Just got a new MD60 from Malkoff. Tint is awful. Spill is blue, the spot is a nasty greenish yellow. Ugh.
Using six CR123 cells with the MD60 is no problem. I have the MD60 in my Surefire M6 and I use it with either 6 CR123 cells or two 18650 cells (oddmods battery carrier). both works perfect.I received a confusing reply from Gene when asking about using six CRC123 cells in my M6.
"The Dropin will work fine at those voltages. However, I would be leery of
using that many rechargeables together."
The MD60 is great for a M3T or M6, since the proce dropped from $119 (I guess that was the original price ~6 month ago) to $89, this is a musthave for a M3T and M6 owner.What's been the experience and advice from users of this drop-in? I'm trying to decide if I should get this or wait for the next, brighter, generation ... if it will even be produced at all. Any opinions?
I asked a similar question when I got my MD10. Gene said his concern with using a spring was that with extended use the drop in could overheat.
Im guessing the contact with the body is intended as a heat sink.
I asked because I found that a spring from one of my non-Surefire D26 drop-ins fit the MD10 perfectly, and the light functioned fine.
I suppose one could use foil or similar to improve heat transfer from the drop-in to the body, but Ive never done that and wouldnt know what would be best, so I went back to using the included spacer.
How does the MD60 compare with the MN21? Thanks for helping me decide what to do: wait or pull the $89 trigger.
"I would not use this dropin with 3x LiIon cells in series since the voltage may be too high when the cells are fresh. 3x4.2V=12.6V, the limit at Gene Malkoffs website is specified with 14V..."
That's what I'm confused about: 12.6v is below the 14v max limit. Not much difference @ 12.3, but I charge my CRC's to 4.1v so I wonder if that's safe?
No, nothing mentioned. Id assume its not an issue, as the factory drop in pushes against it too. Its pretty tough stuff.Did he mention the long term effect of the dropin pushing against the shock isolation foam and causing unreliable connection?
No, nothing mentioned. Id assume its not an issue, as the factory drop in pushes against it too. Its pretty tough stuff.
Could be too that no one has used one long enough to have problems, or know if problems would arise.
Again, I dont think it will be an issue....but I guess we cant ever be 100% certain.