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flydiver wrote:
Enough room in the LOFER light for a 21700 you think? I converted one of the thin ones to a 1S4P 18650 external pack for a basement light. It’s a kludge, but works fine for what it is. The “large gum-stick” battery they come with is simply not up to the job. Other than that I like it.

21700 not possible… there is only ~2mm room with the 18650. But the MCPCB is just inserted in a slot in the extruded aluminum and you could probably fix it on top of the battery with some epoxy.

Yeah the lipo packs these movement lights normally comes with are designed to fail. Not a single one lasted me more than a year until severe capacity loss or swelling up. And even worse no way to get replacement batteries at decent prices. 18650 is the way to go…

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Wuben E6 – 14,500 batteries included and a 30 % off coupon

“Compatible with two batteries: WUBEN E6 is a flashlight compatible with 14500 batteries and AA batteries. The flashlight purchased will be equipped with 14,500 batteries. Not to buy quickly yet! ! ! ! ! “

https://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Flashlights-Performance-Waterproof-Com...

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bikenber73 wrote:
Interesting little NOAA AM/FM radio. Runs off an 18650. Around $11 for Prime members. I am pretty sure the sound is awful but for news and weather in an emergency, it might be good enough. I do believe we all have some 18650s sitting around!

https://www.myvipon.com/product/8858622-NOAA-Weather-Portable-Travel-Radio-with-amazon-coupons?sl=36040c0d3428f8a67a8e720738912a4e&f=deal&search_tid=61433cfc5094bb5b2e30da98

The radio is decent enough considering the price. The included 2200mAh “Li Lon” battery tested ~1400mAh at 1A discharge. Anyone else? I don’t care if it’s just a low capacity battery but I’ll drain and throw it out if it’s damaged.

I shoot magic into the darkness!

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Bwana wrote:
Wuben E6 – 14,500 batteries included and a 30 % off coupon

“Compatible with two batteries: WUBEN E6 is a flashlight compatible with 14500 batteries and AA batteries. The flashlight purchased will be equipped with 14,500 batteries. Not to buy quickly yet! ! ! ! ! “

https://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Flashlights-Performance-Waterproof-Com...

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The Wuben E6 is cool. There was a better deal a while back and I got it for about $25.

The UI is severely lacking for an E-switch light. Three modes with memory and double click for strobe.

It’s got a big reflector for an AA/14500 light and that combined with the Osram emitter makes it a serious mini thrower.

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Yeah, that’s my main complaint about Wubens (the TO46R being a major exception), awesome hardware, but UIs that cause slow but cumulative brain-damage.

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GOLDSTON Magnifying Glass with Light,3 Color Modes Stepless Dimmable,Adjustable Swivel Arm, 5.5 Inches USB
Vipon says less but i got $19.33 in my cart…

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I think that’s the same light I paid $27 for in July but brand was CUMKA. Nice deal.

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While comparing, I found another magnifying lamp seemingly comparable to the one I posted above. Use code: 2PSM87S7 to bring it to ~$14

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goshdogit wrote:
Comparison chart with other lamps shows this one is 10 Watts. Someone asked in the questions and the seller also specified 10 Watts. I ordered one to try. $3 coupon worked for me shortly after will34 posted it.

Thanks. This wasn’t in the product description, but in a “Compare With Similar Items” set at the bottom, which Amazon cobbles together on the fly. It’s kind of puzzling why they didn’t put this directly in their static chart section.

Anyway, it’s now $19…

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Ledhead wrote:
While comparing, I found another magnifying lamp seemingly comparable to the one I posted above. Use code: 2PSM87S7 to bring it to ~$14

Thanks — I already had a version of this one ( 1 is good / 2 is better ) that I made a portable Magnifier with— A block of wood base and a power bank — works great

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Got the UNI-T UT210E Pro meter in. Thanks for the heads up on the sale.

Likes: Small(ish).
Matches my old Fluke at the few voltages I’ve tested.
Clamp-meter with 2A range – great for flashlights,
Non-Contact Voltage indicator, didn’t know it had this feature, (one less thing to carry).
Works with rechargeable batts (so no alkaleaks needed).
Comes with a pouch (cheap plastic) that has internal pocket for leads. Pouch has room for extra batteries.

Dislikes: Leads could be more flexible.
Wish the pouch could fit the meter with the leads attached.
Tips on leads only have a tiny contact area exposed – prevents sticking them into wall sockets to test voltages.
To measure a DC voltage takes several steps – Turn on meter with rotary dial, press function button 2 times to cycle from AC Volts to Hz to DC Volts. Wish it went right to DC Volts.
Hz won’t measure faster PWM Freq. Haven’t tested it to see what it will do yet.
Noticeably slower to display a DC voltage than my 1980s era Fluke. As in attache the leads, wait a moment, then see the voltage.

Like it, does more tricks than my old Fluke DMMs.
All the Best,
Jeff

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jeff51 wrote:
Got the UNI-T UT210E Pro meter in. Thanks for the heads up on the sale.

Likes: Small(ish).
Matches my old Fluke at the few voltages I’ve tested.
Clamp-meter with 2A range – great for flashlights,
Non-Contact Voltage indicator, didn’t know it had this feature, (one less thing to carry).
Works with rechargeable batts (so no alkaleaks needed).
Comes with a pouch (cheap plastic) that has internal pocket for leads. Pouch has room for extra batteries.

Dislikes: Leads could be more flexible.
Wish the pouch could fit the meter with the leads attached.
Tips on leads only have a tiny contact area exposed – prevents sticking them into wall sockets to test voltages.
To measure a DC voltage takes several steps – Turn on meter with rotary dial, press function button 2 times to cycle from AC Volts to Hz to DC Volts. Wish it went right to DC Volts.
Hz won’t measure faster PWM Freq. Haven’t tested it to see what it will do yet.
Noticeably slower to display a DC voltage than my 1980s era Fluke. As in attache the leads, wait a moment, then see the voltage.

Like it, does more tricks than my old Fluke DMMs.
All the Best,
Jeff


Do you have the link to this? I went back a few pages but did not see this one, only the $18 one.
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Have you got a link or code for the 210E Pro? I need a second one before I mod my old 210E, in case it does now go well since it is a software mod.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k

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jeff51 wrote:
Got the UNI-T UT210E Pro meter in. Thanks for the heads up on the sale.

Dislikes: Tips on leads only have a tiny contact area exposed – prevents sticking them into wall sockets to test voltages.

On my UT210E, the tips of the leads have inconspicuous covers that can be pulled off. You can’t really tell by looking at them. Try to see if you can slip them off.
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gchart wrote:
jeff51 wrote:
Got the UNI-T UT210E Pro meter in. Thanks for the heads up on the sale.

Dislikes: Tips on leads only have a tiny contact area exposed – prevents sticking them into wall sockets to test voltages.

On my UT210E, the tips of the leads have inconspicuous covers that can be pulled off. You can’t really tell by looking at them. Try to see if you can slip them off.

Yup, the covers come off.
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Robotic floor vac. $38 thru Vipor

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Apparently I’m on a tear…
Magnifying station with alligator clips ~$14+

…or this magnifying helping hands version for $17+

I have no experience with either.. YMMV

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mattlward wrote:
Have you got a link or code for the 210E Pro? I need a second one before I mod my old 210E, in case it does now go well since it is a software mod.

I got one around Labor Day…ended up about $42 but the price and the amount of discount coupon has fluctuated all over the place.

https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1801003#comment-1801003

What’s weird, looking at it without logging in, the price jumped to $58.99 with a 5% coupon (the checkbox). Once I log in there’s an automatic drop to $53-something with “prime savings”, plus the 5%. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed this prime-centric discounting before. Anyway, not as great a deal but you can get out for about $51 with prime. If you’re not in a hurry, keep watching the listing until the price gets a little better. Last I looked the original plain 210E (non-pro) was about the same price or just a couple bucks cheaper but no discounts. I think it was around $44 on aliexpress from stores that are not the official Uni-T store, but then you’re kinda screwed if you get a dud or it fails down the road.

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jeff51 wrote:
Got the UNI-T UT210E Pro meter in. Thanks for the heads up on the sale.

Likes: Small(ish).
Matches my old Fluke at the few voltages I’ve tested.
Clamp-meter with 2A range – great for flashlights,
Non-Contact Voltage indicator, didn’t know it had this feature, (one less thing to carry).
Works with rechargeable batts (so no alkaleaks needed).
Comes with a pouch (cheap plastic) that has internal pocket for leads. Pouch has room for extra batteries.

Dislikes: Leads could be more flexible.
Wish the pouch could fit the meter with the leads attached.
Tips on leads only have a tiny contact area exposed – prevents sticking them into wall sockets to test voltages.
To measure a DC voltage takes several steps – Turn on meter with rotary dial, press function button 2 times to cycle from AC Volts to Hz to DC Volts. Wish it went right to DC Volts.
Hz won’t measure faster PWM Freq. Haven’t tested it to see what it will do yet.
Noticeably slower to display a DC voltage than my 1980s era Fluke. As in attache the leads, wait a moment, then see the voltage.

Like it, does more tricks than my old Fluke DMMs.
All the Best,
Jeff

Been having fun with this. The pouch on mine was nylon, albeit the cheapie-cheap stuff with vinyl piping and a zipper that doesn’t look like it’ll be around for the long haul. I bought one of the eva cases for it so I can have some extra room for additional leads and fat wire, plus that line splitter. There are eight million of these cases and “they” can’t seem to measure any of them accurately, but this one was a slight standout for size and turned out to be a perfect fit. Got it for $12 but now it’s $17. Some other brands have smaller ones that are a pretty tailored fit for the 210E (one with a red liner comes to mind).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086ZG5ZYK/

And yes, as Gchart said, the leads have tip covers. Slide those off and you get the full needle. That also reduces your cat rating (as if these are truly accurate there anyway, but). I’ve got better leads for my other meters so these are just going in the spares pouch but they look decent enough. Haven’t pulled them apart to see what the conductor is like but it certainly seems better than the junk ones out there that are like small hookup wire with maybe 7-10 strands and a blob of cold solder on the nickel.

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Correllux wrote:
That also reduces your cat rating (as if these are truly accurate there anyway, but).

HKJ thinks the CAT rating may be accurate on it:
https://lygte-info.dk/review/DMMUNI-TUT210E%20UK.html
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By the way, if anyone needs some good clamp leads for meters, these are excellent. I don’t know if you could do better unless you make your own set which would cost a lot more. 18awg high strand conductors, super pliable cover (not sure it’s silicone but it’s not pvc), good fit and great spring tension. Not a deal, per se, but a good price on great leads. Most of the others out there are a smaller wire and can’t carry much current (fine for most things, though). For real hotrod lights you’d probably want to go to a heavier wire than these.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071SL6PQS/

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Correllux wrote:
That also reduces your cat rating (as if these are truly accurate there anyway, but).
HKJ thinks the CAT rating may be accurate on it: https://lygte-info.dk/review/DMMUNI-TUT210E%20UK.html

Yeah, I remember reading that. I’ll be the last person to second-guess him, but he also didn’t test for that (the leads…the circuit can be more or less ascertained by looking at it). I think they’re fine for household mains and such but personally I would not trust them with phase work and higher voltages…unless I had to I guess. That said, I have no idea if the primary maker of all these leads/“brands” actually does legit testing for the claims, despite any CE or UL labeling. So many times they do not (our IP-X ratings in lights is a great example, albeit even less regulated than electrician tools)…rather they just put symbols and words out there because they’re “supposed” to, or they may design something legitimately (copy or otherwise) and then never pay the money for testing or subsequent redesign if necessary. I’m fine with that for some things, but not with others.

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jeff51 wrote:
Got the UNI-T UT210E Pro meter in. Thanks for the heads up on the sale. … Dislikes: Tips on leads only have a tiny contact area exposed – prevents sticking them into wall sockets to test voltages.
On my UT210E, the tips of the leads have inconspicuous covers that can be pulled off. You can’t really tell by looking at them. Try to see if you can slip them off.

I can’t believe I never knew this all these years owning this meter—- Thanks

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Pennsy, did you find it?
More expensive now by a few bucks.

Amazon link

Sure enough the little boots slip off the probe ends.
My case is plastic with a pattern embossed to make it look like cloth.
Least I think it is….

I’ll give one of those semi-hard cases a try. Needs about 8” inside to fit.
Got a JBL speaker case for my LT1 and it’s just right.

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My case is plastic with a pattern embossed to make it look like cloth.
Least I think it is….

I’ll give one of those semi-hard cases a try. Needs about 8” inside to fit.
Got a JBL speaker case for my LT1 and it’s just right.

Actual usable inside measurements of the one I linked are 3-5/8” × 7-3/8”…..meter itself is just shy of 7”. There’s enough extra room lengthwise to fit a AA battery and plenty of space at the side for gizmos. Takes up a little more room in the chest than I’d prefer but it’s nice having all that stuff together.

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jeff51 wrote:
Pennsy, did you find it?
More expensive now by a few bucks.

Amazon link

Sure enough the little boots slip off the probe ends.
My case is plastic with a pattern embossed to make it look like cloth.
Least I think it is….
I’ll give one of those semi-hard cases a try. Needs about 8” inside to fit.
Got a JBL speaker case for my LT1 and it’s just right.


Yup, put it on my Honey price drop list. Thanks
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Does anyone know the difference between the Uni-T 210E & Uni-T 210E PRO?

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jasontheguitarist wrote:
The Wuben E6 is cool. There was a better deal a while back and I got it for about $25.

The UI is severely lacking for an E-switch light. Three modes with memory and double click for strobe.

It’s got a big reflector for an AA/14500 light and that combined with the Osram emitter makes it a serious mini thrower.

But this one comes with 14,500 extra batteries .

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JenkinsMatti wrote:
Does anyone know the difference between the Uni-T 210E & Uni-T 210E PRO?

About $10?
As far as I can tell, the Pro version can measure AC Frequency. The non-Pro doesn’t have that function.
The Frequency function – so far – has not been able to pick up on PWM square waves.
I haven’t tried it on much yet to see if that’s the case for different PWM Freqs.
All the Best,
Jeff

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