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XENO G10 and G42

Hi, to those who own xeno flashlight, there a question for you...

 

how to remove the clip and the bezel?

 

it says that the clip is removeable, but how???

i searched through xeno's website, it says that a special tool is needed for removing the bezel. is there an alternative way to do it??

 

 

 

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The tool is the diffuser itself. At least for the smaller bezels like the g10

 

You might try using some needle nose pliers if the grooves of the bezel are deep/large  enough.

 

this is the tool http://www.xenoled.com/product/showproduct.php?id=43&lang=en

 

Sometimes I use the vernier caliper's "inside jaws" for some stuff, so it might work on these bezels.

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Hikelite wrote:

The tool is the diffuser itself. At least for the smaller bezels like the g10

 

You might try using some needle nose pliers if the grooves of the bezel are deep/large  enough.

 

i dont own xeno diffuser. If i used needle nose pliers, i am afraid to scratch the bezel and the lens...

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I've updated my post.

Don't be afraid and be careful, that's all I can say. But it all depends on how tight is the bezel screwed.

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i tried to unscrew with my finger.. but no result... it didnt even move

 

And how to remove the clip?

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Have you tried with the vernier caliper?

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On my Xeno EO3 I was told by the seller to put the bezel end on the bottom of my tennis shoe, and turn the light counter clockwise. It wasn't easy, I really cranked on it and eventually it came loose.

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Try to press it on a soft mouse pad nad turn the light (I do it with my Solarforce L2 and the flat Bezel).

Light up the darkness.

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thank you... i have just unscrewed my bezel

 

now the clip... how to remove it? it seems that i need to take out the head in order to remove the clip??

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Buwuve wrote:

Try to press it on a soft mouse pad nad turn the light (I do it with my Solarforce L2 and the flat Bezel).

Didn't you receive a small metal square with your SF?

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no, i did not received that small piece of square metal. btw, i have removed the bezel.

 

Now, i want to remove the belt clip, any idea how to do it?

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Harry, how's the built of the G42 vs your Thrunite Catapult V3 specifically?  The gun metal nice?

I'm looking at the F42 neutral, same weight but less aggressiveness, and a good 25 bucks cheaper. I think that one is brown, i never had a brown "gunmetal" kinda flashlight.

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i find that xeno build quality is superb, it even uses brass on its tail cap instead of aluminium. the finishing is marvelous. comes with coated glass lens. 

it is flawless. I consider xeno G10 and G42 as a non budget flashlight. The only problem is the ouput.

 

As for catapult v3, the thickness of its body tube that surprised me, it has a thick aluminium body. You can feel the weight when you holding it. anodizing is perfect. However, the body has sharp edges texture. Overall quality is excellent

I compared catapult quality against trustfire tr3t6, x8 and x9. None of these trustfires quality come close to catapult.

 

Well, quality comes with a price.... Smile 

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The F42/G42 is listed as 248g. That is EXTREMELY heavy for a 160mm 40-42mm reflector class light (eg Ultrafire C8, U80, 980L).

Output, not that bad what.... 2.2A drive.  BTW 2.2A - 3A drive yields just a little bit of output.

 

Yo bro, let me recommend you the LED-CALC.xls which you can get from here (budgetlightforum)

 

2.2A -> 3A gives you 74 more lumens.  G42 drives the LED at 2.2A, it’s rated 535 lumens and that is probably OTF (Out the front). With so much mass I am sure it can maintain that figure easily for a while.  Without testing, I think it might be more on my meter, ie it is pretty conservative for 2.2A even factoring driver losses.

 

 

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i like heavy flashlight. 

 

Again, if you compared c8/980L with G42, you will see and feel the quality difference.

I'm not trying to promote xeno, but that's the fact that i can see by comparing xeno with other xxxfires.

 

Back to the question... how to remove the belt clip.. it's so annoying when you hold the light with a clip attached.

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I know i know...of course there is no comparison.

I just hope i can get the F42 for a good price.  UF-980L is not cheap either, 43 bucks.

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Vectrex wrote:

 

Didn't you receive a small metal square with your SF?

 

Wait, THAT's what those are for? I fell so stupid right now...

But thanks for enlightening me Wink

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Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.

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@Vectrex:

I don't get such a thing (I order a L2 and and four weeks later a L2p (this was in march).

I will order a the new L2 tailstand in a few days. Maybe I get such a thing this time.

Light up the darkness.

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how to remove the clip.. anyone????