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DBCstm wrote:
Site’s working fine over here MRT, hosts show as well as the empty drop-ins. Click hosts in the top row for the hosts, click the drop down menu for P-60 drop-ins to get the empty shells.

I think he’s trying to say it’s different from the other drop downs which when clicked go to a webpage with the two options as links. Confused me for a sec when the hosts didn’t show up under the host tab.

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Regarding the new 20, 24, and 26 gauge silicone wire: it isn't as nice as the 18 and 22 gauge that I have.  The strand count isn't as high and it is a bit thicker than it could be, but it is less expensive and you still get the benefit of the silicone sheathing.  I will have to work on adding the OD to each of them.  

I'm still trying to decide how I want to categorize the new additions.  The current layout isn't permanent, don't worry too much Cool

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Just wanted to thank everyone for all of the support, suggestions, and friendship over the past few months!  

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you!

-Richard 

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Merry Christmas Richard. 

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do you carry King Kong button top 26650 battery by any chance? Big Smile

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DayLighter wrote:
do you carry King Kong button top 26650 battery by any chance? :D

Unfortunately, I don't currently.  Got a soldering iron? You can add a solder bump to the cells, but I can't do it for you (although I wish I could!) 

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I do have soldering iron.. the problem is every time I tried to put some solder on top unprotected batteries.. it has some kind of pointy ( sharp) bumps and I’m afraid to heat up the battery too :~

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It may sound counterproductive when working with something heat-sensitive like a battery, but the hotter your iron the better. Hotter means less time, and heat for a long time that spreads beyond the localized area where you want the solder is what kills batteries. A very hot iron will bond the solder to the button before heat can spread to the crimped seal between the button and the outer shell.

Put a drop of liquid flux on the button. Load up a big dollop of solder on the tip of the iron. Let the iron heat back up and recover the heat from melting the solder onto the tip, then touch the bottom of the solder dollop onto the button and count to 'one-' and pull the iron away. Don't let the tip contact the button, just the solder hanging off the bottom. Once you have at least some solder bonded you can let the battery cool off completely (it shouldn't even be warm if you do it right) and add another dollop if it didn't get enough the first time. Soldering to solder is much easier and quicker than soldering to steel.

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1+ Hot & fast.
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Cleaning can make it easier, too. A light scrub with green Scotchbrite, then wipe down with alcohol. Funny how similar much of this is to TIG welding...

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I was thinking about using your custom build service to get a multi-color flashlight together.

What do you think of the following combo:

Convoy C8 Host ( or maybe a Convoy S2 )
CREE Multi-Colored XM-L on 16mm MCPCB
Color and Dynamic White XM-L Driver – 17mm

Will it work?

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Kodachrome40 wrote:
I was thinking about using your custom build service to get a multi-color flashlight together. What do you think of the following combo: Convoy C8 Host ( or maybe a Convoy S2 ) CREE Multi-Colored XM-L on 16mm MCPCB Color and Dynamic White XM-L Driver - 17mm Will it work?

Yes it will work! You definitely want an orange peel reflector to help smooth out the beam a bit, and I do think that the less focused reflectors are best for the color XM-L. This is because the four dies are all seen as slightly off-center by the reflector, if that makes sense. It will still work well with the larger C8 reflector but the projected image becomes less round. If you don't care about throw, the S3 may be even better since it barely focuses at all with that tiny reflector.

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CoolAdded the Small Sun ZY-T08 along with a few "mod" options.  I've built a few of these for myself and friends and they are one of my favorite hosts!

Re-stocked some of the springs and I have some 17mm and 20mm forward clicky switches that will be on the site soon. 

Next up? Re-organizing some of the site (categories, etc.), new battery shipment should be in next week (more Prot. Pana. 3400s, unprotected Pana. 3400 button top, unprotected Pana. PF button top, etc.), also some DIY triple kits and pre-built triple lights. 

Sorry if it seems like updates are slower than usual, I've been too busy having fun (and shipping orders) to spend as much time on the site as I usually do!  Don't worry, I'm not getting burned out; in fact,  I think I'm just getting started!

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Any possibility of the XPG2 R5 1A swapped to a noctigon?

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Wow.  This is nice.  for the mod you even added copper braid to the tailcap spring.   RMM's Small Sun ZY-T08

 

I wonder if any of those forward clickys would work in it?

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No go on the forward clicky (at least not without a lot of work).  The stock switch in this light is very small, it took a lot of filing and grinding to get even the smaller Omten reverse clicky to work.

Unknown: What size MCPCB would you want it on?

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RMM, is the T08 just a host or is it the complete light and you simply replace stuff? I ask because it’s called a host but categorized as a flashlight.

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20mm would be awesome.

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Got some nice goodies in a little box in the mail today! Thanks Richard, neat to see that tiny little box with the mailing label on it. Came through just fine.

On the Small Sun you’re talking about above, you say it has a Qlite at 5A, then go on to say it’s running the XM-L2 from 2 cells but can run one. How are you doing that on a Qlite?

Edit: nevermind, I looked the light up and see how it’s made. Yuck! lol Not for everyone is it?

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EDIT:  you answered your own question Wink

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TheGloriousTachikoma wrote:
RMM, is the T08 just a host or is it the complete light and you simply replace stuff? I ask because it's called a host but categorized as a flashlight.

It is the complete flashlight but I admit that I've never been able to leave it stock.

The cells in this light are in parallel so you can run one or two cells but if you want to hold 5A with an XM-L2 for any reasonable amount of time you really need two cells.

I have converted a few to serial configuration for an MT-G2 but the stock light and the mods I'm offering are parallel.

Sorry for the confusion, been doing a lot of cell phone edits on the run.

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unknown00101 wrote:
20mm would be awesome.

I'll get some reflowed in the next couple of days and let you know (unless I destroy them all in the process! Wink )

I just changed the way that the P60 dropins are listed, as well as a few other tweaks.  I will continue to work on simplifying the site and implementing some of the excellent suggestions I have received from all of you!  

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What sort of memory, if any, does the color driver use?

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I received my custom P60 drop-in and I love it. XM-L2 T4 7A3 tint is just perfect for close up work and night walks.

Thank you for putting it together and shipping it so quickly.

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Gj wrote:

What sort of memory, if any, does the color driver use?

No memory at all. It always starts at the same spot. Not as bad as next mode memory but not ideal in my opinion.

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Is that stock on your shrinkwrap correct (1 foot left)? Thought I recalled someone asking but don’t see it.


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Helios- wrote:
Is that stock on your "shrinkwrap":http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&p... correct (1 foot left)? Thought I recalled someone asking but don't see it.

Yes, there is only one foot left.  I should have a lot more within the next week.

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Damn, you answer fast. Thanks!
Some people looking for shrinkwrap due to the keeppower issue. Just remembered you started carrying it. Now I can mention they don’t have to wait 3 months for FT.


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RMM wrote:

Gj wrote:

What sort of memory, if any, does the color driver use?

No memory at all. It always starts at the same spot. Not as bad as next mode memory but not ideal in my opinion.

So, always starts on white (in group 1)? That's OK, it's on my wish list. (Isn't everything?Money Mouth)

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On my wish list too. Might be a good gift for hunting friends now that I know they can avoid the flashy modes.

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