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Yep, anduril.2018-09-07.BLF_Q8.hex

Edit: Just cracked it back open and checked, no wires pinched and all wires still solidly soldered. No side switch light. Not that it really matters, I’d turn it off if it was on, but it’s odd that it quit working.

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Mine came this morning.  Cleaned the contacts, tightened screws in head and cap and did the ceiling bounce test.

Thanks for the deal Sofirn, I really like this light.

 

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Yep, anduril.2018-09-07.BLF_Q8.hex

That’s weird. At first I figured I must have broken something, but that’s the same file I just put on mine and it runs normally.

I wonder if the driver design was changed at some point, or if a wire may have come off. If you plug in the usbasp and clip it onto the MCU, but don’t flash it, does the switch light come on? On mine, it does.

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I just charged  four new 30Q button tops to 4.1V and they ended up from 4.080 to 4.091V. Is the spread in voltage safe enough to use in parallel in my Q8?
That is a difference of ’11 thousandths’ of a Volt klrman… Nothing at all to worry about in any way for parallel or series connections.
I thought it was 11/100th of a volt? I was just curious as to what the threshold would be just for my own info.
Nope… .011 is eleven thousandths. Jason either made a typo or thought that too.

As far as a threshold….. A tenth of a Volt ( 4.10 vs. 4.20) should be fine, probably 15 hundredths (4.05 vs. 4.20) would be too.

But IDK for sure, hopefully someone with the technical knowledge to answer correctly will chime in.
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4.091 – 4.080 = .011 = (11 thousandths)

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Odd, I had 3 5700K XP-L2’s in a sealed tape with the order label accompanying them, and 2 5000K XP-L2’s in a sealed tape with their original order label accompanying them, separted in my emitter kit and clearly labeled. I put the two 5000K’s on first, opposing each other on the board, then I placed the 5700K’s on the remaining opposing pads. Re-flowed it, assembled the light.

So now, checking with a UV light, it doesn’t look like what I know it is…

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Wouldn’t it be better to use IS units?

Writing a delta of 11mV would have been much easier to understand, and there would have been no confusion that way.

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Yes TK, when I plugged the clip on the chip the light came on. Pretty sure it was on while it was flashing Anduril.

Leave it to me, huh? LOL

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I was just curious as to what the threshold would be

It’s not really a threshold sort of thing. Small differences have a small effect, big differences have a big effect. Just try to get things as close as you can, and the effects should be small.

I have a 2-slot charger instead of 4-slot, so I can’t charge all 4 cells exactly at the same time… but as long as I do each set of 2 one after the other, on the same charger, they end up almost identical. It’s probably safer than using two different chargers, since each charger has a different termination voltage.

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TK, it came on when I hooked it up to flash, it doesn’t now.

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Yes TK, when I plugged the clip on the chip the light came on. Pretty sure it was on while it was flashing Anduril.

That pretty much narrows down the issue to firmware, unless the button LED was moved to a different pin. But probably firmware. I don’t know why it would work on mine but not on yours, though.

I should probably open a bug for this, until an explanation is found. And, for that matter, I should probably actually be using the bug tracker instead of leaving it empty. Has anyone else tried Anduril on a new Sofirn Q8?

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TK, it came on when I hooked it up to flash, it doesn’t now.

In that case, maybe it is just a loose wire. Could be loose on the switch PCB where it’s harder to see, perhaps? Not sure.

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TK, did you remove Beacon? The only things I can see that don’t work like I’m used to seeing from Anduril is the lighted switch and there’s no beacon. I have Candlelight, Bicycle Strobe, Party Strobe, Tactical Strobe, Lightning. Everything else I use works fine. It comes on at the top of 7135 after a battery change, it blinks once when you get power connected, ramp works fine, double click to Turbo, the Candlelight and Party Strobe adjust up and down as usual, can’t find any other issue.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Wouldn’t it be better to use IS units?

Writing a delta of 11mV would have been much easier to understand, and there would have been no confusion that way.

Not for me… you almost lost me in what you wrote above. Shocked . Big Smile . Big Smile

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What is an “IS Unit”?

  • I am guessing “delta” means a difference??
  • And 11 mV is .011 V ??

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@teacher

1. IS unit = International System of Units. We don’t use pounds, Fahrenheits there Silly

2. Delta means difference yes.

3. 11mV = 0,011V yes. 100mV= 0,100V

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DB Custom wrote:
TK, did you remove Beacon? The only things I can see that don’t work like I’m used to seeing from Anduril is the lighted switch and there’s no beacon. I have Candlelight, Bicycle Strobe, Party Strobe, Tactical Strobe, Lightning. Everything else I use works fine. It comes on at the top of 7135 after a battery change, it blinks once when you get power connected, ramp works fine, double click to Turbo, the Candlelight and Party Strobe adjust up and down as usual, can’t find any other issue.

Beacon should still be there… but it’s in the battcheck blinky group, not the candle/strobe group.

Honestly, the groups aren’t really organized all that well. It was more of an organic growth process than a carefully-considered design.

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teacher wrote:
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I just charged  four new 30Q button tops to 4.1V and they ended up from 4.080 to 4.091V. Is the spread in voltage safe enough to use in parallel in my Q8?
That is a difference of _'11 thousandths'_ of a Volt klrman... Nothing at all to worry about in any way for parallel or series connections.
I thought it was 11/100th of a volt? I was just curious as to what the threshold would be just for my own info.
Nope... *.011* is eleven thousandths. Jason either made a typo or thought that too. As far as a threshold..... A tenth of a Volt ( 4.10 vs. 4.20) should be fine, _probably 15 hundredths (4.05 vs. 4.20) would be too_. *_+But IDK for sure+_*, hopefully someone with the technical knowledge to answer correctly will chime in. . !{width:75%}https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=OIP.r9uwb1RJVf-rA_iRu5ewwwHaHk&pid=15.1! . . 4.091 - 4.080 = .011 = (11 thousandths)

 

Well then, 11 thou does not sound like a huge difference in voltage that's for sure   Thanks for taking the time to run that by me teacher 

 

BTW, here's how my BLF Q8 looks compared the the Sofirn.  Crappy camera but still can see.  Very nice white light on the Sofirn.

 

 

 

 

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So I sent email to amazon about my q8. I got replied within 5 hours. They said they have to get the light from another location.. oct 4 was original delivery date.

They upgraded the shipping to 2 days.. Friday is expected delivery..

Sound fair.. amazon do good job..

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I was just curious as to what the threshold would be
It's not really a threshold sort of thing. Small differences have a small effect, big differences have a big effect. Just try to get things as close as you can, and the effects should be small. I have a 2-slot charger instead of 4-slot, so I can't charge all 4 cells exactly at the same time... but as long as I do each set of 2 one after the other, on the same charger, they end up almost identical. It's probably safer than using two different chargers, since each charger has a different termination voltage.

 

Thank you ToyKeeper!  It tells me I was overthinking it all as usual.

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Ok, until I get a lens in this will be a final… 9453 lumens.

That’s another 518 lumen gain. Simply by switching from Samsung 30Q cells to Samsung 25S cells. Big Smile

Edit: Just for notation, this is a 3678 lumen increase over the stock light that just came in at lunch today. I think I can deal with that…. Wink

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1. IS unit = International System of Units. We don’t use pounds, Fahrenheits there Silly

2. Delta means difference yes.

3. 11mV = 0,011V yes. 100mV= 0,100V

Thank you Blue!! I have learned something, I appreciate the explanation. Thumbs Up

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klrman wrote:

teacher wrote:
klrman wrote:

teacher wrote:
klrman wrote:
I just charged  four new 30Q button tops to 4.1V and they ended up from 4.080 to 4.091V. Is the spread in voltage safe enough to use in parallel in my Q8?
That is a difference of ’11 thousandths’ of a Volt klrman… Nothing at all to worry about in any way for parallel or series connections.
I thought it was 11/100th of a volt? I was just curious as to what the threshold would be just for my own info.
Nope… .011 is eleven thousandths. Jason either made a typo or thought that too. As far as a threshold….. A tenth of a Volt ( 4.10 vs. 4.20) should be fine, probably 15 hundredths (4.05 vs. 4.20) would be too. But IDK for sure, hopefully someone with the technical knowledge to answer correctly will chime in. . . . 4.091 – 4.080 = .011 = (11 thousandths)
Well then, 11 thou does not sound like a huge difference in voltage that’s for sure   Thanks for taking the time to run that by me teacher 

 


BTW, here’s how my BLF Q8 looks compared the the Sofirn.  Crappy camera but still can see.  Very nice white light on the Sofirn.

 



My pleasure my friend!! Yeah, that is a pretty tiny difference for sure. Thumbs Up

Thanks for the comparison beam shot. That really does show the difference. I am loving the beautiful white of the Sofirn!! Thumbs Up

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So I sent email to amazon about my q8. I got replied within 5 hours. They said they have to get the light from another location.. oct 4 was original delivery date.

They upgraded the shipping to 2 days.. Friday is expected delivery..

Sound fair.. amazon do good job..


That is great..THANKS AMAZON..

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Here is my Unboxing, def a better CW tint then i thought, Sofirn can be a hit and miss.THANKS ALLOT FOR WATCHING

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Nope… .011 is eleven thousandths. Jason either made a typo or thought that too.

I corrected my original post. Facepalm

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Nope… .011 is eleven thousandths. Jason either made a typo or thought that too.
I corrected my original post. Facepalm
Hey… stuff happens. Wink

I had to double check before I wrote that to make sure I was right. Big Smile
Doubt started creeping in…… Shocked Hat

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Here is my Unboxing, def a better CW tint then i thought, Sofirn can be a hit and miss.THANKS ALLOT FOR WATCHING

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uG2dmXYGISU

Nice bro.. just need to clean the contact points.. amazon shipped out my powerful flashlight.. it should arrived on friday. ( one week early )..
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In the beginning, I said I wasn’t going to buy one because of the tint. I ordered one anyway, knowing I could flip it to a friend or co-worker if I hated it. Nope! I’m keeping it. I like how much different the hotspot is when I do a side-by-side with my BLF Q8. Great job Sofirn!

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My beam shot of the Q8..great performer, sorry these arent the best quality..but i dig the Q8.

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Here is my Unboxing, def a better CW tint then i thought, Sofirn can be a hit and miss.THANKS ALLOT FOR WATCHING

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uG2dmXYGISU

Nice bro.. just need to clean the contact points.. amazon shipped out my powerful flashlight.. it should arrived on friday. ( one week early )..
Thats great man, i did do that…Fri will be a good day for you.

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 Im interested in 2 Sofirn Q8s from Aliexpress in Australia if i can still get in on this Group Buy ??

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