Fenix RC20 Flashlight

Fenix RC20 Flashlight
With tailored rechargeable Li-ion battery and standard USB charging cradle, Fenix RC20
simplifies the way of charging. Whether the charging cradle is fixed in the wall or placed
in the car, you only need to plug into the flashlight. Moreover, the indicator light in the
neck of the flashlight will present battery power level well.
RC20 lights up long-distance view of 290 meters with its 1000 maximum lumen output.
One-handed operation by dual tail switch features remarkable tactical ability and easily
activates 4 brightness levels plus Strobe, momentary-on function and mode shifting. Dual
operation mode makes it better to satisfy the demand for law enforcement, driving
lighting, searching and rescuing, etc.
Technical Parameters
1h 10
55 min
9h 50
IPX-8, underwater 2m
USB charging cradle, USB adaptor, holster, lanyard, spare O-ring
Notice: The above-mentioned parameters (lab tested by using Fenix ARB-L1-2600 /
2600 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery) are approximate and may vary between
flashlights, batteries and environments.
*Due to over-heat protection, the runtime of the Turbo brightness level is the
accumulated time.
**The flashlight will perform better if uses Fenix ARB-L1-3400 /3400 mAh battery with
larger capacity.
◎ Uses Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
◎ Tailored 2600mAh 3.7V rechargeable Li-ion battery
◎ 161mm (length) x 25.4 mm (diameter) x 40mm (head)
◎ 205 grams (including 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.
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
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
◎ 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
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”.
Product Warranty
Fenix will replace products with documented manufacturing defects within 15 days of
purchase and repair a light free of charge within 5 years of purchase if problems
develop with normal use; if repair is required after 5 years from the date of purchase,
Fenix will charge for parts. The total repair fee is dictated by the cost of the replaced
Product Registration
Fenix suggests you register your product on the official website for Fenixlight Limited
(www.fenixlight.com). You can get an extra six-month warranty period once you have
successfully registered. By participating in an optional customer survey, you are
entered in a drawing for free Fenix products.
Available Accessories
Filter Adapter
Diffuser Tip
Traffic Wand
Bike Mount
Rail Mount
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.