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Fenix RC05 Rechargeable Flashlight

Max Lumens: 300
Modes: 5
(15 customer reviews)

$72.00 $54.95

The Fenix RC05 flashlight is a must have for hiking, camping or every day carry. This rechargeable LED flashlight features a maximum 300 lumens and is powered by a single 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery, or can use a standard AA battery as a backup at reduced performance and no recharge ability. Recharging the flashlight is easy with the magnetic, dual-purpose Micro-USB charging cable. The two-position clip is great for different carry positions and the magnetic suction bottom allows the flashlight to be mounted to metal for limitless lighting options.

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Max Lumens: 300
Modes: 5


fenix rc05 flashlight specifications chart

Length: 3.7” (94mm)
Diameter: 0.7” (19mm)

Weight: 1.3 oz. (36.8g) excluding battery and charging cable

Batteries: One 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery

Included: Lanyard, key chain, body clip, spare O-ring, charging cable, ARB-L14-800 battery

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting U.S.

*When using a AA Ni-MH or Alkaline battery, the light only activates up to High output, without Turbo output. **Due to the protective setup of downshifting from Turbo to High after working 5 minutes, the runtime of Turbo is the accumulated time.

  • Utilizes Cree XP-G2 R5 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Powered by one 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery or one AA Ni-MH or Alkaline battery can be used under emergency circumstances
  • Magnetic suction charging port in the neck, one included 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Tailored magnetic charging cable also available in portable MICRO USB devices
  • Spill beam angle of 76°, spot beam angle of 15°
  • Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
  • One-switch for fast and convenient operation
  • Specialized two-position body clip, magnetic suction bottom
  • Lock-out function avoids accidental operation
  • Low-voltage warning reminds when battery replacement is needed
  • Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Premium type Ⅲ hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating

When the light is off and unlocked, press and hold the side switch for 0.5 seconds to turn it on. When the light is on, press and hold the side switch for 0.5 seconds to turn it off.

Output Selection
With the light on, single-click the side switch to cycle through Low→Mid→High→Turbo.

Under unlocked state, press and hold the side switch for 1.2 seconds to enter into Strobe, click again to turn back to previously used General brightness level.

Lock-out Function
Lock: When the light is off and unlocked, double-click the side switch in 0.5 seconds, the light will blink at Mid twice and then go out, indicating the light is locked.

Unlock: When the light is off and locked, double-click the side switch in 0.5 seconds, the light will be unlocked and power on the last-used output level.

Note: In locked state, the light only responds unlocking operation, press the side switch, the light will blink twice to remind the light is under locked state.

Intelligent Memory Circuit
The flashlight memorizes the last brightness level used in the General mode, the next time it is turned on, it will recall that previously used General brightness level.

Over-heat Protection
The flashlight will accumulate a lot of heat when it is working at Turbo brightness level. When it works at Turbo for 5 minutes, the flashlight will automatically downshift to High output to prevent the light from overheating. If the Turbo output is needed, please reset it again. But the flashlight could be damaged or the normal service life could be shortened because of continuous use like this.

Low-voltage Warning Function
When the voltage level drops below the preset level, the flashlight is programmed to downshift to a lower brightness level. When this happens in Low output mode, the flashlight blinks three times every five minutes to remind you to charge the light or replace the battery. To ensure normal use, the flashlight will not turn off automatically and will work until the over-discharge function stops the battery from working.

Note: This only works on 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery. When the voltage of 14500 battery is detected lower than 3V, low-voltage warning function will fail if the flashlight is turned on again.

Magnetic Suction Charging
Connect the USB AM port of the charging cable to the power source, the indicator light will turn green. Then draw the magnetic end of the charging cable close to the flashlight, the charging cable will absorb to the charging port automatically and the charging has begun. The indicator light will flash green in charging process. Last the indicator light turns solid green when charging completely done. The normal charging time is about 1.5 hours.


  1. RC05 only charges normal on 14500 rechargeable battery, Fenix ARB-L14-800 battery with protective circuit is recommended.
  2. Charging with the light on is not recommended, doing so may cause extended charging time or less fully charged battery. If emergency lighting is needed, the flashlight is only available at Mid output level when it is charging.

Battery Replacement
Unscrew the light body to insert the battery with the anode side (+) toward the light’s head, screw the light body back on.

Usage and Maintenance

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the light and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix recommends using excellent quality battery. If the flashlight will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery, or the flashlight could be damaged by electrolyte leakage or battery explosion.
  • Unscrew the light body one-half turn or take out the battery to prevent accidental activation during storage or transportation.
  • Long-term use can result in O-ring wear. To maintain a proper water seal, replace the ring with an approved spare.
  • Periodic cleaning of the battery contacts improves the flashlight’s performance as dirty contacts may cause the flashlight to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate for the following reasons:
    Reason A: The batteries need replacing.
    Solution: Replace batteries (Please confirm the correct installation of anode and cathode).
    Reason B: The threads, PCB boards contact or other contacts are dirty.
    Solution: Clean the contact points with a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.

If the above methods don’t work, please refer to the warranty policy before contacting your authorized distributor.

The flashlight is a high-intensity lighting device capable of causing eye damage to the user or others. Avoid shining the light directly into anyone’s eyes.

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  1. Ron (verified owner)

    Nice spot in the middle with a surrounding flood. No particles in the beam. Good spread between the modes. Switch works well. The odd grooves in line with the switch act as anti-roll, and work well. Magnetic charging is convenient, especially for those that do not already have a charger that will work with the 14500 battery. Light’s instructions say it can also work on an alkaline battery as well, though you can only recharge 14500 through it. The lockout function seems to work without issue. Though, I did carry the light a few times without using lockout, and it did not activate accidentally.

    The magnetic bottom is flat, so it tail stands very well. The magnet really does add quite a bit of versatility. First day I carried it, wanted to check the oil in my car. Light stuck to the hood and shined down onto the engine. A few days later I was in my garage rooting around. Stuck the light to the garage door (why do they not install overhead lighting in garages when building houses?).

    The clip works well, but as shown in the pictures it leaves the light bezel up. You can turn it around, but then it sticks up past the tail cap which will prevent tail standing. The switch requires a brief hold to activate or deactivate the light. While this is not an issue for me (it’s maybe half a second at most), it will be for some. Magnet charging is convenient, and will save money if you don’t already have a usable charger, but since the port is always exposed, it seems likely that over time it could sustain damage.

    Have carried some sort of light for around 25 years. Until about a year ago, it was usually a Mag Solitaire. When I went to replace that, I found the E12. As much as I liked that, always starting in low bothered me. If you do not require a tail cap switch, but don’t want to always start in low, this is a good replacement for the E12. Close in size. Both are very lightweight. I looked at the Thrunite T10 and T10T. Though I like those (have one of each), the spacing between the modes is ridiculous. You go from under 1 lumen, to 13, to 200/250. No middle ground between the low and super high really limits the effectiveness. You won’t have that problem with the RC01 (or the E12 really).

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