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Fasttech - interesting new products - Flashlights, chargers, batteries and DIY and knives - please no discussions.

At the moment Fasttech is a great new store, with nice products for awesome prices. I will show here 5 new products each week (maybe more if the have a lot of really great products), which are cheaper as elsewhere or hard to find products. Maybe you will find some interesting products for you – not only flashlights, also chargers, batteries and DIY products. I will start with 4 products – maybe Fasttech will presents some nice things in the next two days.

The First link is the affiliate linkcode, the second without
Don’t forget the coupon (save 5%): BLF

Roche M170 U2 Version without code $83,60 – with coupon $79,42

Skyray King gold without code $41,71 – with coupon $39,62

Nitecore EC25W (the warm version is cheaper) without code $55,00 – with coupon $52,25

DIY product for driver 40mm wire 1000 pieces – you couldn’t buy less on fasttech without code $3,43 – with coupon $2,80 (code LAUNCH, because it is not a flashlight product and BLF will not work).

Light up the darkness.

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Is the KING genuine? it looks like a copy I think, looking at the switch and black colour around the LEDs.

Does somebody has one from them? I'm interested in the driver, is it the version with three toroids?

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The King looks genuine to me but hard to tell for sure without a view of the driver.  The lanyard is the proper one that came with the originals.  The clones usually come with that thinner, dark brown lanyard.

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So many Fasttech threads it’s difficult to know where to post things. They just got the Blackshadow Knight in stock. Interesting that the green laser is now rated at 5mW – when I got mine a while ago it was 20mW. It isn’t mentioned in the user manual, but Blackshadow did say something in their CPF thread.

I also noticed that DX, when they ran with the Fandyfire version recently, said 5mW.

I’ve no way of knowing what it actually is, but just wonder if the spec has been put lower so that US imports are not seized. Just a thought.

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just ordered the EC25w the other day. Did not need but what a great price. :bigsmile:

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Well, I ashed them to put a picture showing the bottom part of the driver, and they did it very quickly!

It looks like a good driver with toroids, so I ordered one from them (my third KING, can't get enough with just one or two) Smile

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 That wire looks like single strand 28 gauge? I'm using 22 gauge multi-strand silver tinned teflon coated, so this would be a big step down. Specs are lacking..

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I don’t know, if it is silicone wire. It looks like the normal wires, which came with the Nangj driver (only a littel bit longer).

Don’t forget:
FastTech will be on holiday between Feb 8 and Feb 16, 2013

Coupon Code to save 5%: BLF

The next nice products:

Roche M170 black, with 3x XM-L T6 2400 Lumen – in Post 1 is the U2 version.

With BLF coupon only $85,92 without code $90,44
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NiteCore HA-III P25 Cree XM-L U2 7-Mode 860-Lumen LED Flashlight in grey for with BLF coupon $62,59 without code $65,89
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The black version, same price as the grey version.
BLF coupon $62,59 without code $65,89

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Panasonic NCR18650PD a pair for $14,21 without code $14,96. Not aff-link
They have a high discharge rate (most shops wrote 10A, but it gettibng real warm over 6A).
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The black Skyray King for the same price as the golden one. With BLF coupon $39,70, without $41,79
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For the people, who can resist a long time – I have never seen the black king for this great price!

Light up the darkness.

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Great price on the SRK U2. Should’ve waited. Got mine from fancyflashlight for $58 Sad

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This happend every time, that products getting cheaper. If I bought a light, which I need only one time (I buy more Solarforce flashlights of one kind, because the quality and price is great), I never look at new prices. Every time I did in the past, I feel the same like you – why haven’t I wait Sad

For the user of Europe who have the EU plug, but charger came with an US cable. I don`t like the US EU adapters really and use them only on products, which have a power supply or a fixed plug.
If they have a cable (like the Intellicharger i4 V2), I use EU cables. I have a few from older eletronic parts (cassette recorder, video recorder – yes I have one a ferw years ago, or my printer). If not, you have to buy them and local stores and often you have to pay about 5-7€.
If you buy 3 on fasttech (length 1,30m), you will pay only $1,91 with a coupon (1,32€) for each, without $2,01.
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Here is an other nice product, but please notice: Distributor On CNY Holiday ETA: 2/22/2013 (20 days)
A bikelight with 4x XM-L T6 LEDs, batterypack and headlight band for $51,63, with the “*BLF coupon only $49,04*:
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I pass this, because I bought a 3x XM-L bikelight from Wallbuys New Year Sale – it has 30% discount and I pay $36 (normal shop price $52). But the 30% discount are over.

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0805 low-ohms resistors are definately interersting for anyone reading a flashlight forum. (0.1ohm and up)

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Ordered a few for resistor mods. I have had successful mods by changing resistors on buck drivers. I now have a Malkoff like set of 3-18v single mode dropins with low, med and high brightnesses.

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@RaceR86
Maybe interesting, but not a flashlight, charger, battery and flashlight-DIY-products. I think we have enought threads for funny things here in the forum.

The Fasttech holidays goes on (until 17. Feb.) – so I post some older products and start with pictures – not to big, only to show the products:

The Darth with the 5% coupon for $57,50
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Trustfire TR-J18: 7x XM-L T6, 6000 Lumens with coupon: $53,12
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The Convoy flashlights are interesting – they are available with different LEDs and bins (XM-L U2, T6, ,T4), with 2 groups of modes (5 with sos and strobe / 3 modes without strobe and sos) and most have more combination about ampere – some have 8× 7135 = 2,8A other less.
I choose two of them, but you can select other LEDs and Ampere on the productsite.

Grey, 2,8 Ampere, 3/5 group, XM-L U2-1B, with BLF coupon for only $13:
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or the bigger Convoy L2, 1 or 2 18650 / 26650, 2,8 Ampere, 3/5 group, XM-L U2-1B, maybe a good thrower with BLF coupon for $48,63
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A nice flashlight: The Ultrafire T50 (similar to the Zebralight SC600 – and both take a lot at the” torture test”:http://budgetlightforum.com/node/17191?page=4 XM-L, 2 modes (Adjustable Brightness > Fast Strobe). Price with coupon: “$33,97”:http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=675977&b=437122&m=44775&afftrack=&urll...
“Not aff-link”:http://www.fasttech.com/products/105/1052300

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gen1.3_ wrote:
Great price on the SRK U2. Should've waited. Got mine from fancyflashlight for $58 :(

Well you got genuine, not mimic like FastTech is selling.

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

gen1.3_ wrote:
Great price on the SRK U2. Should’ve waited. Got mine from fancyflashlight for $58 Sad

Well you got genuine, not mimic like FastTech is selling.

How do you know, you have both and noticed a difference?

Or you are just assuming based on the low price? Smile

Do not forget the low price of Nitecore EA4 vs competition.. The flashlight from FastTech was as real as it can get!

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Xiotis wrote:
How do you know, you have both and noticed a difference?

No I don't have both but...

You can see plated bezel and lower quality lanyard (which mimics have). And there is report here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/18254#comment-327653

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Or you are just assuming based on the low price? Smile

Of course not. That would be plain stupid.

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

No I don’t have both but…You can see plated bezel and lower quality lanyard (which mimics have). And there is report here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/18254#comment-327653

Xiotis wrote:

Or you are just assuming based on the low price? Smile

Of course not. That would be plain stupid.

Sorry, but i am not sure i can decide about plated bezel quality or the lower quality lanyard from a photo, neither the link you provided is very reassuring.

Therefore i could not safely go around claiming which is fake or not. I would prefer to receive the light first and then make any assumption.

After CNY, i expect mine from FastTech, which i ordered just because of the low price as well as out of curiosity for its performance vs the ‘original’

And i will let you know Smile

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Why don’t we just put in a request to FastTech for the original SRK (black and gold) and the good driver?

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Xiotis wrote:
Sorry, but i am not sure i can decide about plated bezel quality or the lower quality lanyard from a photo, neither the link you provided is very reassuring.

The photo makes it pretty clear that the lanyard isn’t the same as what CNQG sells. Otherwise, I can’t see any obvious differences. The original lanyard was paracord though, and the one in FastTech’s pic is not.

I wouldn’t not buy it simply due to a difference in lanyard, but it makes me wonder if the rest is different too.

The original one looks like this:

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I’ve got the gold Fandyfire. Could care less about the designer lanyard (although it did come with original one) or how the label is “aligned” on the torch itself. It’s not like I’m purchasing a Van Gogh or Picasso…. Silly I should think the ladies would be pickier than MEN when it comes to “designer aesthetics” “.

As long as the light kicks butt, is bright, built to take it, and comes in at a bargain price … I could care less about the “authenticity”.

Gives rise to new term here on BLFSRKSNOBBERY”. Big Smile

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Streamer wrote:
I've got the gold Fandyfire. Could care less about the designer lanyard (although it did come with original one) or how the label is "aligned" on the torch itself. It's not like I'm purchasing a Van Gogh or Picasso.... Silly I should think the ladies would be pickier than MEN when it comes to "designer aesthetics" ". As long as the light kicks butt, is bright, built to take it, and comes in at a bargain price ... I could care less about the "authenticity". Gives rise to new term here on BLF "SRKSNOBBERY". :D

I agree with everything you just said, however I could never get into that gold color, I have never been and probably never will be a gold guy. Here's to hoping we can get some definitive info on the quality of the black version because I'm tempted to pull the trigger on one myself.

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Darth for $57 bucks is no brainier.. Who would have thought a SRK in black and Darth
for under $100 beans. That’s a lot of lumens for the money..

 


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Streamer wrote:
I’ve got the gold Fandyfire. Could care less about the designer lanyard (although it did come with original one) or how the label is “aligned” on the torch itself. It’s not like I’m purchasing a Van Gogh or Picasso…. Silly I should think the ladies would be pickier than MEN when it comes to “designer aesthetics” “.

I have an original gold SRK and I love it. Aside from the great output and low price, it’s probably the prettiest light in my collection. I picked it over the black one for aesthetic reasons, though the black one is quite handsome too.
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Been away for a time or so Buwuve and things may have changed, but when the cursor hovered over a link in your last thread post, shareasale.com came up.

I checked on shareasale.com and, though not a scam (as well, it’s offered as an affiliate by fasttech) I wondered why the link below for your post?

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=675977&b=437122&m=44775&afftrack=&urll...

thanx

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2.7~4.5V XML-T6 2-Group 8-Mode LED Driver Board, with overheat protection
3A output version
5A output version

Except for modes and components they seem to be a bit simular to these from intl outdoor:
4A
5A
I would probably take the intl-outdoor drivers if not looking for 2-group driver. I have been looking at the 4A version for a future build…

BLF LED database – collaboration spreadsheet and latest news about where to buy LEDs
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19342

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First thing: Yes sharesales isn’t scam, it’s an affiliate for fasttech.

Fasttech is back from China New Year.

They have a nice thrower Niwalker 750N1 and send it out with 2x Panasonic 3100mAh (unprotected) and a charger for $96,08 without coupon and with BLF coupon $91,28
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The 2× 18650 have a value of $14,10 and the charger of $7,72. If we say: Only the battery are useful you get the flashlight for $77,18 – this is a great price.

Here is a great review about it from selfbuilt

Best price I found was about $120 on going gear (without charger and 18650 Panasonics)

The next product are two lenses with 28mm x 2mm for $1,12 and with code $1,07
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Aren’t 28mm are prefect for Solarforce L2 group? The lenses are not coated, but as a replacement for a heavy scratched lense useful.

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leaftye wrote:
I’m wondering who requested it and why.

Catan, of course. “I’ve got wood for your sheep!”

Or maybe some of their customers simply don’t have access to wood but want to try making a camp fire. I dunno.

I wouldn’t suggest ordering it though, since many countries have very strict customs controls about wood due to the pests which can be living inside. At one point, my company tried to ship a bleeding edge expensive rack-mount network server to China, and it got turned back by customs due to the pallet it was shipped on. It’s ridiculously expensive to ship an 800lb computer which takes an entire pallet … twice … not to mention the shipping insurance on something worth six figures.

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So I’ve started to check FT new arrivals page again and saw this…

5000ma 17mm driver

Looked interesting, thought I’d see what you guys thought.. They also have a 3000ma version here.

So can anyone tell me if these look good? I happen to be in the market for a 17mm driver but these both are a little overkill for the project. I’ll probably stick to an Nanjg 101-AK-A1, but still would like hear if anyone has seen/used similar products.

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CitizenJp3g wrote:
So I’ve started to check FT new arrivals page again and saw this…

5000ma 17mm driver

Looked interesting, thought I’d see what you guys thought.. They also have a 3000ma version here.

So can anyone tell me if these look good? I happen to be in the market for a 17mm driver but these both are a little overkill for the project. I’ll probably stick to an Nanjg 101-AK-A1, but still would like hear if anyone has seen/used similar products.

That is an interesting design. Basically it uses one 7135 and a FET to boost the current up to 5A. I’d be interested in seeing just how well regulated it is. At 4.2V, 5A you would not be in regulation very long. The resistance path of the light would begin to limit the current very quickly, essentially becoming direct drive.

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