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    Default *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Listed on Fenix webpage now. And again, a new Fenix....

    http://fenixlight.com/ProductMore.as...&tid=12&cid=1#







    Some (personal) thoughts:

    - Why not a location beacon in the switch?
    - where is the moonlight-mode?
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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    First thoughts from me. Looks like that cover for the USB would possibly give water intrusion issues. 14 Lumens is a good low, just needs a Moon light option. I do like the Nitecore locator beacon too. Summary, kinda neat, but not too exiting for me personally.

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    looks nice. I would like a shorter version with out the rear switch. It would make for a nice helmet light for night riding.
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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by Str8stroke View Post
    Looks like that cover for the USB would possibly give water intrusion issues. for me
    Looks like this is no issue..


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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    they can seal the back of the connector. we do it on our pipe inspection equipment in case a plug works loose
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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    How many lights has Fenix released this year?
    Mostly reading.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    It looks nice until I saw the length which is 150mm! That makes it similar in length to some 2xAA lights!

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Having repaired hundreds of mobile phones, I consider a micro-USB port on any device a weak point. On a flashlight that will probably see more abuse than the average smartphone, I'm extra wary of this method of charging.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Question, does this recharge any 18650 or does this require a specialty battery like the UC40?

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by oKtosiTe View Post
    Having repaired hundreds of mobile phones, I consider a micro-USB port on any device a weak point. On a flashlight that will probably see more abuse than the average smartphone, I'm extra wary of this method of charging.
    I fully agree. It would be far better if the light had a magnetic chargeing port instead.
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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by kj75 View Post
    And again, a new Fenix....
    ....without a moonlight mode

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    I'm not one to really care about super low modes. 10-15ish lumens is fine for me.

    This looks pretty nice and it's cool you can recharge any 18650.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernStar View Post
    I fully agree. It would be far better if the light had a magnetic chargeing port instead.
    Agreed.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    What's the difference between this and the UC40UE?

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by kj75 View Post
    Looks like this is no issue..

    well, this is a funny picture. someone made a little mistake here

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    What mistake?

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    The image is reversed. Hehe.

    I like it. It's a bit big, but it's fine for a backpack. I like the idea of a magnetic port, but the appeal here is that you can find a place to charge this thing ANYWHERE.

    Main differences with UC40UE seem to be size and a tailcap switch.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by oKtosiTe View Post
    Having repaired hundreds of mobile phones, I consider a micro-USB port on any device a weak point. On a flashlight that will probably see more abuse than the average smartphone, I'm extra wary of this method of charging.
    The mini usb was much better if they had to go USB.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by radiopej View Post
    Main differences with UC40UE seem to be size and a tailcap switch.
    And the addition of a pocket clip.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by kj75 View Post
    Looks like this is no issue..

    That's cute! They wrote IPX-8 on their add so its waterproof!

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by rickypanecatyl View Post
    That's cute! They wrote IPX-8 on their add so its waterproof!
    Out of curiosity, do you ever have anything empirically based to add to conversations?
    "Maybe you should just stick to fire on a stick... it's received excellent reviews here - plus it's a time tested design..."

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Floppy View Post
    The mini usb was much better if they had to go USB.
    While mini-USB has a slight durability advantage, it isn't nearly as ubiquitous. Pretty much every phone is sold with a micro-USB port (except that fruity phone) while mini-USB appears to be in steady decline.
    Last edited by oKtosiTe; 10-16-2014 at 10:37 PM.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernStar View Post
    I fully agree. It would be far better if the light had a magnetic chargeing port instead.
    I disagree it's far better having a universal type of charging rather than a proprietary charging cable that you can lose or damage and have to wait ages to source a replacement.

    I know if I lose this cable I'll have a spare kicking about.
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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Is this pretty much a PD35 with charging built in?
    I don't get my lights wet, but this charging solution is kinda cool

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    Yeah basically
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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by spankone View Post
    I disagree it's far better having a universal type of charging rather than a proprietary charging cable that you can lose or damage and have to wait ages to source a replacement.

    I know if I lose this cable I'll have a spare kicking about.
    If one lose the original cable or charging unit on a light with magnetic charging port, then one can always take out the 18650 battery from the light and charge it in an ordinary charger until one have a replacement,so i don´t see it as a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernStar View Post
    If one lose the original cable or charging unit on a light with magnetic charging port, then one can always take out the 18650 battery from the light and charge it in an ordinary charger until one have a replacement,so i don´t see it as a problem.
    Not when you are traveling, on vacation, or on the job. (or do you carry a 18650 charger everywhere you go?).
    I've had a few instances where started the day w/ a full charge and ran it down before I was back home. Not saying I'll buy one, but definitely nice to have the option for a more generic charge option. And I'd say it is more convenient to be able to put the EDC light in the same pile of charging cell phones and not have to have a 18650 charger.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Yeah, for people who only have one light or so this would a be a great light to charge next to a phone. I kind of wish the cover for the port was like the little sliding cover on some of the new Olight rechargeable lights. This is fine though as long as it's not a flappy cover that doesn't stay closed.

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    Default Re: *new* Fenix UC35: micro-usb rechargeable, max 960 lumens

    Yeah this does seem like a great travel light. Just buy a few generic micro usb cables that plug into wall chargers/car ports/usb ports and you are good to go. Close to 200 lumens for 9 hours is great.

    Don't most of those smaller to large solar power "mats" have usb ports? You could surely charge this light using one of those so it's a great option for camping maybe if you just want a light like this (and of course another backup) but also have one of those solar chargers for other devices. I have one of those external car jumpers (lead acid) that actually has a usb port for charging devices so this light could be charged off that too if necessary. It's a big battery so it probably wouldn't drain it that much if I needed to charge it once and the big battery was completely full.

    Oh, I just saw they made the switch change color for charging. Nice feature.

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    I also prefer the micro USB to any sort of proprietary cable. Yeah, it may not be the most robust solution, but it is so incredibly convenient that it makes up for that in my use. I already have USB cables to charge my other devices around the house, in the car, and at work, and a light that is more convenient gets much more use from me than a light that's more robust.

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