- SO Far So good
I ordered this and the charger with two LFP batteries. The first two came charged so used the first and now the second until discharged then will charge as I use the second set. Not too worried about length of time between charges as they are rechargeable. Just hoping they work.
Reviewed by Chris (Posted on 1/20/15)
- Ower of Doc's Auto Clinic
I love the Li-Po! I own at least 6 Surefire products. The other brands just don't compare. Anyone who a Surefire light doesn't ask why they cost more, they know why. You get what you pay for. I was a Snap on tool dealer, there is a difference!
Reviewed by roger sager (Posted on 1/5/15)
- operations manager
I used this battery from the beginning, it's true they do not last as long as a non- rechargeable battery; but it's a great product I would recommend. I also bought the carrying case.I will continue to use and recommend this product.
Reviewed by mass3554 (Posted on 1/3/15)
- Great alternative
I purchased these as an alternative to the disposable CR123s. They last about half as long as the regular ones but since they can be recharged around 500 times the are much more economical/ Note that due to the slightly higher voltage the can only be used in LED versions. the regular bulbs will burn out.
Reviewed by Herb (Posted on 1/3/15)
the rechargeable are great. I have not tested the run time yet.
Reviewed by john hurst (Posted on 12/28/14)
- Not worth the trouble
I bought 12 rechargeable batteries and a charger.
I quickly discovered that the batteries discharge after about 20 minutes of usage.
Don't have time to deal with sending them back.
Do not recommend this product.
Reviewed by Brad Starling (Posted on 12/8/14)
- Long charge time and close to half the run time.
I bought these rechargables to avoid buying a ton of regular 123s. I didn't trust the other rechargeables out there so I went with these. Working at night I use a number of flashlights regularly. I've found these batteries to be of good quality. However the run time of these batteries is close to half of a regular 123s. The charge time is also pretty long taking probably 3-4 hours to charge. I might be saving money but I'll probably start wearing out the threads on the tail-caps changing batteries all the time.
Reviewed by JT (Posted on 12/3/14)
- 123 re-chargeables
Even though the duration is half of what non-rechargeables are, these can be re-charged hundreds of times. Plus, I have a solar charger, it's cost efficient. Thank You.
Reviewed by Ray (Posted on 11/8/14)
- CR-123 Bad
Charged new rechargeable 123's for the first time. The batteries heated up so hot that they burned. Poor customer service from Surefire made this a frustrating ordeal even worse.
Reviewed by Jack Morrel (Posted on 11/5/14)
I purchased two of these batteries with the charger almost two years ago and I am still using them. When I purchased more products that use the same battery it only made sense to order more. I love this product and recommend it to everyone I know.
Reviewed by J.C. Smith (Posted on 10/27/14)
Do not use LFP 123A batteries with incandescent illumination tools. See Restrictions below.
These two LFP 123A lithium-phosphate rechargeable batteries—which retain approximately 50% of their original capacity even after 500 charging cycles—will power SureFire illumination tools that use disposable 123A lithium batteries. The runtime of these LFP 123A lithium-phosphate batteries is about 50% of that provided by disposable 123A lithium batteries; maximum output levels are typically not affected. Use of these rechargeable batteries can result in a cost savings over time, depending on usage habits. Recharge only with AC/DC charger included with SF2R-KIT01, sold separately.
- LFP 123A lithium-phosphate rechargeable batteries provide hundreds of charging cycles
- Use of LFP 123A batteries can result in cost savings over time, compared to disposable 123A lithium batteries
- AC/DC charger sold separately
Warning: As with disposable 123A lithium batteries, do not mix rechargeable LFP 123A lithium-phosphate batteries with other types or brands of batteries, including but not limited to 123A lithium batteries.
Rechargeable LFP 123A batteries are only to be used to power LED illumination products (built to use 123A lithium batteries) and NOT those featuring incandescent lamps. The initial elevated voltage of these rechargeable batteries, immediately after charging, may cause the filament contained within an incandescent lamp to break or “burn out."