Malkoff        

View Poll Results: What's your preferred power source?

Voters
56. You may not vote on this poll
  • CR123: Cost of operation? I've got that in my front pocket.

    20 35.71%
  • 16340: Go green!

    27 48.21%
  • 18650: Size matters!

    7 12.50%
  • 2AA: I sometimes stir paint with my flashlight.

    2 3.57%
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 121 to 139 of 139

Thread: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

  1. #121

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    sent you a PM

  2. #122
    peter yetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    North Norfolk UK
    Posts
    4,768

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot View Post
    Coming back around to this thread as I try to switch over to rechargeable cells for my lights. Noticed that the Olight and Fenix 16340 cells are a little tough to come by lately on the big e-commerce site that starts with the letter "A".

    However, they do carry "Rapthor" protected cells that appear to have pretty good reviews. Curious if anyone has specifically used these in their HDS?
    HDS now have their own brand 16340s which I would rather trust than anything on the big A.
    Also Ampsplus are working well for me as it's easier to get hold of them over here.

    If you haven't discovered HKJ's reviews yet, now is the time.....
    https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteri...comparator.php

    P
    "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" He chortled in his joy.

  3. #123
    Modernflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Dirty Dirty South
    Posts
    4,207

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    I strongly recommend purchasing rechargeable batteries from a reputable retailer. Wouldn't fish any out of the big river.
    May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  4. #124

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    Wouldn't fish any out of the big river.
    Got it -- and thanks for the laugh today!

  5. #125
    Modernflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Dirty Dirty South
    Posts
    4,207

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Revisiting this thread, I still use CR123s in my standard sized HDSes, but I've since acquired a clicky 18650 battery tube. I use it with my sw45 for basically everything other than day time edc use at the office. A 3500 mAh 18650 has a seemingly bottomless capacity when compared with either a CR123 or a 16340. I'm a fan. I plan to pick up a rotary version of the 18650 tube for my High Noon when Henry's two weeks have finally expired.
    May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  6. #126
    peter yetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    North Norfolk UK
    Posts
    4,768

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Funny you should mention the tubes, I've just been thinking about them as I tend to replace the 16340 in my everyday HDS daily. A 18650 would make a lot of sense although I'd miss the smallness.
    Trouble is the tube isn't cheap, add in the shipping and i could buy another complete light on the WTS.
    P
    "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" He chortled in his joy.

  7. #127
    RCS1300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Stamford, CT
    Posts
    1,273

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    A 3500 mAh 18650 has a seemingly bottomless capacity when compared with either a CR123 or a 16340. I'm a fan.
    I am a fan also. The run time of an 18650 is great in the winter when it is dark longer. I also like that it increases the length of the HDS light so I can more easily manipulate the light wearing winter gloves.

  8. #128

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    An 18500 would be pretty slick with a sleeve so you could run a single AA as well.
    Would be between the length of an 18650 and 123. Running a Panasonic 2040 mAh 18500... that would be about perfect... and lets add a spacer to also run a single primary 123 as well. This would be my perfect TEOTWAWKI light.

    A Hogo can dream.
    Thor's Hammer Custom Leather
    HDS Systems Henry's Mini-Me
    I play with dead things

  9. #129
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    In the middle of Europe
    Posts
    1,084

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Yes a 18500 Rotary Tube would be perfect I am sure I would buy one or two.
    Still looking for Surefire G2 in Orange.
    If you have one you don't like please PM me.

  10. #130

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    An 18500 would be pretty slick with a sleeve so you could run a single AA as well.
    Would be between the length of an 18650 and 123. Running a Panasonic 2040 mAh 18500... that would be about perfect... and lets add a spacer to also run a single primary 123 as well. This would be my perfect TEOTWAWKI light.

    A Hogo can dream.
    Id be in for one or two as well!!
    Last edited by TheJlew85; 10-09-2019 at 06:39 PM.

  11. #131
    Flashaholic* neutralwhite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    London, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,703

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    So are eneloop pro nimh subject to the same fire safety issues as 16340 etc?
    AT Viking Pro Quadtrix 9080 E21A 6500k, Jetbeam AAA 9080 E21A 5700k,
    Jetbeam AAA Nichia E17A HCRI Red Led.

  12. #132

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    An 18500 would be pretty slick with a sleeve so you could run a single AA as well.
    Would be between the length of an 18650 and 123. Running a Panasonic 2040 mAh 18500... that would be about perfect... and lets add a spacer to also run a single primary 123 as well. This would be my perfect TEOTWAWKI light.

    A Hogo can dream.
    omg! Pretty please... daily conundrum...deal with length and weight of my 18650 rotary but never worry bout power, or love the light weight 16340 but deal with the battery swap daily...(dress slacks shirt tie daily work apparal) i carry an extra 16340 on my keychain.. but...!!! 18500 tube!!! Bring it on!!!

  13. #133

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by neutralwhite View Post
    So are eneloop pro nimh subject to the same fire safety issues as 16340 etc?
    Not a battery expert here by any means, so I'm sure someone else can chime in, but have been using Eneloops for the last 10-12 years with zero hiccups. They are NiMH cells so I think the risk compared to lithium primaries and lithium rechargeable batteries is really, really low.

  14. #134
    Modernflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Dirty Dirty South
    Posts
    4,207

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    Trouble is the tube isn't cheap, add in the shipping and i could buy another complete light on the WTS.
    P
    You've convinced me. I'll just have to buy a complete rotary with the 18650 tube. Think of all the money I'll save!

    Quote Originally Posted by neutralwhite View Post
    So are eneloop pro nimh subject to the same fire safety issues as 16340 etc?
    Nimh cells are very safe. As with any chemically stored energy, there is some theoretical chance of fire, but this chemistry is really laid back and doesn't get excited easily. Think Bob Marley.
    May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  15. #135
    Flashaholic* tech25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Near the Big Apple
    Posts
    971

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Hogo! Not nice! Now Im thinking that I should stock up on 18500 batteries! Do you have any insider info to share?!?

    I love the size of the CR123 tube but the 16340s run out of juice pretty quickly, good thing its getting colder and I have an 18650 tube with a beautiful holster.

  16. #136
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    593

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Love the 18500 "compromise"

  17. #137

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech25 View Post
    Hogo! Not nice! Now Im thinking that I should stock up on 18500 batteries! Do you have any insider info to share?!?

    I love the size of the CR123 tube but the 16340s run out of juice pretty quickly, good thing its getting colder and I have an 18650 tube with a beautiful holster.
    Don't hold your breath... you will die of asphyxiation. As everyone knows, things move VERY slowly at HDS.
    I can say that "I wants it." And so the badgering and pestering of Henry for "my precious" will continue.
    It's more complicated than just making a different size tube as the elf would need to change in order for the light to be able to run off from 1.5 volts for a single AA compatibility which I consider necessary in this form factor. I mean, if the battery fits, then it makes sense for the light to be able to use it.
    For my wee-little hobbit hands, the 123 tube works well, but being a touch longer (18500) shouldn't interfere with my portly love handles when on a belt... though I should drop about 50 pounds before the ticker gives out and I eject my soul... probably stroke out first anyway from stress. I'll be sure to head towards the light.

    I just think this form factor would be perfect for an HDS. As I always say, options are good. Could run an 18500 and wouldn't even need a spacer with a AA... just roll some paper around the battery in an emergency. Have a little battery holder made for a 123 primary to fit...

    HDS is already "large" for a 123 compared to what else it out there, but this is due to the robustness of the light. Still amazes me the more I learn about the engineering behind it and why things are certain ways with the light. I will say besides being "modder hostile" it isn't much more friendly with production.
    Thor's Hammer Custom Leather
    HDS Systems Henry's Mini-Me
    I play with dead things

  18. #138
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    593

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    "If Hogo dreams it, it must come true??"

  19. #139
    Flashaholic* neutralwhite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    London, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,703

    Default Re: Primary vs. Rechargeable. What's in your HDS?

    deleted -
    Last edited by neutralwhite; 10-12-2019 at 12:50 PM.
    AT Viking Pro Quadtrix 9080 E21A 6500k, Jetbeam AAA 9080 E21A 5700k,
    Jetbeam AAA Nichia E17A HCRI Red Led.

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •