The Nitecore MH20 is the smallest edition to the Multi-Task Hybrid series of lights, and has a maximum output of 1000 lumens from the Cree XM-L2 U2 LED.
Powered by a single rechargeable 18650 lithium-ion battery, the MH20 has the ability to charge the battery inside the torch. Simply plug the supplied charging lead into the micro USB port and the other end into the computer, or with suitable adaptor it can be plugged into the mains or car charger. The blue indicator light will blink twice every 3 seconds to show charging is in progress and will go solid blue once charging is complete after approximately 6 hours.
Alternatively the MH20 can be powered by two RCR123A lithium-ion cells or two CR123A non-rechargeable lithium cells, however these batteries types can NOT be charged within the torch.
Five brightness levels and three special modes are available, which are controlled using the single side switch. To turn the torch on / off simply fully press the switch until a click is heard, and once the torch is on half presses of the button will cycle through the modes in the order of ultra-low, low, mid, high and turbo.
Turbo can also be instantly accessed with the light on by half pressing and holding for over one second, or with the light off fully press and hold the button for over one second and if you half press for over one second with the light off you will get instant access to ultra-low mode.
Special modes are accessed with the light on by fully pressing and holding the button for over one second to activate the strobe, and then half presses will cycle through to SOS and beacon. To exit the special modes fully press the switch down to turn the light off. As there is no memory recall for special modes the light will come back on in the last used brightness output.
The MH20 also features a power indicator light which can be activated to help find the torch in the dark by flashing once every three seconds. Simply half press once with the light off to turn the indicator on or off. Please note that this mode will gradually drain the battery over a 12 month period without use. If the torch is to be unused for a long period it is advised to slightly unscrew the head to cut off the power connection and prevent the battery draining from the residual power draw.
After the battery is first installed the power indicator will flash to notify the user of the battery voltage. For example if the battery is 4.2 V the blue light will flash four times, pause and then flash twice more.
Innovative single button offers access to five brightness levels and three special modes
Integrated power indicator notifies battery voltage (accurate to 0.1V)
Charging module with a micro USB port charges Li-ion batteries rapidly
Features advanced temperature regulation (ATR) technology
Detachable two-way anti-rolling clip
Instant access to turbo / ultra-low output
Tail stand capability
Using 2 x Nitecore CR123A lithium metal primary single-use batteries:
Turbo: 1000 lumens; 2 hours, 15 minutes run-time
High: 410 lumens; 2 hours, 30 minutes run-time
Mid: 230 lumens; 4 hours, 30 minutes run-time
Low: 50 lumens; 14 hours, 15 minutes run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 150 hours run-time
Using 1 x Nitecore 18650 2600 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery:
Turbo: 1000 lumens; 2 hours run-time
High: 410 lumens; 2 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Mid: 230 lumens; 5 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Low: 50 lumens; 15 hours, 45 minutes run-time
Ultra-low: 1 lumen; 235 hours run-time
Note: The advanced temperature regulation will automatically lower the output of the torch if it becomes too hot in order to protect the LED from overheating. Therefore the run-times provided are accumulative and results may vary between torch, battery and the environment. Tested to ANSI standards.
Important Battery Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are NOT rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - If you do not already have compatible lithium-ion rechargeable batteries you can select them at the top of the page, or from the product accessories tab. This torch is supplied with a USB charging cable to charge compatible lithium-ion batteries inside the torch.
Type: Everyday carry LED torch
Operating Modes: Ultra-low / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Lamp Type: Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
Focus: Fixed focus
Reflector: Smooth aluminium
Beam Range: 220 m
Batteries Required: 2 x CR123A lithium / 1 x 18650 lithium-ion (not included)
Run Time: Up to 520 hours
Overall Length: 105 mm
Head Diameter: 31.8 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Weight: 87 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Single button front 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 retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore MH20 LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Pocket clip x 1
USB charging cable x 1
Spare USB port cover x 1
Manual x 1