Manker MC11

6 years ago written by

I received the Manker MC11 from for the Review

The Manker MC11 is a new 1×18650 EDC light, it is powered by an included Manker 18650 2600mAh (micro USB rechargeable) that feeds a XP-L emitter, and features a mechanic switch at the tailcap and an electronic one at the head. There is also available a NW version, I got the CW one.

The Box of the MC11

The MC11 comes with an 18650 battery rechargeable via micro USB, lanyard, spare o-rings and clip.

The MC11 is a Medium-Long sized 18650 EDC light (11.8×24 cm)

The tailcap, only removable part of the light, has anodized threads so physical lockout is possible.

The tailcap hosts a mechanical switch. The switch protrudes making tailstanding impossible.

The head has an electronic switch

And hosts an XP-L Cw emitter in a OP reflector


1. When the flashlight is off, half press the tail switch for momentary on, the output mode will be your last mode (Memory function, strobe included)
2. Single click the tail switch for on / off, click the side switch for mode selection
3. When the flashlight is on, long press the side switch for strobe and long press to get back to general mode
4. Engineering mode (Choose output level for moonlight mode): when the flashlight is on, quick click the side switch for 4 times to get access to engineering mode. Single click to change the output level and then click the tail switch for off to make your final choice.

Beamshots at 0.5 meters from the wall
A XP-L emitter in a small OP reflector gives a very wide beam, suitable for close distances.

Output and runtime
Measured using the 18650 2600mAh battery that comes with the light

I also tested the Capacity of the 18650 cell, discharging it with my SKYRC MC3000 at 2.0A until 2.8 volts are reached. Unfortunately, the new SKYRC software is affected by the 10’000th bug, and now I can’t even have a complete log of the test; so I’m unable to show you the plot, but I can tell you that I measured 2515 mAh from the full charged cell.

Thermographic Test

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My thoughts
The MC11 is well built and finished.
The MC11 is a on the large side of 18650 EDC lights, but that’s what happens when you have a flashlight with 2 switches.
Level spacing and regulation are fine. The MC11 has memory mode but not quick access to highest or lowest mode, things that I usually like on all my lights.

The included battery works fine, and, although doesn’t have the highest capacity, it is easily rechargeable using the micro USB cable integrated.

I would have liked to see this light with an XP-L Hi emitter, able to give the MC11 more throw.
I would like to see the MC11 come with a sheath too.

Thanks to: AntoLed for the camera help, the thermal camera and the luxmeter; Zampa for the tripod.

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18650 · EDC · Flood · MANKER · Rechargeable