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Does this light have a battery draining switch like the lumintop? If not, im in...
Ive read that it has a capacitor under the titanium tail-switch to hold last mode in memory. Whether that drains the battery...idk. I believe I read somewhere in these discussions...check'em out.
Thanks for your reply! For me this is a deal breaker. I dont use a flash light everyday but when I need one and get it out of my pocket, it should work. Thats more important than what the last mode was lol :)
I didn't know that they contained a capacitor for this purpose. Apparently some people think it's a small battery. I suppose ANY flashlight that remembers last mode has this component. I've never had an issue with battery drain; my biggest concern is leaving a battery in the light, for "just in case" moments,& it doesn't work due to it corroding at the pole's contact. If I don't use it for more than a week, I'll take the battery out and make sure I have a spare that's new/charged & ready.
Anyhow, sorry for extra long comment. I guess if the drain seems excessive...I'd consider it bad engineering. *shrug*
I have a fenix e01 with a energizer AAA battery. I have been carrying it with the same battery for about five years now without replacing. It still works like charm, no corrision. Really like that reliability for a small light. Its saved my ass having a couple of outages past years. 👌🏻
HOOOOOLY SH********T! Now I truly understand your apprehension about possible battery drain. And the other astonishment for me is the fact that you've had an Energizer in there that long. I used to do contract work and when I needed Leigh in attics or other dark places... they would always be low or dead when I used Energizer. I now ONLY use Duracell. WOW!!!
Well...if I come across anything, I'll pass it along to you. Idk the details but have you looked at the 18650 &/or mini brass flashlights on www.bestmadeco.com ? If been eyeing these, but have yet to hear from some on who actually owns one/both.
You mean the MMR-X? It looks great, love the brass but not the price :). Im thinking about buying a BLF a6, it's 18650 but you can buy a mod so it smaller and fits a 18350. Its like 20 euro or something. You might be interested :)
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$98 to $164 for brass mini-flashlights!? Nice, but they're destined to gratify richer tastes than mine. Besides which, how often have those two flashlights been reviewed?
I've had mine about a month now and still on the original battery and it's used a good bit. The capacitor apparently doesn't draw hardly any current, with no noticeable battery life loss. I'm buying another with this drop.