BTU Shocker - $99 Free Ship at FF

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BTU Shocker - $99 Free Ship at FF

*EDIT: Back again!

Now with XM-L2 and SINKPADS for $15 more!*

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Haven’t seen this posted yet anywhere.

The lowest price yet without a $50 credit nonsense.

Monster light for $99 bucks. I have one and might grab a second with the dry driver.

http://www.fancyflashlights.com/goods.php?id=446

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The price is good, I got mine on the $50 coupon offer, resulting in the same price.
What’s also interesting is that there are only 20 left. Looks like the BTU will be sold out very soon Shocked

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Yikes, under $100! And with a real AR lens he's shipping now, which btw, is pretty damn nice.

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I paid $120 for it, I knew it could be lower but at that time I just couldn’t resist it as a flashaholic and I bought it.

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Does this mean xml2 replacement is on the way?

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Tom E wrote:

And with a real AR lens he’s shipping now, which btw, is pretty damn nice.

Really? When did they get that upgrade?

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I've posted it here in the Shocker review threads, I believe. It started maybe 4-5 or so weeks ago. I got one in a couple of weeks ago with it. Any previous owner can email Ric for a free AR lens upgrade - he's been sending them out.

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Do you guys have the DRY driver or the new one?

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Haterade wrote:
Do you guys have the DRY driver or the new one?

I worked on one - with the XM-L2/SinkPAD upgrade, it does seem to do a bit better, more amps, but I think you need to wire up the springs as well to see the higher amps in that configuration. Only thing that sucks is it cuts off turbo in 2 minutes, while the stock driver cuts off in 3 minutes. That whole turbo cutoff deal sucks when you upgrade the stars to copper, use AS5, and polish the surfaces, because it runs a whole lot cooler, and the emitters are actually centered over a pretty significant chunk of aluminum. I was thinking a good heat mgt improvement would be to upgrade that steel screw to copper, brass or aluminum so maybe heat from the pill top could be transferred to that huge reflector chunk of metal.

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Hmmm so which would you prefer? DRY?

On FF site it says the DRY driver doesn’t have as good heatsinking… what’s that about?

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DRY Driver is direct-drive,up to 4.5A on High, It’s made for Flashoholics who seek extreme brightness. This version is abit brighter than BTU driver, but efficiency and heating-sink is not good as BTU driver. If you order this, please use it with care.

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I ordered mine with the BTU driver due to the 3 minute step down

You could always do that and just order a spare dry driver – its only $5 and swap them out yourself

http://www.fancyflashlights.com/goods.php?id=114

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Tom E wrote:

I’ve posted it here in the Shocker review threads, I believe. It started maybe 4-5 or so weeks ago. I got one in a couple of weeks ago with it. Any previous owner can email Ric for a free AR lens upgrade – he’s been sending them out.


Yes, I received the AR lens from Ric two weeks ago, awesome.
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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
I ordered mine with the BTU driver due to the 3 minute step down

You could always do that and just order a spare dry driver – its only $5 and swap them out yourself

http://www.fancyflashlights.com/goods.php?id=114


When I ordered the Shocker with BTU driver Ric has included the DRY driver in the package already for free.
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I told Ric that I bought my BTU from a fellow member at BLF and did I still qualify for the free a/r lens upgrade? He pm’d me back saying of course I did and he would send one right out. Great customer service imo.

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Great light at a great price,most members that were waiting should get it at this price.I wish the AR lens came with mine but I got the olight one for it.That's awesome Ric is making good on the upgrades to the better lens.

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So how bright is this light after it steps down off of turbo and to high mode? That’s what I want to hear from those that have it. Will it truly put out 2000 lumens on high and how does it throw on high?

And if I wnat to get one what driver should I get?

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
So how bright is this light after it steps down off of turbo and to high mode? That’s what I want to hear from those that have it. Will it truly put out 2000 lumens on high and how does it throw on high?

great question

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It drops down from 3.8 amps and around 3000 lumens to at 2.5 amps, which is a drop of just over a third in current. Current to lumen ratio is diminishing at 3.8 amps though so it should stay over 2/3 of max output. I would be confident that high is over 2000.

You can just re-set it back to turbo in half a second with a half-press of the tailcap though so I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s really there to stop it being left in turbo unattended.

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Haterade wrote:
Hmmm so which would you prefer? DRY?

On FF site it says the DRY driver doesn’t have as good heatsinking… what’s that about?

Im wondering if the DRY driver will overheat and prove to be unreliable. Can someone answer this please? What driver should we go with?

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Haterade wrote:
Hmmm so which would you prefer? DRY? On FF site it says the DRY driver doesn't have as good heatsinking... what's that about?
Im wondering if the DRY driver will overheat and prove to be unreliable. Can someone answer this please? What driver should we go with?

DRY driver is direct drive in turbo and uses PWM in other modes. DD makes the emitters to heat a bit more (and is not significantly brighter, at least without SinkPads). But there shouldn't be any reliability issues..

BTU driver is current regulated in all modes.

I'd suggest BTU driver if you are not planning to mod your Shocker to the full (or over).

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Thanks, that makes sense.

This thing sounds very well-built.

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Thank you for the quick reply.

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Thanks guys. You guys rock!

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I just ordered mine with BTU driver and cool white. I’m excited now. A TK70 head with 18650 batteries. I’m in heaven.

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The DRY driver I have has terrible PWM noise – stock BTU driver is fine.

I’m using the DRY driver in a TR3-T6, & it overheats & steps down very quickly.

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I emailed Ric asking for a free DRY driver with the purchase of a regular BTU in NW. 5 minutes later he agreed. Ric doesnt sleep! I also ordered the better springs.

FF is already down to 14 left in stock. Better hurry if you want one! Thanks to you all for talking me into this great “budget” light. I really wanted a TK70 but couldnt commit since they cant be modified. Another loss for Fenix… oh well!

Now I have 3 more slots for the ton of sinkpads and XML2’s Ive accumulated.

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How bright is the BTU driver in high? And does it sustain that output? How are the other levels? What kind of lux does the stock unit produce?

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Rusty Joe wrote:
How bright is the BTU driver in high? And does it sustain that output? How are the other levels? What kind of lux does the stock unit produce?

All great questions.

I think guys have told me this light will throw right with the TK70 if not just a little better. It steps down from Turbo which is supposed to be around 3500 lumens in about 2 to 3 min to high at around 2000lumens. Red said all you have to do is turn it off and back on to turbo. And it starts the cycle all over again. That’s simple enough for me.

Just do what I did and get you one. For $99 shipped, and it runs on 18650’s, how can you go wrong?

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manxbuggy1 wrote:
I told Ric that I bought my BTU from a fellow member at BLF and did I still qualify for the free a/r lens upgrade? He pm’d me back saying of course I did and he would send one right out. Great customer service imo.

Good to hear that. I was going to ask you about that. Because if not I would have contacted him for you.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
How bright is the BTU driver in high? And does it sustain that output? How are the other levels? What kind of lux does the stock unit produce?

It’s incredibly freaking bright and stays bright, the difference between high and turbo isn’t so much that you would really notice a ton except for when really throwing out a long ways. The low is actually a nice usable walking low and the medium is bright bright. I don’t know about lux but as I said it’s incredibly bright. I will probably buy one again someday.

I would say the one big concern is the size, it really is a tank. I see all the various lights with a handle that don’t really need it but this one could use it for sure. I used the lanyard a lot. I wrapped it around the head three times and it created a kind of handle, but it was a pain taking it on and off each time you wanted to change batteries.

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