You can watch how this device performed below
Battery life: 1:53 hours
With Nitehog Chameleon X-core TIR-M35, the manufacturer states the battery life to be approximately 2 hours with Lithium batteries at 25°C and approximately 4 hours with the 16650 Li-ion batteries with the Extender. We tested the device with the Lithium CR123 batteries, and our measured time was 1:53 hours. We will test the device with other options as well in the future, so stay tuned as we will update this article.
The device was tested at 24.6 – 26.1°C, as you can see in the videos. The temperature was similar to the one stated by the manufacturer, which is usually used for testing.
Please keep in mind, that while testing the device, we did not use any functions. Using different functions (such as video recording, Wi-Fi, etc.) usually affects the battery, so we can expect that the battery life will be a tad shorter when used in real-life situations.
We tested the device with the default settings - as it comes out of the box. The Wi-Fi was turned off and all the other functions (such as colour mode, brightness, and contrast) were left at the default setting.
The device can be powered in three different ways: either with two CR123A lithium batteries; two rechargeable CR123A li-Ion batteries or with two 16650 Li-ion batteries with the Extender. We tested the device with the Panasonic CR123 batteries, rechargeable CR123 batteries and with the Extender for batteries, as you can see above. Please note that the time might vary, depending on the batteries.
Need a Spare Battery?
When you're using the battery extender, the battery cap is attached to a string, so you don't lose it, but the cap swings around the device.
When turning the device off, you just simply turn the knob again, and the device shuts off.
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Specifications provided by the Manufacturer
|Name||Nitehog Chameleon X-core TIR-M35|
|In production since||2021|
|Start-up time||< 5s|
|Battery life||- 2 hours with Lithium Batteries at 25°C|
- 4 hours with 16650 with Extender
|Battery Type||- 2x CR 123 Lithium|
- 2x RCR 123 Li-Ion
- 2x 16650 Li-Ion (with Extender for Batteries)