Post by Panic Button on Jun 10, 2019 10:39:31 GMT -8
Within the past couple weeks, the ATN IR light that came with my 4k developed the battery drain problem (bought it last December). My XS2 IR light has had this issue since it was new. ATN is sending me two new lights, might get them this week.
Last January I started using 3.7 volt rechargeables in the 4k light and up until now I haven't had any problems. I can't help but think that using these higher voltage batteries might be the cause of the drain. When checked with no load several days after charging, they are slightly over 4 volts.
The light works fine on all three settings and I only use the lowest power when I use it, which isn't much, maybe five minutes of use each week.
If you are using higher voltage rechargeables, how long have you been using them for, how many minutes a day/week of on time, and have you had any problems?
Since ATN is sending me two new ones and I only use one, I plan to continue using the rechargeables in one and see what happens. If I encounter issues, I might step up and find a better alternative to the ATN stock light, one that's uses rechargeable batteries or can use them.
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Post by Panic Button on Jun 18, 2019 14:56:01 GMT -8
Just received both IR lights from ATN and both came with the thumb screws for attaching. My XS2 came with a thumb screw but the 4k did not, had to use an allen wrench to remove or install. The thumb screw is a lot more convenient for sure.
My plan was to use the 3.7-volt rechargeables in one of the lights and see if the light gets damaged from overvoltage. To my surprise, both new lights glow in the off position with the rechargeable batteries installed. No glowing with just standard 3.0-volt lithium batteries. Guess I won't be using the rechargeables after all.
It's the same for the one that came with the 4k, glows with rechargeables, no glow with lithiums. I hadn't tested with lithiums before today, so now I'm pretty sure the higher voltage has caused some damage.
The light that came with the XS2 is completely dead, not working at all even with a different end cap installed.
I know this thread is a little old but I thought I might reply to help and new scope/IR light owners with this same question about rechargeable batteries in the IR light.
The light provided with the x-sight 4k pro comes with 2 cr123A batteries (3 Volts each) and when connected in series, as they are, they provide 6 volts total. The batteries provided are primary lithium ion batteries (don't recharge these, it's not safe).
I have used a single rechargeable 16650 Lion battery (3.7 V) and the light works just fine at the ranges (short) i use it at. Actually I can't tell the difference between the 2 cr123A and the 16650 on any of lights the 3 power settings.
I have also use two rechargeable RCR123A 3 volt batteries too (to provide 6volts vice 3.7volts). Still can't tell the difference between the types.
yes it's 16650 and not 18650. 18650's won't fit in the light.
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