Finished test with MN02 (0.51A) and Sanyo NCR18650GA (3500mAh).
- 4.12V 0h
- 4.03V 1h
- 3.88V 2h
- 3.77V 3h 8m
- 3.64V 4h 6m
Kind of disappointed.
Did I initially calculate my expected runtime correctly? What I did is took HKJ's test results for 0.5A, which is 3.311Ah, and divide by 0.51A = 6.49h or 6h 29m 31s. Maybe I was going to get 4h 20m on this cell. I'm missing more than two hours of runtime.
Maybe the more I use them, they'll get better?
I love the way the button top NH1832 snuggly fits the LF E2 body and doesn't need help to make contact. I don't mind wrapping it with a little paper, but having to use a magnet with the Sanyo is a little annoying because the MN02 pot is ferrous and sticks to it when I swap cells. I prefer my lamps stayed in the head.
Starting the same test with an MN02 riding a button top NH1832, 3200mAh. HKJ tests of same or similar.
3.68V 2h (probably a bad read)
3.77V 2h 15m
3.70V 2h 47m
Was I wrong to expect 6h of runtime on MN01? Maybe the amps for MN02 on the Popular bulbs current draw
post is off? Maybe something is different about this particular MN02?
I'm going to get some 35E when I have a chance and see how they do.