The definitive Malkoff Hound Dog Super thread

etc

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 19, 2004
Messages
5,565
Location
Northern Virginia
very interesting!


A question: Have you measured the ampere consumption?


I'm afraid the amperage is too high for the eneloops.


Does anyone know the maximum discharge amperage recommended for eneloops?

You know you can always run it on Akalines. yeah, 4xAA alkalines in the 3x18650 body of super.
 

doctordun

Enlightened
Joined
Jan 26, 2006
Messages
551
Location
Red Oak, Texas
Ok. I am patiently waiting to be "notified" that the Supers are back in stock so I can order one.
I have a HD 18650 and love it.

Question: I am not a Malkoff super fanboy, but on my way. I have three right now.
How do you mod a Super or a 18650 to work with AA batteries? I read about getting a MD3 body, but how can that work? Are other parts involved? Will this hurt the heads?
 

thermal guy

Flashaholic
CPF Supporter
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
Messages
8,354
Location
ny
A 18650 HD with a MD3 body will run 2AA nothing else needed I think mine ran for like 12-13 days on low. It won’t be very bright but because of the lux it’s very useful.Only real useful on low. On high it would not be anywhere close to full output.
 

6x5

Newly Enlightened
Joined
Sep 1, 2009
Messages
4
alas, I am on the same list. Over the years I've only bought his drop-ins. Bought an M61HOT to use as a weapon light last month and love it. Looking forward to the super.
 

thermal guy

Flashaholic
CPF Supporter
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
Messages
8,354
Location
ny
No? Thats strange. 18350 an 18650 are of course the same voltage.You got a bad 18650?? What 18650’s you using? Might be a length issue
 

Shooter21

Enlightened
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
746
Location
Long Island
No? Thats strange. 18350 an 18650 are of course the same voltage.You got a bad 18650?? What 18650’s you using? Might be a length issue
I' guess it’s a length problem and I can’t fit my 3500 cells so it seems I’ll have to bore out the tube to fit those
 
Last edited:

tuelleric

Enlightened
CPF Supporter
Joined
Jun 6, 2009
Messages
358
Location
Germany
I have to use a magnet spacer with my unprotected 18650 in my MD Wildcat. Maybe you want to give this a try before you bore your tube.
 

tuelleric

Enlightened
CPF Supporter
Joined
Jun 6, 2009
Messages
358
Location
Germany
Haha, I was not aware of this. I will eventually replace the batteries with protected cells to get rid of the magnet :)
 

doctordun

Enlightened
Joined
Jan 26, 2006
Messages
551
Location
Red Oak, Texas
I am pretty much a HDS and Malkoff addict. Expensive hobby, but very fun.
This will make Malkoff number 4, HDS number 7.
Of course I am late to the Malkoff bandwagon.
When will it stop?
 
Last edited:

doctordun

Enlightened
Joined
Jan 26, 2006
Messages
551
Location
Red Oak, Texas
Got it today. Will be out late playing in the dark. Can't wait to compare to my HD 18650, normal reflector.

Have a question about battery recommendations.
I use PROTECTED LG MJ1 3500MAH 10A 18650 BUTTON TOPS in my 3 Malkoff lights that support 18650.
Are there better choices? It's not like I run them to zero. I'm pretty anal about charging after a evening use.
 
Top