Astrolux FT03 XHP50.2 Test

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Is the 3v xhp50.2 a direct swap for the sst-40 version of ft03?

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zeremefico wrote:
Is the 3v xhp50.2 a direct swap for the sst-40 version of ft03?

Yes it is. Xhp 50.2 also has same footprint as sst 40, so you can even reflow it to the existing mcpcb yourself, if you have sst 40 version

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Is there a stateside vendor with competively priced FT03 with XHP50.2 ?

Newbe question: is there such a thing as an XHP70, and if it does exist, what would
The difference be? Innocent

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Starkm32 wrote:
Is there a stateside vendor with competively priced FT03 with HSP50.2 ?

Newbe question: is there such a thing as an HSP70, and if it does exist, what would
The difference be? Innocent


HSP ftw!
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I see HSP and that’s what I think Smile sorry, getting carried away.

XHP70 and 70.2 definitely exist, and they’d physically fit in the FT03, but the issue is that I believe they’re mostly 12v. There’s apparently 6v variants, though. Compared to the 50.2, it’s the same kind of “wall-of-light” profile, just bigger.

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Thanks for your response!
Acronyms bring out the dyslectic in me. Silly

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No worries! I always just imagine it’s “eXtra Heavy Photons” Wink

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Does the 50.2 have the same FET driver as the SST40 version?

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fluke wrote:

Does the 50.2 have the same FET driver as the SST40 version?

Hey mate yea the same driver.

This XHP50.2 is a 3v variant.

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I haven’t been able to find a stateside vendor for astrolux flashlights. I would like to see one.

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sharkman8810 wrote:
I haven’t been able to find a stateside vendor for astrolux flashlights. I would like to see one.

Banggood will get it to you in around two weeks.
I prefer the earlier (less lumins) version.
It has much longer throw.
But both are well worth having.

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Does this require a 3V 50.2, or will a 6V work?
I don’t find any 3V for sale…

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scosgt wrote:
Does this require a 3V 50.2, or will a 6V work?
I don’t find any 3V for sale…

https://www.cutter.com.au/product/xhp50b-00-0000-0a00j4051/
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Does the 6V work?

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I think I remember reading that it was the same driver as the SST40 model, so I’m guessing no (if that’s the case).

(Okay yeah I read it a few posts above oops; didn’t scroll up)

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Thanks

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scosgt wrote:
Thanks

I am using the 3V edition of the XHP50.2 for you the best place to buy the LED would be from mountain electronics if they have any in stock or from here.
http://kaidomain.com/Flashlight-DIY-and-Tools/LED-Emitters-or-LED-Star-on-PCB/cree-xhp-series-leds/3V-Cree-XHP50_2-K2-2A-White-6000K-LED-Emitter

The stock MCPCB in the FT03 is 28mm so the 20mm board is a bit harder to fit in place. Or you can reflow the XHP50.2 on your SST40 board.

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I put the sliced SST40 back into my FT03 and the silicone layer burnt of the top of the LED lol. Self dedoming LEDs? I cleaned it with some alcohol and its still working for now. Not sure why it burnt up? I did have it out of the light for a few months now so it may have gotten dirty it could of had plastic on it from storage. I used the sliced SST40 for a few weeks at least before putting the XHP50.2 in it so its weird. Just one of those things i think.
Mind you i did drop the SST40 on the floor while handling it lol.

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Has any one put a sliced XHP50.2 in the FT03? I think it would be great.

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Oh, just to update the travel time for Banggood to Northeast United States, I ordered the FT03 August 26th, and got it September 18th, this is why I hope for an astrolux, and convoy dealer in the U.S. They make good gifts, just not the most reliable on a time crunch.

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nkresho wrote:
I got nearly the same results.

I reflowed the 50.2 to the stock mcpcb. 18ga spring bypasses on single springs. Stock otherwise.

Using a sofirn 21700 I got 4645 startup and 4264 30 second lumens. A good deal lower with a liitokala 26650

Got 175kcd with mine.

How does that battery compare to say the Samsung 30t or Samsung 20s 18650 ? And at what amps did you get that 4600 lumens on startup? I’m getting between 18-19 amps on startup

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