I received the E14 II from Manker for the review.
The E14 II is an upgrade to the previous E14.
The light shares the overall look of the previous model, with the big and heavy copper head (with a transparent coating that protects the material from oxidation) that hosts 4 emitters with flood tir optics, but there are several differences.
The light comes in this box. I got the light with clip, spare o-ring, lanyard.
Here is with the old E14
Compared to the old E14, the new E14 II has several differences:
There are 4 XP-G3 emitter, instead of the XP-G2 of the old E14.
The switch is now an electronic one and it is positioned at the head.
The central part of the 18650 body can be removed, obtaining the 18350 body.
The body hosts a charging circuit that is powered with a micro USB port.
Different UI and modes.
Here with the 18650 insert, 113 mm long, and wide 28 mm at the head and 25 at the tailcap.
Here in the 18350 configuration: without the 18650 insert, the light gets shorter and is 78 mm long
The tailcap has a double nested spring
Here’s the micro USB charging port at the head. On the the wide square cut threads will always be some residue from the twisting-untwisting of the head.
Here’s the deep pocket carry clip.
The UI is the classical Manker UI
There’s a led in the charging circuit that is red when charging
And solid blue when charging is completed. Blue flashing in event of not recognized cell.
Output and runtime
Tested with 18650 IMR LG HG2 3000mAh cell.
Note that using non IMR but 10A capable cells, like LG MJ1 will result in significantly lesser output.
At the end of every test the batteries were found around 3 volts, above the minimal voltage recommended for li-ion batteries.
Beamshots at 0.5 meters from the wall.
The 4 emitters give a very wide beam, with a wide bright spill and a big brighter spot.
Without a doubt, a light made for close distances.
The E14 II, as the E14 remains a “dragster” flashlight, pushed on the edge of its capability at the turbo mode. Remember to use high quality IMR cells in this light.
Thanks to: Antoled for the camera advices, the camera help, the E14 and the luxmeter.
More (thermographic) tests will follow.