I have an inforce WML tactical light that takes a CR123 battery and I was wondering if anyone knows of a solid Rechargeable Battery Charger system for this battery style. Or do you buy a ton of batteries and stock up?
Thanks and Stay Safe!
Ok, what you should know is that there are 3 kind of rechargable CR123 batteries. They are called RCR of 16340
1. it is the Lithium-Cobalt-ion. these have a voltage of 4.2-3.6V over their use, lesser capacity and their voltage may be too much for your light. They also must have a protection circuit on the bottom for safety reasons
2. there is Lithium-Cobalt-ions too, that have a lower voltage. these are all crap, stay away from any brand.
3. there is the Lithium-Iron-Phosphate batteries (also call LiFePo) that have a range of voltage at 3.2-3.6V which is more compatible with the CR123 batteries. But they are even less capacity.
good examples are the Tenergy and the Surefire sets to get. Shop around, (i.e. batteryJunction), amazon is kinda expensive
At your knowledge level avoid other brands and please do not mix chargers and batteries of different brands
Now a reason NOT to get rechargables. They cut off power abruptly when they are depleted. This is not a good feature for a tactical light.
BTW you can find quality CR123s batteries close to $1 each at batteryjunction and batteryspace
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