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    Default Where have all the 17500's gone?

    Been out of the game for a bit, but wanted to get some new AW 17500's for use in my G3 and M3 lights. Can't find them anywhere. I did buy some protected Ultrafire 17500's, but they are too long to use in my G3.

    So, have 17500's been abandoned?
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    Default Re: Where have all the 17500's gone?

    I don't know about "abandoned" but yes, that is a much less common size these days.
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    Default Re: Where have all the 17500's gone?

    As you know, the nn500 cells were popular when one wanted to replace three CR123 primary cells with rechargeable LiIon cells. To my knowledge, there are very few if any three cell in series lights being produced these days. The current lights are either single cell CR123/16350/18350 lights, or lights that use nn650 cells, with some also being able to use two CR123/nn350 cells in series as well. So as archimedes said, there is little if any demand for 17500 cells, so most distributors have stopped carrying them.
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    Default Re: Where have all the 17500's gone?

    Less capacity, but could consider 14500's with a sleeve, I suppose .... those are still readily available
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    Default Re: Where have all the 17500's gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brigadier View Post
    wanted to get some new AW 17500's for use in my G3 and M3 lights.
    Have someone bore out your M3 for pair of 18500. Readily available cells, better performance, double the capacity and run time also less frequent charging.

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