The Nitecore P20iX is a high performance rechargeable torch with a maximum output of 4000 lumens from four Cree XP-L2 V6 LEDs.
Designed for tactical applications, the P20iX has some of the same great features as the P20i such as a crenellated strike bezel that has strengthened tips with hard silicon nitride ceramics to enable excellent glass breaking performance, and 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.
In addition to those features, the P20iX is also a rechargeable unit that uses a USB-C charging port for faster and efficient charging. The included Nitecore NL2150HPi battery is a patented i series battery that has a high discharge current of 15 A in order to be able to access the high output of the P20iX and a regular 21700 mAh battery is not compatible with the P20iX.
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 1060 lumens is possible. Never attempt to charge CR123A lithium metal batteries.
With the included NL2150HPi battery inserted into the torch, ensure that the head and tail cap are tightly screwed on before lifting the dust cover to reveal the USB-C port, that is located on the head of the torch. Plug the included cable into the USB-C charging port, and the USB-A end into a suitable USB power source. The charging indicator light will slowly flash while charging is in progress and turn solid when charging is complete. A full charge takes approximately 3 hours, 45 minutes when charging the included battery with a 5 V, 2 A output.
The indicator will 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. The indicator will also display remaining battery power when the torch is turned on by being steady illuminated for over 50%, slowly flashing for below 50% and rapidly flashing for below 10%.
Two selectable modes of operation allow the user to define the user interface:
Daily: Ultralow / Low / Mid / High / Higher / Turbo
Tactical: Turbo / High / Mid / Low
Strobe is instantly available in any state. 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. Strobe can be constantly accessed when the light is on with a long press of the Strobe Ready™ mode button in tactical mode, or in either mode with a tripe click of the Strobe Ready™ mode button and will revert back to the last used setting with a single press or off with the circular tail button (turning it off will memorise the strobe). The strobe randomly change frequencies to disorient an attacker.
To change between the modes first ensure the tail cap is tight and the light is off, then hold down the Strobe Ready™ button while simultaneously unscrewing the tail switch. The white LED indicates the selected mode by flashing once for daily mode, or twice for tactical mode and the tail cap can then be tightened.
The circular button turns the torch on/off with a full click, or half pressing the button will provide momentary illumination until the button is released. When in daily mode the torch will turn on in the memorised mode (except turbo) and a single press of the mode button will cycle through Ultralow, low, mid, high, higher, and the turbo is accessed momentarily by holding down the mode button and will go off when the button is released. In tactical mode the torch will always turn on in turbo, unless strobe was the last used mode, and single presses of the mode button will cycle through turbo, high, mid and low.
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.
Compatible with the TSL10i and RSW2i (sold separately), the P20iX can be used in tactical applications.
The integrated advance temperature regulation (ATR) technology regulates the output of the P20iX 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 21700 5000 mAh 15 A lithium-ion battery;
Turbo: 4000 lumens; 30 minutes run-time; 221 m beam range*
Higher: 1700 lumens; 2 hours run-time; 145 m beam range
High: 850 lumens; 2 hours; 30 minutes; 103 m beam range
Mid: 300 lumens; 7 hours, 15 minutes run-time; 60 m beam range
Low: 50 lumens; 38 hours run-time; 25 m beam range
Ultralow: 2 lumens; 350 hours run-time; 5 m beam range
Strobe: 4000 lumens
Using 2 x CR123A lithium metal (approx. 1700 mAh) batteries:
High: 1060 lumens; 1 hour; 116 m beam range
Mid: 300 lumens; 3 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 60 m beam range
Low: 50 lumens; 14 hours run-time; 25 m beam range
Ultralow: 2 lumens; 120 hours run-time; 5 m beam range
Strobe: 1060 lumens
Note: *Tested without temperature regulation active. 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 turbo 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: turbo / Higher / High / Mid / Low / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 4000 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-L2 V6 LED x 4
Beam Range: Up to 221 m
Batteries Required: 1 x 15 A high discharge 21700 lithium-ion (included) or 2 x CR123A/RCR123A (not included)
Overall Length: 141.5 mm
Head Diameter: 31.8 mm
Barrel Diameter: 25.4 mm
Tail Diameter: 28.5 mm
Weight: 116 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: 2 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 P20iX LED torch x 1
Nitecore NL2150HPi 15 A 21700 5000 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