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Can this handle 14500?

  • cabfrank Tuesday, December 28, 2010 5:03 PM Reply
    with any luck, it will still operate on 14500's, even if it no longer works on AA's.
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  • cabfrank Tuesday, December 28, 2010 5:05 PM Reply
    of course, having said that, it would be really nice if we didn't always have to guess and experiment. i know, wishful thinking, but not really too much to ask for.
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  • wipe2002 Monday, February 7, 2011 8:30 AM Reply
    I agree DX should have better and more accurate specifications. But this time I see no need to blame the seller, because this one is clearly not specified for li-ions. Of course anyone can try to "overclock" it, but what happens then should not be the sellers headache.

    Anyway, I shortly tried how much current it draws from the battery with different input voltages. Current it draw was always almost exactly 2 amps when supply voltage was between 1.4 - 3 volts. I didn't want to burn it so I stopped to 3 V (equals to 6 watts input power). With 70% or more efficiency the driver already overdrives the emitter then. So it always takes more power when battery voltage raises. According this I'd say it is not suitable for li-ions (at least not for a long term use).
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    post edited by wipe2002 on 2/14/2011 at 8:11 AM
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