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    Default Re: Surefire Maximus, Minimus AA, Minimus Tactical and Minimus Vision!

    Quote Originally Posted by JBA View Post
    So I picked up a Minimus a couple of weeks ago and cannot figure out why my Tenergy rechargeable 123's won't fit. Any ideas on this? They work fine in my Surefire U2 and E1B.
    Are you sure you're inserting the battery with the terminals oriented correctly? Is it too long, or too big around?
    Chris

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    Default Re: Surefire Maximus, Minimus AA, Minimus Tactical and Minimus Vision!

    Quote Originally Posted by cland72 View Post
    Are you sure you're inserting the battery with the terminals oriented correctly? Is it too long, or too big around?
    I'm very sure I'm inserting the batteries with the correct orientation as I have no problems inserting regular Surefire batteries (as well as non-rechargeable 123's).
    Into it. Any other ideas? I'll take some pictures in the next day so.

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    Default Re: Surefire Maximus, Minimus AA, Minimus Tactical and Minimus Vision!

    Just thought I would update the problem I was having. Unfortunately I finally figured it out after I had sold my Minimus and was packing it up to be shipped. So I had a pair of Tenergy 30200 LiFePO4 RCR123A 3.0V that my cousin gave me laying around. I popped one of them in the Minimus and it fit and powered up just fine. I tried one of my old Tenergy 30201 RCR123A 3.0V (3.2V) and it still would not fit. I'm guessing the difference in capacity also made one slightly bigger than the other causing my problem. I'm really regretting not having a chance to play around with the Minimus more and may just pick up another one now that I know what the problem is. Any thoughts on this??

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    Default Re: Surefire Maximus, Minimus AA, Minimus Tactical and Minimus Vision!

    I joined this forum so that I might post this question. I have a maximus and really enjoy it. I use it to navigate my boat duck hunting in flooded timber in Ar. I think I have a problem with my battery. When running my boat it illuminates all of the inside of the boat and helps navigate through the trees. I only get about 20 to maybe 30 mins run time. I think it overheats in that time. Even in the coldest of weather, I'm talking single digits it will run about 15 to 20 minutes and shut off. After a cool down period it will run again but usually not long. I don't think mine will come close to the advertised one hour run time on high. The main problem mine has is it will not hold a charge over a couple days if left off the charger. I use my light nearly daily. To use it I must leave it on the charger at all times. If left off the charger it will be dead in short order. I think I will contact Surefire about this but just wanted to know if all of them are like this. If left off charger does it go dead? I bought this light when they first came on the market. Maybe they needed to work a few kinks out.

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    Default Re: Surefire Maximus, Minimus AA, Minimus Tactical and Minimus Vision!

    Sounds to me like you got a bad battery pack in that light. Try calling Surefire, explain the issue, and they will most likely make it right.

    Welcome to the forum!

    Chris

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