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    14500? Are the rechargeable guys invading the refuge of primary cells now ?
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    Battery pak received

    I already love it. It's amazing how the Haiku with this pak becomes a whole different light. Different in size but also balance and handling.

    Don, not sure if I missed this, but will 2xNi-MH work well with the first generation Sundrop LE (single level) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tino_ale View Post
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    Don, not sure if I missed this, but will 2xNi-MH work well with the first generation Sundrop LE (single level) ?
    I believe it will be fine but no personal experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tino_ale View Post
    ...will 2xNi-MH work well with the first generation Sundrop LE (single level) ?
    I've tested it briefly, and it seems to work fine.



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    Email sent .

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    Hi Don...I want one. You got me on file and I'll send the proper email. I think this will make a really nice mule option. Glad to see you appreciate the consumer with big hands too who likes to get a grip on his light. Endless possibilites. Another CPF member wanted my ti 1x McClicky pak and he is a little short of funds to buy a new one from you now so I'll sacrafice mine and pick up one of these to play with for a while. Thanks for your continued ongoing efforts to keep us all happy with our vast array of brain storms! You're the man!
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    e-mail sent
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    Don, any idea of runtimes w 2 x L91's on the Haiku in comparison w 1 x 123?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    Don, any idea of runtimes w 2 x L91's on the Haiku in comparison w 1 x 123?
    Totally clueless and ignorant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    Totally clueless and ignorant!
    No problem, I was just wondering. These packs would also run great on a Malkoff VME head with a M30 installed. Lots of options really, no lego set should be without one. This pack is on my short list, near the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    Don, any idea of runtimes w 2 x L91's on the Haiku in comparison w 1 x 123?
    XP-G ran 1.5 hrs on a pair of Eneloops, with 15 more minutes on medium. I haven't tried primary cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeman View Post
    XP-G ran 1.5 hrs on a pair of Eneloops, with 15 more minutes on medium. I haven't tried primary cells.
    So it ran 1:45 on medium?
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    Whoops - 1.5 hrs on high, then 15 min more on medium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeman View Post
    Whoops - 1.5 hrs on high, then 15 min more on medium.
    Thanks Codey, I'm easily confused.

    Thats a damn good runtime on two rechargable AA's, would you say the output was reduced from 1 x 123?
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    There isn't any appreciable difference, though I suspect a light meter might show some.
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    Default Re: Ti 2xAA McClickie Pak wave

    Since Eneloops don't have low-voltage cutoff circuits, when the batteries can't sustain the necessary wattage, does the light shut off, drop down a level, or drop out of regulation without changing levels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeman View Post
    Whoops - 1.5 hrs on high, then 15 min more on medium.
    You ran your Haiku XP-G on high for 1.5 hours with the 2xAA tail pack I was just curious about how it handled the heat did you run it constant or at timed intervals and let it cool down. How long do you think it would run on low with that set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Since Eneloops don't have low-voltage cutoff circuits, when the batteries can't sustain the necessary wattage, does the light shut off, drop down a level, or drop out of regulation without changing levels?
    It simply drops a level. Once on low, at some point the converter becomes unable to change levels (until new cells are put) and eventually it flashes on/off for a while before completely shutting down.

    Quote Originally Posted by Per-Sev View Post
    You ran your Haiku XP-G on high for 1.5 hours with the 2xAA tail pack I was just curious about how it handled the heat did you run it constant or at timed intervals and let it cool down. How long do you think it would run on low with that set up.
    I wouldn't run it on high continuously very often, like I did with my test, but it handled the heat pretty well. The head certainly never got too hot to hold. I didn't take the time to find out how long it will run on low, but my guess would be 24-48 hours.
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    I wouldn't run it on high continuously very often, like I did with my test, but it handled the heat pretty well. The head certainly never got too hot to hold. I didn't take the time to find out how long it will run on low, but my guess would be 24-48 hours.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks its nice to know what my new light can handle your time spent testing lights is greatly appreciated. Per-Sev

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    Default Re: Ti 2xAA McClickie Pak wave

    GAH!!!!!!!


    Must resist!!!!!!




    Well, this would make the light too long for EDC anyway...




    But Brian, you can run the 123 pack with primaries when you go out and switch to the 2xAA + Eneloops at home. Look at it! It's a great looking piece! You can save money by spending it!




    Well, you have done fine without it for this long.




    So why do you keep opening this thread?



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    I have only had my 2xAA Haiku for a few days but it is my EDC and I find the handling quality's to be very good and as long as your pockets are not to shallow it carries just fine. I would not consider carrying anything else you just seem to know when you find that special something and as much as I like buying things this will be my EDC for many years.

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    Per-Sev, I just love your Avatar man, it rocks!
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    Default Re: Ti 2xAA McClickie Pak wave

    Can someone please measure the OAL of the pack + Haiku head?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    would you say the output was reduced from 1 x 123?
    According to my bench supply testing the LE remains in regulation down to about 2V, so the difference in light output should be minimal, if any.

    At 2V you see a very obvious drop of output, which is a very good think to protect your Ni-MH rechargeable from overdischarge. Once you've noticed it has fainted it is time to swap batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHonu View Post
    Can someone please measure the OAL of the pack + Haiku head?

    Thanks!
    Don lists the Pack length in the OP, then just measure your Haiku head.

    Either way, its a tall cup o tea that I can't wait to buy!!
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    It's going to be roughly the same length as a MagLED 2xAA. It has to be, because of the batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHonu View Post
    Can someone please measure the OAL of the pack + Haiku head?

    Thanks!
    Mine is 6 5/16'' overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    Don lists the Pack length in the OP, then just measure your Haiku head.

    Either way, its a tall cup o tea that I can't wait to buy!!
    Ooops! Missed that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Per-Sev View Post
    Mine is 6 5/16'' overall.
    Thanks!
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    My Haiku XP-G/2xAA is 6˝".
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    Default Re: Ti 2xAA McClickie Pak wave

    Interesting, my XP-G 2xAA is 6 5/16".

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