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Lumatic wrote:
‘appear’ when I’m about to buy something. What I like to see is, ‘it is’. So despite the above confusing posts with circles and arrows which I don’t have the patience to wade through, I nonetheless will send a PM to FastTech to get unequivocal confirmation that indeed the ‘appears to be a V2’ is absolutely nothing but a V2. That’s the way I do business. Steve

The only way to find out 100% for sure is to buy one or ask the seller.
Unfortunately, none of us have done that…
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CheapThrills wrote:
Oh, they seem to have Pop-Lite Headlamps in stock:
http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001156/1098305-h6-focus-adjustable-...

0.36c more expensive than on DX but I rather not order there. Takes ages to reach here Sad


sorry to bust your bubble.. but i think this one better.. i like it so much i ordered 2 more as gifts..
cheap and they ship very fast too Smile
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280999657321?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3...

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Hello BLF and Fastech,

sorry I am not 100% certain of this, but will these 2 dropins fit Solarforce L2P bodies?

Ultrafire T6

Ultrafire XPG-R5

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you betcha! They will both work.

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you betcha! They will both work.

thank you!

I am going to see the throw difference between XPG and XML in an L2P and also going to compare the

T6 to the Solarforce XML-U2 I got with the flashlight, I have read that the Solarforce dropins

are driven fairly conservatively.

If I am brave enough, I may try to put the XPG in the M3 head I have.

Ordered them, a TR-3T6 and a RC ‘copter.

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DarkSide wrote:

Jasmine – Is it just a coincidence that you happened to add 3× 17mm drivers to your inventory within 24 hours of members asking? Im starting to understand the business model and the company name. Fast.. . Can you stock Eggs, Milk, Razor blades, and Red Bull while your at it? lol

Please ask your crack tech team to add detailed specs for

the 3 ×17mm drivers?…no rush

Thanks Jasmine

Yeah, we’d like to know current on High (or whether it’s direct-drive or current regulated) at the very least, and mode spacing (i.e. 100% – 50% – 10% or whatever it is) would be helpful.  Without knowing the current on high we don’t know what the drive could be used for and would have to chance buying it. 

Thanks,

Garry

+1. Output current and diameter are the critical specs for drivers. Likewise it would be nice to see the optic diameter as well as beam on the main page. I went through every optic looking for a particular size that I should be able to locate more readily. This is the most frustrating shortcoming of KD. They don’t include detailed info on products and I refuse to buy on a guess.

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but it’s one web site model that sux in that department. HITH can ya buy anything without a decent description and specs when it especially involves electronics? Ridiculous. Absurd. And stubid. Steve

The other one that sux in one area is Manafont’s. That one area AFAIK is the lack of a “Wish List”. If they do have one hidden somewheres I’d like to know.

This is mainly why the FastTech’s of the world are eventually gonna eat their dino’ butts for lunch. They have their act together.

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DayLighter wrote:
CheapThrills wrote:
Oh, they seem to have Pop-Lite Headlamps in stock:
http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001156/1098305-h6-focus-adjustable-...

0.36c more expensive than on DX but I rather not order there. Takes ages to reach here Sad


sorry to bust your bubble.. but i think this one better.. i like it so much i ordered 2 more as gifts..
cheap and they ship very fast too Smile
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280999657321?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3...

Don´t feel sorry, no bubbles bursted Smile

Possibly higher output, yes.
Pop-Lites are pretty expensive but keep in mind You have to get 2 × 18650 for that setup plus a charger.

Good point about Pop-lites is, that they surprisingly include a no-nonsense, true 2200mAh battery and a basic charger.

edit:
It also has ramping and no flashy modes. 2 – mode rear-lights also (who needs these, bicyclists??).

Another thing is, that I´m looking back at about 20+ of these ordered without a single malfunction, defect or manufacturing flaw of anykind.
One was heavily dropped, led got loose and I had to replace it.

Note, that none of these is for my personal use :bigsmile:
I do not accept a zoomie very easily for my personal headlamp use. I have now some generic R5 2 × 18650 zoomie, which had terrible beam but got a good flooder when I stripped the optics away.

I might very well test that XM-L one, could you give a little hint about the width of the zoom?
For example, how wide beam when zoomed out and at 10 feet from wall?

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FastTech still has posted a deal yet? I’m spending money everywhere else speading my wealth on non-flashlight items. FastTech my wallet is getting thinner please post some deals soon, I have a few dollars left to give you.

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HOLY MOLLY!!!! that was fast!!!!.. i certainly didn’t expect to receive my trust fire Tr-J18 so fast
ordered on 11/30 now it’s here!!, i still didn’t get my stuffs from T-mart yet ( and they’re in US warehouse)
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i was going to wait and see before i purchase anything else.. but this??
i can certainly place an order for my next order with peace of mind… two thumbs up.. fast tech !!!! Big Smile :bigsmile: Big Smile

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My order tracking has stopped, the website just says that tracking can only update with the item signed for ie delivered, its left Hong Kong so I’m hoping it’ll be here this week some time, unless those buggers at customs decide to mess about Flat Stare

Still, I’ll be ordering a few drivers and hopefully some emitters in January, my stock box needs filling with common drivers, emitters, o-rings etc. 8)

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My tracking has gone to poop too. Ill update when stuff arrives.
Only spent $150 with them to test them out

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garrybunk wrote:

Well I ordered a pair of TF Flame 26650’s (can not beat that price!) and this 2 mode 17mm driver.  I can’t make any promises on when I can get around to testing it and reporting back on current draws though. 

-Garry


do you know if this driver support 3 XML -T6 leds? Smile

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can you guys start stocking HID flashlight too?? that will be awesome!! :bigsmile:

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DayLighter wrote:
can you guys start stocking HID flashlight too?? that will be awesome!! :bigsmile:

As above. A big headed hid for around $150 would be ideal

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garrybunk wrote:
Well I ordered a pair of TF Flame 26650's (can not beat that price!) and this 2 mode 17mm driver.  I can't make any promises on when I can get around to testing it and reporting back on current draws though. -Garry
do you know if this driver support 3 XML -T6 leds? :)

I have no idea.  I wouldn't expect to drive 3 with it.  If you could, they would each be driven at 1/3 the total output I believe.  You'd probably want something like this, but I don't know your intended input voltage.

-Garry

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Damm Gary you gamble high…..a $1.81 driver you don’t know the output on….. :bigsmile:

Review when its tested please, it looks like a good civilian model…if you trust them on lithiums

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Oh, if it goes low-strobe, I reserve the right to do this Silly :bigsmile:

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 Just ordered a TR-J18 and the FandyFire UV-S5, and 2 TrustFire 26650 4000mAh's, using GOTECH coupon code. Great prices!! Biggest lights I have now are the Crelant 7G9 and the FandyFire STL-V2, so this will be a step up.

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I ordered a few things on the afternoon of Dec 4th. They were delivered in California on Dec 10th. Very nice. Keep up the good work!

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I ordered on the 6th, 6th and 7th so it’ll be interesting to see when different items arrive to the UK

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Be patient for US adddress… it seems from the postings here that FASTTTech ships ePPPacket… there’s a gap fore it gets to merica…… once the west coast getttts the thegooooods, itwill be updated.

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My tracking has gone to poop too. Ill update when stuff arrives. Only spent $150 with them to test them out
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garrybunk wrote:
Well I ordered a pair of TF Flame 26650's (can not beat that price!) and this 2 mode 17mm driver.  I can't make any promises on when I can get around to testing it and reporting back on current draws though. -Garry

Ok, I sent an inquiry to FastTech support on the current draw of this driver.  Here is their response:

 

Sorry about the missing information. This is one that was listed a week ago and the girls didn't have any clues about the specs. We're going to expand on it now. Here's the data we got

from the 1-mode driver (1114501):

Input V Draw Output Current
4.2V 260mA 790mA
4V 260mA 780mA
3.8V 350mA 800mA
3.6V 400mA 800mA
3.4V 500mA 780mA
3.2V 650mA 800mA
below 3.1v 0 0 (battery protection mode)

Kind regards,
Kyle Customer Advocate

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Be patient for US adddress… it seems from the postings here that FASTTTech ships ePPPacket… there’s a gap fore it gets to merica…… once the west coast getttts the thegooooods, itwill be updated.
chrisc wrote:
My tracking has gone to poop too. Ill update when stuff arrives. Only spent $150 with them to test them out

I’m in the UK so it shouldn’t be a problem Smile

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Tom E wrote:

 Just ordered a TR-J18 and the FandyFire UV-S5, and 2 TrustFire 26650 4000mAh’s, using GOTECH coupon code. Great prices!! Biggest lights I have now are the Crelant 7G9 and the FandyFire STL-V2, so this will be a step up.


i also ordered the same things as you.. love that TR-J18 it’s really bright.. the catch is, you have to use the extension that came with it to see the full potential of that light ( hint: it’s brighter than Fandy fire UV-S5) :bigsmile:

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garrybunk wrote:
Well I ordered a pair of TF Flame 26650’s (can not beat that price!) and this 2 mode 17mm driver.  I can’t make any promises on when I can get around to testing it and reporting back on current draws though. -Garry
do you know if this driver support 3 XML -T6 leds? Smile

I have no idea.  I wouldn’t expect to drive 3 with it.  If you could, they would each be driven at 1/3 the total output I believe.  You’d probably want something like this, but I don’t know your intended input voltage.

-Garry


dang.. too bad that driver is to big.. i need something like 17mm

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Kyle has contacted me to let me know that they are about to upload empty SMO p60 pills and they are tracking down a source for OP versions as well.  It just gets better and better with them. 8)

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I just put up a poll for the US addresses to see how quickly goods are received from ePacket and others… wondering now how suppliers like fasttech (and others) do around the globe?

chrisc wrote:
flash.light wrote:
Be patient for US adddress… it seems from the postings here that FASTTTech ships ePPPacket… there’s a gap fore it gets to merica…… once the west coast getttts the thegooooods, itwill be updated.
chrisc wrote:
My tracking has gone to poop too. Ill update when stuff arrives. Only spent $150 with them to test them out

I’m in the UK so it shouldn’t be a problem Smile

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DayLighter wrote:
Tom E wrote:

 Just ordered a TR-J18 and the FandyFire UV-S5, and 2 TrustFire 26650 4000mAh's, using GOTECH coupon code. Great prices!! Biggest lights I have now are the Crelant 7G9 and the FandyFire STL-V2, so this will be a step up.

i also ordered the same things as you.. love that TR-J18 it's really bright.. the catch is, you have to use the extension that came with it to see the full potential of that light ( hint: it's brighter than Fandy fire UV-S5) :bigsmile:

Oh - thanks! Guess I have to order another pair of 26650's to have 3 for the best power? I got King Kong's but they are unprotected, used for single cell lights. Should order the TrustFire 3000 flames (2500-2600) for the UV-S5 anyway, great price on those as well. I got a bunch of protected 18650's, but up to 2 of the same kind. I do have 4 EagleTac 3100's, but using 3 of them in the 7G9.

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flash.light wrote:
I just put up a poll for the US addresses to see how quickly goods are received from ePacket and others… wondering now how suppliers like fasttech (and others) do around the globe?

chrisc wrote:
flash.light wrote:
Be patient for US adddress… it seems from the postings here that FASTTTech ships ePPPacket… there’s a gap fore it gets to merica…… once the west coast getttts the thegooooods, itwill be updated.
chrisc wrote:
My tracking has gone to poop too. Ill update when stuff arrives. Only spent $150 with them to test them out

I’m in the UK so it shouldn’t be a problem Smile

When I ordered my TN31 from thrunite-store it came from HongKong via DHL.
Order Placed November 22nd 11:29 GMT
Shipment picked up November 24th 21:26 GMT
Delivered on November 26 13:30 GMT

When I order from DealExtreme stuff usually takes 6 weeks.

Lots of stuff comes via chinapost and the tracking simply doesn’t work BUT stuff via ebay has recently been taking about 2 weeks.

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