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3W Rechargeable Tactical LED Torch

Code: A76JX

3.9  out of 5 based on 21 reviews
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  • 3W CREE® LED tactical torch outputing 160 lumens
  • 3 modes - 100% / 30% / Flashing SOS
  • Tough aluminium construction

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3W Rechargeable Tactical LED Torch

• 3W CREE® LED tactical torch outputing 160 lumens• 3 modes - 100% / 30% / Flashing SOS• Tough aluminium construction• Includes both mains and in-car charging adapters• 2 sets of high-capacity rechargeable Li-Ion batteries included• Nylon belt holster• 3 hour burn time from one charge

With two charging options and a spare battery this versatile torch is always ready to go. Milled from durable Aluminium and featuring a 3W CREE® LED offers a hard wearing, high output instrument for all your lighting needs.
LED Chip: 3W CREE® 160 lumens
Dimensions: 150mm x 35mm
Discharge time: 3 Hours (full power)
Recharge time: 4.5 Hours
Charging Options: 220-240V AC Mains
12V DC In-Car
Battery: Li-Ion 18650 x 2 (2000mAh)


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10 of 21 Reviews

  • Pros & Cons

    Pros: Robust/strong & bright torch, used for dog walking
    Cons: No instructions or clear indication on charging

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  • Charger fault

    Purchase a torch today, plugged the charger in and off it went with a pop as soon as it was switched on. What a piece of rubbish!!!

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  • Flawed charger

    The durability of the charger is poor making the whole item obsolete after a year. Maplin do not sell a replacement. Not good value at all in my opinion.

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    the charger failed just out of warranttee and cannot be replaced. No good dont buy it.

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    Just out of warrantee (1yr) the battery charger has failed and cannot be replaced cheaply. (even Maplin don't sell an alternative) This has completely written off the torch. At £30 I did expect more life out of this and to be fair the torch is brilliant but because of a poor component and very precise voltage and amps it has killer built in obsolescence. Maplin should withdraw this really as its not up to the usual standard of what they sell. If you can get a spare charger as part of the deal go for it otherwise think twice before you buy.

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  • Indispensible

    I've had mine for 3 years now and use it both as an ordinary torch and a bike light (with a clamp which Maplin stupidly don't sell). The light is enough to see on a bicycle on a pitch black wet Tuesday night. Rain never affects it. The batteries still charge, even the lanyard is still there. It can stand on its end to illuminate a tent with downlighting and it won't roll off a table. The lack of instructions is a slight problem though, and charge time is quite slow. Be warned there is little notice of a flat battery. It does dim slightly, but soon just cuts off with no real notice. This is a self-protection feature of lithium batteries, and can cause real hassle, so take the spare if it would be a problem. Mine's looking a bit battered now, but that just proves it can go the course. Get one.

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  • Everything I could ask for, ordering and delivery was excellent

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  • A great little torch, comes with two rechargeable batteries that seem to last forever! I used my torch extensively to survey ponds to survey for newts over the summer and tested it's waterproofing to the max! It survived being submerged for long periods several times and also being dropped. It is a small, rugged and truly powerful torch that is well worth the money. The only issue is that the strap was a little fragile, so if you buy one of these torches, invest in a new, stronger strap!

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  • excellent torch,, loads of light !! i use this for hunting at night, the gun torch kits are great value,,u get,a charger with 2 batteries as well ! only needed a mount to fit it on my scope,,beam on high goes over 400 foot , only negatives,,there is no instructions and u have to cycle through the other 2 modes when you turn it back,,but dont let that put u off,would recomend this,but only giving it 4 stars due to the on/off button

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  • This is an excellent torch for the money. I was working to a budget and was nearly swayed by a less powerful and cheaper torch that claimed to be rain-proof. Having examined this torch, I'd say it's probably rain-proof anyway with rubber washers helping seal the screw threads at each end. The weak points are potentially the rubber cover over the small socket where the car charger jack fits and the lens glass - I can't see a rubber washer here - but I'll be using it in the rain anyway as I'm pretty sure it'll be rain proof. It's easy to remove the ends of this torch making not just battery replacement simple but also the CREE LED unit should you need to. As mentioned by someone else above, it doesn't come with any instructions. It took my 13-year-old daughter to work out that you don't have to switch it off and back on again every time you want to change mode - simply depress the on/off switch slightly and it'll toggle between them. I use the torch to walk the dogs at night over some pretty grotty terrain, so need something light and powerful. The high power beam is simply incredible - I've owned motorbikes with less powerful headlights! It's so bright in fact, that it'll ruin your night vision so I tend to use it on the low power setting which is more than adequate. I have no use for the strobe-effect setting, nor can I think of any, but it's there if you need it. The packaging for this torch is excellent and it would make a very nice gift. The box is designed to be kept and everything fits into it nicely - the torch with its nylon lanyard attached, 2 batteries (so you'll always have a fully-charged spare), mains charger, car charger and a canvas case designed to fit onto a belt. The torch is about 15cm in length, 3.3cm at its widest and 2.5cm around the barrel. It weighs in at just under 200 grams with the battery installed. As for fending off an intruder as some people have previously mentioned, all I'll say is that it's no four-D-cell Maglight! I'm very glad I bought this torch and recommend it highly.

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  • Sam said:

    Hi, I bought a Refrakta 3 watt rechargeable tactical torch from Norwich a while ago, can you supply a replacement switch and rubber switch cover please? Fantastic torch, hope you can help! Many thanks Sam

    Sorry we have no spares for this item

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A76JX 3W Rechargeable Tactical LED Torch (1+) £29.99

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