The Nitecore P20i is a high performance rechargeable torch with a maximum output of 1800 lumens from a Luminus SST-40-W LED.
Designed for tactical applications, the P20i has some of the same great features as the P20 V2 such as a crenellated strike bezel that has strengthened tips with hard silicon nitride ceramics to enable excellent glass breaking performance.
And it also features the upgraded 2nd generation Strobe Ready™ dual button interface, that has a strobe ready pedal design inset into the tail cap more to prevent accidental activation, while still enabling fast and easy access to the strobe in any mode even when wearing gloves, making it a perfect tactical torch with true single handed operation.
In addition to those features, the P20i is also a rechargeable unit that uses a USB type C charging port for faster and efficient charging. The included Nitecore NL2140i battery is a patented i series battery that has a high discharge current of 8 A in order to be able to access the high output of the P20i and a regular 21700 mAh battery is not compatible with the P20i.
Two CR123A lithium metal non-rechargeable batteries or two RCR123A lithium-ion rechargeable batteries can also be used in the torch with the included CR123A carrier, however these cannot be recharged inside the torch and only a maximum output of 1100 lumens is possible. Never attempt to charge CR123A lithium metal batteries.
With the included NL2140i battery inserted into the torch, ensure that the head and tail cap are tightly screwed on before lifting the dust cover to reveal the Type C USB port, that is located on the head of the torch. Plug the included cable into the USB Type C charging port, and the USB-A end into a suitable USB power source.
The blue charging indicator light will slowly flash while charging is in progress and turn solid blue when charging is complete. A full charge takes approximately 3 hours, 30 minutes when charging the included battery with a 5 V, 2 A output. The indicator will also show the remaining battery voltage when disconnected from charging or when the battery is first inserted with a series of flashes. For example if the voltage is 4.2 V it will flash four times, pause and flash twice more.
Three brightness levels and strobe are available and are operated with the circular power button and Strobe Ready mode pedal button. Fully press the power button to turn the torch on/off, or half press the button for momentary illumination until the button is released. With the light off the strobe can be instantly accessed for momentary operation by holding down the Strobe Ready™ mode button and will turn off when the button is released.
The P20i will always turn on in high and a single press of the mode button will cycle through high, mid and low. With the light turned on strobe can be constantly accessed with a long press of the mode button and a short press will return to the previous brightness level, or the torch can be turned off with the power button.
The included NTH20 tactical holster is made from sturdy plastic that keeps the torch in place and allows for immediate quick draw when required without having to lift a flap up first, and provides a convenient way for carrying your torch as it has an adjustable stopper on the clip making it compatible with belts between 1.25 and 2.25 inches, in 0.25 inch increments. Also included is a stainless pocket clip for easy attachment to a pocket, back pack or molle vest.
The integrated advance temperature regulation (ATR) technology regulates the output of the P20i according to the working condition and ambient environment to maintain the optimal performance.
Dual-switch tail cap designed for tactical use and easy application
Strike bezel with strengthened silicon nitride ceramic tips
Strobe ready™ button for quick access to Strobe mode
Optical lenses with double sided anti-scratch coating
Anti-rolling design to provide a firm grip
Stainless steel clip and NTH20 holster included
Using 1 x Nitecore NL2140i 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery:
High: 1800 lumens; 1 hour, 30 minutes run-time; 343 m beam range*
Mid: 280 lumens; 7 hours, 15 minutes run-time; 118 m beam range
Low: 35 lumens; 38 hours run-time; 47 m beam range
Strobe: 1800 lumens
Using 2 x CR123A lithium metal (approx. 1700 mAh) batteries:
High: 1100 lumens; 1 hour, 15 minutes run-time; 270 m beam range*
Mid: 280 lumens; 4 hours run-time; 118 m beam range
Low: 35 lumens; 20 hours run-time; 47 m beam range
Strobe: 1100 lumens
Note: *As this is a high drain device, the temperature regulation may lower the output to reduce the temperature of the torch when used in the high mode.
Tested to ANSI/PLATO FL1-2019 standards in laboratory conditions. The data may vary slightly in real world use depending on battery type, individual usage habits and environmental factors.
Type: Tactical LED torch
Operating Modes: High / Mid / Low / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 1800 lumens
Lamp Type: Luminus SST-40-W LED
Beam Range: Up to 343 m
Batteries Required: 1 x 8A high discharge 21700 lithium-ion (included) or 2 x CR123A/RCR123A (not included)
Overall Length: 142.6 mm
Head Diameter: 31.8 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Tail Diameter: 28.5 mm
Weight: 113.5 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Dual switch
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Dust and waterproof to IP68 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years (torch), 1 year (battery)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and contains:
Nitecore P20i LED torch x 1
Nitecore NL2140i 8A 21700 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery x 1
USB-C to USB-A charging cable x 1
Pocket clip x 1
NTH20 holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
CR123A battery magazine x 1
Manual x 1