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    Replacing cr123 batteries

    Dug out my streamlight argo hp that i never used because I cant bring myself to pay 20.00 for non rechargables.

    What is a good replacment in the same size range?

    This light will be my first mod, hope to get more runtime out of it in the end with a brighter led.

    I am ordering some 18650 for a replica of "pucked up's" light build. I need a charger as well so I would try to get one that does the 18650 and whatever will fit the cr123 space in one charger.

    Thanks.

    Why are lights so addictive. I thought i had this licked after I bought a nice torch.

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    If you're looking for Li-Ion replacement of CR123, then 16340 is the way to go.

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    Perfect. Thanks. I saw a charger set up for both.

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    RCR123 or RCR123A are rechargable versions of the CR123

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    I am so confused

    16340 not the same size?
    Last edited by machine4321; 10-01-2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    I just converted my surefire g2 over to rechargeable Cr123a's using this kit from all-battery.

    http://www.all-battery.com/4rcr123a3...charger-1.aspx

    4 batteries and a AC/DC charger for $24

    I'm happy with it.

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    Ordered some with a buch if other stuff but I might have screwed up since they are 3.7v. Not sure if the driver will take that. Although I plan on upgrading the led and driver soon.

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    depends on which driver/drop-in you have. I have a DX P60 drop in from a couple of years back that says it is rated up to 18V input.

    The 123 cells I linked to are internally limited to 3.0v according to the nomenclature. I haven't tried charging them on my turnigy yet to see if they charge up hotter than that.

    I see that Batteryspace has 3.7v 123 cells, but only 650mah. Doing the math, the 3.7v cells should actually have less runtime than the higher 900mah capacity of the 3.0v cells I'm using. since you're only running a single LED, you should have plenty of runtime before you get too close to the Vf for the Buck driver to have issues.

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