Is 10A enough to run the D4v2?

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Is 10A enough to run the D4v2?

Is 10 amps continuous enough to run a D4v2 flashlight?

I have SST20 4000K 95CRI, Neutral White – XP-L HI V3 3A, 5000K, and SST-20 Deep Red, 660nm LEDs.

Specifically, I am looking at the Panasonic NCR18650BD battery.

By and large, I don’t run max output. Just occasionally for a few seconds (e.g., to show off). It is important that while I’m showing off, I don’t blow my hand off with an exploding battery.

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I’ve heard enough people say don’t use NCR in a high-drain unprotected scenario to just not do it, myself.

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I would say no. Go with 30 amp +.

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> Panasonic NCR18650BD

IF that is a protected battery.. it might trip protection, that is not dangerous, but can be inconvenient

Anduril lights work best with UNProtected cells because

1. Anduril has built in LVProtection, allowing it to use UNProtected cells

2. When you try to show off by using maximum output, an UNProtected cell wont suddently shut off, the way a Protected one does.

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@jon_slider: it is an unprotected cell.

I’ve been using 30Q (15A) cells for a while and haven’t had a problem with them. They seem to be unavailable now.

What kind of cells would you recommend in particular? Got any model numbers that work great?

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SOny VTC6, found here:

https://www.18650batterystore.com/collections/sony-murata-18650-batterie...

They arent cheap but they are every bit as good as 30q, some say better, some say the longevity isnt as good, bu ti think its so close you couldnt tell.

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Artiet59 wrote:
SOny VTC6, found here:

https://www.18650batterystore.com/collections/sony-murata-18650-batterie...

They arent cheap but they are every bit as good as 30q, some say better, some say the longevity isnt as good, bu ti think its so close you couldnt tell.

They are better than 30Q, hit harder with less sag and gold higher voltage longer. Can handle up to 25 amps up to 80 degrees C limit. 30Q is only good for 20 amps to 80 C. Yes, the 30Q lasts a bit longer, but I’ve been using vtc6 for a long time in my FET lights and they’re awesome.

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D4V2 is claimed to hit 15A-18A on turbo, but I don’t own a clamp meter to measure myself.

That’s probably only for a short while, since it’ll be ramping down in 20-25 seconds.

That’s nothing to sneeze at.

Sheer awesomeness in the palm of my hand.

I use VTC-5As in both versions of my D4.

It’s like VTEC, but turbo!

Chris

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Sirstinky wrote:
Artiet59 wrote:
SOny VTC6, found here:

https://www.18650batterystore.com/collections/sony-murata-18650-batterie...

They arent cheap but they are every bit as good as 30q, some say better, some say the longevity isnt as good, bu ti think its so close you couldnt tell.

They are better than 30Q, hit harder with less sag and gold higher voltage longer. Can handle up to 25 amps up to 80 degrees C limit. 30Q is only good for 20 amps to 80 C. Yes, the 30Q lasts a bit longer, but I’ve been using vtc6 for a long time in my FET lights and they’re awesome.


Agreed me too

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Well, based on the recommendations above, I grabbed a dozen Molicel P26A 18650 2600mAh 35A batteries. They looked good. 400 mAh down from the 3000, but they were cheap and available and have plenty of amps.

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The P26A is a direct competitor to the vtc5A.