if your talking about the es#5 crappy, crooked looking label, then thats the ones i made to keep up with all my batteries
just got me a new label maker and have been going crazy with it:laughing:
This gave me a good laugh! Now I want to email HKJ to ask if he's tested any hahoo batteries! LOL
As to the question of amps, the XHP35 needs 12 volts. So, 4 batteries in series would supply that, which would mean a very high amp demand. (assuming it is in series)
With better batteries, the flashlight can run brighter but probably with more heat, not less, because you're driving the LED harder.
The VTC5A are giving me a good 550 lumens more than my VTC6, I'd love to know if this takes throw up to 1500m!
Tested the TN40vn tonight with VTC5A and got 11,230 lumens turn on! Dropping to 10,040 ANSI.
VTC6 managed 10,570 turn on and 9,500 ANSI.
At 3.90v the VCT5A's was managing 10,230 turn on and 9,170 ANSI.
The poor X45vn voltage to lumen performance made me question whether the TN40vn could keep the pace but it gave a solid performance.
As for heat, at 4.10v the TN40vn dropped 1,300 lumens after being on 1.30 minutes past ANSI. So turn on 10,700, after 30 secs 9,900 and 2 mins 8,600. Pretty decent given my DT70 drops 1,500 lumens in 30 secs and the X45vn 3,000!
Does someone know the cumulated runtime of the tn40vn on full output? For sure it depends on the type of batteries, I am planning to use Fenix ARB-L18 3500 mAh. If other (protected) 18650's would give much better performance, don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks!
Thanks for the answer! My concerns are 1) safety 2) performances this is why I prefer protected batteries.
Keep us posted if you have the opportunity to check the runtime!
E.g. if you run the light for 2 minutes on max, and then it cool down, what is then the expected max output? And after repeating this a few times (on the same set of batteries of course)? Because if the max output is only available 2 minutes with fresh batteries (4.2V) and then you need to recharge it is less impressive than if it can still reach (almost) max output with batteries at let's say 3.7 Volts. For sure the output will decrease but by how much? The tn40vn looks great but I prefer to be well informed before I buy it!