Princeton Tec Charge MPLS
If your contingency plan locker has stacks of AA batteries, you'll love this little tactical light. The Charge can be mounted on a helmet, headstrap, MOLLE/PALS or Picatinny rail and provides a range of colours to light your way through darkness.
With three small LEDs and a white MaxBright led and a gooseneck boom for directing the light, the Charge provides what you need and where you need it. The operating button and battery door latch are large and recessed for ease of operation. With batteries you don't have to rely on any electricity network to charge the torch, just keep a few extra batteries with you.
MPLS means that a bunch of attaching adapters are included.
Functions and features
This light has some options for special purposes, but overall simplicity is retained really well.
- Four modes
- Red comes on first
- Easy adjustment in any direction
- Adjustable elastic headband
- Can be attached to 25 mm (1") webbing, side of helmet or various rails
Even if you're a mouth-breather and your lips move when you read, you'll do fine with this torch.
- A single press always turns the light on or off
- A quick follow-up press changes colour
- A longer press switches from colour lights to white
- A longer press in white mode offers stepless dimming and brightening. A flash indicates reaching either end of the range.
- When the light is off, a longer press turns the light on in IR mode
To go through your backpack, read a map or check the trail immediately before your eyes, a red setting is best, so it's the primary mode. There's no "previous mode memory", so the functions are always the same and you get used to them quickly.
Modular Personal Lighting System
Enough straps on your gear? Clip the torch on your head, helmet or plate carrier with various options: The light itself mounts directly to ARC rails. Adapters for above rail, EXFIL and Picatinny rails as well as two PALS (MOLLE) brackets (0 and 90 degrees) and headstrap are all included with the Charge MPLS.
- Output max. 55 lm
- LEDs: red, green, white IR
- Weight 47 g
- Water resistant to IPX7-standard
- 1x Alkaline or Lithium AA-battery (Lithium battery included)
|Mode||Alkaline battery*||Lithium battery*|
|55 lm White||1.51 h||4.32 h|
|Red||16.37 h||27.56 h|
|Green / Blue||14.1 h||26.03 h|
|Infrared||26.38 h||58.65 h|
* Down to 0.25 Lux.
Made by Princeton Tec, USA
Princeton Tec is an old and respected manufacturer of professional handheld illumination. In addition to smart design and operating features, these are actually manufactured in the United States. This is a refreshing exception to outsourcing, especially since the price is still competitive.
Princeton Tec offers a 1-year warranty for this model.
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