Sunwayman V10A (1xAA, XP-G R5, Continuously-Variable) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS+

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Does the V10A officially support 14500? The sales references to this light that I have seen only say...
Sunwayman confirmed my sample supported 14500, and I've been EDCing mine this way ever since, without incident. Don't know why they aren't more specific in the literature. :shrug:
 

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Thanks for the reply. This is great news!

I also found this link, which is in german but if you send it through a translating service (or can read german) you can see that wherever this info came from the V10A is clearly marked to accept voltage up to 4.2 v. :thumbsup:
 

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Here is a pic of my V10A manual. Note the voltage range.

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hi selfbuilt,
if you have calipers, would it be possible to measure the inside diameter of the V10A battery tube.

I have a couple 17500s' with the labels off are 16.20mm wide,
... just wondering if they would fit.

thanks in advance~ :thumbsup:
 
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if you have calipers, would it be possible to measure the inside diameter of the V10A battery tube.
I have a couple 17500s' with the labels off are 16.20mm wide,
No, fraid not - the internal diameter is only 14.6mm on my V10A. Plenty of room for the AW 14500 protecteds (~14.1-14.2mm at max diameter).
 

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No, fraid not - the internal diameter is only 14.6mm on my V10A. Plenty of room for the AW 14500 protecteds (~14.1-14.2mm at max diameter).

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Thanks for taking a look at that
& thanks for your great work.


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Is there a reason that running on 14500 achieves less throw than an M10A on RCR123? I know it may be apples and oranges, but I read somewhere that the V10A and V10R have the same heads and current levels are pretty similar between the M and V series.
 

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Is there a reason that running on 14500 achieves less throw than an M10A on RCR123? I know it may be apples and oranges, but I read somewhere that the V10A and V10R have the same heads and current levels are pretty similar between the M and V series.
They should be pretty comparable, if the lights are driven the equivalent levels on max. But in my case, my M10R was the original batch with a XR-E R2-bin, which will throw further than modern XP-G emitters (even those with a higher output bin).
 

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Great review. After reading this I think I will put this light on my Christmas wish list.
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Just to add to selfbuilt's already amazing review, here's some information "FYI"

The included Lanyard with my V10A T-6(XML) is actually not Paracord of any kind. The inside material is a Nylon braid


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Thanks for your excellent review as always. Selfbuilt! :thumbsup:

I have a V10A(XM-L version) and found that the light with an Eneloop flicker continuously when the battery voltage drop to a certain low level(don't know the voltage).
Also the light with a 14500 li-ion just go out without any warning(indication) like an Eneloop when the cell voltage is about 3.0V.
I think those results are due to the low battery warning function.

Did you see the same result as mine with 14500?
 
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Wow, I just stumbled upon this light and this wonderful selfbuilt review... I think I will need to pull trigger on this one... Outstanding!
 

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so does it make more sense to get this R5 iteration or the new(er) XML version?
The XM-L will be brighter on 1x14500 sources, but max output will likely be little changed on standard batts. Overall efficiency is also similar between the two emitters, except at the higher output levels on XM-L.

Throw will definitely be lower on the XM-L, compare the XP-G, for equivalent output levels.

I have a V10A(XM-L version) and found that the light with an Eneloop flicker continuously when the battery voltage drop to a certain low level(don't know the voltage).
Also the light with a 14500 li-ion just go out without any warning(indication) like an Eneloop when the cell voltage is about 3.0V.
Looking at my runtimes, it does seem like the my XP-G version may have flickered as the battery was nearly exhausted. But this is unlikely to be a low voltage warning - that would have been visible as a series of flashes much earlier in the run (which I do not recall seeing). It is not uncommon for a lot of lights to flicker as the battery is nearly dead - this seems to be a circuit issue as it tries to draw power from a nearly exhausted source.

As for cutting-out on protected 1x14500, that is perfectly normal - most well-regulated lights tend to do that on protected sources. It is only on direct-drive lights where you may have a long drop-off period before reaching the protection cut-off.
 

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The XM-L will be brighter on 1x14500 sources, but max output will likely be little changed on standard batts. Overall efficiency is also similar between the two emitters, except at the higher output levels on XM-L.

Throw will definitely be lower on the XM-L, compare the XP-G, for equivalent output levels.
thanks buddy! :)

I'll probably go for the XML then. Although I will say, my ZebraLight SC51 has a perfect flood/throw combination with its XP-G, but I don't know how deep or shallow the reflector is on this V10A you reviewed, any idea on how the two compare in their reflector depths? I may end up doing the XM-L version of the V10A if it has a deeper reflector so I get the same flood I suppose
 

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A couple questions for anyone:

1. Anyone lose the "tint lottery" and receive an XP-G model with green :sick2: tint?
2. Although selfbuilt confirmed stock body won't fit 17500, has anyone bored you their's for 17500; or even 18500? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the V10R Ti w/ AA adapter could be bored for 18500; if that's possible, I don't see why it wouldn't be for this model also. I've searched here and CPFMP and couldn't find anything though.

Thanks in advance, Tony
 

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My V10R is normal cool white, no green. The Anniversary edition has a perfectly neutral XM-L :D

Both pull 2A from a IMR li-ion on max, so no wonder they are bright :eek:
 

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Re: Sunwayman V10A (1xAA, XP-G R5, Continuously-Variable); can it be bored?

Thanks; good to hear your XP-G isn't green! I've since ordered a V10A XP-G, and hope I can have it bored for 17500 or even 18500.
 

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Don't think 18500 is doable, but a 17500 might work fine. Need to remove the switch etc. and see if you can find a machinist who will do it for you.
 
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Re: Sunwayman V10A (1xAA, XP-G R5, Continuously-Variable); can it be bored?

The machinist is no problem; I was just hoping to hear from someone who has actually had it done.
 
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