- CR-123 Reveiw
The batteries broke within a week, some even started to leak acid. Rather poor construction, if I may say so myself.
Reviewed by Jake (Posted on 9/26/14)
- ordered spare batteries but did not receive
as well as a spare set of batteries i also ordered a battery charger. i haven't opened or used this charger or the included batteries that came with the charger because i ordered an additional pair of batteries which i did not receive with my order. i want the box & item to be in the same shape i received it in. i called customer service 1 week ago from today(Friday, August 31, 2014) & the young woman wanted to know the condition of the box. i told her, "accordion-shaped with a large gash in one end of it." she wanted to know the order number & other contact details & said she'd get back to me. still no word from anyone from surefire regarding my missing batteries. they just want a customer review. not impressed thus far with customer service. i will update--Jonathan
Reviewed by jonathan south (Posted on 8/31/14)
Last longer than regular battery and recharge super fast
Reviewed by Scott Dunn (Posted on 6/4/14)
- Batteries CR123
I bought 4 a while back . Three work as they are supposed to. One is just bad won't charge. Been out of country for long time so not sure if I'll send it back . Don't like to find out these things when your in the out back country area. Still better than the opposition.
Reviewed by Ben0jamin (Posted on 4/16/14)
- Good LFP
The battery works fine with my Vision HL, and U2, I paired it with a Xtra SP1 charger and works great as a combo.
No issue, highly recommended.
Reviewed by dwong (Posted on 3/6/14)
- CR123 Batteries too expensive!
The rechargeable batteries are great. When they get a full charge they last along time. It has saved me a lot of money so I'm not going out and buying the CR123 batteries.
The break through!
One night I'm getting my gear ready for a low light tactical pistol class. I'm checking my gear and notice my Surefire pistol light was dead. It's 1:00am. The only place open was WallMart I go into Wall Mart to easily pick up a pair iPod CR123 batteries. I go back to where the have all the batteries and NO CR123 batteries. I. Pissed so I start walking to the front of the store and notice a kiosk of batteries. I start looking and find one pack of batteries. One pack of Energizer batteries I paid I thin PKU about $9.00 for the two batteries. That night I checked the Surefire web site where I thought I saw a rechargeable kit . I bought the recharger and around $90.00 worth of rechargeable batteries. I did not realize how many Surefire flashlights is have and weapon mounted Surefire weapons light. Since then I have gotten my $90.00 back in three fold. I have not and will not buy any CR123 batteries. I only use the Surefire rechargeables the y hold a really good charge. I even bought another recharger from trusty Surefire to charge my batteries faster. I now keep one in the car and use the car charger and one at the house. I always have fresh batteries. Thank you Surefire. You have saved me a lot of money so I can buy more bullets so I can practice. Lol!
Reviewed by John E Swistak (Posted on 2/26/14)
- Rechargeable batteries
If you have Surefire you need to have there rechargeable batteries. You'll save a lot of money in the long run. The batteries hold a good charge . I'm running 500 and 1,000 lumens on a few Surefires. Using them nightly.
Go out and get ya some!
Reviewed by J. Swistak (Posted on 2/19/14)
- Good batteries
These batteries are a good buy and work well! I have not noticed any real performance differences in light output. The runtime is also close to the specs. Glad I bought them and highly recommend them. I still use disposable batts in my dedicated weapon lights, but would not hesitate to use rechargeables either. Good gear, SureFire!
Reviewed by Randy Malorin, SFC, USA (Ret) (Posted on 2/1/14)
- 25% RUNTIME of DISPOSABLE BATTERIES
Item Description: "The runtime of these LFP 123A lithium-phosphate batteries is about 50% of that provided by disposable 123A lithium batteries"
I fully charged the NEW batteries in my P2X FURY and they lasted 25% (NOT 50%) runtime of disposable 123A lithium batteries 90min runtime. I was very disappointed. Turned light on (tactical/high), at 20min dim, 25min extremely dim, 30min DEAD.
Poor runtime is a fair trade I suppose for never buying expensive batteries ever again. But technology will increase and these will be trash also. In all fairness we are talking about a great performance flashlight that was designed for momentary use. I'm surprised it didn't explode, it was so hot after my test!
Reviewed by Jeff A (Posted on 1/23/14)
- Good Value
Purchased these for a light that I use everyday. They work as advertised.
Reviewed by Fred Gabtz (Posted on 1/23/14)
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."