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My local Bunnings had 3D Maglites on special, two different models for $29.00 incan and $30.00 led.


Do you know if they are the newer improved (brighter at least) LED model, or the previous one? The older one has a horrid donut but decent punch for alkaline power, the new one is supposed to be better in beam profile and lumens IIRC (although dont quote me on the beam, it might be wishful thinking).
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I would guess its the older led version. You would only buy one to mod would you not?

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

I would guess its the older led version. You would only buy one to mod would you not?


I thought the genuine LED ones couldnt be modded, or not without a lot of work. The incan ones were the pick to mod? Or do i have that wrong?
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I have no idea. I suppose it depends on the interpretation of modding. OL was not impressed with the latest (led) ones to mod but I dont believe that is what Bunnings have on special. I'll have to snap some pictures next time.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

I have no idea. I suppose it depends on the interpretation of modding. OL was not impressed with the latest (led) ones to mod but I dont believe that is what Bunnings have on special. I’ll have to snap some pictures next time.


I just seem to recall there being a serial number on Mags D cells that was not suitable to modding, if youhad the one without that serial beginning you were good to go, if not it was some major work.

Still, $30 is a good price for a decent light. I own one of the older stock LEDs, great for throwing in the back of my 4by. I hate the donut ring but Ill get over it. I think they are XPE, they trow pretty well.

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Was looking for wall ovens in QLD but found hundreds of lights in auction ending tonight 8pm AEST.

http://www.graysonline.com/search.aspx?q=lights+queensland

no, am not bidding on lights.

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Happy Australia Day

Back up phone charger, Eneloop branded li ion single charge so its compact at just 2850mah. Not sure when it ends…

Under $10.
http://www.dicksmith.com.au/mobile-phone-accessories/panasonic-eneloop-m...

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Ejected Filament wrote:

Back up phone charger, Eneloop branded li ion single charge so its compact at just 2850mah. Not sure when it ends…

Under $10.


Bugger, it’s ended. That’s what happens if you bludge an extra day after Aus day
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Mr Floppy wrote:
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Back up phone charger, Eneloop branded li ion single charge so its compact at just 2850mah. Not sure when it ends…

Under $10.


Bugger, it’s ended. That’s what happens if you bludge an extra day after Aus day

Dont feel too bad, it ended a couple of hours after I posted in Qld, probably an hour in the southern states with their curtain fading, cow confusing daylight savings time. It was for Aus day only it seems.

I managed to snag two though.

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Back up phone charger, Eneloop branded li ion single charge so its compact at just 2850mah. Not sure when it ends... Under $10.
Bugger, it's ended. That's what happens if you bludge an extra day after Aus day

Its back on today only. Does anyone know whether these are anygood and whats inside?

http://www.dicksmith.com.au/panasonic-eneloop-mobile-booster-black-dsau-...

 

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I have both here, one is on the PC to charge it fully. The led goes from red (30% or <) – orange (30-60%) – green (60 – 100%) as it charges. Cant say whats inside, there are no screws to pull it apart etc, I assume its glued or internal clipped. Not that I would know how it works even if I could pull it apart.

The instruction booklet states it has Overcharge, Overcurrent and Over discharge protection along with abnormal temperature detection. Apparently it can be placed on an IQ pad to charge too.

The head comes off, has fixed to it the std USB plug, and a short cable neatly fitted and wound in a slot with the Micro USB. You can pull the head and plug the USB to PC, and the micro lead into the side of the unit to charge itself from the PC/USB port. The head is them placed back on, the USB plugging into the unit, and the micro now being the output to the phone item being charged.

The lead wraps neatly around the head. Theres a power button along with the LED too and thats about it on the outside. Its a clever enough design… but I cant find any info about how it charges the li ion inside for example.

Internal battery max voltage is 4.35, max charge rate is 0.95a

Rated input is 5v, 0.50a/1.0a
Rated output is 5v 1a, or 1.5a if the 203 model and using both terminals (Ill assume it has dual outputs). This is the 103 model though.

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Thanks EF. Would you consider this a good buy for $15.00 with shipping?

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

Thanks EF. Would you consider this a good buy for $15.00 with shipping?


Not with any confidence, but I bought two anyway if that helps. Its Panasonic, and Eneloop branded (though I have no idea why), how bad can it be? It seems to know what state of charge the li ion is so it must have some smart features in it.

Edit: Its taking a while to charge though using the supplied cable and head (plugged into a USB3 port on my PC). Been going about 3 hours and the light is orange. However reading between the lines of the manual/specs, it might do better with another cable to recharge itself with. The wording seems to indicate the cable is limited to 0.50a. Its not a unsurrmountable issue if Im right, the cable is just a USB to Micro cable anyway. Ill try to charge the other one with a USB cable I have here I know is rated for at least 1.0a.

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Thanks.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Bought two, cheap enough to crack one open to see what is inside .. perhaps unless it works well. $6 shipping .. still a good deal

edit: damn, didn’t realise there was a white version too.

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I kept one, gave one to my son. Good luck on the tear down if it happens, dont forget to post pics.

Yeah, theres a white one. Better late than neve.. oh wait, probably not.

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I got both boosters delivered now. They are solid. Well worth the $10. First attempt at trying to crack one open, it is sealed pretty well. Damaged the corner trying to get a wedge in. Not sure if I’m going to keep trying as I do like it. It is on par with sealed laptop battery packs in terms of being glued tight.

I put it on Qi charging pad and voila! It charges!

I’ve tried charging a phone and charging the booster at the same time. The wall charger is only rated for 1.2 A max, infact it is the charger for a N900, which I’m charging at the other end from the booster and it pulls 500mA during a charge (edit, the N900 reports that it is a wall charger so max rate). I don’t know what the booster is doing when it is plugged into the wall and charging another device but the green light turned to a yellow light during the process. I think when you have it plugged into charge another device, the booster stops charging from the wall

will play around with it more but it makes me want to look for a good USB light, maybe the xtar u1

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Sounds good. I'll pick one up next time.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

Mobile Panasonic charger on special again for $10.00.

Damn, do I or don’t I? The two I have are great I have to admit. One permanently has an Ikea USB light on it and is used as a bedside light, the other, I’ve used it it once to top up my phone.

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…both are online only deals so you cant buy at these prices in store but you can click and collect in store if one is handy to you, saves the delivery cost. These deals usually end at midnight, unless they sell out earlier.

Eneloop Pros under $15
www.dicksmith.com.au/eneloop-pro-rechargable-aa-4pk-dsau-pw8009

Quick charger with 4 white eneloops for $28
https://www.dicksmith.com.au/batteries/eneloop-quick-battery-charger-4-x...

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ThruNite Catapult V3 for $49
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141654008773

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ezarc wrote:
ThruNite Catapult V3 for $49 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141654008773

$65 posted.

BTW Turnigy LSD AAA 900mAh are back in stock for $1.36 each + shippin.

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DSE Auto Temp Control Soldering Station, 48w

$53.99 – $10 = $43.99. RRP is said to be just under $90

No idea what quality is like but to get the extra $10 off use the code ‘10FORME’

http://www.dicksmith.com.au/tools-hobbyist/temperature-controlled-solder...

Click and collect is DSE is nearby, or add some postage for delivery.

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Bahco 2444 Knife (made in Sweeden by Mora) – $16.90
on eBay
on YouTube

Hultafors Heavy Duty GK Knife (made in Sweeden) – $15.04
on eBay
on YouTube

Bahco 2449 Curved “Wrecking” Knife – $39.02
on eBay
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The Bahco 2444 is the only exclusive Australian knife posted but the 2449 and Hultafors are as cheap as I’ve seen available in Australia.

I’ve owned the Hultafors Heavy Duty knife for a long time and its my favourite work knife since.

The Bahco 2444 is made by Mora in Sweden, the 2449 is made in Taiwan but all Bahco tools have a lifetime warranty. The wrecking knife states on the packaging you can use a hammer to hit the spine to cut into things. Also interestingly Snap-On owns Bahco and the knives come in “Snap-On Industrial Tools” packaging.

I have purchased the 2444 and 2449 but they haven’t arrived yet.

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http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/online-store/products/Wild-Country-1W-Nic...

It's $5.  I haven't got one myself, but it doesn't look too bad.  Plus, it's powered by easy to find AA cells.  The only downside is that I can't pick them up.  Delivery cost (tried 2 of them at checkout) was $7.95.  For me, it seems that ordering 5 maxes the delivery cost to $11.95.

With the delivery cost, it's $8.90 each (for 2). 

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No store has stock my side of town either.

 

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Rod911 wrote:

http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/online-store/products/Wild-Country-1W-Nic...LED-4AA-Lantern-4-x-AA.aspx?pid=231052&menuFrom=1022311

It’s $5.  I haven’t got one myself, but it doesn’t look too bad.  Plus, it’s powered by easy to find AA cells.  The only downside is that I can’t pick them up.  Delivery cost (tried 2 of them at checkout) was $7.95.  For me, it seems that ordering 5 maxes the delivery cost to $11.95.

With the delivery cost, it’s $8.90 each (for 2). 

Nice find

Looks a good deal, but closest to me where it’s available is a fair drive (15km). I don’t have the time to drive by this weekend.

 

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