PD40R V3.0


The Fenix PD40R V3.0 super bright mechanical rotary switching flashlight is a high-performance rechargeable flashlight that is sure to surprise you. Fitted with a quality LED, this flashlight features an incredible performance by delivering a maximum of 3000 lumens to an impressive distance of 500 meters. It achieves precise output selection through the unique mechanical rotary switch. With the included 5000mAh rechargeable battery and the USB Type-C charging interface, the runtime will never bother anyway. IP68-rated dustproof and waterproof, this flashlight is the perfect lighting tool for outdoors or emergencies.
5.63'' x 1.34'' x 1.02''
6.98 oz / 198 g (excluding battery)
Battery Type
ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 battery

Product Features

  • 3000 lumens maximum output, 500 meters maximum beam distance.
  • A high-performance LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
  • Included a ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 battery.
  • Patented technique of rotary mode selection switching for accurate and single-handed operation.
  • Universal USB Type-C charging port.
  • Boot-up LED battery level indicator and low-voltage warning.
  • Compatible with multiple optical accessories such as the Fenix AOD-M.
  • Capable of tail standing.
  • Included body clip for different lighting demands.
  • All-metal CNC machining light body.
  • Premium type HAIII hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.



Fenix PD40R V3.0 Flashlight FAQ

    Q1. What is the product positioning of PD40R V3.0? What are the key features of PD40R V3.0?

    A: Fenix PD40R V3.0 is a super bright mechanical rotary switching flashlight. Its key features include:

    1.Patented technique of rotary mode selection switching for accurate, single-handed operation.

    2.Inner waterproof Type-C charging port.

    3.Tail stand capability plus included body clip for different lighting demands.


    Q2. What kind of LED is used in PD40R V3.0? Does Fenix offer to replace LED?

    A: A Luminus SFT70 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.


    Fenix does not provide LED replacement services for the time being, and users are not recommended to replace the LEDs independently, which may affect product performance and cause product damage.



    Q3. What kind of battery can be used in PD40R V3.0? Why cant the Turbo output be operated while using a Fenix ARB-L21-5000 battery?


    A: Fenix ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 is recommended. Fenix ARB-L21-5000 is not compatible with PD40R V3.0 because the minimum over-current protection value of ARB-L21-5000 is 14 A while the max operating current of PD40R V3.0 is larger than 14 A. Using a Fenix ARB-L21-5000 battery may activate the protection mechanism of the battery, which will cause light to go out.


    Q4. What is the color temperature of PD40R V3.0?

    A: Around 6500K.


    Q5. What is the operating voltage of PD40R V3.0?

    A: 2.8 V~4.2 V.


    Q6. What is the runtime of the Turbo output of PD40R V3.0?

    A: The runtime of the Turbo output is 2 hours and 40 minutes. The light will rapidly accumulate a lot of heat when used on 3000 lumens / Turbo output. When the light reaches a temperature of a certain level, the light will automatically step down a few lumens to reduce the temperature. So the runtime of Turbo output is measured in a total of runtime including output at reduced levels due to temperature or protection mechanism in the design. The stated data are from the results produced by Fenix through its laboratory testing under the temperature of 21±3°C according to the ANSI/PLATO FL1 standard. (For specific runtime performance, refer to the runtime graph in the manual)

    *According to the ANSI / PLATO FL1 standard, the battery life refers to the time from 30 seconds after the flashlight switch is turned on until the light output reaches 10% of the initial value.



    Q7. Is PD40R V3.0 rechargeable? How long is the charging time?

    A: Yes, PD40R V3.0 is rechargeable with a inner waterproof USB Type-C charging port. The charging time is about 3 hours.



    Q8. How to prevent accidentally activate the PD40R V3.0?

    A: Turn off the flashlight or remove the battery to prevent accidental activation.



    Q9. Why does the PD40R V3.0 downshift to a lower mode after being used for a while and the higher mode cannot be selected?

    A: There are two reasons:

    1. Intelligent Overheat Protection

    The flashlight will accumulate a lot of heat when used at relatively high output levels for extended periods. When the flashlight reaches a temperature of 60°C or above, the lamp will automatically step down a few lumens to reduce the temperature.

    2. Low-voltage Warning

    When the voltage level drops below the preset level, the flashlight is programmed to downshift to a lower brightness level until Low output is reached.



    Q10. Why does the PD40R V3.0 happen to flicker?

    A: The reasons that may cause the flashlight to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate:

    A: Poor battery level.

    Solution: Recharge or replace the battery (Ensure battery is inserted according to the manufacturer’s specifications).

    B: The contact point or contact of the battery or flashlight is dirty.

    Solution: Clean the contact points with a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.


    If the above methods don't work, please contact the distributor.



    Q11. What are the optional accessories for PD40R V3.0?

    A: Compatible with multiple optical accessories such as the Fenix AOD-M and AOF-M.



    Q12. What should I do when the PD40R V3.0 needs repair?

    A: 1. 15-day replacement: Fenix will replace identical or equal products with documented manufacturing defects within 15 days of purchase.

    2. 5-year free repair: Fenix will repair a light free of charge within 5 years (rechargeable battery: 1 year) of purchase if problems develop with normal use.

    3. Lifetime maintenance: 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 materials.

    4. Warranty certificate: Please keep the warranty card in contacting the authorized distributors for after-sale maintenance, Fenix will provide service support to the distributors.


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