Maglite XL100 /w Energizer Lithiums?

chiphead

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Greetings from Sub-Saharan Texas

Is anyone running a Maglite XL100 using Energizer Lithium cells? And if so, was it damaged?

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ebow86

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I don't know how it would damage it. Energizer lithiums put out 1.5 volts just as standard batteries do. I would not use 10440s

Energizer lithiums put out 1.7 to 1.8 volts on average, they put 1.5 volts on the package to avoid confusion for buyers.
 

JNieporte

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I use Energizer Lithiums (the ones advertised as lasting 8X longer) in all of my AA / AAA lights, including the XL50 and XL100. No problems.
 

JohnnyBravo

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I use the Engergizer Ultimate Lithiums in my XL50. No issues whatsoever. Somewhere I read/heard that even though the voltage is around 1.78 unloaded, it drops to a level consistent with alkalines when put under a load; therefore, the initial voltage is a non-issue. And that the lithiums will stay flatter at the loaded voltage longer than an alkaline. Plus it's nice that the lithiums are about 1/3 lighter! Does anyone else concur?
 

Lightdadark

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Yeah, I also run the Ultimate Lithiums in my XL100 because they are lighter. I have not noticed any problems whatsoever. All the modes seem to still work properly.
 

Robin24k

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I've only used EA92's in my XL-series lights for testing because the standby drain becomes costly with lithiums. I imagine that the XL200 will benefit even more from lithiums because it draws about 900mA, but most of the time I use NiMH because it's cheap.
 
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