FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight - SST-20 available, coupon codes public

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Mine says it is fulfilled but the tracking is a light grey number that leads to nothing meaningful if clicked on.(Flyt Express)

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pennzy wrote:
Mine says it is fulfilled but the tracking is a light grey number that leads to nothing meaningful if clicked on.(Flyt Express)

Copy the tracking and paste on 17track.

https://www.17track.net/en

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Tried 17track.net but # can’t be found

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USPS says a label was created but package not in system yet. I guess that means a good thing.

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Try parcelsapp.com

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It’s cool to see lots seeing movement on their orders. But also a little frustrating because I’ve been holding off on ordering because 1 week from now I’m moving and didn’t want to deal with it potentially going to the wrong address.

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pennzy wrote:
USPS says a label was created but package not in system yet. I guess that means a good thing.
OK… you chose Free shipping, right??

If so, copy & paste your Tracking number in one or both of these sites:

When your actual package itself is physically picked up by or delivered to the shipper & actually enters the system it will be noted by these sites.

Then you will be able to follow it pretty much step by step.

Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but this applies to about 95% of my package deliveries from China.

Who knows why tracking on the other 5% did not work?? BUT…. they always did show up delivered to my house. Smile

Oh yeah, with a very few packages from China… tracking at www.tools.usps.com works also, all the way from China to your home in the USA.

I can’t remember right offhand but I think that one is “China ePacket through China Post”.

But…. all you will get is “ “nothing” or “Label Created” “ until the package itself is physically scanned into the system.

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For those of you from USA that bought it from neals with free shipping you need to track with 17track or DHL Ecommerce usa website.

On 17track choose dhl ecommerce germany.

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got mine


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pennzy wrote:
Tried 17track.net but # can’t be found

pls wait
some just picked by the courier
after they ship out then the tracking works

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DHL Express never ceases to amaze me!!!

Mine did not leave Cincinnati Ohio until 05:48 this morning, so I had already given up on getting it today; a day early. Sad

But…. I just got a text from DHL saying it would be here today & was out for delivery. Shocked

That DHL plane must have had the hammer down & a tailwind!!! Big Smile

Thursday, May 02, 2019

12 With delivery courier BIRMINGHAM, AL – USA 10:05

11 Arrived at Delivery Facility in BIRMINGHAM, AL – USA 09:41

10 Departed Facility HUBCINCINNATI , OH – USA 05:48

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
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djozz wrote:
I do not agree, the 30Q is a very high current cell.
It’s a 3000mah cell with a 15A CDR. I tend to think of a cell like the Sony VTC4 2100mah with a 30A CDR as a very high drain.
Although that’s what the 30Q is rated at, many drain tests show that they can achieve nearly 20A CDR in reality without any temp issues.

So it’s really a matter of whether it’s a high current cell, very high current, or ultra super high current (smirk). The CDR is a step below the highest current, and a step above the maximum capacity cella (which, these days, are also IMHO “high current” since 10A is ~3C).

YM(usually)V, and I’m curious to do some tailcap clamp meter measurements to see if it’s going over 8A or so. I have a lot of 3Ah 18650s so will probably use one as the main one in this light. OTOH, I don’t usually charge the cell before every use, and set the charger to 4.1 vs 4.2V, so that lowers the FET current as well (a good thing in this case).

Not bothering to track mine. It’ll be a happy day when it comes.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
FWIW, the recommended cells for this light are the highest-mAh cells, like a GA cell or 35E — Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA and Samsung INR18650-35E. The LG MJ1 should be good too. Basically, anything from a reputable brand with 3400+ mAh.

The downside is that turbo won’t be quite as bright, but it’s not really noticeable without a lux meter. The upsides are longer runtime, less heat, and less risk of heat issues.

many many thanks for this practical advice.

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Mine has been shipped Thumbs Up

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I'm successfully tracking mine with Flyt Express and DHL so far. I chose 3D with the free shipping option, and it was fulfilled the next day (April 29). 

EDC Rotation: ZL SC62(w) | Jaxman E2L XP-G2 5A | Purple S2+ XPL-HI U6-3A | D4 w/ Luxeon V | RRT-01 | Purple FW3A, 4000K SST20
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So, packets are either shipped by DHL Packet(free shipping with tracking), and DHL Express.

Damn. While the final shipping is done by the national courier, Neal must be paying quite a bit more using DHL Packet compared to e-Packet/China Post.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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Just placed my order yesterday… 1 of each including some batteries (both sony and samsung).

Now the waiting game.

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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Will the group buy code and procedure still work for the SST-20 version or will we just have to order from lumintop at a higher price?

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Neal said yes, it will work.

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Neal wrote:
bushmaster wrote:
Neal wrote:
[we will try to find the best SST20 for the FW3A, supplier said next month will have
And our current coupon code will apply then?
coupon still work

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Got my regular shipping confirmation to the UK today.

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Regarding battery discussion several posts ago; does anyone know of a current good deal on any of the three high capacity cells (35E, MJ1 or GA)?

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Yes, a great one.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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The 35E and MJ1 can be had for about $5 from the trustworthy websites. I’m sure someone has them for less Wink

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$5ish is good, but I haven’t found a decent shipping price.

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A Pair of Ace’s ….

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. Very NICE! Wink Thumbs Up

. Great job TK and the FW3A gang! Beer

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Nice!

I can’t wait for mine to show up, but I have a brand new Zebralight to be playing with in the meantime. When the FW3A shows up, I’m going to pit it against the Emisar D4 and the Zebralight SC64w HI and maybe even write up some kind of basic comparative review. I feel like these three flashlights are at the top of their game in the super-compact 18650 category.

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The Eagle has Landed… and IT IS FIT!!! Thumbs Up

Beautiful creamy white XP-L HI 3D Medium CRI tint.

Fit n’ finish appears perfect.

Clip color is great.

Ano is very good.

All in all just a very nice package.

Thank you to those that made it happen!! Beer

More later after dark….. Wink

Oh yeah…. A 30Q button top will fit, I checked. Wink

A special thanks to TK for her dedication & seeing this through!!

Thank you Neal for everything & more!! You’ll know what I’m talking about. Wink

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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18650 Battary Store has the ga for $5.49 and I have found their shipping is reasonable.

https://www.18650batterystore.com/Sanyo-18650-Battery-s/146.htm

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