could anyone recomend any decent cr123 3.7v and 18650 batterys
ive used the ones on the bay....the cr123 ones ive had charged a few times then pack in.
dont no weather its the the batterys or the chargers
charger may be cooking them.?
the 18650 batterys have been ok, but prefer the cr123 type (seem to be brighter than the 18650)
I also use the ones from the bay which came from hong kong they are 1300 mah and come with charger and i have had no problems at all, maybe you may have a bad charger and it cooking the batts like you say.
I recommend AW brand lithiums. They are good quality and held in high esteem in the flashlight community.
Can be bought here... http://www.flashaholics.co.uk/batter...batteries.html
Their mAh ratings are also nearer the truth unlike cheaper versions.
Depending on the torch, the 2 x may appear brighter but they wont have the same run time as the 18650.
If your torch can run both then great but the 18650 carries more fuel so will give you more burn time in the field.
Having said that, carrying spares is hardly a chore so really up to you.
I agree completely with Steve re recommending AW's.
I would also add to get the protected version.
This has a small circuit built in that protects the torch from being over charged and possibly blowing the emitter and protects the cells from over-discharge which will fubar the battery
I would also make yourself aware of the rules when it comes to rechargable cells as this could avoid expensive mistakes and prevent ignition or explosion as some rechargable cells can suffer from this - usually down to pilot error though. AW's website has a useful link to info re this matter
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i use the uniquefire 2500mah in my o light M21....they've been sound for over a year.
The website you posted up , sorry to be stuipid but is that where you get the battery's from?? I might try some new one's on the Ledray 700 and the BSA ND3 laser light i just got, I guess we can have a chat next Friday mate .
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AW now do a 2900 mAh 18650.
I can be pretty certain they will have more capacity than a 'whatever fire' rated at 3000 mAh.
Cheaper lithiums can be OK as Chris and Rog say but in my experience can fail quickly or be duff from new.
You really need to have a multi meter handy when using Lithium's.
Just not worth mistreating these batteries, especially the lower priced ones.
I have just thought, what torch do you have? LED or incan?
May have a bearing on the battery chemistry you need to use?
thanks for the advice lads,
the torch's i'm using arn't cheap.tiablo and a jetbeam m1x so don't want to damage them
With the M1X you are best off running it on a pair of 18650's for flat regulation and top brightness of about 1 hour 35 minutes to 50% brightness.
If your Tiablo is the A9 then a pair of RCR123A or CR123A will give the brightest light with flat regulation but with poorer runtimes of 55 minutes and 1 hour 50 minutes to 50% respectively.
A single 18650 which will give slightly dimmer and slowly reducing light out to about 2 hours 50 minutes to 50% brightness.
Thanks for the info steve, i will stick to the 18650's in the jetbeam
yes it is A9...will order some rcr123's for it