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    Default Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Hello from Michigan!

    Long time lurker, first time contributor . . .

    I really, really want one of Tiablo's A9 LED flashlights. I'm hoping the dealers get some new stock on these soon.

    I do have one question though . . . while staring at Lighthound's advertisement of the A9, I read the following under the "notes" section;


    NOTES:
    1. When using two new CR123A batteries, use the flashlight at low output stage for three minutes before high output stage
    Why do I need to do this? What happens if I don't?

    Thanks for your input

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    I thought I read that for the A8. On that light, which isn't optimized for those batteries, that woujld be too much voltage and could damage the LED. On the A9, there is no such restriction. I never wait to switch to high. I've heard a couple people say thats one reason they'd rather have the A9 over the A8. No need to wait to go to high.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Gunfighter, what type of batteries will you be using, CR123A's, RCR123's or 18650's?

    If you going to use CR123A's or RCR123's, get the A9. However if you plan on using 18650's, get the A8-Q5 instead.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    I plan to use CR123As . . . so the A9 is what I require

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Quote Originally Posted by gunfighter View Post
    I plan to use CR123As . . . so the A9 is what I require
    Yes. You'll get great runtime with the A9 and CR123A's, ~2.5 hours.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    That's wrong - that's for the A8.

    We have a handful of A9 Naturals coming in ~5 days and 1-2 are still unclaimed. Email me directly to arrange a purchase as there's not enough to put them back for sale on the site.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro View Post
    Yes. You'll get great runtime with the A9 and CR123A's, ~2.5 hours.
    I thought it was around 70 min. regulated and ~1.5 hours of decreasing output?

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    I thought it was around 70 min. regulated and ~1.5 hours of decreasing output?
    Nope! The A9 with CR123A's will get a pretty flat 160 mins of max runtime. Check out the graph.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    It has a very impressive runtime, especially considering its huge output.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    It has a very impressive runtime, especially considering its huge output.
    Yup! I'm going to be using 18650's, so I went with the A8-Q5. ~90 mins of flat max output.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Wow, this is the first light I've came across with a longer runtime running primaries than 18650s.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    It was designed that way. The A8 with the Q5 is the same light but designed for the 18650s.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Haven't seen a8 se on sale anywhere. Where did you get yours from?
    Surefire L4, Lowe's Task Force, Malkoff ssp4 drop-in, Luma Power Incendio, Inova X1 v4, Surefire LX2, 4sevens preon, Tiablo A9, Olight T30, Malkoff 3dmag xpg, Inova x5,malkoff m61 in md2 hi/lo switch.

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    Default Re: Noobie: Question on Tiablo A9

    Quote Originally Posted by Unclemonkey View Post
    Haven't seen a8 se on sale anywhere. Where did you get yours from?
    http://www.batteryjunction.com/specialeditiona8.html

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