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Deal killers..........

Recently there was a personal deal killer on a killer deal for the S11C. I don’t own any Sofirn flashes Shocked ….I know, blasphemy, Notta!

Butt I was curious since many here think they’re outstanding in general. The LH351D LED specifically makes it the prime attraction besides helping Jeff Bezos with the new yacht. So I was just about to pull the trigger and lose my virginity butt……

It has to be pretty much recharged with a USB-C.

Ya have any idear how many USB-micro cables I gots? Too many in that one’s somehow sticking outta my rear at the moment. I’m afraid to yank it out and possibly damage the cable. Priorities. Sensible. I’m the sensitive kind.

I guess some manufacturers market-target USB-Cers thinking that they’ve just captured a specific audience. Good for them. Personally I think it’s marketing silliness cuz for me at least they lost a sale (one step forward, one step back, sorta) and maybe future ones cuz I still won’t know how good Sofirn’s other offerings are. Grad

Well they didn’t capture me on the S11C. I know ya don’t care. I wouldn’t either if someone else wrote this thread.

Butt I absolutely refuse to be abused. Having me to rely on a basically as of yet a non-standard USB charging cable is akin to abusing myself. Why this adamant? Well ok let’s say I bought the S11C. Then I lose the USB-C cable. Watt do I do then? I gotta buy another USB-C cable to replace the one that came with the flash. Beyond all that I should then buy a sh*t of USB-C cables just in case I lose the second one too. This is nutz abusive.

As ya can see self-abuse is not notta’s thing. Except in certain circumstances which I won’t go into here.

That kinda self-abuse I’ll tolerate. LOL

Ranting off. Shocked

PS. By the overwhelming pro USB-C replies so far I’ve decided that I better get cracking on buying lots more if I wanna own the latest and greatest rechargeable flash offerings. Cuz of the 5V output cable. Ya know so far I’ve never had problems with the ruggedness of USB-micros to the extent that I’d pass up on anything that has one – especially great deals.
PSS. I’ll be dammed if I’m gonna carry a dinky adapter thingy to adapt to this marketing situation either. I guess rechargeable flashes with USB-C will not be my thang. Thanks for not caring. LOL Thumbs Up Beer
PSSS. Granted ya gotta insert the male into the female more GENTLY and also of course always in the cooooorrrrect orientation. No BFD. Same principles apply to lotsa thingy’s in life. Bottom line USB-micro charges up jazz every time. LOL Shocked
PSSSS. All this kinda reminds me of the U.S.A. ‘s standard for ages 2-3 prong and 110v outlet symbiotic interchange. Should we go Europeon prongy cause the male goes in easier without orientation problems? Shocked Grad LOL Thumbs Up Beer
PSSSSS. Sheeit. It’s getting to the G-dam point where I’m gonna havta carry one of these fooking things somewhere in my EDC pants. Butt no, they had to “improve” rechargeable flashlights instead of leaving things well enuff alone like the U.S. 2 prong 110VOLT/15AMPS deal. Cuz ya know, it’s SOOOOO much better. Yes for 5V & 200ma. Extreme flash electrocution hazards notwithstanding. Oooooooooo. LOL Shocked

https://www.amazon.com/Franzus-Travel-Classics-Converter-Adapter/dp/B00D...
PSSSSSS. Meant S11C………………….Notta ya big doofus.

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True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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Just about everything coming out is using usb-c, and it’s a better connector.

You can also buy a 5-pack of micro-usb to usb-c adapters for a few dollars.

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So I was just about to pull the trigger and lose my virginity butt……

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So I was just about to pull the trigger and lose my virginity butt……

No comment on this Flat Stare

Someday, notta will lose his behymen.  :O

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You’re gonna be accumulating a bunch of Cs if you buy many flashlights today. I never bought one outright and have many now.

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I thought everyone already has USB-C-cables. My phone had one for I don’t know, over 5 years already? And yeah I don’t buy phone that often, I buy good one and use it until it breaks apart.
Only reason I’m saving old usb-cables is because there is some old stuff that still uses them.
Why won’t you recharge that battery with charger?

Also buy MORE Sofirn usb-c lights and receive cables kinda free with them. NEVER just buy cables when you can get them by buying other stuff. Thumbs Up

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Sounds like the makins of a Country and Western song (both types) -

" Personally I think it’s marketing silliness cuz for me at least they lost a sale (one step forward, one step back, sorta) and maybe future ones cuz I still won’t know how good Sofirn’s other offerings are. Grad

Well they didn’t capture me on the SC11. I know ya don’t care. I wouldn’t either if someone else wrote this thread.

Butt I absolutely refuse to be abused. Having me to rely on a basically as of yet a non-standard USB charging cable is akin to abusing myself. Why this adamant? Well ok let’s say I bought the SC11. Then I lose the USB-C cable. Watt do I do then? I gotta buy another USB-C cable to replace the one that came with the flash. Beyond all that I should then buy a sh*t of USB-C cables just in case I lose the second one too. This is nutz abusive.

As ya can see self-abuse is not notta’s thing. Except in certain circumstances which I won’t go into here.

That kinda self-abuse I’ll tolerate."

 

 

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max you are correct: “Sounds like the makins of a Country and Western song…”
title: The kinda self-abuse I’ll tolerate.

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I’m still trying to figure out how he lost his virginity butt. Wherenahell did he leave it?

I could see if he returned it because it had a crack in it…

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Lightbringer wrote:
I’m still trying to figure out how he lost his virginity butt. Wherenahell did he leave it?

I could see if he returned it because it had a crack in it…

Sounds like it happened by accident. I cant even picture that.

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uhh…what’s an SC11? Maybe the Wurkkos FC11? or the Sofirn S11C

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I like this thread. It’s pretty versatile, it lives cos it started without all those PS’s and it has limitless potential.

Don’t wanna blame the starter or anything like that, but are you sober? Your writings are just so colorful and vivid. Yeah we all wanna see some colors even though city surrounds us with gray walls.

I think he means S11C? Wasn’t it LB who said to buy them 10 and thank him after?

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MoreLumens wrote:
I think he means S11C? Wasn’t it LB who said to buy them 10 and thank him after?

Just unscrew the tail unless you want a discharged battery after 30 days

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Not to get off topic, but USB-C is the standard. Anything that has micro usb has been a deal breaker for me for at least 5 years. I have literally been without an e-reader for 4 years (until a couple of months ago) because my old one died and I refused to replace it with one that still had a flimsy, awful, and outdated micro usb port.

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Perception wrote:
... USB-C is the standard. Anything that has micro usb has been a deal breaker for me for at least 5 years. ...a flimsy, awful, and outdated micro usb port.

Micro USB's are TERRIBLE, I literally hate them solely due to how many have failed in the device. I get not wanting to buy and accumulate more cables, but i havent bought a USB-c yet.

 

"notta one".

 

I have gotten Every One I Own from my Sofirn and Astrolux (when Astrolux randomly includes them) lights.

 

PS. this IS a colorful thread OP. i like it. 

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Artiet59 wrote:

Perception wrote:
USB-C is the standard. Anything that has micro usb has been a deal breaker for me for at least 5 years. …a flimsy, awful, and outdated micro usb port.

Micro USB’s are TERRIBLE, I literally hate them solely due to how many have failed in the device. I get not wanting to buy and accumulate more cables, but i havent bought a USB-c yet.


 


“notta one”.


 


I have gotten Every One I Own from my Sofirn and Astrolux (when Astrolux randomly includes them) lights.


 


PS. this IS a colorful thread OP. i like it. 

I think a lot of yooz are abusing your male ends. Females tolerate a bunch of ruff in and outs. Lotsa abuse and they still work the next time ya need em’. ‘Course the occasional USB-micro has failed. So has a USB-C. Butt ya gotta be doing some SERIOUS abuse to yer male ends cuz for the most part they’re rugged as h*ll. Sure jam it in there constantly, ram away, without concern of orientation, and ya it’s gonna eventually fail either that or ya got cheaply made junk to begin with.

IDK. Lotsa purrfectly good USB-micro cables gonna be orphaned/trashed. Think of the environment! How many more innocent pelicans and seagulls have to strangled? We got enuff floating discarded oceanic plastics. For watt? A much better connection? Ya right. It ain’t THAT much better. Another marketing scheme to get ya to buy their latest and greatest BS. Buy, Buy, Buy cuz it’s better!!!! It really is. Trust us! LOL

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The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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Only failed micro-usb I got was in my phone. It was female end that just got loose and couldn’t charge anymore. Lasted maybe only like 1-2 years.
USB-C just seems more rugged, delivers more power, but it is a bit bigger. Could be a problematic in really small lights and devices, but yeah C is here to stay until something new comes along.

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female end that just got loose

That comes with time and intended use, it’s perfectly natural.

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female end that just got loose

That comes with time and intended use, it’s perfectly natural.

Should have been more careful with that and less sideway poking/angry angle acrobatics. Although it was common issue with that make and model. Nokia you kinda dropped the ball and badly.

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MoreLumens wrote:
Don’t wanna blame the starter or anything like that, but are you sober?
MoreLumens wrote:
I think he means S11C? Wasn’t it LB who said to buy them 10 and thank him after?

5, but yeah.

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USB C is where things are going now. Just the way it is. I’m mostly on micro but have a few things with C. C can be quite messy but hopefully the standards are getting more defined and when everything implemented correctly with the correct cables it is really an improvement.

I truly hope that we will always be able to get lights without such unnecessary breaches that expose them to possible water damage. No charging, ports within the seals, or magnetic charging are my preferred choice. None of it is a deal breaker for me however. Like my SC31 Pro and I don’t even remember if it is micro or C as I sealed the charging port. Don’t use it. Want to know what is going with my batteries. As I already have a charger that will give me a good idea of the health of my batteries I just don’t use built in charging.

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Funtastic wrote:
MoreLumens wrote:
I think he means S11C? Wasn’t it LB who said to buy them 10 and thank him after?

Just unscrew the tail unless you want a discharged battery after 30 days

Hay LB,

Is this twoo?

If it is Sofirn shoulda focused on improving THAT first instead of maybe going USB-C trendy. See now I’m really glad I didn’t buy even one. Deal killer. Cuz ya know now it’s not just that notta’s gotta remember to have a USB-C handy butt now I also gotta fooking remember to unscrew the tailcap every time I put it down somewheres x 5 each. Facepalm

I like to set and forget mostly. Too many increasing things that need too much remembering for not too much gaining. LOL Shocked

PS. Maybe that’s why they’re blowing em out?

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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nottawhackjob wrote:
Funtastic wrote:
Just unscrew the tail unless you want a discharged battery after 30 days
Is this twoo?

Ain’t saying it’s not, but I never noticed.

1 – I never leave long-term lights with cells in ‘em, not even “locked out” (ano can wear through).

2 – If they’re “active duty”, I notice when they’re getting low and charge ‘em, or top ‘em off if “it’s been a while”.

I could ask my gf, see if she noticed anything. That became her purse-light for a while, iirr.

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“I could ask my gf…….”

Watt kinda wonderful flashy techno gf is that? U lucky bassturd.

Is she like Wonder Woman or sumthin in the dark? LOL Shocked

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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MoreLumens wrote:
Tumbleweed48 wrote:
female end that just got loose

That comes with time and intended use, it’s perfectly natural.

Should have been more careful with that and less sideway poking/angry angle acrobatics. Although it was common issue with that make and model. Nokia you kinda dropped the ball and badly.


Ahem. I won’t say it.
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If the USB-C light came with a cable, I wouldn’t mind even though it would be literally the only USB-C gadget in my possession. I’m jealous even of my Bic pens, let alone a single solitary cable Silly

Now parasitic drain, that is my deal killer. Never purchased a Nitecore in years past because of the unpleasant discovery of standby drain on selfbuilt’s reviews.

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nottawhackjob wrote:
I think a lot of yooz are abusing your male ends. Females tolerate a bunch of ruff in and outs. (...)

Geez, for a moment I started to doubt we‘re still talkin‘ about cables and fleshlights. LOL

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Now parasitic drain, that is my deal killer. Never purchased a Nitecore in years past because of the unpleasant discovery of standby drain on selfbuilt’s reviews.

??

Just checked my MH20, which hasn’t been “topped off” in over a month. Still blinks out 4.2V.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Jack Kellar wrote:
Now parasitic drain, that is my deal killer. Never purchased a Nitecore in years past because of the unpleasant discovery of standby drain on selfbuilt’s reviews.

??

Just checked my MH20, which hasn’t been “topped off” in over a month. Still blinks out 4.2V.


That’s vaguely what I meant by “years past”. Nitecore lights before the EC20 were consistently recording several mAs of standby drain. The MH line came after the EC20’s launch, by which time they’d sorted their drivers straight and any drain was lower than the self-discharge of a li-ion cell, so all was good Wink

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