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Old 04-28-2012, 11:18 AM #1
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Default Battery tip for Lazerer Rifle Owners - use 18350s

For those of you that own Lazerer Rifles running on the recommended 2 x 16340s you will no doubt have noticed the batteries are a bit slim for the host and can tend to move around a little - there's probably about 3mm of play. I've occasionally had contact problems using the 16340s (low power/beam dimming and brigthening) which has been cured by a quick unscrew of the tailcap and screwing it back up tightly - which also leads me to think a little extra length could be needed (A statement open to jokes - I know )

To try and combat this I ordered a couple of AW IMR 18350 batteries, and they are a much better fit for the rifle host - almost perfect in fact. The capacity of the AW IMR 18350s is 50mAh lower than the 16340s, but thats the only thing going against them.
(edit: Thats compared to the usual xxxxfire 16340.(as supplied), the AW IMR18350 are rated HIGHER than the AW IMR 16340, 700mAh v 550mAh)

Obviously, it too early to tell if it has cured my contact problems (I expect so), but the 18350 fit the host so much better than the 16340 I don't understand why they aren't the recommended batteries.



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Default Re: Battery tip for Lazerer Rifle Owners - use 18350s

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For those of you that own Lazerer Rifles running on the recommended 2 x 16340s you will no doubt have noticed the batteries are a bit slim for the host and can tend to move around a little - there's probably about 3mm of play. I've occasionally had contact problems using the 16340s (low power/beam dimming and brigthening) which has been cured by a quick unscrew of the tailcap and screwing it back up tightly - which also leads me to think a little extra length could be needed (A statement open to jokes - I know )

To try and combat this I ordered a couple of AW IMR 18350 batteries, and they are a much better fit for the rifle host - almost perfect in fact. The capacity of the AW IMR 18350s is 50mAh lower than the 16340s, but thats the only thing going against them.

Obviously, it too early to tell if it has cured my contact problems (I expect so), but the 18350 fit the host so much better than the 16340 I don't understand why they aren't the recommended batteries.

Interesting, I wonder if this could be true for other hosts like the C6 & SL-SS as well. I see there is some extra room, not sure if it's big enough though.
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Interesting, I wonder if this could be true for other hosts like the C6 & SL-SS as well. I see there is some extra room, not sure if it's big enough though.
Just tested, they fit both those hosts too
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Default Re: Battery tip for Lazerer Rifle Owners - use 18350s

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Interesting, I wonder if this could be true for other hosts like the C6 & SL-SS as well. I see there is some extra room, not sure if it's big enough though.
Just tested, they fit both those hosts too (a very 'snug' fit)


btw, I just used my xtar mp2 16340 charger to charge them. Its not the type with sliding contacts so they were a tight fit in the charger, but they still went in easily enough and both charged to 4.21v
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Default Re: Battery tip for Lazerer Rifle Owners - use 18350s

Nice! That's actually great to hear.

I want to try one myself, I think I'll go order them now Then maybe I will recommend these batteries to my customers rather than the usual 16340s :P
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