*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (Post #6078 Lantern GB Price announced!

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DBSAR wrote:
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Can I use the same 4 batteries I use in an MF01S in the LT1 interchangeably with no repercussions assuming I always keep voltages across all 4 batteries the same? Sorry I’m still struggling with some battery concepts.

Sure as long as the batteries are all matching types, charge rates, button-tops. The built-in charger circuit of the LT1 is a TP5100 chip based, which is one of the best regulated Li-Ion 18650 charging controllers, (if not the best current) for Lithium-Ion on the market now. Added that the driver circuit (designed by Lexel, with the LT1 Andruil firmware by Toykeeper) will keep the batteries at the optimum levels.

So, in a way, I can use the LT1 as a dedicated charger for the 4 cells to keep everything the same across them?

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agent80 wrote:
Fantastic video. One question – how do I cover the bottom when powered with a power bank?

Right now im looking for camera lens caps that may fit as a cover, (but hopefully the future accessory kit can include a cover.


Idea for the next revision: make the taicap work as such cover.
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I’m interested in one or two.

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So excited! I hope there will be an expedited shipping option. I’ve got a camping trip the first week of October.

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I’m going to save up for the Ti/Cu edition.

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I’m interested in one.

thank you for all your efforts and work done.

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I am already very excited and am happy that it will start soon.

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Very Coooooooooooooool that we are sooooooooooo close Smile

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Great video! As a matter of fact, it sold me on this project even more! Put me down for 4 more. Total – 6

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Any chance they will bundle it with higher capacity batteries like 3400 or 3500 mAh?

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WOW cheaper than I expected.

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Please put me down for 1 more for a total of 2.

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Does the Q8 battery tube also fit with this final production model? I saw Sofirn mention bringing the Q8 extension tube to life on Facebook is why I ask.

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JoeRodge wrote:
I’m also very curious to know what these so friend batteries are

Probably these DLG

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/65259

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Wow, great pricing on the with batteries option! (depending on the batteries included, which I will have to have you guys interpret how good they are for me Facepalm )

DBSAR, quick question for you (or the group). Has anyone tried out the new RAVPower Solar Charger (https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Charger-Waterproof-Foldable-Compatible/d...)? 21W instead of the 10W ECEEN and only ~$13-15 more, depending when it goes on sale. I wanted to get something a little more powerful to charge a larger battery pack and wondering if this would also work well for the LT1.

Thanks for any advice!

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Please put me down for 1 more for a total of 2. I’m Nr. 776 on the list

Thanks to all involved Persons who made the Lantern-Projekt running!

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Interested

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I’m in for 1 lantern, please!

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Please put me down for one, thanks!

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This looks neat. I’m in for one, please!

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I’m in for one please

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Neat project. Please sign me up for one. Thanks.

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In for 1 with batteries.

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This sounds tremendously useful. I’m in for 1 + batteries. Thanks for taking on this project!

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Which solar power bank was the one in the video? I see a few different sizes for that manufacturer – X-Dragon.

Is it better to get a solar charger like the one mentioned earlier in this thread and a separate power bank or an integrated solution like the X-Dragon one in the video?

I’m new here so I apologize if posting this question in this thread is frowned upon. However, I will be buying this to support my BLF LT1s and I’m sure others are curious about this as well.

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I am interested in 1 plus batteries.

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Agro wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
agent80 wrote:
Fantastic video. One question – how do I cover the bottom when powered with a power bank?

Right now im looking for camera lens caps that may fit as a cover, (but hopefully the future accessory kit can include a cover.


Idea for the next revision: make the taicap work as such cover.

Smart idea

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1 plus batteries please

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If not too late please add me to the list for 1

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Watermanchris wrote:
Which solar power bank was the one in the video? I see a few different sizes for that manufacturer – X-Dragon.

Is it better to get a solar charger like the one mentioned earlier in this thread and a separate power bank or an integrated solution like the X-Dragon one in the video?

I’m new here so I apologize if posting this question in this thread is frowned upon. However, I will be buying this to support my BLF LT1s and I’m sure others are curious about this as well.

Welcome!

In general, I think it is better to have a solar panel and a battery separate (unless you need it to be as compact as possible). My thinking here is that if one or the other dies, you can replace that part instead of the whole thing. Also, you could use one panel with different batteries depending on your needs (bigger batteries for longer trips, etc) or just the solar panel by itself to save weight.

Based on the work DBSAR has done around here, I’d say anything he likes is probably a quality product. If it fits your needs and budget, the one in his video is probably a good bet for a combo device. he also recommended a regular solar panel (without battery) earlier in the thread from a company called ECEEN (use the search to find the link) if that is more your speed. This lantern paired with the ECEEN and 4× 3500mah cells is said to be capable of providing light “indefinitely”, so it sounds like a winning combo to me. The X-Dragon with a built in power bank would be useful for charging other devices, extending the run time of this one, or using it without the battery tube installed.

hope that doesn’t “muddy the waters”.. the TLDR is that I think in general, splitting the task between two devices (solar panel and battery) is more robust, but anything DBSAR likes is surely a good buy.

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