Streamlight Inc. introduced its 18650 Lithium Ion Battery and Charger, designed to energize the growing line of Streamlight products that accept 18650 rechargeable batteries. The new, dual power input charging system permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources.
The two-bay cradle can charge either one Streamlight 18650 Li-Ion battery or two batteries simultaneously, charging a single battery in as little as 3.5 hours. The charger is equipped with dual power input ports, accepting either 5V Micro-USB or traditional AC or DC power sources. This gives users a variety of charging options, such as a personal computer, portable USB charger, or 12V DC automotive power, when a wall outlet is not available.
“We introduced the Streamlight-branded 18650 Charger and Battery to give users an alternate power source for charging our newer flashlight models, such as the ProTac HL 4 and the ProTac HL USB, that accept 18650 rechargeable or standard lithium batteries,” said Streamlight President and CEO Ray Sharrah.
Streamlight’s new rechargeable 18650 batteries offer 3.7V, 2600mAh and are rechargeable up to 500 times. The charger unit has an impact-resistant engineered polymer housing. Its Micro-USB input has a custom locking feature that charges from Streamlight AC/USB adapters or most other USB sources.
The new Li-Ion Charger and Battery is available in a kit that includes two Streamlight 18650 batteries and either a 120V AC cord, or a custom micro-USB cord. The charger, available in black, also can be purchased separately.