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  1. #79
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    I have a headlight I get from Amazon that uses 2x 18650 batteries...
    One can tell the difference between cheap and good batteries quickly...
    The cheap ones hold up for an hour give/take...
    The good ones hold up for 2.5-3 hours...
    However the good ones take longer to charge... grin!

    I like the voltage regulator idea...
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  2. #80
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    Didn't notice any strain on the pump tone. How was the run time or did it not make it to a recharge? They make some higher mah’s in the same style. I'm liking the lighter weight with the 3 cells.

  3. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Didn't notice any strain on the pump tone. How was the run time or did it not make it to a recharge? They make some higher mah’s in the same style. I'm liking the lighter weight with the 3 cells.
    When all 6 batteries were freshly charged it ran for an hour at home. Everything seemed normal.
    I recharged the batteries and stuck it in the truck where it sat for about 10 days before I needed it. When I took it out to check for a leak on a condenser it didn’t act like it’s normal self.

  4. #82
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    Forgot to mention the batteries popped out twice on me. Going to need something to hold them down.

  5. #83
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    I picked up one of these locally yesterday for $30.00 Canadian.
    No point in reinventing the wheel at that price.
    It’s now back to its old self again.
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  6. #84
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    Three 18650 2600 mAh isn't enough runtime. If 6 would only double the runtime I would be disappointed with that too. Looking for a flashlight recommendation for the 18650's

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    How much run time would they provide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Three 18650 2600 mAh isn't enough runtime. If 6 would only double the runtime I would be disappointed with that too. Looking for a flashlight recommendation for the 18650's
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    PHM I mean to start and stop a timer to measure it this go round but got into it without. Felt like maybe 20 mins or less total with some days sitting in between. I'll get a timer going this next cycle.

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