[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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emarkd wrote:
The Miller I wouldn’t presume to tell you guys how to run this whole thing but the sheer number of people confused by the number differences between the interest list and the pm is baffling to me, and has to be adding tremendously to the work you guys have to do to double-check everything on the back end. I think I’d take that interest list down for now, or redact out the numbers or something, to avoid even more people sending you the wrong number in their payment. Or at least put a note above the list in the first post begging people not to change their reference number in the PM, no matter what this list may say.

And for all those coming along who are confused, stop over-thinking it. You got a PM with a number in it. That number came straight from whatever list the organizers are working with on the back-end. That’s your reference number for Neal to know you by. Nothing else matters, cause its not like the number is going to be lasered onto your light or anything.

just WOW!…casting my vote now…Sainthood for The Miller & Neal…YES!!

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Ok, first off, I’m sorry that I replied to the PM but after looking on this thread I’m still confused whether I need to put the number on the list in the first post of this thread or the number in the PM. I know this is probably annoying since you’re probably getting hundreds of the same question but there really should have been some foresight to make a note of this somewhere to clear up the confusion as others have said. I’m very happy progress is being made with the GT though. I’m ready to make the payment as soon as I know which number to put.

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thegameisrigged wrote:
Ok, first off, I'm sorry that I replied to the PM but after looking on this thread I'm still confused whether I need to put the number on the list in the first post of this thread or the number in the PM. I know this is probably annoying since you're probably getting hundreds of the same question but there really should have been some foresight to make a note of this somewhere to clear up the confusion as others have said. I'm very happy progress is being made with the GT though. I'm ready to make the payment as soon as I know which number to put.

Whatever the pm tells you to do, please do it - the pm has the correct #. You can do copy/paste from the pm to the PP note to avoid an error.

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Sorry, I just read the comment that cleared that up. I really wanted to get back to my comment and edit it before it was replied to. Again, sorry, I know this is annoying. edit I thought that the number was the serial. I’m just stupid.

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Number 501 Paid. Never been so excited about a light. Keeping it by my bed for protection against the boogieman.

Thanks everyone for all your hard work & time pulling this all together

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specialk wrote:
I need to get batteries for The Gt. Any recommendations? Do I need hi discharge capable like 30q’s/VTC6’s or can I use panasonic 18650ga’s? Thx SpecialK

. BLF Q8 : =
- Sony VTC-5A,
- VTC5,
- VTC-6,
- Samsung INR 18650-30Q,
- LG INR 18650 HG2 ,
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. BLG THE GT : =
- Panasonic ncr18650 GA, ‘ -
- panasonic ncr18650 B,
- LG inr 18650 HG2 ,
- Samsung inr18650-35E
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Thanks for the info.

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Payment sent for 13.

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#514, paypal sent.

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The cells that are suitable for Q8 will also do for the GT, and may have some benefits against those more commonly recommended for the GT. If I have understood the current(pun not intended) situation correctly, it seems there is only so much voltage overhead for the GT’s buck driver, resulting in longer regulated runtime at max power with high drain cells. On the other hand, high capacity lower drain cells will obviously have more total energy available, translating into better runtime at lower modes and/or at full power while dropping regulation earlier.

The Samsung 30Q is not a record holder with any(?) of its attributes, but is good, very good or excellent at everything. It has an excellent price point for its performance yet a decent capacity.

I’m going with 30Q in both GT and Q8 as I already do with several other lights. Not because it’s the best, but just to keep my toolkit simple and uniform. A GT and couple of Q8s necessitate several matching 18650 sets-of-four, and the 30Q seems like a match. Even four sets to fully populate all of them is 16 cells, and with as few as two spare sets included it’s 24 cells. 30Q at €4 or so a piece is quite an economical solution.

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I too vote for the Samsung 30Q as an all around winner and will use them in my Q8. If/when I snag a GT they’ll be in that one as well. I already have quite a few of them in other lights and find them a favorite whether in a single emitter hot rod or full blown quad mod.
About the only place I actually prefer the high capacity of a B or BD is in a headlamp.

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Number 353 on the main list, and 319 from the email, paid.

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Looks like it’s the Samsung 30Q for me. Does anyone know who has the best deal for them at the moment, I need 8 of them shipped to Canada. Thx SpecialK

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This thing can use 4×18650 right?

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This thing can use 4×18650 right?

Yes Big Smile

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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pommie wrote:
rizky_p wrote:
This thing can use 4×18650 right?

Yes Big Smile

Cheers David

I thought it was 8 not 4.

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It is both 8 or 4!!!

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thegameisrigged wrote:

I thought it was 8 not 4.

As implied by “can use 4 cells” both configurations are possible. The GT uses a 4S battery pack or a pair of such, consisting of 4 or 8 cells. The body tube accepts holders(s) for 4 or 8, roughly analogous to a hypothetical beer can light that could be used with four or two(but not one or three) parallel cells. The half capacity config would have less than half the runtime of fully loaded variety and won’t really be a beneficial option; the light is big and heavy to begin with and at that size is expected to maintain some serious throw for a while.
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specialk wrote:
Looks like it’s the Samsung 30Q for me. Does anyone know who has the best deal for them at the moment, I need 8 of them shipped to Canada. Thx SpecialK

https://www.banggood.com/4PCS-Samsung-INR18650-30Q-3000mAh-Unprotected-B...
Putting them in the protected box,they began to sell them even to Greece.I have ordered 2 boxes.
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Oh, I see now. I wish there was a secondary handle for 4x only. I thought that was what was asked. lol

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Payment sent, my number is 513, thank you.

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When it will be the list of confirmed payment?

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And the list the PMs and their numbering is based on posted in post 3

Right now, Neal is processing, we answer questions, when the dust is settled a bit a list of people paid can be made, now too uch input and things going on for it Smile

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Can someone explain to me how the light works with only 4 batteries, what’s the current pathway?

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The two carriers are indiviowires in series so putting I’m four cells creates a large 12-16.8V battery
They are connected to the driver in parallel
So using 4 cells bypasses the empty carrier (place it furthest away from head for best balance and easy holding)
Using 8 cells give twice the runtime

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$14.96USD sent, though in OP list I’m #26, but I copy / pasted what was sent to me via PM (#25)

Money sent as payment for Goods and Services.

Edit: God damn it, forgot phone number as well, PM sent Miller and Neal, sorry

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Sorry to mess you guys around, just paid US $14.96 to the paypal account for #365. Didn’t put a postal address is the note. Where is the most convenient place to send it?
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In the middle of the carrier + and – are feed thru. On each end of a carrier is a + and – connection. This connectors are concentric ring, I guess + in the middle.

Inside of one carrier the four cells are conected in series

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