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Fenix RC20 Rechargeable Cradle Flashlight

Max Lumens: 1000
Modes: 5
(23 customer reviews)

$156.00 $119.95

The Fenix RC20 rechargeable flashlight simplifies how you keep your flashlight performing at full capacity. When stored with the included USB charging cradle, your flashlight will always be ready for when you need it. And with its 1000 lumens and over 950 foot beam distance, this light will meet any challenge. Other features include a dual tail switch for simplified mode selections, battery level indicator and four brightness levels plus strobe. This flashlight is perfect for law enforcement, search and rescue, or anyone needing trusted battery performance.

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Max Lumens: 1000
Modes: 5

Description

fenix rc20 flashlight specifications chart

Size:
Length: 6.3” (161mm)
Width: 1” (25.4mm)
Head: 1.6” (40mm)

Weight: 7.2 oz. (205g) including batteries

Batteries: Built-in Li-ion battery

Included: USB charging cradle, USB adaptor, holster, lanyard, spare O-ring

Warranty: Flashlight Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US

  • Uses Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Tailored 2600mAh 3.7V rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • USB charging cradle
  • Battery level indicator
  • Dual tail switch with momentary-on function and instant strobe
  • General Mode (four brightness levels) and Simplified Mode (two brightness levels)
  • Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
  • Over-heat protection to avoid high temperature of the surface
  • Intelligent memory circuit automatically enters the previously used brightness level when turned on again
  • Low-voltage reminder indicates when battery replacement is needed
  • Anti-roll, slip-resistant design of the light head
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Premium type Ⅲ hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating

 

The round one is tactical switch and the semi-round one is mode switch.

ON/OFF
Tap the tactical switch to turn on the light temporarily, release it the light will go out.

Fully press the tactical tail switch to turn ON/OFF the light.

Mode Switching
With the light on, press the mode switch over 3 seconds, the LED will flash twice then constant-on. The light will shift between General mode and Simplified mode.

Output Selection
With the light on, single-click the mode switch to adjust the brightness level.

General Mode: To cycle through Low→Mid→High→Turbo.

Simplified Mode: To cycle through Mid→Turbo.

Instant Strobe
With the light off, long press the mode switch to enter momentary-on strobe, release it the light will go out.

With the light on, long press the mode switch for 0.5 seconds to enter strobe mode, single-click again to turn back to previous status.

Battery Level Indicator
With the light off, single-click the mode switch, the indicator light (in the middle of the charging contact) in the neck of the flashlight will be on for 3 seconds.

  • Green light constant-on: sufficient power level
  • Red light constant-on: low power level
  • Red light flashes: critical power level

Low-voltage Warning Function

  1. When the working battery voltage is detected lower than 3.3V, the indicator light will shine automatically to remind charging needed.
  2. When the working battery voltage continues to drop lower, the flashlight will downshift to a lower brightness level. When it happens in low output mode, the flashlight will blink three times every five minutes to remind you to recharge the flashlight. To ensure normal use, the flashlight will not turn off automatically until Over-discharge Protection stops the battery from working.

Over-discharge Protection
When the battery voltage is extremely low, the flashlight will turn off automatically to protect the battery from over-discharging.

Over-heat Protection
The flashlight will accumulate a lot of heat when it is working at Turbo output. When the light is overheated up to 65 ℃ or above, the flashlight will automatically downshift the output to prevent the light from overheating. Please reset the Turbo output if needed when temperature drops.

Intelligent Memory Circuit
The flashlight memorizes the last used brightness level except strobe function. The next time you turn it on, it will recall the previously used brightness level in General Mode and Simplified Mode.

Charging
Put the flashlight head into the charger cradle and rotate it until it clicks into the position, match the polarity port of the flashlight and the cradle’s.

When power connects, the indicator light of the charging cradle will turn green without flashlight, the indicator light will turn red with flashlight plugged in, then turns green when charging completely done. The normal charging time is about 3 hours.

  1. Please charge the RC20 when the light is off to permit full and fast recharging.
  2. If emergency lighting is needed, the flashlight is available at Mid output level when it is charging.

Note: Please recharge a stored RC20 every four months to maintain optimum performance of the battery.

Battery Replacement
Unscrew the tail cap to insert Fenix ARB-L1 series rechargeable Li-ion battery, no need to identify the polarity mark, and then screw the tail cap 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 tail cap one-half turn or take out the battery to prevent accidental activation during storage or transport.
  • Continuous working at Turbo brightness level, the light may activate over-heat protection or light beam trembling, to maintain normal status, please lower the brightness level to cool down the flashlight.
  • 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 board 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.

Notice: The routine cleaning video can be watched and downloaded through Fenix official website, please log onto the service channel->“maintenance for light”.

Warning
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.

23 reviews for Fenix RC20 Rechargeable Cradle Flashlight

  1. James (verified owner)

    Excellant flashlight for my line of work …

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  2. SAM DEFELICE (verified owner)

    Had one before. Lost it on a jobsite but found it after I purchase a new one.. Its a great tool to have on your work truck. Always charged and ready to go…

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  3. Kirk R. (verified owner)

    This flashlight is the perfect size and way brighter than other flashlights my colleagues carry. I also love the fact it’s rechargeable and easy to carry. Would definitely repurchase this and suggest it if you are looking for a great portable light.

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  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    one of the best flashlights that i bought

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  5. Diana (verified owner)

    I had some issues with my RC20 flashlight but Colt in customer service took care of the problem for me. Colt sent a new battery to me. I charged it and used the flashlight. The issues are fixed so it was just a battery issue. I like my flashlight and plan on ordering another. I recommend Fenix flashlights to my friends and family. Fenix has great customer service!

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    • Dianne

      That shouldn’t be happening Diana – we will have warranty contact you.

  6. Jose G Santillan (verified owner)

    Thank you.!!!

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  7. Rigoberto Espinoza (verified owner)

    I have been using these Rc20 flashlight by sea of ​​a year to and fulfilled with my expectations

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  8. Doug D. (verified owner)

    I purchased the Fenix RC20 about a month ago and so far I love it. I love the ability to change the brightness levels and the charging cradle, and make this light at the highest setting is blinding! I’ll be buying another one to keep in the car.
    The only issue I’ve had so far is if the flashlight is dropped it will not turn on again unless I remove the battery and reinstall it. I’m not sure if this light was designed this way but it is definitely a drawback.

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    • Dianne

      Hi Doug – I will have someone from warranty contact you.

  9. Ronald R. (verified owner)

    Have had product for over a month and product has worked for less than a week.

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    • Dianne

      I will have someone from warranty contact you.

  10. JJ (verified owner)

    The light is awesome. Feels good in your hand, convenient and fast switching between modes. My only complaint is that it doesn’t have a clip as it will roll out of my jacket pocket pretty easy.

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  11. David D. (verified owner)

    Great light well made last long time on 1 charge

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  12. Jason M. (verified owner)

    Just having one issue with the on and off botton from time to time it will not shut off you have to hit the button 3-4 times before it will shut off I would highly recommend this light to anyone looking for a good bright light

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    • Dianne_G

      Hi Jason – I will have our warranty department contact you to see if they can help with that on/off button issue.

  13. Trey K. (verified owner)

    This light is amazing. I own quite a few Fenix lights and this became my favorite within about 2 hours of using it.

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  14. Jose G Santillan (verified owner)

    👍🏼

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  15. Mary Conner (verified owner)

    Excellent Flashlights!

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  16. Marjorie (verified owner)

    Best flashlight I have ever had. The light is very bright and illuminates the smallest details on my big rig when hooking and dropping trailers in dark warehouse lots. Used alot of different brands thru the years, but Fenix is by far the best. Will not buy any other brand. Ever! Thanks Fenix! Great product!

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  17. Derek W. (verified owner)

    The only thing I’d like to see is, being able to charge the battery outside of the light. On a regular charger. Other than that it’s a great light. I have a charging cradle in the car and in my house. Carry it practically everywhere.

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  18. Jacob Yit

    I like it

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  19. Karsten

    Have two of these, mounted in the car and the boat. I have it mounted above the seat belt on the B-pillar in the car. I plugged the USB cable from the cradle into a cigarette lighter USB plug, soldered wires to 12V side of the plug and ran the wires to the nearest 12V supply. Sealed the plug with electricians tape and hid everything behind the trimming. Works great.

    The flashlight is great – a year after, it is the best I have used. I had expected problems with the lithium battery during winter, but it holds up well. The diffuser tip sits on most of the time – great addition.

    The cradle is a different story. The holding mechanism on the cradle is flimsy – it does not feel reassuring, the springs are pretty loose and comes off more easily than I would like, it is also possible to put the flashlight into the cradle too high so it does not seat properly. The electrical connection is also flimsy and can disconnect, and you have to turn the flashlight in the cradle to make sure the electrical connections lines up. Poor engineering? The design brief on the cradle should say something like “Make a cradle. When placing the light into the cradle, there should be a reassuring tactile and visible confirmation that the light is seated properly. If the light light is not seated properly, it should not seat at all.” Especially in the boat during driving, it is important to be able to throw it into the cradle in one motion without looking at it to confirm that it is seated properly.

    All said, it is good enough for me, and so I am ordering up three more.

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    • Fenix Lighting USA

      Thank you for your feedback Karsten!

  20. Pieter

    In case of a power-cut I always have this puppy on stand-by. A must-have in every household if you ask me. The wall mount is a great feature as well.

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  21. Jimmy Ray

    Love this product! Have the RC20 in a fleet of 50 trucks where they beat the hell out of them. Replaced a streamlight model that mounted in truck. 3 times as bright, better operation, and quality is remarkable! And service I’ve received from Fenixlighting US has been unreal. Replaced 3 of the lights even though we violated a warranty in putting them in a chemical that’s a flashlight killer.

    Side note to Fenix. Offer replacement parts on your site to make life easier for use folks who have to replace mounts and tail caps.

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  22. Abraham

    Received my RC 20 tested out a little brighter than the RC 15 which I also have love it , it is a really good flash light the only tiny problem is that it includes a battery level indicator which I don’t see on my RC 20. overall it’s a good flashlight

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    • Fenix Lighting U.S.

      RC20 has a battery indicator. Here is copy from the user manual:
      Battery Level Indicator
      With the light off, single-click the mode switch, the indicator light (in the middle of the charging contact) in the neck of the flashlight will be on for 3 seconds.
      Green light constant-on: sufficient power level
      Red light constant-on: low power level
      Red light flashes: critical power level

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