Group Buy for the GearBest Ultrafire F13 - Closed?

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RaceR86 wrote:

Thanks OL!

I know description and GearBest says XM-L, but I still wonder if it comes with XM-L2 like the lights from WB. Time will show.

In case people want to improve or change how the driver works, and its the typical F13 driver in the lights from GearBest.

-Short connection in red circle if you want 5 modes (adds medium and strobe). Or remove resistor there if you want 3 modes high -“mediumlow” and strobe.

-Add resistor on top of capacitator if you want to fix remove next mode memory. I used an 153 back when I played with this driver..

-If you want to increase current, move positive emitter wire from OUT+ to OUT+1.

-Cooper braid springs

-Replace stock locating ring with butterfly ring from FT.

Or just just replace or piggyback a better driver to it. Which Is my way of doing it. And use a decent XM-L2 on Noctigon.

Hi,

What kind of current increase did you get by moving the emitter + wire to the OUT1+ contact? Will that work with the F13s from this GB?

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Cant remember exactly.. Its a fairly long time since I made the picture, and I cant remember where I posted it (and the info about it)

I think it went from about two amps, and up towards 3. But I believe output were sinking fairly fast, and you need a good cell if you want to stay at 2,5A+ for a decent amount of time... When that is said, Im not sure if I tested it with any decent high current drain cells back then.

If its still the same driver it will probably work pretty much the same way.

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RaceR86 wrote:

Cant remember exactly.. Its a fairly long time since I made the picture, and I cant remember where I posted it (and the info about it)

I think it went from about two amps, and up towards 3. But I believe output were sinking fairly fast, and you need a good cell if you want to stay at 2,5A+ for a decent amount of time… When that is said, Im not sure if I tested it with any decent high current drain cells back then.

If its still the same driver it will probably work pretty much the same way.

RaceR86,

Ok, thanks.

This is a FET type driver right? I wonder if there’s a resistor mod for this?

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CX2829 is the controller and the MEM2309 is the FET. Though really the 2309 FET only has one input, plus 3legs is for Vcc and four legs is for Vout – theoretically only need three pins so why they put in in 8-legs I never know.

CX2829 is somewhat kick-ass cheap controller being able to provide output 1.5A by itself in that tiny package. But it’s only used to control the 2309 FET here, and this FET in my experience can only give out around max 3A when driving older XMLs.

But we’re probably jumping the gun here – not sure which driver we’ll get anyway – this one will be Ultrafire version (instead of Skyeye).

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Pulsar13 wrote:
CX2829 is the controller and the MEM2309 is the FET. Though really the 2309 FET only has one input, plus 3legs is for Vcc and four legs is for Vout – theoretically only need three pins so why they put in in 8-legs I never know.

CX2829 is somewhat kick-ass cheap controller being able to provide output 1.5A by itself in that tiny package. But it’s only used to control the 2309 FET here, and this FET in my experience can only give out around max 3A when driving older XMLs.

But we’re probably jumping the gun here – not sure which driver we’ll get anyway – this one will be Ultrafire version (instead of Skyeye).

It’s nice to speculate though :)…

According to this:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/18325#comment-359778

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MEM2309 Series P-channel enhancement mode field-effect transistor is a MOSFET

Is there another FET that might be compatible that’s lower resistance/higher current?

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ohaya wrote:
Hi, I'm just curious: On my order, placed 5/9, it still says "Processing" and the progress bar is still stuck "Pending". I've already received email from both Gearbest saying they received the order and PP that payment was made. Is this the same for everyone else's order?

5/9 here plus they're 12 hours ahead, so they're probably closed for the weekend. At least the shipping dept.

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Yes, all dealers close for the week-ends. Nothing will happen till sometime in their Monday afternoon. So, some time Sunday in the wee hours, or best look sometime Monday. Most likely with a bunch of orders, it will be Tuesday till they start to move out.

 

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I was going to order two, plus a couple of other items. Total was just over $30, and was going to add tracking but decided I might as well use that $2 towards another light and get free tracking. Like getting the third one for $8.

 

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Between you and ohaya. Fingers not in controll. Tried to stop but couldn't. Bought the GB and two AAA lights. What just happened? 

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Maybe next month..
(with that C70 AAA)

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I won't be doing another one for a month or three. There are too many out there and I will hold off for a while, till I see things calm down.

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No, I meant, next paycheck… :bigsmile:
That C70 is already low priced at $7.75

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Hi,

Just wondering… Has anyone gotten an order that’s passed the “Processing”/“Pending” step from the GB yet?

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Ordered 2 with tracking no.

Nothing Processing.

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Processing, but I just ordered yesterday.

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Hi,

Ok, some progress.

I just got an email today with a (China Post, I think) tracking number (I paid the $1.99 for the number). The number is still not working, but will post back when it does. I’ll wait until the number starts working, then I need to “remind” them that they need to refund PP for a light (not an F13) that I had included in the same order, but which they said was out-of-stock).

For the record, it took about 6 days for the order to get to this point, but 2 of those days were weekend, so net, about 4 days for them to ship and/or get a tracking number to me.

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hm, the page says:

“UltraFire Ceee XM-L U2 5-Mode 1000lm Waterproof 18650 / 26650 LED Flashlight”

Well, presumably that’s a typo, and anyhow modding will replace whatever LED it has.

Looking forward to good advice about what driver and LED to put in this shell once the guts come out Smile

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Mine shipped 2 days ago

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Bought one, let’s hope all is good. Anyone receive one yet?

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ohaya wrote:
Hi,

Ok, some progress.

I just got an email today with a (China Post, I think) tracking number (I paid the $1.99 for the number). The number is still not working, but will post back when it does. I’ll wait until the number starts working, then I need to “remind” them that they need to refund PP for a light (not an F13) that I had included in the same order, but which they said was out-of-stock).

For the record, it took about 6 days for the order to get to this point, but 2 of those days were weekend, so net, about 4 days for them to ship and/or get a tracking number to me.

The tracking # I got is now working and in “Acceptance” ==> Gearbest apparently actually got it to the shipper, I think!!

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ohaya wrote:

and:

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_2328.html

FYI, the free shipping said 7-25 days for me, and tracking was $1.99 additional (which I took since this was kind of a trial order). According to the website, if purchase were > $40, tracking would’ve been included.

P.S. If you have contact with them, can you check if that 2nd/AAA light can take 10440s?

EDIT:

P.P.S. I think I found the same light at FT, with reviews. Seems like it can take 10440s:

http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1343701/2791

Looks similar the the Smiling Shark SS-5039 but without the texture or the bulged fluted head. Brighter in stock form?

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Fritz t. Cat wrote:
ohaya wrote:

and:

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_2328.html

FYI, the free shipping said 7-25 days for me, and tracking was $1.99 additional (which I took since this was kind of a trial order). According to the website, if purchase were > $40, tracking would’ve been included.

P.S. If you have contact with them, can you check if that 2nd/AAA light can take 10440s?

EDIT:

P.P.S. I think I found the same light at FT, with reviews. Seems like it can take 10440s:

http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1343701/2791

Looks similar the the Smiling Shark SS-5039 but without the texture or the bulged fluted head. Brighter in stock form?

Hi,

Unfortunately (or fortunately – though I’ll never know now), I got email from Gearbest saying that that light was out of stock so they could not fulfill it.

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Still processing. Ordered 5/11. 

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I just ordered 2. I don’t think anyone else has brought this up, but Gearbest seems to have updated both the pics and the description to reflect that these are Ultrafire branded rather than SkyEye branded.

I’m loving the emitter type.. apparently “R5” is semi-permanently embedded in the minds of Chinese salesmen. “Emitter Type: XM-L U2, Cree R5” Wink

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Yes, I saw before update and update too,
XM-L or XP-G we will see Wink

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hmm.. they want to have a group buy unlimited per person, but they don’t have much in stock? Silly

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Bucketthead wrote:

Still processing. Ordered 5/11. 

Hello Bucketthead,

Can you PM me with your order number? I will keep track of your order.

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