Just wondering if anyone with a bit more experience can help me out choosing 3x18650 batteries from FastTech for my TrustFire TR-1200 Cree Q5 WC 5-Mode 1200-Lumen White 5-LED Flashlight SKU: 57380 from DX. I have a NiteCore Intellicharger i4 v2 which I will be using to charge these batteries and I think I would prefer the protected type of battery since I’m a bit of a noob with 18650’s. Any help would be appreciated.
These are a good option since they are shorter than the typical Panasonic or Sanyo cells , but still are protected and have good capacity. Probably the safest choice for that light. But maybe someone can confirm that the longer cells fit nicely in your light...
The difference between mine was about the thickness of 5 sheets of printer paper. That’s not to say that yours maybe different, but that’s what mine measures. I did notice that HKJ’s review also listed them bigger than what mine measures. They may have figured out at some point, how to make the pcb assembly slightly smaller. :~
This is what I ordered when I bought mine (77 cents cheaper at the time); pretty sure the other listing didn’t exist when I made the purchase.
No idea what the difference is, other than the picture showing 4.35 on whatever meter thing it’s hooked to, but discussions still saying the specs should read 4.25 instead of 4.35.
Edit: Just read through the discussions again, it says the protection circuit is applied by different manufacturers. So there’s probably a small difference in overall length. Both are 4.25v (according to reviews, discussions, etc).