The Fenix PD40R V2.0 is a compact rechargeable torch, that still boasts the amazing 3000 lumens output as it's predecessor, but now utilises a different LED, battery and switch design, and throws the beam further.
Equipped with a powerful Luminus SST70 LED and powered by one high capacity 21700 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Fenix PD40R V2.0 puts out a superb performance with a beam distance of 405 metres in turbo. The overall beam profile delivers a 65° wide area illumination for comfortable use at shorter distances but also has the ability see further with the central hot spot, making it a perfect balance.
The included Fenix 21700 5000 mAh lithium-ion battery charges inside the torch via the USB-C charging port for faster charging. Remove the dust cover from the USB-C port, located on the neck of the torch, and plug the included cable into the torch one end and the other end into a computer/laptop or a suitable USB mains/car adaptor.
The LED charging indicator next to the charging port will go red to indicate charging is in progress and will turn green once charging is complete after approximately 3 hours when charging the included battery.
Four brightness levels of low, mid, high and turbo are available, as well as strobe. Due to the extreme output the turbo output will automatically decrease when the internal temperature of the torch reaches 65°, dropping down to mid to protect the LED from overheating before increasing the brightness again as the torch cools.
Unlike it's predecessor, the PD40R V2.0 does not have a tail switch and instead features a newly designed second generation mechanical rotary switch, which is free from magnetic field interference. The smooth switch allows easy and clear selection of the modes with the four marker lines which get longer in length to correspond with the increase in output and the strobe marker is the last setting indicated by a lightening bolt symbol.
With the anti-slip design you can easily use one hand to rotate the switch to the right to increase brightness or all the way right to access strobe, and then turn it left to decrease the brightness and turn it off. This operation is simple even with heavy duty gloves, and can be done without looking or fumbling around for a button.
The LED next to the charging port is also a battery level indicator and will light up for 3 seconds when the torch is first turned on, with either a green, green flashing, red or red flashing light to show the battery power remaining and notify you when the battery needs charging.
When the voltage of the torch drops below a preset level, the voltage warning function will downshift to a lower brightness level the until the low level is reached, at which point the indicator next to the charging port will flash red to remind you to charge the battery.
Due to the wide range of outputs the PD40R V2.0 is perfect for a range of activities and tasks, making it a great all-rounder.
Second generation mechanical rotary switch
Low power warning function and battery level indicator
Overheat protection to protect LED
Inner waterproof USB type C charging port
Reverse polarity protection guards against improper battery installation
Low: 30 lumens, 88 hours, 10 minutes run-time; 45 m beam range
Mid: 350 lumens, 8 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 137 m beam range
High: 1000 lumens, 3 hours, 10 minutes run-time; 230 m beam range
Turbo: 3000 lumens; 2 hours, 40 minutes run-time; 405 m beam range*
Strobe: 2500 lumens
Note: *The turbo output is measured at total run-time, including output at reduced levels due to temperature or the built-in protection mechanism. The over-heat protection will gradually drop the turbo brightness level into mid brightness level if the internal temperature reaches 65°C.
Tested in laboratory conditions to ANSI/PLATO FL1 standard using 1 x Fenix ARB-L21-5000 21700 lithium-ion rechargeable battery under the temperature of 21±3°C and humidity of 50% - 80%. Results may vary between torch, battery and environments.
Type: Rechargeable hand-held LED torch
Operating Modes: Turbo / High / Mid / Low / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 3000 lumens
LED Type: Luminus SST70 LED
Reflector: Smooth aluminium reflector
Spill Beam Angle: 65°
Beam Range: Up to 405 m
Batteries Required: 1 x 21700 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included)
Charging Time: 3 hours approx. (with included battery)
Overall Length: 138 mm
Head Diameter: 33.2 mm
Body Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 117 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Durable aircraft grade aluminium
Body Finish: Premium type III hard anodised anti-abrasive finish
Switch Type: Mechanical rotary switch
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IP68 standard
Warranty: 5 years (torch), 1 year (battery)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix PD40R V2.0LED torch x 1
Fenix 21700 5000 mAh lithium-ion battery x 1
USB-C charging cable x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Manual x 1