Olight SR90 Intimidator (Phlatlight SST-90) Review: BEAMSHOTS, RUNTIMES and more!

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The stand-by drain is pretty minimal on the SR-series lights, so you should be ok. Unfortunately, you need to unscrew the handle quite a few turns to lock out the light. But this is a good idea for long term storage (and to prevent the risk of accidental activation).
 

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I have an SR90 and I'm curious if I should be taking the battery pack off the light when not in use? I've left the battery pack connected for nearly 2 years now. I haven't any issues, but have read that this maybe dangerous. I like to have the light ready to go when I need it. Putting everything together is too McGiver like for me.

Well, if you are leaving it for 2 years at a time...it sounds like off would be OK, and, storing it at ~ 2/3 charge is better for it than at 100% charge btw.

If you need it to be fully charged at a moment's notice, then, sure, you store it at 100%, and eat the hit on longevity of the pack....as you make the sacrifice for instant readiness.
 

jhovan

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Thanks guys. Is it possible to service the battery pack yourself on the SR90? Are there 18650's hidden inside? I've never disassembled the pack. Or, do you need to buy a new pack if this one dies?
 

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Thanks guys. Is it possible to service the battery pack yourself on the SR90? Are there 18650's hidden inside? I've never disassembled the pack. Or, do you need to buy a new pack if this one dies?

There are 18650's in there, and, while I have not opened one, it can probably be done. IF I were to do it, I'd take out the (6?) (2,200 mah?) 18650's and replace them with 3,400 mah 198650's.


I have no idea as to how the indicator at the back of the pack will INTERPRET the amount of charge, etc...but, either way...it WOULD run longer.

:D
 
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