Insight XTI Procyon and Rechargeable CR123 Batteries

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by Dsparil, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Dsparil

    Dsparil Active Member

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    anyone ever find or use any rechargeable CR123 batteries that have worked well with the XTI Procyon light from Insight Technology? Buying surefire batteries left and right is getting very expensive.
     


  2. TXTacticalSource

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    Do you know the Voltage requirement for your light?
     
  3. Dsparil

    Dsparil Active Member

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    3 volts. they told me the rechargable batteries are usually 3.7 volts and can zap the LED.
     
  4. TXTacticalSource

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    That is correct. If you have a 3V Driver than yes you can Zap the LED. Now if your Driver is regulated than it can handle 3.7V Batteries. I am going to do some research on your light. I should have a concrete answer for you soon.

    Thank You.
     
  5. Briley9

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    be VERY careful with CR123 3v rated XRE LED lights... some will not handle 3.7v RCR123 (fully charged - some get to 4.1v). I learned the hard way - zapped one of my 3v only Cree Q5's... not only will a 3v only driver get zapped, it may, on rare occasion, catch on fire with the wrong batt.
     
  6. TXTacticalSource

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    Briley9,

    Welcome to the forum! You got the info right on the money though the lights catching on fire are very rare! :mad0079:
    It use to happen to No name brand Flash Lights years ago.... Now 99.9999999% of the company's are using regulated drivers making the flash lights safer and usable :)
    They are still some company's trying to save a penny that do not use nether polarity protection or over/lower voltage protection.... Some just want to do the old follow the chain trick you are stuck with there brand :)

    Take care!
     

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