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Nitecore MH23 Flashlight

Nitecore MH23 Flashlight


Howdy folks. Ben from Snowy’s again with another Nitecore Torch: the MH 23. Now this is a little pocket
sized power house of light, with up to 1800 lumens, it’s
made from an arrow grade, aluminium alloy and it has a
military speck hard anodized finish to it. There’s mineral glass in the end here, which protects high-quality Cree LED. All the operation occurs
through one button on this Torch here and
it has a rechargeable lithium ion battery in the end here. 3600 milliamp hour
battery that’s recharged through USB port on the back here. This torch weighs 96.2 grammes. Length-wise is 111.3 millimetres. The head of the unit here is
31.8 millimetres in diameter. An the tail unit is 25.4 millimetres. I’ll show you what comes in
the box with the MH 23 Torch. Down here we’ve got a
USB cable for charging, you get a lanyard, so you gotta
secure it around your wrist, and also a pocket clip that just attaches around the side of the torch here. You do get a replacement
USB cover just in case this one wears out over time. A couple of spare o-rings
to keep it waterproof at the end here when you
take that on and off. And you get a belt
holster which can either go through your belt or just clipped to a buckle or to a backpack. Now I wanna show you how to use the unit. It’s got five light levels,
plus three special settings, which are strobe, SOS, and beacon. So the lowest setting, which is one lumen, you get up to 330 hours
of run time out of it. Right through to 1800 lumens
out of this little unit but you’re only gonna get about half an hour of run time out of it. On the mid-range settings, 260 lumens, about five and a quarter
hours of run time. Now the whole thing operates
from this one button here. It’s a two-stage button, so a half press and a full press do different things. A full press turns it on and a half press scrolls through the modes. So I actually got it on the
lowest setting there now. If I do a half press it scrolls through the five light settings, right
to the highest setting there. If I do a half press… hold down on a half press,
while the torch is off, it’s direct access to low mode, that’s now turned on to low mode, where as a full press
while the torch is off is directed access to
momentary turbo mode. So as soon as I release that button the turbo mode turns off. Now that’s a different
setting when the torch is on so if I just turn that
on to low setting there. Now if I do a half press
and hold down while it’s on, it gives me direct access
to momentary turbo mode. So I can just flick
between turbo mode there. And a full press while the torch is on accesses special modes. So I hold down on that, I’ve got a beacon. And then a half press scrolls
through the special modes. I do it again I’ve gone to SOS. And then another half press… then takes me to a beacon mode. You can see it’s just flashing temporary now and then on beacon mode. And then a full press turns it off again. Now that might sound, all sound
just a little bit confusing. Once you’ve used it a few
times it all makes sense and it’s all in the manual
that comes with the Torch. So have a play around and
you’ll get used to it. So now I want to talk
about the indicator light and this button here ’cause
it’s got quite a few functions. Firstly, if we do a half
press while the torch is off, it starts to blink every,
say, one and a half to two seconds of blue light. You might be able to just see that there. That’s a positioning light. It’s not on at the moment,
but if you’re in a dark tent, or somewhere where you
don’t have any other light, that’s an easy way to be
able to find the torch. Do a half press again
and it turns that off. This also indicates charge status. So while we’ve got a USB
plugged in at the back here, this will blink every
one and a half seconds while it’s plugged in to show
while the battery’s charging. And that is constantly on
once the battery is charged. And furthermore, this indicates
the battery voltage to us. When we first instal the battery, I’ll unscrew that and screw it up now and we watch what this light does here. This now blinks three times
followed by another four times. And that indicates to me that the battery voltage is at 3.4 volts. Three blinks followed by four blinks, which is pretty much flat. 4.2 volts is a charged battery,
3.5 or below is almost flat. It’s gonna take about 6 hours to charge a fully depleted battery. You can use other types of
one and 650 batteries and also two CR123 batteries in there, it’s all outlined in the manual what you can use and what
you can and can’t charge. These are available on our
website at Snowys.com.au at lowest prices every
day with free delivery to pretty much anywhere in Australia. Pretty powerful little Torch I reckon. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you next time. (Upbeat Music)

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