MN61 lamp in M3T assembly question

lcpltac

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Quick question, will a MN61 (for the M4) fit into a M3T? Thinking of trying one with 3 rechagable 3.7v CR123's, a bit like my 6P running a P90 with 2 x 3.7v CR123's. Anyone tried this or am I better off with a MN60?
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Yes, it will fit. How it will work with those rechargeables, I don't know. Seems like the voltage will be quite a bit below 12V.

The MN60 draws about half the current as the MN61 and may work better in this setup.

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MN61 draws more current (~2.6A to 2.8A) and MN60 draws less (~1.5A to 1.6A). However, you'll shorten the life of MN60 by doing this, because the loaded voltage on 3xRCR123 is higher than 4xCR123. MN61 can handle this much better because it draws a higher current. I'd expect a similar lifespan on MN61 in 4xCR123 or 3xRCR123 but much shorter lifespan on MN60 in 3xRCR123.
 

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As far as the R123´s, the NEW AW protected 123´s might work fine. Also, I´ve heard the MN60 is an underdriven lamp on 4 123´s, so it might be able to handle the higher voltage better than the MN61.
 

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Guys,

HELLO!!! You can't draw this much current from a single stack of R123's! I mean, you can try, but it's a very bad idea, well beyond the maximum recommended draw rate.

The MN60 is a much better choice, but is still close to max draw rate for a single stack or R123's.
 
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