Cheapest P60 (18650) host?

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Cheapest P60 (18650) host?

I'm looking for a couple of cheap hosts, I going to make some very budget but decent flashlights for my nephews (14 and 16 years old).

My brother has said he will pay for them up to around $50 for the pair including batteries and a charger. 

So far I have found this Sky Ray S-R5 for $7.99 (stumbled across this when a different brother was looking for one)

And this P60 XM-L T6 Drop in for $9.09

So far that's about $17 without batteries or charger. (They can share a charger anyway)

I remember in another thread someone talking about a $4.50 host, but I couldn't find it anywhere. 

Does anyone know where I can find anything cheaper or is this it? 

 

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Ultrafire 501/504 in its various iterations can be had for as little as $6USD. 

There was a thread here recently about a 501 with an XM-L for around $16. 

I would buy some quality Panasonic- or Sanyo-based protected cells, and work backward from there. 

You may get good mileage out of a Solarforce bundle, but I don't remember Jo's website right now. 

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Thanks, Ill try find them and look in to them.

Still open to anything else as well at this point. 

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ezarc wrote:

I'm looking for a couple of cheap hosts, I going to make some very budget but decent flashlights for my nephews (14 and 16 years old).

My brother has said he will pay for them up to around $50 for the pair including batteries and a charger. 

So far I have found this Sky Ray S-R5 for $7.99 (stumbled across this when a different brother was looking for one)

And this P60 XM-L T6 Drop in for $9.09

So far that's about $17 without batteries or charger. (They can share a charger anyway)

I remember in another thread someone talking about a $4.50 host, but I couldn't find it anywhere. 

Does anyone know where I can find anything cheaper or is this it? 

 

Good choices ... 

Sky Ray at that price is a better buy than the 501 ... If my Sky Ray is anything to go bye , should run well . 

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Thanks old4570, Ill keep that in mind also. 

I did find some 501's for $6 here as well, I'm probably leaning towards the Sky Ray still though. 

Still open to anything else at the moment.

And I need to look around for a cheapish charger and battries for them as well, but not something that are going to be duds. 

If I go for the Sky Ray's that leaves $15 for batteries and charger or the 501's will leave $19 for them. 

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Found some more 501's on DX for $5.80

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Thanks Boaz and Noodles, checking them out now.

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Thats good prices Boaz.

 

Noodles, $17 for a charger alone is too much. By the time I bought a AU plug for it, it would cost $20 and leave nothing left for batteries. 

I could pay a few bucks myself or ask my bro for another $10 but I'm kind of looking at it as a challenge to come in under $50. 

 

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I have had pretty good luck with the skyrays and if it means anything for your situation, my son has two and loves them because of the design. He is 15.

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I've bought a bunch of these http://www.dealextreme.com/p/digital-li-ion-18650-battery-charger-6105 chargers over the last couple of years for friend's lights and one for myself and haven't had a problem with any of them. Simple and relatively slow, but they do have 2 independent channels. ~$7 each.

 

For batteries the Xtar 2400/2600 group buy seems like good value for a pair of decent protected batteries.

 

No idea on the hosts and drop ins though, I'm just as new to this game!

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I ended up buying 2 of these 502's but I'm thinking I might oldbobk said and get 2 diffrent ones for them. I'm pretty sure I can get my money back for one of the 502's from a friend or family member easily. After a coupon they ended up costing about $10 or so each. 

 

Maybe the  Sky Ray S-R5 or the 504 in silver or black


Where is the Xtar 2400 and 2600 group buy? I have looked for that thread a couple of times in the last few days but I din't have any luck finding it. 

 

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ezarc wrote:


Where is the Xtar 2400 and 2600 group buy? I have looked for that thread a couple of times in the last few days but I din't have any luck finding it. 

 

 

here you go:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2476