NiteCore confirms that they are getting the review samples ready to ship out. Will likely be a few more days, then typically a week or so getting to me. I should have the revised runtimes ready within a couple of days after that.
I don't know if they've changed the output on Hi - my understanding is that they were only going to fix the lower output. The original shipping EZAA had an acknowledged bug that reduced the output on Lo without increasing the runtime. The new EZAA should match the published specs.Thanks, looking forward to it. Ive been messing around with the EZAA for a bit, just admiring the beam and trying to run the batteries out on high to get an estimate.. It would be nice to hear a more technical answer :laughing:
I measured around 110mA draw from the 1.5 alkaline battery which would correspond pretty well for the amount of light that it is putting out on the first level – around 5-7 lumens guesstimate and should easily meet 20 hours runtime. This does not come close to the original published rating of 15 lumens and falls short of 10 lumens. I have an Incendio that is rated at 7 lumens on low and is just a bit brighter than the EZAA.
Just an update - the revised EZ AA is on its way to me from NiteCore.
FYI, NiteCore informs me that the revised circuit now supports Li-ion. :thumbsup: So you can expect some 14500 runtimes once it gets here.
Just gave my EZAA a quick try with a 14500---only a slight increase in low, and my flat top cell needed a magnet to make + contact.
It doesn't seem like NiteCore has updated the packaging specs or their website yet with any info on Li-ion.What the??! We can use 14500 on EZ AA now??? I thought it's not suppose to?
It doesn't seem like NiteCore has updated the packaging specs or their website yet with any info on Li-ion.
But they tell Li-ion is acceptable now, so I will test it out on my review sample when it gets here. To be on the safe side, you all may want to hold off until I can confirm it runs safely on 14500. Wouldn't want yours to go