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How long did it take for you guys to get your tracking information. I purchased on Aug3 and no info yet just curious.I’m in the US.

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Jhicks2018 wrote:
How long did it take for you guys to get your tracking information. I purchased on Aug3 and no info yet just curious.I’m in the US.
I Pre-ordered 9 July…. tracking was emailed to me 2 August.

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Jhicks2018 wrote:
How long did it take for you guys to get your tracking information. I purchased on Aug3 and no info yet just curious.I'm in the US.


PM me the paypal email you used - i can have a look (we get a updated list every now and then

 

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Just an update for those still waiting. My only previous tracking update was July 31 saying it was accepted and processed through facility in China. Today, Aug 20, it now says it arrived in Chicago. So 3 weeks put probably 2 or 3 more days shipping till it should arrive for me.

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Just an update for those still waiting. My only previous tracking update was July 31 saying it was accepted and processed through facility in China. Today, Aug 20, it now says it arrived in Chicago. So 3 weeks put probably 2 or 3 more days shipping till it should arrive for me.
Mine still in Chini since the 3rd..but mine goes to Chicago also..hope it moves soon.

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Mine is still somewhere between the A Ω ….. Apparently lost & confused in it’s search for the USA…… Facepalm

Latest Tracking Info below.

2018-08-03 22:46
Guangzhou, leave Guangzhou send to Guangzhou courier company
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2018-08-03 22:46
Guangzhou, leave Guangzhou and send to JFK Airport in New York.
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2018-08-03 05:34
CHINA, GUANGZHOU EMS, Processed Through Facility, Your item has been processed through a facility in GUANGZHOU EMS, CHINA at 5:34 am on August 3, 2018.
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This is just getting crazy now..

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This is just getting crazy now..
Yes… it is getting somewhat comical indeed…. Big Smile . Wink .. Thumbs Up

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Has anybody tried disassembling the GT Mini? How hard is it to remove the driver for purposes of updating the firmware and replacing the integrated switch? I think replacing the switch is the easy part. I’m more concerned in pulling out the driver and putting it back in.

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Has anybody tried disassembling the GT Mini? How hard is it to remove the driver for purposes of updating the firmware and replacing the integrated switch? I think replacing the switch is the easy part. I’m more concerned in pulling out the driver and putting it back in.
Dale opened his as soon as it arrived.

You’ll need to remove the bezel, lens, and reflector in order to unsolder the LED board so you can pop the driver out.

Dale’s bezel had plenty of threadlocker but others have reported little or none.

Dale also said the driver still goes back snugly after being removed and reinstalled.

I’ll be flashing ToyKeeper’s Andúril UI to mine as soon as it arrives. It’s en route but seems to have taken a holiday in Chicago. Big Smile

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Copy that. Thanks. I’m expecting the bezel thread is glued, considering the flashlight is made by Lumintop. So the technique of removing the driver is no different.

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Can someone post picture of head spring on this light, my looks some kind of strange, it is distorted and unequal Crying

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Can someone post picture of head spring on this light, my looks some kind of strange, it is distorted and unequal Crying

Mine looks the same. I don’t think it’ll have any adverse effect on its performance though.

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Can someone post picture of head spring on this light, my looks some kind of strange, it is distorted and unequal Crying


That looks like one of those new ‘Cattywampus HP Springs’….. (“HP” = High Preformance) Thumbs Up . Wink

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Jaded wrote:
Has anybody tried disassembling the GT Mini? How hard is it to remove the driver for purposes of updating the firmware and replacing the integrated switch? I think replacing the switch is the easy part. I’m more concerned in pulling out the driver and putting it back in.

Replacing the switch will be the hardest part. Followed by getting the bezel loose. After that it should be a snap.

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bunnicula wrote:
[Mine looks the same. I don’t think it’ll have any adverse effect on its performance though.
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That looks like one of those new ‘Cattywampus HP Springs’….. (“HP” = High Preformance) Thumbs Up . Wink

Ok, thanks I just asked, light is performing normal, just was curious.

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/\…. Thumbs Up

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Wait, it’s not a gold plated spring.

Something seems… off about your sample.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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mine is not gold plated either atleast the head spring isnt but tailcap is gold, but his just looks awful, mine looks alot better.

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I received the GT Mini and holster today – ordered from Neal August 7, 14 days ago.

Real nice C8 style light!

More compact then the C8 actually, with a wider head and more throw. Illuminated side switch and ramping UI are a real plus for me. Well done Lumintop! Thumbs Up

I believe a 26650 tube would have been just right for this head and would have been closer to the GT big brother proportions?

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good to hear patmurris!

about the spring
neal says Driver spring is berylium bronze

 

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M4D M4X wrote:

good to hear patmurris!

about the spring
neal says Driver spring is berylium bronze

Is that CataWomped berylium bronze—- I think that makes it handle more current

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Oooh what kind of beryllium copper are they using?

That would explain why the GT Mini can still attain very high lumen numbers without a spring bypass on the driver spring.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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One of my GT minis arrived today. It’s really nice! Party

I quickly opened it to flash ToyKeeper’s Andúril UI onto the driver.

The bezel had a good amount of blue threadlocker, so I used a vise and leather glove to remove it.

The driver came out easily. I dislodged it with a rod fed through one of the MCPCB’s screw holes.

With my light’s switch at 12 o’clock, the screw hole at 4:30 lines up with a blank spot on the driver near the positive wire’s solder connection.

I’m curious if those four holes are in the same place relative to the switch on other samples.

The driver had small traces of white adhesive, but it went back into place snugly.


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I received mine today. The head is slightly larger than a C8 with a 42.75 mm interior reflector opening versus 38 mm for the C8. The lighted side switch is alright even with the evil green smile effect.

The best I can get is about 110 kcd but given that it only draws 4.5 amps on turbo I’m not terribly disappointed. One thing I noticed is that it’s not well focused and this could be the reason why the throw doesn’t live up to spec.

The only advantage it has over the D1S is the ability to attach a lanyard (comes with the package). The D1S out throws it and has full output at the top of the ramp.

For the price I’m relatively happy and it will find a good home I’m sure.

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Got mine yesterday. Pretty happy with it. My only complaint is that I really lost the indexing lottery, the button is WAY off from the logo, and not even kinda lined up with a flat or a ridge on the handle.

What’s the desire to replace the stock switch? Just for a better feeling click?

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What’s the desire to replace the stock switch? Just for a better feeling click?


To swap the driver.

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The best I can get is about 110 kcd but given that it only draws 4.5 amps on turbo

Is this a NW or CW version?
What battery are you using?

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goshdogit wrote:
One of my GT minis arrived today. It’s really nice! Party

I quickly opened it to flash ToyKeeper’s Andúril UI onto the driver.

The bezel had a good amount of blue threadlocker, so I used a vise and leather glove to remove it.

The driver came out easily. I dislodged it with a rod fed through one of the MCPCB’s screw holes.

With my light’s switch at 12 o’clock, the screw hole at 4:30 lines up with a blank spot on the driver near the positive wire’s solder connection.

I’m curious if those four holes are in the same place relative to the switch on other samples.

The driver had small traces of white adhesive, but it went back into place snugly.




Thanks for the info.

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Swib wrote:
The best I can get is about 110 kcd but given that it only draws 4.5 amps on turbo
Is this a NW or CW version? What battery are you using?

Neutral White with a 30Q. Like I said not terribly disappointed because it takes a FET driver doing about 5.8 amps in a C8 with the same led to best it with a reverse tail clicky which doesn’t behave well with ramping UI.

I might pry off the bezel to see if it can be better focused.

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