cells will age at different rates, and once they start to drift apart even if originally identical, you can end up matching them when they’re both discharged and still have them charge unevenly and end up measurably different.

I dunno any way around that. Time will tell if it matters much.