The Nitecore MT10C is a new edition to the MT range for 2015, and is powered by one IMR 18350 lithium-ion rechargeable battery for a maximum output of 920 lumens from it's Cree XM-L2 U2 LED.
It can also be powered by one CR123A lithium metal non-rechargeable battery for a maximum output of 480 lumens or one RCR123A/16340 lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Each option provides different lumen outputs and run-times, so you can tailor the torch to you.
In addition to the white LED, there is also a red LED that provides low level lighting to preserve night vision and also a flashing mode to attract attention. It also blinks once every three seconds when in standby mode to help you locate your torch in the dark.
Featuring a tactical tail switch with momentary illumination, the MT10C has five brightness levels, three special modes, two red modes and a red low battery indicator. The tail switch controls on/off, while the brightness levels are selected using the dual side switch 'step up' and 'step down' buttons.
The step down button provides instant access to the red light mode and the step up button provides instant access to turbo. A combination of both buttons activates the red power indicator and controls the three special modes of strobe, location beacon and SOS.
The MT10C is a versatile torch that is suited to many outdoor and indoor tasks.
If you choose to use the IMR battery, then please note that IMR18350 high-discharge performance Lithium Manganese IMR button top batteries are NOT protected against being over-charged, over-discharged or short circuited. It is therefore very important to observe the following when using these cells:
1) Do not discharge below 2.75 V
2) Do not charge over 4.2 V
3) Use with Nitecore Chargers
4) Do not short circuit (may release potentially hazardous current)
Dual-switch design ensures unprecedented ease of use
Secondary red LED provides constant / flashing illumination
Indicates battery voltage with a red flashing LED (accurate to 0.1V)
Direct access to red and turbo output
Intelligent memory function
Reverse polarity protection prevents damage from an incorrectly inserted battery
High efficiency constant current circuit
Stainless steel titanium plated clip
Tail stand capability
Using 1 x CR123A battery:
Turbo: 480 lumens; 45 minutes run-time*
High: 280 lumens; 1 hour, 30 minutes run-time
Mid: 135 lumens; 3 hours run-time
Low: 50 lumens; 8 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumens; 170 hours run-time
Using 1 x Nitecore IMR18350 700 mAh battery:
Turbo: 920 lumens; 30 minutes run-time*
High: 500 lumens; 45 minutes run-time
Medium: 180 lumens; 1 hour, 45 minutes run-time
Low: 70 lumens; 5 hours run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumens; 120 hours run-time
Note: *After 3 minutes the MT10C will automatically lower the turbo brightness level to prevent over-heating and ensure the battery run-time.
Battery Charger Information:
If you are going to use a RCR123A/IMR18350 lithium-ion rechargeable battery cell then you will also need to purchase a suitable battery charger if you do not already have one, please see the related product side panel to the right of the screen.
CR123A lithium primary battery cells are NOT rechargeable. For suitable replacements please see the related products panel to the right of the screen.
Type: LED pocket torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low to Turbo / Strobe / SOS / Location / Red Light
Luminous Flux: Up to 920 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
Beam Range: 190 m
Batteries Required: 1 x CR123A lithium metal or 1 x RCR123A/IMR18350 lithium-ion
Run Time: Up to 170 hours (low setting with CR123A)
Overall Length: 91.2 mm
Head Diameter: 25.4 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 57 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Window Type: Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: Dual side switch
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and contains:
Nitecore MT10C torch x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Lanyard x 1
Holster x 1
Rubber switch boot x 1
Pocket clip x 1
Battery x 1 (see options above)
Manual x 1