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Safe to use 14500 battery?

  • Nuppi Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:52 PM Reply
    Hi all.
    Just got one of these flashlights a week ago.
    With 14500 battery surprisingly bright.
    It worked nicely for a week (total uptime about 50mins, 2 to 7 min on at a time)

    All of the sudden it just died :(

    Could it be the battery is too powerfull and broke the LED?

    I was using sku:26124 TrustFire Protected 14500 3.7V 900mAh Rechargeable battery for with it.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

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  • BenjaminNguyen Saturday, April 30, 2011 8:03 PM Reply
    It is possible; reviewers have noted that it heats up after about 5 minutes of use, and some have complained about their LEDs burning out. You might be able to get an LED off this site that is the same size. Good luck!
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  • Nuppi Sunday, May 1, 2011 5:19 PM Reply
    That is what i suspected.
    Works, but might burn the LED.
    I was kinda hoping for some simple yes or no answer.
    However if the product page says 14500 is compatible, i would think it is safe to use these batteries.

    I found out that the LED is still working, but the wiring is broke.
    Too bad i dont have any soldering equipment or skills to fix it :/

    Anyway thanks for the reply.

    Edit: Is there any other suitable battery for thesekinda flashlights?
    With more power than AA but less than 14500?

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    post edited by Nuppi on 5/1/2011 at 5:34 PM
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