I have always used the blue Trustfire 14650's and they have worked very well. Yes, with a CF saber with FoC. I am very happy with the run times as well.
You say that you can't go back to Trustfires, but if the AW's are discontinued, unless you can find a suitable replacement then you need to just roll with what is out there. It's just how the cookie crumbles, dude.
Wise words and nice attitude, Caine.
But I made bad experiences with the blue Trustfire, they were working and runtime was ok.
I never expected them to have 1600 mAh, they had around 1100 mAh at the beginning.
After ten recharge cycles there were only around 900 mAh left, so I donīt expect them to last very long.
And a direct comparison of the same LED with CF 5 and one AW and one TF pack was showing a clear advantage of the AWs.
Maybe I didnīt understand it right, but when you drive 2 dies of an Ledengin serial at 1500 mA and adjust the FoC with a resistor to 1000 mA, doesnīt this sum up to 2500 mA discharge from the battery?