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I got my tr-006 charger from MF today. Opened the yellow bubble wrap envelope. I put my hand in and it was dripping wet. WTF? I examined the envelope and could not see any tears or rips etc. The charger was wrapped in bubble wrap and appears unharmed but the bubble wrap was wet. It is like it was dunked in a bucket of water and then placed in the envelope and sealed up. Very strange. Maybe some sort of condensation build up? It was quite wet and I have never seen anything like this before. Charger is working.

 

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viktori wrote:
Is that a 1 mode or 6 mode?

I have a 6 mode version and I’m afraid to put 14500 in it, it will almost certainly fry the driver in a 6 mode version.

Viktor

Yes, it’s 6 mode version. I love it, best small light that I ever owned Big Smile
I did try it with 14500 but since these are new batteries and I don’t have any working charger they are 3.81V and 3.71V
and nothing fried with either of them, nothing exploded, I’m still alive. I do not know what would happen if the batteries had
4.00V or full 4.20V!!!
But this flashlight is doing amazing job with one average AA battery (Mi-Mh 1,2V)…

 

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Got my UF H3 today! After 3 months! Yay! Big Smile

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Today I got a Jackpot:

- Romisen RC-T601 II U2 from RedForest UK: Very nice. Works well, draws 3.1A on high. Thanks RedForest UK!

- Three knives from DD (ordered 5/28, received 6/14 -> 17 days):
    - SRM 613: Probably a nice knife, but not for me. Not impressed. 
    - SRM 721: Nice, thin knife with a straight blade. I like!
    - SRM AU4719: Wow! Great little knife! Thin enough, very nice design, can be flipped open with one hand. Design kind of reminds me of the Leatherman Freestyle CX multitool. Best of these three, IMHO. Recommended! ($7.19 with coupon code "retailmenot10off", free shipping - Not bad at all!)

- Two flashlights from DD (ordered 5/25, received 6/14 -> 20 days)
    - Tank007 E09: Nice little light. Gray color suits it well. More impressions later.
    - Bronte RA01 Purple: Looks cool. Didn't even open it yet.. Smile

+ something in the post office. Maybe it't the Skilhunt Ramble Iota from DD. Let's see..

Edit: No it wasn't. It was 20 x Energizer Ultimate Lithium OEM from eBay: Multiple colors, all cells 1.80-1.81V. Good.

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aL1 wrote:
Just got a nailbender in todays' mail...xm-l cool white l-m-h Solarforce l2p should be in next week I hope- Oh yeah, I almost forgot...and a borofloat lens for my 2D maglite was in the mail- !http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/bubba9191/6ff61472.jpg! !http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/bubba9191/e70da5e0.jpg![/quote]... my asking what you paid for it? Our own E1320 would have made a better one along with custom mode programming.  Wink
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That’s cool. I’ve never seen a Nailbender drop-in before, just heard about them. From all I’ve heard about them you couldn’t go wrong with getting one from him.

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Mind my asking what you paid for it? Our own E1320 would have made a better one along with custom mode programming.  Wink

Why would it be better?

The mode is exactly what I wanted-

I paid $40 + $5 for potting-

Better because for $28 you could get up to 3.5A potted and regulated and modes setup any way you wanted. Not saying that nailbender’s stuff is bad, but there are equal and/or better options available for less. If you checked out the link I posted above you would see why your next one shouldn’t be a nailbender. Wink
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Sirius9 wrote:
viktori wrote:
Is that a 1 mode or 6 mode?

I have a 6 mode version and I’m afraid to put 14500 in it, it will almost certainly fry the driver in a 6 mode version.

Viktor

Yes, it’s 6 mode version. I love it, best small light that I ever owned Big Smile
I did try it with 14500 but since these are new batteries and I don’t have any working charger they are 3.81V and 3.71V
and nothing fried with either of them, nothing exploded, I’m still alive. I do not know what would happen if the batteries had
4.00V or full 4.20V!!!
But this flashlight is doing amazing job with one average AA battery (Mi-Mh 1,2V)…

I’ve put in a 14500 at 4.10V and nothing broke so far. I liked it before, now I love it! Big Smile

I’m afraid to run it for too long on high, though. Sad

Viktor

This is my flashlight collection.

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JohnnyMac wrote:
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Mind my asking what you paid for it? Our own E1320 would have made a better one along with custom mode programming.  Wink

Why would it be better?

The mode is exactly what I wanted-

I paid $40 + $5 for potting-

Better because for $28 you could get up to 3.5A potted and regulated and modes setup any way you wanted. Not saying that nailbender’s stuff is bad, but there are equal and/or better options available for less. If you checked out the link I posted above you would see why your next one shouldn’t be a nailbender. Wink
I am now shipping to Canada if anyone’s interested.

I got some 5C tint XMLs man are they nice

XML 5C ————————XML 4B————————XML 3C—————————XML 1A

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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I got a “UltrqFire C8” XML for 12.95$ shipped from NJ.

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Got some solarforce drop ins from itc_shop on ebay = jo from solarforceflashlight-sales.com paid for them on 6-7-2012 and received them today 6-14-2012!!!

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_the_ wrote:

    - SRM AU4719: Wow! Great little knife! Thin enough, very nice design, can be flipped open with one hand. Design kind of reminds me of the Leatherman Freestyle CX multitool. Best of these three, IMHO. Recommended! ($7.19 with coupon code "retailmenot10off", free shipping - Not bad at all!)

Oh. I noticed that I actually ordered what look slike ZB4719, but got AU4719. Let's see what DD CS says about this.. Wink

I think AU looks even better, so I shouldn't be complaining..

ZB:

AU:

 

BTW: Why is there no love for this knife? Didn't find real reviews or anything.. And I was very surprised about how good it looks & feels. Small, quite thin, and with unique design. What's not to love?

=the=

 

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Got the C8 today from ebay seller

LINK

The threads were nice and lubed, glass lense, and metal reflector. Great price just over $8. Ordered 5-26-12, received 6-14-12. Waiting for dark to compare with the small sun zy-c10-s


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Yesterday I got the newest addition to my Eneloop collection:

8 aaa = Sanyo Eneloop Tone Chocolat

 

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Just came in:   Maha MH-C808M AA - AAA - C - D battery charger.  

 

First thing I couldn't help but notice is this thing is huge [12.63" (L) x 5.25" (W) x 3" (H)].  So now I need to quickly read the manual and start the long process of charging 12 Tenergy 10000mAh batteries.

 

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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I have three examples of E1320's work and all are well constructed and function perfectly .

 

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jacktheclipper wrote:

I have three examples of E1320's work and all are well constructed and function perfectly .

 

I have 3 of them as well and I plan on buying several more to replace all my other P60 drop-in's.  His work is the best I've seen so far.

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Just got this Superflash clone today. It’s bright and works very well. I’ll probably do a review of it later.

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@DICK: Are those 5C really warm white or just more neutral than 3C?

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NightCrawl wrote:

@DICK: Are those 5C really warm white or just more neutral than 3C?

More neutral, the pictures a little misleading they are much closer to the 3C than it looks. There really easy on the eyes, it’s my new favorite tint. I got three to try out but I think I am going to keep them all and get some more to sell. I have a feeling these are going to sell out quick. Here is the link.

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1623

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Mind my asking what you paid for it? Our own E1320 would have made a better one along with custom mode programming.  Wink

Why would it be better?

The mode is exactly what I wanted-

I paid $40 + $5 for potting-

Better because for $28 you could get up to 3.5A potted and regulated and modes setup any way you wanted. Not saying that nailbender’s stuff is bad, but there are equal and/or better options available for less. If you checked out the link I posted above you would see why your next one shouldn’t be a nailbender. Wink
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RedForest UK wrote:

$25 is a very good price for these. These are Nailbender drop-ins in everything but who put them together.

Thanks it costs me $17 bucks for the parts so I am making $5 bucks for an hours work. Once a couple people buy them and see how good of a job I do I think there might be some interest if not oh well it was worth a try and I enjoy making them that’s why I do it.

I should call them Budgetbenders.

I checked the link JohnnyMac; E1320…you’re making copies of the nailbenders, any good?

aL1, there is nothing about a nailbender to “copy”. He uses standard, easily available parts that the rest of use. We all pretty much make the same exact pills he does, I know I do. The driver he uses is the most popular one here we all use. He uses the same pills, the same emitters. I use silver plated copper strand wires with silicone casing on mine. Not sure he does though. Many of us pot our drivers as well just like he does, nothing he invented. Everything in his lights is standard off-the-shelf components. He provides a good service for those who are either unable or don’t know how to solder for themselves. As long as they don’t have a problem paying anywhere from $40-$65 for the service then I don’t have a problem. Hell, I’m envious he is able to get that much for what is essentially $15-$20 in materials and 10 minutes of time.

Erik (E1320) will add or remove AMC7135 chips to the boards to customize their output for the customer. He will even custom program the drivers providing 6 modes from firefly all the way to crazy bright, with or without memory and with no flashy modes. This is something you cannot get from nailbender. If you don’t want that he will set the modes using the Nanjg mode selection stars just like nailbender and the rest of us do. That is what makes his better than a “nailbender” and he does it for $28 with your choice of tint. Many others here do exactly the same on our own personal dropins, adding chips and/or custom programming, we just don’t offer our skills for sale because most of us don’t have the time to take on the extra work. For those that can’t do it themselves, Erik’s work is top-notch, as good as or better than nailbenders, and a steal for what little he charges for his time and labor.

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JohnnyMac nailed it .

What I do

 

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Got a KD 8x7135 V2 LED Driver 3040mA 17mm for my UltraFire V6-T60, ordered on June 5th.

 

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Yesterday I received an order for 5 copper XM-L PCB blank stars from DX for $3.80. Placed the order on 5/24, received 6/14.

Last weekend my lady and I went to the outlet mall where there is a Timex outlet store.  I got a couple watches for Father's day.  First is a simple field watch for $24.  Excellent little time piece and the Indiglo is amazing.  The second is a chrono from their classic collection.  Sells for $100-$150 anywhere else.  I paid $44.  Again with Indiglo but not as bright as the field watch due to the navy face.  I used to be into complex do-everything watches with all the wizbang features you could squeeze into it but I'm back to appreciating the simple watches.

 

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Today I got the Skilhunt Ramble-ι (Iota) from DD. To my surprise it was NW version! A very nice light for the money paid ($12.35).

Comes with split ring, clip and magnet => the tail can be configured to match your needs.

Maybe I should do a small comparison between this, Tank007 E09 and Bronte RA01? "Three budget AAA lights from DD"

I know kreisler would like to see it. Smile Anyone else?

=the=

 

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the wrote:

Today I got the Skilhunt Ramble-ι (Iota) from DD. To my surprise it was NW version! A very nice light for the money paid ($12.35).

Comes with split ring, clip and magnet => the tail can be configured to match your needs.

Maybe I should do a small comparison between this, Tank007 E09 and Bronte RA01? “Three budget AAA lights from DD”

I know kreisler would like to see it. Smile Anyone else?


Definately would!
Thanks
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I know kreisler would like to see it. Smile Anyone else?

Definately would! Thanks

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I know kreisler would like to see it. Smile Anyone else?

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JohnnyMac wrote:
aL1 wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:
aL1 wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:
Mind my asking what you paid for it? Our own E1320 would have made a better one along with custom mode programming.  Wink

Why would it be better?

The mode is exactly what I wanted-

I paid $40 + $5 for potting-

Better because for $28 you could get up to 3.5A potted and regulated and modes setup any way you wanted. Not saying that nailbender’s stuff is bad, but there are equal and/or better options available for less. If you checked out the link I posted above you would see why your next one shouldn’t be a nailbender. Wink
E1320 wrote:

RedForest UK wrote:

$25 is a very good price for these. These are Nailbender drop-ins in everything but who put them together.

Thanks it costs me $17 bucks for the parts so I am making $5 bucks for an hours work. Once a couple people buy them and see how good of a job I do I think there might be some interest if not oh well it was worth a try and I enjoy making them that’s why I do it.

I should call them Budgetbenders.

I checked the link JohnnyMac; E1320…you’re making copies of the nailbenders, any good?

aL1, there is nothing about a nailbender to “copy”. He uses standard, easily available parts that the rest of use. We all pretty much make the same exact pills he does, I know I do. The driver he uses is the most popular one here we all use. He uses the same pills, the same emitters. I use silver plated copper strand wires with silicone casing on mine. Not sure he does though. Many of us pot our drivers as well just like he does, nothing he invented. Everything in his lights is standard off-the-shelf components. He provides a good service for those who are either unable or don’t know how to solder for themselves. As long as they don’t have a problem paying anywhere from $40-$65 for the service then I don’t have a problem. Hell, I’m envious he is able to get that much for what is essentially $15-$20 in materials and 10 minutes of time.

Erik (E1320) will add or remove AMC7135 chips to the boards to customize their output for the customer. He will even custom program the drivers providing 6 modes from firefly all the way to crazy bright, with or without memory and with no flashy modes. This is something you cannot get from nailbender. If you don’t want that he will set the modes using the Nanjg mode selection stars just like nailbender and the rest of us do. That is what makes his better than a “nailbender” and he does it for $28 with your choice of tint. Many others here do exactly the same on our own personal dropins, adding chips and/or custom programming, we just don’t offer our skills for sale because most of us don’t have the time to take on the extra work. For those that can’t do it themselves, Erik’s work is top-notch, as good as or better than nailbenders, and a steal for what little he charges for his time and labor.


+1

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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My Father-in-Law’s father’s day present, the book “Islands of the Damned” by R.V. Burgin, one of the few remaining WWII veterans. The book is Burgin’s account of being in the Pacific in WWII. This is significant to me as R.V. Burgin is my grandfather’s cousin; I already have a personalized signed copy of this book for myself… Check it out if you are interested in WWII history; it’s an interesting perspective on the war…
http://www.amazon.com/Islands-Damned-Marine-War-Pacific/dp/0451229908


Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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