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Got mine today, even more compact than my Rofis MR70.

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So, given how picky this light is about cell length, what’s a good cell to buy for it? It looks like Liitokala is going to be too short. Not sure if it’s safe to add a magnet…

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got one from banggoods batch today with a spring on the driver except the metal tongue

 

will try to figure if there are differences soon

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So are they all going to be shipping with a spring now, or was this just some one-time individual exception?

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I’m using keeppower imr26650 6000mah in mine.

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Brief introduction and cell compatibility

the new ODF30 has some 4-8% higher output as well

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Interested. Pm me please.

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Pete7874 wrote:
So are they all going to be shipping with a spring now, or was this just some one-time individual exception?

 

already 2 people told me they got the springs

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I just received my ODF30 yesterday, very pleased with the light. My light has a spring in it as well and seems to fit short 26650 batteries no problem. Waiting on my shockli 26650 5500mah batteries from mtn electronics. At the group buy price, I don’t believe there is anything close to this light. The switch rubber cover feels a bit flimsy to my liking, possible it might wear out over time. Other than that I couldn’t be happier. I might make this my new light for carry at work out on the flight line. Took a lot of convincing of myself to pull the trigger on a cool white light. This is the only cool white light I own, I may stick something warmer in it, we’ll see how it goes. Thanks martin for negotiating this deal.

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M4D M4X wrote:

the new ODF30 has some 4-8% higher output as well


That’s nice to hear. Do you know what causes the higher output? I would have thought replacing a button contact with a spring would have had an opposite effect.
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I got a great deal on the Rofis MR70 using Martin’s code.

Unfortunately the Lumintop ODF30 isn’t as good a deal.

1. No included 26650 battery.
2. No dual side light (but that’s ok.)
3. UI not as straightforward.
4. Higher price.
5. No mode inbetween the mid 540 lumens to high 1800 lumens. An extra 1000/1100 lumens mode would be very useful.
6. The rubber switch feels a bit cheap.

Will wait for the next updated version or a better coupon… whichever comes first! Smile

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price difference is 12 $ (ODF30 is cheaper)

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Interested

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Azza wrote:
I got a great deal on the Rofis MR70 using Martin’s code.

Unfortunately the Lumintop ODF30 isn’t as good a deal.

1. No included 26650 battery.
2. No dual side light (but that’s ok.)
3. UI not as straightforward.
4. Higher price.
5. No mode inbetween the mid 540 lumens to high 1800 lumens. An extra 1000/1100 lumens mode would be very useful.
6. The rubber switch feels a bit cheap.

Will wait for the next updated version or a better coupon… whichever comes first! Smile

I don’t know the rofis history. Lumintop is a good brand.. I am very happy with my odf30.

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Pete7874 wrote:
So, given how picky this light is about cell length, what’s a good cell to buy for it? It looks like Liitokala is going to be too short. Not sure if it’s safe to add a magnet…

Liitokala, efest, and shockli all fits in the odf30.

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Newlumen wrote:
I don’t know the rofis history. Lumintop is a good brand.. I am very happy with my odf30.

Agreed. But so is Rofis. Their products are all top notch.

The Rofis MR70 has a similar max of 3500 lumens on turbo. It steps down to 1500 lumens after about 3 mins. That is a nice long period on turbo.

High is 1000 lumens. But doesn’t get too hot to hold at all even in an equatorial climate. Excellent flood.

Mid is a nice 540 lumens too.

And my personal peeve with the Lumintop ODF30 is that it doesn’t have a microUSB port for internal charging. The Rofis MR70 not only has a 2A quick charge port but can act as a powerbank too in an emergency.

What I do like about the Lumintop ODF30 is the constant high 1800 lumens in its HIGH MODE. If those heat sink fins allow comfortable handling while it runs on HIGH for an extended period, it would be truly useful. Can any owner confirm?

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Azza wrote:
What I do like about the Lumintop ODF30 is the constant high 1800 lumens in its HIGH MODE. If those heat sink fins allow comfortable handling while it runs on HIGH for an extended period, it would be truly useful. Can any owner confirm?

Based on the runtime charts that Narmattaru posted here , High mode is not constant. It steps down after about 20 minutes, but that’s a fairly long time.
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I just got the code and ordered the light, now the wait begins…..

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Just make sure to use unprotected 26650 if you want to use turbo mode.. protected cell wouldn’t provide enough power.

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How much current does it draw in Turbo?

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Received mine – new version – here (through Martin). Great deal as always!

If you haven’t received yours yet, pay particular attention to Martin’s video clip at post #38 in this thread.

The tiny/thin/short front battery contact spring seems to be very sensitive to pressure. Mine compressed flat without much pressure at all – didnt’ even attempt a 70.00mm at all. (By the way, the spring in my unit looked darkish in color out of the box, not brassy at all.)

With the permanently compressed spring, my ODF30 has no tolerance for battery length at all. It fits or it does not.

There will always be more darkness than I have lights.

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Pete7874 wrote:
How much current does it draw in Turbo?

Someone can answer about current draw.. I know for sure acebeam 26650 protected will not make it to turbo mode.. it stays on turbo mode for one second and went back to high mode.. mode

Just giving out some information.. that’s all..

Now turbo mode is died.. anyone experience with the unprotected 26650?

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The Burgh wrote:
With the permanently compressed spring, my ODF30 has no tolerance for battery length at all. It fits or it does not.
which cell are you using in this light?
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I tested amp draws using a Liitokala 26650 cyan.

At 4v, turbo to eco:
9.0
3.84
1.0
0.214
0.015

At 3.6v:
10 for a few seconds then steps down to 6.4
4.6
1.26
0.250
0.025

It’s important to make sure the battery tabs are compressing on the cell. I tried to fit a protected KeepPower, but it didn’t fit and it compressed the tail cap tab. This tab does not spring back very much at all. After putting the shorter unprotected Liitokala back in turbo would step down after 1 second. I had to bend the tab on the tail cap back up to apply better pressure on the battery. Then it worked normally.

Lumintop sells a protected 26650 that fits it, but I think it’s quite short at 68.5mm. Most protected 26650 are longer than that.

Also, early versions of the light had the metal tab design on the driver, but later versions have a single metal spring . The tail cap PCB still has the metal tab design.

I posted a mini review with pics and lumen measurements here if anyone is interested. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60850

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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My Lumintop ODF30. Current on Turbo.

The day when I won't use the flashlight, as if he wasn't.

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Petr J. wrote:
My Lumintop ODF30. Current on Turbo.

It is going to vary based on the battery and it’s voltage. What cell are you using and it’s voltage?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

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Black LiitoKala 26650 5000mAh. Fully charged at 4.2 volts.

The day when I won't use the flashlight, as if he wasn't.

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Petr J. wrote:
Black LiitoKala 26650 5000mAh. Fully charged at 4.2 volts.

Interesting, I just topped off my cyan Liitokala 26650 and tested and initially got 8.6 amps in the first two or three second measurement. Then I tried it three more times (a few seconds each) and each one was 8.7 amp.

My black Liitokala seems to measure 8.6A after several tries.

Interesting enough. While measuring I can push down on the battery to compress the driver spring more and amperage will drop down to about 8.35A for each cell.

I confirmed that the output does not change as the driver spring is compressed (which reduces resistance through it), it just reduces the amperage draw on the battery.

I use the same clamp meter as you, but a shorter and thicker jumper wire. Maybe that is why we are getting different readings?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices

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