Review: Skyray King (3xXM-L - 4x18650)

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unknown00101 wrote:
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I have this torch for 1 year, I use it with 4 ultrafire (probably copy) 3700, a date I’m waiting 4 NCR18650B 3400mAh

https://www.fasttech.com/products/1141104

I guess I’ll see a big difference in performance?

A huge difference, and the risk of the ultrafires blowing up or setting your house on fire will go down substantially, assuming you will no longer use the ultrafires (please dont use Ultrafire batteries).

I replaced the ultrafire batteries as soon as possible

I’m French and don’t fully master English, so thank you for your patience.

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Just received my Skyray King (4X) and the rear O-ring fell (in two pieces) off the first time I unscrewed the rear cover.
Any ideas on were to order a replacement O-ring?

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Hello

does this Sky Ray 3x can work with only 1× 18650 battery?
(example 1xbattery 1x Cree led on or 2x battery 2x Cree led on?)
hope we can help me
thanks

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Alen wrote:
Hello

does this Sky Ray 3x can work with only 1× 18650 battery?
(example 1xbattery 1x Cree led on or 2x battery 2x Cree led on?)
hope we can help me
thanks

Usually the Sky Ray Kings can run off one, two, three, or four 18650 batteries.
At least I’ve never heard of a Sky Ray King that could not run with less then 4 batteries installed.
I think I’ve bought about 9 of the Sky Ray Kings “types” off eBay.

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Tacoboy thank for your info about the sky ray.
I’m looking on ebay some cheap gold version but they are not “King” version so wich difference?
from wich ebay sellers you have get the models works with less 4*battery?
thanks

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Alen wrote:
Tacoboy thank for your info about the sky ray. I’m looking on ebay some cheap gold version but they are not “King” version so wich difference? from wich ebay sellers you have get the models works with less 4*battery? thanks

I’ve never really cared what name the “Sky Ray King” is sold under.
I have a few that are Sky Ray Kung and one labeled “TangsPower”.
I’ll make bids on several gold or black Sky Ray Kings, ones with 3 or 4 LEDs and try to get the best price I can, final price with shipping is usually around $23.
I really like the grayish or Bronze colored King types and was willing to pay mpore for them, $30 (4 LEDs) to $41 (7 LEDs).
My TangsPower (7 XM-L L2 LEDs) I ordered directly from GearBest’s own website ($37.05).

bicycle-light, brotherhuang1983 and pflhobbyboy are three of the eBay sellers I have bought Kings/Kungs from.
I think two of those sellers are really the same, they just sell on eBay from several different accounts.

I just doubled check my 3 gray Kungs and my one Tangpower Bronze flashlights, they all work with just one 18650 battery installed.
I gave away all my gold and black ones, so I can’t currently double check them, but I had tried a few of them with one battery and they worked.

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thank you
same question for the 6x Cree model
does it will work with less than 4*18650?

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Alen wrote:
thank you same question for the 6x Cree model does it will work with less than 4*18650?

I would assume all the Sky Ray King types can work with less then 4 batteries, where it has 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 LEDs.
I do not have a 6 LED and have been trying to find a Bronze 5 LED for a good price.
Hopefully someone else will read this thread and have tried the 6 LED version.

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Tacoboy wrote:
Alen wrote:
thank you same question for the 6x Cree model does it will work with less than 4*18650?

I would assume all the Sky Ray King types can work with less then 4 batteries, where it has 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 LEDs.
I do not have a 6 LED and have been trying to find a Bronze 5 LED for a good price.
Hopefully someone else will read this thread and have tried the 6 LED version.

Yep I got a couple of 6 LED versions and they will work with less than 4* 18650. If you look at it logically with all the batteries in parallel and the way it is inside, it can’t do anything but be able to work on less than 4 * 18650’s So as Tacoboy said all skyray king type’s can work with less than 4 batteries

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A great powerful and handy flashlight, that’s what I am looking for , thanks guys .
but I found a cheaper one , I want to try this one

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Alen wrote:
Hello

does this Sky Ray 3x can work with only 1× 18650 battery?
(example 1xbattery 1x Cree led on or 2x battery 2x Cree led on?)
hope we can help me
thanks


The Skyray King and clones all use parallel batteries (rather than series). This means a single battery will complete the circuit and the light will work. No matter the number of emitters.

However, a good SRK will pull about 7.5amps or so on high. You’d need a good quality IMR battery to achieve this and protected ICR’s might trip the protection circuit.

A single battery will also give you very short runtimes and you are pushing the battery pretty hard all the time. Which might reduce battery life cycle.

Also pushing any battery hard, even high performance ones, they will drop voltage quicker than when being pushed less hard. So brightness output will drop quicker and might not be as intense.

If runtimes aren’t an issue, then 2 IMR’s will work fine in an SRK. If you are using ICR’s, then I’d probably opt for no less than 3.

P.S.

Don’t use crappy Ultrafire batteries. They are generally rubbish with 500-1000mah despite what the label may claim and have massive voltage sag. Buy something better.

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I had contact some ebay supplier
1 said that no works less than 2*18650,but declare it as Genuine Skyray
now I’m undecided wich buy,
3*or 4* Cree or 6* but a copy?
I’d prefer Runtime than Heat
for the battery yes I think Ultrafire etc.. are older battery recicled from laptop..
thanks to all

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https://www.facebook.com/events/892167360878665/. Sky Ray King for auction you have to scroll down to find. Going for $12 right now with batteries

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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I know this is an old thread but….
what is the size of the driver? is it easily removed? How much space is there under the lens if the reflector is removed? Does the led sit on a solid shelf or how does that work?

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They keep adding LEDs to the old SRK and its clones. Here’s an 11-LED Sky Ray King clone .

Now we just need someone to mod it with 11x XHP70s Evil

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