Greetings Gentlemen,I'm new to the forum.I ordered an SP33v3 from the AliExpress Sofirn Store on 11/13/2019 and it arrived 2 days ago.
I ordered it with the Sofirn 26650 5500mAh battery being that it was a very low cost addition and I own zero 26650 batteries at the time of ordering.The total cost was $32.79.
The box was a bit crushed but the contents were OK when delivered.In the Sofirn box was the SP33v3,1 x 26650 battery,1 x 21700 battery sleeve,1 x lanyard,user guide in 3 languages(English,German,Russian)and a business size thank you card.
Also in the box was a USB A to USB C power cable and 2 O rings that were in the zip lock bag with the lanyard.
The battery was at 3.75 volts and charged to 4.2 volts in an Xtar VC4 @ 1 amp.The volts was confirmed with 2 voltmeters.
A capacity test was performed with cutoff set at 2.7 volts resulting in a 5569mAh reading.After a second charge to 4.2 volts the capacity tested at 5603mAh.
I don't have no way to test lumens but the light in turbo is much brighter than an SF11;the high may also be much brighter.I feel the the light emitted is a bit on the warm side with a dash of yellow/green.
The Sofirn 26650 battery is not a tight fit,there's a bit of wiggle room.An 18650 is loose in the supplied battery holder so it will probably be much better with a fatter and recommended 21700
I have a lot to learn about this flashlight before I place it in my SUV.The size is good for the center console.
Charging the SP33v3 using USB C to USB C is possible but a charger that will allow it my be hard to locate.
I have 6 USB C chargers and 14 USB A chargers.
All of my USB A chargers with all my USB A to USB C cables worked at charging the Sofirn SP33v3 including the USB A to USB C cable that was included in the SP33v3 box.
Only 2 of my USB C chargers worked and they both were the same model/brand of charger.
They are LG branded and were shipped in the box with Google Nexus 5X phones.They are my oldest USB C chargers.Attaching a U2 USB tester showed it charging at 5 volts and 0.9 amps.The LG charger lists an output of 5 volts and 3.0 amps
Inside the SP33v3 was a Sofirn branded 26650 5500mAh battery that was showing yellow button color before the UCB cable was inserted in the USB C port on the SP33v3.
The side power button on the SP33v3 flashes red when it is charging via USB C
You seem to have something fairly uncommon - a pair of non-compliant USB-C chargers.
My guess is LG put the physical USB-C port in place, but made no other changes to allow for power negotiation. Since those phone chargers are low voltage / low current, there wasn’t much of a down-side for them. The upside for you, is you have two USB-C slow chargers that will work on devices that did not properly implement USB-C power.
Received mine today. I like it. It was between this and Convoy m3 for house light. This was cheaper, especially with 11.11 discount. Also while Convoy has a brighter turbo, the high mode isn’t. Turbo is something I barely use outside of occasional wow factor.
I was afraid the tint would be too cold. But I am pleased with it. Here is where Convoys are better though.
The attachment of the rubber insert over the USB port seemed to strain pretty tight when I charged it up. I am afraid of tearing it off. I think I am just not going to use it. Thankfully I do have a battery charger.
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Thanks SKV89 for the measurements. Would you happen to also have the Sofirn SP33 v2.0, and have the same kind of measurements for that model? So have an idea of the differences… Thanks very much in advance!