【Brass prototype update】Wurkkos TS10 "slender waist" 14500 triple LEDs Light with Anduril 2.0+ Single Color Aux LEDs

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jon_slider wrote:

for example, battery life on Bright Aux is less than 5 days, even with LVP.. that is not a useful mode.

It is not useful as an always-on aux for a flashlight on a shelf, no.

However it can be useful for reading a map while preserving night vision (in the case of the red aux). Or creating some ambiance in a dark room.

There will never be unanimous agreement about how bright an aux light should be, due to differing use cases. I think a low that is very low and a high that is quite high… this is a reasonable compromise.

If they made the High aux significantly less bright, so that it can last many months of battery… then essentially you would have two low modes, instead of high and low.

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jon_slider wrote:
thefreeman wrote:
Low AUX mode with anduril … ~70uA max for red,…more than 2 years with a 1000mAh cell and a red AUX LED on low.

zumlin wrote:

I took some measurements of the drain of my TS10 with orange aux before.

Aux off: 5uA

Orange aux on low: 123uA

Orange aux on high: 7.8mA

SammysHP wrote:
Yes, multi color LEDs are safe and single color in Anduril 2 if you use the blinking mode.

Could someone please measure the parasitic drain of TS10 Aux on blinking mode?

just wondering how many days to drain a battery if using blinking Aux..

fwiw, I do have the LVP patch installed, but it still makes me wonder how long a battery will last, even with LVP.

for example, battery life on Bright Aux is less than 5 days, even with LVP.. that is not a useful mode.

Extrapolating parasitic drain is often off by a lot. In my opinion, there is no substitution to measuring long-term drain since the drain level will typically be lower as the battery voltage drops.

For example, I did a long-term drain test for the TS10 and found the ice blue aux to reduce the standard Wurkkos battery from 4.18V to 2.90V in exactly 7 days. The drain is still too high to be practical but it’s a sizeable difference from 4.5 days.

I’m doing long-term drain tests on all my lights with electronic switches (1 month and 2 month tests).

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varbos wrote:
jon_slider wrote:

for example, battery life on Bright Aux is less than 5 days, even with LVP.. that is not a useful mode.

It is not useful as an always-on aux for a flashlight on a shelf, no.

However it can be useful for reading a map while preserving night vision (in the case of the red aux). Or creating some ambiance in a dark room.

There will never be unanimous agreement about how bright an aux light should be, due to differing use cases. I think a low that is very low and a high that is quite high… this is a reasonable compromise.

If they made the High aux significantly less bright, so that it can last many months of battery… then essentially you would have two low modes, instead of high and low.

I’m of the opinion that high aux should last at least 1 month. The TS10 drains from 4.2 down to 3.9 in just one day which is a crazy amount. The D4 levels are perfect for me.

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zumlin wrote:
I don’t think you can measure it with a multimeter like with the low or high mode. When you measure it, the current changes with each blink, there would not be a stable current to read at all. I am not sure how we can measure it accurately.

Ok thanks. Probably lasts twice as long as bright aux. no biggie. I will only use low aux
fogofwar wrote:
> TS10 …ice blue aux … 7 days.

Thanks
Your Blue aux seems to last a couple days longer than red.

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fogofwar wrote:

Extrapolating parasitic drain is often off by a lot. In my opinion, there is no substitution to measuring long-term drain since the drain level will typically be lower as the battery voltage drops.

For example, I did a long-term drain test for the TS10 and found the ice blue aux to reduce the standard Wurkkos battery from 4.18V to 2.90V in exactly 7 days. The drain is still too high to be practical but it’s a sizeable difference from 4.5 days.

I’m doing long-term drain tests on all my lights with electronic switches (1 month and 2 month tests).

I disagree, with two measurements at 4.2V and 2.8V like I’ve done you get a good enough estimation of how long it’ll last.

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Here I took some measurements with a different light. As you can see, the average power consumption of blinking shouldn’t be much more than constant low.

https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1867307#comment-1867307

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