Intl-Outdoor USB Device Charger XM-L T6 Flashlight

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ChiggerPepi wrote:
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http://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Flashlight-working-battery-charger/d...

This looks like a similar (the same?) light. Ships from USA. Free 2-day with Prime!

Nice find. Looks identical as far as I can tell, and not only is it cheaper, it’s fast/free shipping! I put it in my amazon cart and told my wife I found a Christmas present.

Seeing it on Amazon definitely makes this harder to resist. Shipped by Amazon, so returns are easy, and I can have it in two days, or even next day for $4.00 more. Still cheaper than anywhere else!

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Wish Amazon had the neutral white version!

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Wish Amazon had the neutral white version!

-Garry

I have my NW XinTD C8 in hand along with batteries. The charger will be delivered tomorrow. This is my first NW, so I will finally see what all the talk is about!

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I’ve had mine for over 6 months. Got the NW, a UCL lens, and added a ninth 7135.

A really nice combination of 3× 18650 cell capacity, single LED throw, good LMH modes, and a package size that’s perfect for the hand.
Recharging without handling batteries is so convenient. I haven’t used the charging out capability much but it’s there if needed – I most likely would need it for a cell phone while camping, so I don’t need to worry about the over-discharging.

The branding on the side could be a bit less tacky. Mine says JinHeng 12A.

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Did you guys receive this light with mode memory from intl-outdoor ? i got that impression from some previous posts. Mine does not have it

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Fred wrote:
Did you guys receive this light with mode memory from intl-outdoor ? i got that impression from some previous posts. Mine does not have it

Hi Fred,

My neutral white 3-mode has mode memory. I just double checked it before posting this.

Richie

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+1 on the mode memory from intl-outdoor

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I like the looks of this light…very cool and gobs of tech appeal.

No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

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Ok so according to intl-outdoor they are no longer using the same driver in the light as was reviewed in this thread. The current driver does not support mode memory, however mine (purchased in dec 2012) will turn to HIGH mode after being shut off for a timeperiod of 30 seconds regardless of which mode it was at when turned on. I would have liked to have memory but i guess I can live with this as well.

Have anyone fitted intl-outdoor PCS Panasonic NCR18650A 3100mAh Protected Batteries in the light ?, id like to get them but i’m concerned about their thickness, length should be fine after shortening the springs.

i’m also noticing a loss of mAh when charging a HTC smartphone, still have to calculate the efficiency of the transfer though

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FYI – Ordered one from Kaidomain and just got the flashlight and the recharge USB cable. The Zuwit T6 I got from Amazon came in a padded box, with an 2 amp A/C charger, a universal USB cable and tips for 7 or 8 cell phones.

Otherwise they are identical and I had to clip the springs on both to accept protected 18650s. They are also both very very tight in terms of internal diameter if you use 3× 18650s. Using 1 or 2 batteries it fits nice and snug but with 3 you have to be very careful not to scratch the wrapper on the batteries and be very careful the protection strip is facing inwards in case you cause a short.

I wish they were a millimeter wider and 4 millimeters longer.

-PG

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This products seems to have changed quite a bit since the initial review. The light I purchased (intl,dec2012) has a undervoltage security that works both when the led is used and when devices are charged. Have not measured the voltage for when this happens but as the last red led goes down the charging ports are turned off.

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I just got one in from Kaidomain (http://www.kaidomain.com/Product/Details.S020383). Of course, I crammed it into the Sphere ‘o Many Mysteries.

Low: 22 lumens
Medium: 132 Lumens
High: 425 lumens

CCT: 5700K (5200K on low)
PWM: 238 Hz
Strobe: 15.5 Hz

The unit has a 6 microamp parasitic drain on the batteries. With three 2000 mAh cells, this will discharge the batteries in 1 million hours… probably not a problem. I’d also be discharged after 114 years.

If the charger button is ON, the drain increases to 6 milliamps due to the LEDs.

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texaspyro wrote:
I just got one in from Kaidomain (http://www.kaidomain.com/Product/Details.S020383). Of course, I crammed it into the Sphere ‘o Many Mysteries.

Low: 22 lumens
Medium: 132 Lumens
High: 425 lumens

CCT: 5700K (5200K on low)
PWM: 238 Hz
Strobe: 15.5 Hz

The unit has a 6 microamp parasitic drain on the batteries. With three 2000 mAh cells, this will discharge the batteries in 1 million hours… probably not a problem. I’d also be discharged after 114 years.

If the charger button is ON, the drain increases to 6 milliamps due to the LEDs.

The version I purchased from IOS, I thought was brighter than that being 700 lumens, but the specs show 6*AMC7135, so I guess not. I would imagine at least 2 more 7135’s on there would goose it up to what it should have been in the first place. I never bothered doing this to mine because I felt it was bright enough and I do use it for recharging my iPad and ipod.

Are you going to modify it?

TexasPyro, if you need the links to the USB and mini USB dust covers, the direct links are in post #18. If you feel you need to cover up the labeling on the hand grip like I did on mine, PM me your address and I can send you a piece of soft texture grip tape in either black or gray color. I have a photo of mine with the texture grip tape shown in post #60.

Lastly, Flashlightlens.com has a nice UCL AR coated lens that I installed in mine. Works great on this light too.

Richie

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Mine draws 2.2A on high… looks like it has 6 × 380mA chips.

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texaspyro wrote:
I just got one in from Kaidomain (http://www.kaidomain.com/Product/Details.S020383). Of course, I crammed it into the Sphere ‘o Many Mysteries.

Low: 22 lumens
Medium: 132 Lumens
High: 425 lumens

I swapped out the driver for a 3.04 amp Nanjg 105C (original driver was 2.2 amps). Output went from 416 lumens on high to 475 lumens. 30% increase in power gave 15 percent increase in light. Next up is a XML2 on a sinkpad. And an AR lens.

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texaspyro wrote:
texaspyro wrote:
I just got one in from Kaidomain (http://www.kaidomain.com/Product/Details.S020383). Of course, I crammed it into the Sphere 'o Many Mysteries. Low: 22 lumens Medium: 132 Lumens High: 425 lumens
I swapped out the driver for a 3.04 amp Nanjg 105C (original driver was 2.2 amps). Output went from 416 lumens on high to 475 lumens. 30% increase in power gave 15 percent increase in light. Next up is a XML2 on a sinkpad. And an AR lens.

I was thinking in the same line with mine (well, actually I wanted to go xml2/sinkpad/5A) but I am concerned about the quality of the switch (looks and feels small). Is there a way to find out how much current it can handle, apart from just going for the mod and see what happens?

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Is there a way to find out how much current it can handle, apart from just going for the mod and see what happens?

Probably not…

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texaspyro wrote:
texaspyro wrote:
I just got one in from Kaidomain (http://www.kaidomain.com/Product/Details.S020383). Of course, I crammed it into the Sphere ‘o Many Mysteries.

Low: 22 lumens
Medium: 132 Lumens
High: 425 lumens

I swapped out the driver for a 3.04 amp Nanjg 105C (original driver was 2.2 amps). Output went from 416 lumens on high to 475 lumens. 30% increase in power gave 15 percent increase in light. Next up is a XML2 on a sinkpad. And an AR lens.

I installed a 5000K/3C/T6 XML2 from Illumination Supply mounted on a sinkpad from Vestureofblood in it. Output went to 650 lumens of neutral white goodness! AR lens boosted it up to 700 lumens!!!

Next mod will probably be a driver with better mode groups that I have coming from International Outdoor… maybe boosted to 4.0A, probably not.

These lights are very well built and easy to mod. The star is screwed down. The driver has two solder blobs holding it into the pill. I did have to round off the sharp points of the cutouts in the sinkpad star using a dremel tool. They stuck out just enough to keep the star from seating into the pill.

Tossed it into the Sphere ‘o Many Mysteries:
Low: 38 lumens 4300K
Med: 233 lumens 4700K
High: 724 lumens 4800K

PWM: 4600 Hz
Strobe:7.5 Hz

Those 5000K/3C/T6 XML2’s are sweeeeet!

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This has slowly become my favorite light. Unfortunately it’s the only one of my favorites I haven’t yet done any mods to (aside from shortening the battery springs). Time for an XML2 3C on copper and 105C with custom firmware.

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I put in xm-l2 T6 3C on copper from intl-outdoor. Easy to do. I like the tint. Maybe less blue’ish present in the spill fringes.
Can’t measure lumens. Hot spot edges a bit less defined.

I’m a bit concerned about regulation voltage headroom. I have 9 amc1735s on the driver and regulate @ 3.0 amps. I ran just the head with a precision power supply. Regulation fell out just below 3.8v. But 3 parallel 18650s should keep voltage up for a good while if I start with a full charge and frankly I’m not going to need to run a light this bright on high for long periods.

I compared this to an older 50w 6v H3 halogen light (using the little lead acid battery) — I once thought this was the brightest. I was really impressed at the XM-L2 running about 10 watts in comparison – especially considering the size and weight difference.

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