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Arctic vs CNI PGL-III-C

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Nice job :beer:
 

RA_pierce

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This is a good review so far.

I thought I would mention that the key switch can be bypassed easily.
All you need to do is use a paperclip to stick in the "notch" where the key fits and push it into the "on" position.
I do this on my PGLs. I like the safety features but I don't like to leave the keys in. They make the laser a bit more cumbersome.
 
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DJNY said:
I already had bad experiences with the leck of safety features at the Arctic. The batterie was empty, I changed it and while screwing down the tail cap, suddenly the 900mW came out some centimetres away from my face. Thank got I wore some safety glasses.
Activating the PGL-III-C is laborious, but there is a lot less risk of an accident.
That would not have happened if you used the safety pin on the Arctic. I removed mine when I inserted the battery for the first time, reinserted the pin after the tailcap was back on.

Great review though. :beer:
 

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How is the battery life compared to the Arctic? Is it just me, or does the Arctic eat batteries very fast. Got 4 18650 batteries and my Arctic eats them pretty quickly. Seems the Arctic needs the highest capacity you can get. Been looking on Ebay and seeing some unprotected 3000mAh ones, which I may yet get for my Arctic.
 

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How is the battery life compared to the Arctic? Is it just me, or does the Arctic eat batteries very fast. Got 4 18650 batteries and my Arctic eats them pretty quickly. Seems the Arctic needs the highest capacity you can get. Been looking on Ebay and seeing some unprotected 3000mAh ones, which I may yet get for my Arctic.
Yes, the batterie WL sending with the Arctic sucks, I had to load it 3 times till I have my Arctic. My O-Like 200mW greenie (bought in Nov 2009) still live on his 3rd battery-charge, and I used t a lot.

We should look for one of those batts, both free shipping:

2 UltraFire 18650 3.7V BRC Rechargeable Battery 3600mAh - eBay (item 280540827492 end time Aug-26-10 22:44:40 PDT)

1 x 18650 without tab 2800mAh rechargeable battery GTL - eBay (item 190430638039 end time Sep-11-10 21:43:38 PDT)


I don´t know if the one posted in the first link are protected or unprotected!?
 

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Yes, the batterie WL sending with the Arctic sucks, I had to load it 3 times till I have my Arctic. My O-Like 200mW greenie (bought in Nov 2009) still live on his 3rd battery-charge, and I used t a lot.

We should look for one of those batts, both free shipping:

2 UltraFire 18650 3.7V BRC Rechargeable Battery 3600mAh - eBay (item 280540827492 end time Aug-26-10 22:44:40 PDT)

1 x 18650 without tab 2800mAh rechargeable battery GTL - eBay (item 190430638039 end time Sep-11-10 21:43:38 PDT)


I don´t know if the one posted in the first link are protected or unprotected!?
In the description it says they are:
Features:
  1. Brand New and High quality.
  2. 18650 Protected Rechargeable Li-ion Lithium Battery.
  3. Suitable for laser pointer, flashlight torch and other electronics products.
  4. Safe and environmental friendly.
  5. Over charge and discharge protection.
  6. Rechargeable Times: Up to 500 times.
  7. Size: 66mm x 18mm (Diameter).
  8. Model: 18650.
  9. Capacity: 3600mAh.
  10. Voltage: 3.7V.
But you know how you can't always trust what you read on ebay.
 




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