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Big value in a tiny body: the 3.9″ 1500 lms Charlie is a programmable flashlight & headlamp with a 90° angle, magnetic base, USB-C charging and 6 available modes. It’s the “Swiss Army Knife” of flashlights.

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Charlie runs on one 10A 18650 battery. Choose 1 or 2 2600mAh ECO Cell or longer runtime 3500mAh batteries. Charlie does not come with batteries unless added below.

Charlie charges one battery internally. Additional batteries can be charged with an optional external charger.

Charlie charges via USB-C. If you do not have a USB-C power supply, add a USB-C AC adapter to charge in wall outlet or a USB-C to USB-A Adapter to charge in USB-A outlet.

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Introducing the all new for 2024 MF Tactical Charlie, the smallest and lightest 18650 powered rechargeable LED flashlight we have ever built. Charlie is a tiny and versatile USB-C rechargeable flashlight that puts out a wide beam with up to an incredible 1500 lumens of light. Designed to be the most useful hands-free flashlight you will ever own, Charlie becomes a fully adjustable headlamp when used with the included elastic nylon easy mount headband, a work light when mounted on a metal surface with its built-in magnetic base and the perfect close-in body light when the 90 degree head is tucked into a uniform or shirt pocket. At just 3.9″ in length and 1.5 oz (without battery), this tiny modern marvel will run up to 4 hours on a single 3500mAh 18650 battery and and 200 hours on candle mode.

90° Flashlight Head
90° flashlight head w/wide beam angle
LED Power Indicator
LED’s in switch show real time battery level

And Charlie also includes MF Tactical‘s programmable mode technology which eliminates the dilemma of having to decide between a single mode or a multi-mode flashlight. Charlie lets you choose exactly how many and which modes you want your flashlight to have, and in 30 seconds you program it to operate with just your selected modes. Available modes for programming are high, medium, low, candle mode and SOS. Plus, direct access fast strobe mode is always available with just a double click of the button whether the light is on or off. If your needs change down the road, simply reprogram Charlie at any time.

Charlie has a built-in intelligent charging circuit for internal charging via a USB-C port so it can be quickly charged by plugging its included USB cable into any powered USB-C outlet. For the fastest recharge times, add our accessory high power 3A, 5V AC USB-C adapter and plug into any 110V wall outlet. Like all modern MF Tactical flashlights,

Charlie has real time battery level monitoring in the switch that glows green when your battery is between full and 20% power, red when the battery is between 20% and 10%, and flashes red when it has less than 10% charge remaining.

Charlie charges a battery internally via USB, or the battery can be removed and charged in an optional external USB powered charger. By using multiple batteries and an optional external charger, you can leave the flashlight plugged in when not in use, and you will always have spare charged batteries for those times when you need the flashlight to run all night.

As our long time customers know, MF Tactical is the real deal, and we design and build our flashlights right here in New Jersey. The difference comes down to quality, and MF Tactical takes pride in the fact that nobody beats us in producing the highest quality tactical LED flashlights built in America. And we stand behind our quality with our one year limited warranty and our legendary customer service.

Charlie is an ECO Cell Certified flashlight that runs on a single high voltage 18650 rechargeable li-ion protected battery or an MF Tactical ECO Cell Certified battery. All MF Tactical ECO Cell Certified flashlights have over-charge and over-discharge protection functions built into the flashlight so that the battery no longer needs its own built-in protection circuit board. This way you do not have to also add the cost and complexity of a protection circuit to every battery you purchase, resulting in a more economical flashlight. You can choose to power your Charlie on either 2600mAh Extended Capacity or, for about 35% longer run time, 3500mAh Ultra Capacity batteries.

While the price shown for the flashlight is without batteries, just use the “Battery Options” and “Add External Charger” menus when you put the light in your cart, and you can choose from a variety of options with one or two of our top quality rechargeable li-ion batteries and an external USB smart charger for charging spare batteries. We also stock essential accessories, such as a custom ballistic nylon holster, a high power 3A, 5V AC USB-C adapter for faster charging in a wall outlet and a USB-C to USB-C adapter for charging in an older USB-A outlet.

Charlie Specs:

Downloadable User Guide
Downloadable User Guide
Brand:MF Tactical
Emitter Brand/Type:Luminus® SST-40
Color BIN:White
Total Emitters:
Required Battery:10A Protected or ECO Cell Certified 18650 rechargeable li-ion battery
Voltage Input:3.6~4.2v
Switch Type:Electronic sure press tac switch
Switch Location:Top switch with internal red/green LED power level indicators
5 available user programmable modes plus direct access fast strobe
Mode Arrangement:User programmable modes: high, med, low, candle mode and SOS
Mode MemoryMemory Mode Circuitry – Remembers and returns to last mode
Operating Current:3.3A, Digitally Regulated
Brightness (Lumens):1500 high; 1050 medium; 600 low; 150 candle; 1500 SOS; 1500 strobe
Approx. Runtime:4 hrs high; 7 hrs med; 18 hrs low; 200 hrs candle; 5 hrs SOS (3500mAh)
Fast Strobe Mode:
Direct access strobe selected with double click when light is on or off
Range:100+ yards
Waterproof Standard:IPX-66.  Protected against high pressure water stream from any angle.
Materials:T6061 Aircraft Aluminum Alloy
Finish:HA II Military Grade Hard Anodized
Lens:Hardened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating.
Reflector:Shallow Aluminum Textured/OP Reflector for close-in flood
Carry Accessories:Detachable pocket clip and easy mount/dismount headstrap included
Magnetic Base:Tail embedded powerful rare earth magnet
Weight (w/o battery):1.5 oz
Diameter at head:1”
Diameter at body:.87”
Reflector Diameter:

TO CHANGE MODES:  Press and hold the button, and the light will automatically cycle through each of the modes programmed by user.

MEMORY FEATURE:  Automatically remembers and returns to last mode used each time light is turned on.

LOCK FEATURE:  Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to lock the flashlight to protect against accidental activation in storage or in your pocket. Another 3 second push unlocks the flashlight.

1 review for MF Tactical Charlie Programmable USB Rechargeable 1500 Lumens LED Flashlight & Headlamp

  1. David Lambert

    Finally! A headlight that’s bright enough when you need it that can be dimmed when you need it. Having a good hand free light during the dark winter makes outdoor chores much easier and safer.

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