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Fenix RC20 Rechargeable Cradle Flashlight - DISCONTINUED

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SKU: RC20L2BKN/ABarcode: 6942870303406N/A

Product Overview

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.


Max Lumens: 1000
Max Beam Distance: 951 feet (290 meters)
Max Runtime: 120 hours
Lighting Modes: 4 brightness levels
Bulb Type: Luminus SST40 LED
Size: Length: 6.3” (161mm) Width: 1” (25.4mm) Head: 1.6” (40mm)
Weight: 7.2 oz. (205g) including batteries
Battery: Built-in Li-ion battery
Included: USB charging cradle, USB adaptor, holster, lanyard, spare O-ring
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting USA

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Additional Features of the RC20 Flashlight

  • Luminus SST40 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
Fenix RC20 Rechargeable Cradle Flashlight - DISCONTINUED specs chart

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



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.



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”.



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.

Q1. Is the RC20 internally waterproof?

A. Yes, the light is internally waterproof and is thus still waterproof without the port cover in place.


Q2. What should I do if the RC20 needs repair?

A: 1. 15-day replacement: Fenix will replace identical or equal products with documented manufacturing defects within 15 days of purchase.

2. 2-year free repair: Fenix will repair a light free of charge within 2 years of purchase if problems develop with normal use.

3. Lifetime maintenance: If repair is required after 2 years from the date of purchase, Fenix will charge for parts. The total repair fee is dictated by the cost of the replaced materials.

4. If you need warranty service, fill out the warranty form at https://www.fenixlighting.com/pages/warranty-repairs to start your repair claim.

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Jerome Marable
my second RC20

this is my second one. the first one i had for a number of years. well used a lot. the old one works but there is a problem with the switch. so i decide to by another one. all i can say is the light is very good, well made, like the different levels of light you can use. for what it does the price is right. it may seem high price to others. the price was right for me.

Salvador Arteaga

Great rechargeable flashlight. No issues

Ryan P
Best work light

I enjoy this light because the brightness is adjustable for different environments. Tough & sturdy light.

David Cheok

Ive had this light for im guessing almost 7 or 8 years now and it has been outstanding. I like that it has been very reliable and is always on standby. 1000 lumens is plenty for general purpose use and its been in the rain, fell with me under water and dropped down steep hills while on expedition.
Recently the switch has gone a bit wonky with me now having to press both buttons to turn it on instead of the normal one. Time for a replacement I guess but since it generally still works, will delegate it into the car for emergency duties. This will be replaced with the WT25R which I recently bought.
Fenix has gone a long way since the early days and they have the formula right in making great products.

Albert Beardsley

Without a doubt one the most powerful flashlights I've ever owned. On my first use I spotted two coyotes eyes looking back at me from approximately 100 yards away in woods while walking my dog at night. Without the extreme lighting features of this light I would have proceeded deeper into the woods and possibly be attacked. The light it gave off quite literally saved me and the dog.

Scott M.

Great as always! Super durable and bright. I have ordered multiple in the past several years.

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