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Pulsar apex lrf xq38/50 question

Post by andy66 » 01 Mar 2018, 16:55

Hi guys my mate has bought himself a secondhand xq38 apex lrf. What he wants to know is do the rcr123a rechargeable batteries work the the newest apex models? Also can a power bank for charging phones etc be used as a secondary power option?

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Re: Pulsar apex lrf xq38/50 question

Post by phoenix » 01 Mar 2018, 20:30

According to the manual http://www.pulsar-nv.com/upload/iblock/ ... ctions.pdf
rechargeable CR123a batteries should NOT be used because it makes the battery level display inaccurate.
Also, rechargeable CR123s are crap compared to normal non rechargeable CR123s
I suggest your mate buys non rechargeable Panasonic CR123a batteries in bulk from E bay or Amazon
Again, according to the manual, any external supply should be between 8 and 15 volts, so a power bank that puts out 5 volts won't work

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Re: Pulsar apex lrf xq38/50 question

Post by andy66 » 01 Mar 2018, 20:35

Thanks for the info Bruce, I will pass this on to him.

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Re: Pulsar apex lrf xq38/50 question

Post by Mini Magnum » 02 Mar 2018, 10:29

I have used Nitecore RCR123 battery cells in both Apex XD and XQ models Ive owned and they last a couple of hours max, they work ok, main problem is there slightly longer than standard disposable CR123 batteries so the cap needs a firm hard push to click it into place, or like Bruce says a bulk load of disposables will last longer and keep the unit compact with additional batteries packs..

If i'm using it as a spotter or vehicle mounted, I use the Pulsar EPS3 battery pack connected to the weaver rail and it runs all night long, it literally takes less than an hour to charge when I get back in..

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Re: Pulsar apex lrf xq38/50 question

Post by andy66 » 02 Mar 2018, 16:41

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the reply. Do you know what voltage the eps3 gives out when fully charged?

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Re: Pulsar apex lrf xq38/50 question

Post by Mini Magnum » 02 Mar 2018, 17:08

12.6volt

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Re: Pulsar apex lrf xq38/50 question

Post by andy66 » 02 Mar 2018, 17:16

Thanks, reason I ask is my mate builds and flies drones and has an abundance of 3 cell batteries that are also 12.6v fully charged so no doubt he can adapt one to fit.

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