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"Zebralight SC600MKII Pre-order":https://illuminationsupply.com/zebralight-c-28_56/zebralight-sc600-mk-ii... is now live, we have also decided to make a general Zebralight coupon code, use ZebraStripes during checkout for a discount on all Zebralight lights! The SC600MKII is Zebralight's much awaited AA 900 lumen upgrade. Please note the color is usually different from Zebralight's promotional material and is likely going to be lighter IMO. !http://i.imgur.com/LNRAcvJ.png!
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coupon works for me (sc52) but the 13.00$ shipping kills the deal S)

Yes, shipping cost I did notice, $13, bit disappointing Sad

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Zebralight SC600MKII Pre-order is now live, we have also decided to make a general Zebralight coupon code, use ZebraStripes during checkout for a discount on all Zebralight lights! The SC600MKII is Zebralight’s much awaited AA 900 lumen upgrade. Please note the color is usually different from Zebralight’s promotional material and is likely going to be lighter IMO. !http://i.imgur.com/LNRAcvJ.png!
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Yep, working now…thanks. Might hold off on my order though…

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"Zebralight SC600MKII Pre-order":https://illuminationsupply.com/zebralight-c-28_56/zebralight-sc600-mk-ii... is now live, we have also decided to make a general Zebralight coupon code, use ZebraStripes during checkout for a discount on all Zebralight lights! The SC600MKII is Zebralight's much awaited AA 900 lumen upgrade. Please note the color is usually different from Zebralight's promotional material and is likely going to be lighter IMO. !http://i.imgur.com/LNRAcvJ.png!
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Yep, working now...thanks. Might hold off on my order though...[/quote]

I'm aware of the ridiculous USPS postage cost, I'll see if I can work on a special international deal tomorrow morning.

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I'll see if I can work on a special international deal tomorrow morning.

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DHL Global Mail is a product for US businesses by the US division of Germany-owned DHL. Get pricing from here:

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hey guys i got my sc52 yesterday – what a phenomenal light! i dont know how i survived for so long without one haha

i have never seen such good deals on zebralights – i decided to jump on the sc52 deal after seeing a used one sell for MORE than illumination supply was offering for new – im glad i did!

might have to pick up a sc600 at some point well see Smile

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hey guys i got my sc52 yesterday – what a phenomenal light! i dont know how i survived for so long without one haha

i have never seen such good deals on zebralights – i decided to jump on the sc52 deal after seeing a used one sell for MORE than illumination supply was offering for new – im glad i did!

might have to pick up a sc600 at some point well see Smile

Absolutely love my SC52 as well, got mine from IS. It’s a floody little bugger, considering it’s about the size of an index finger!
Considering the SC600 MkII is only 20mm longer, and double the brightness (well, almost) it’s a no brainer for me. Hopefully IS can organise something for shipping. I’d buy one immediately if he waved the shipping costs Big Smile

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I’m glad to see you have the H51 listed now, since I consider it the most useful torch on the market, but its product details seem to be half pasted from the H502 and half from the H51.

Also very tempted by the SC600mkII, but I think ZL needs to modify their UI a bit to accommodate easier access to more levels on their brightest lights… would really like to see them change the UI to this:

High

  • H1 900Lm for the first 5 min and then step down to 500Lm
  • H2 500Lm
  • H3 270Lm
  • H4 strobe

Medium

  • M1 90Lm
  • M2 27Lm

Low

  • L1 9Lm
  • L2 2.7Lm

Firefly

  • F1 0.9Lm
  • F2 0.27Lm
  • F3 0.09Lm

Levels would rotate with a double click, like F3 -> F2 -> F1 -> F3, with no need to double-click a bunch of times first to enter a programming mode. Otherwise the UI would remain the same, with press+hold going up through primary levels from lowest to highest, and off->clicks going through primary modes from highest to lowest. The battery check would require five clicks instead of four.

The point of making this change is to make all levels more accessible without the need to space levels farther apart. ~3X increase per level seems about right, but it’s not as useful when one must click 14 to 18 times to switch between adjacent sublevels (which is how their current UI works). I hope nobody wants to switch between 9 and 27 lumens, or between 0.6 and 0.1lm, because it’s rather a pain.

OTOH, I’m fine with leaving the UI as-is for the high modes, because I don’t actually want the 500lm or strobe settings… Their current UI lets me pretend those don’t exist, and only use 900 and 270.

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WOOT!!! Ordered Zebralight SC600MKII Smile

Can’t wait! I charged up my Panasonic 3400’s in anticipation Big Smile

Put me down for the warm one when available!!

-Jamie M.

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hey guys i got my sc52 yesterday - what a phenomenal light! i dont know how i survived for so long without one haha i have never seen such good deals on zebralights - i decided to jump on the sc52 deal after seeing a used one sell for MORE than illumination supply was offering for new - im glad i did! might have to pick up a sc600 at some point well see :)
Absolutely love my SC52 as well, got mine from IS. It's a floody little bugger, considering it's about the size of an index finger! Considering the SC600 MkII is only 20mm longer, and double the brightness (well, almost) it's a no brainer for me. Hopefully IS can organise something for shipping. I'd buy one immediately if he waved the shipping costs :D

Looking over the numbers our margins on Zebralight are already not that high. The best I could do for international customers is to use the current coupon code, then I will manually refund shipping costs by $5. If you place an order from a valid international address, leave a comment during orders saying so. Sorry I couldn't do more Sad

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I'm glad to see you have the H51 listed now, since I consider it the most useful torch on the market, but its product details seem to be half pasted from the H502 and half from the H51. Also very tempted by the SC600mkII, but I think ZL needs to modify their UI a bit to accommodate easier access to more levels on their brightest lights... would really like to see them change the UI to this: High * H1 900Lm for the first 5 min and then step down to 500Lm * H2 500Lm * H3 270Lm * H4 strobe Medium * M1 90Lm * M2 27Lm Low * L1 9Lm * L2 2.7Lm Firefly * F1 0.9Lm * F2 0.27Lm * F3 0.09Lm Levels would rotate with a double click, like F3 -> F2 -> F1 -> F3, with no need to double-click a bunch of times first to enter a programming mode. Otherwise the UI would remain the same, with press+hold going up through primary levels from lowest to highest, and off->clicks going through primary modes from highest to lowest. The battery check would require five clicks instead of four. The point of making this change is to make all levels more accessible without the need to space levels farther apart. ~3X increase per level seems about right, but it's not as useful when one must click 14 to 18 times to switch between adjacent sublevels (which is how their current UI works). I hope nobody wants to switch between 9 and 27 lumens, or between 0.6 and 0.1lm, because it's rather a pain. OTOH, I'm fine with leaving the UI as-is for the high modes, because I don't actually want the 500lm or strobe settings... Their current UI lets me pretend those don't exist, and only use 900 and 270.

Thanks for the heads up, I looked over the description and modified it.

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WOOT!!! Ordered Zebralight SC600MKII Smile

Can’t wait! I charged up my Panasonic 3400’s in anticipation Big Smile

Put me down for the warm one when available!!

-Jamie M.

You sure they’ll fit? Cell must be less than 68mm…mine aren’t

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You sure they’ll fit? Cell must be less than 68mm…mine aren’t

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Maybe yours are button top? ZL shows a flat top battery in their pic of the SC600MKII so that’s what I ordered Smile

EDIT: Found out. Mine are unprotected flattop = 65.0 mm official spec length: http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141100-panasonic-ncr18650b-rechargeable-3400mah-37v-18650
Protected button top = 69.4 mm: http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141104-panasonic-ncr18650b-protected-rechargeable-3400mah

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You sure they’ll fit? Cell must be less than 68mm…mine aren’t

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Maybe yours are button top? ZL shows a flat top battery in their pic of the SC600MKII so that’s what I ordered Smile

EDIT: Found out. Mine are unprotected flattop = 65.0 mm official spec length: http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141100-panasonic-ncr18650b-rechargeable-3400mah-37v-18650
Protected button top = 69.4 mm: http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141104-panasonic-ncr18650b-protected-rechargeable-3400mah

-Jamie M.

The reason I thought they wouldn’t fit is because I have protected Panny 3400’s, and they are long arse, button top cells.
I’m not surprised yours are 65mm if they are flat top unprotecteds.

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The reason I thought they wouldn’t fit is because I have protected Panny 3400’s, and they are long arse, button top cells.
I’m not surprised yours are 65mm if they are flat top unprotecteds.
Woot! So happy mine will fit and work! YAY!

You know you can cut the protection off the top of your cells so they fit right? My friend had to do that with his so they’d work in his sc600.

And OMG love these panasonic 3400’s, the are absolute MONSTERS!

-Jamie M.

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The reason I thought they wouldn’t fit is because I have protected Panny 3400’s, and they are long arse, button top cells.
I’m not surprised yours are 65mm if they are flat top unprotecteds.
Woot! So happy mine will fit and work! YAY!

You know you can cut the protection off the top of your cells so they fit right? My friend had to do that with his so they’d work in his sc600.

And OMG love these panasonic 3400’s, the are absolute MONSTERS!

-Jamie M.

I have 4 in my black SRK, it’s pretty unreal

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You sure they'll fit? Cell must be less than 68mm...mine aren't
!http://ecuflashking.com/2013-04-10-Panasonic_size_check_S.jpg! "LICK HERE FOR HIGH RES!":http://ecuflashking.com/2013-04-10-Panasonic_size_check_L.jpg Maybe yours are button top? ZL shows a flat top battery in their pic of the SC600MKII so that's what I ordered Smile EDIT: Found out. Mine are unprotected flattop = 65.0 mm official spec length: "http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141100-panasonic-ncr18650b-...":http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141100-panasonic-ncr18650b-... Protected button top = 69.4 mm: "http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141104-panasonic-ncr18650b-...":http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001980/1141104-panasonic-ncr18650b-... -Jamie M.
The reason I thought they wouldn't fit is because I have protected Panny 3400's, and they are long arse, button top cells. I'm not surprised yours are 65mm if they are flat top unprotecteds.

This has me concerned about keeppower batteries too... they aren't quite as long as the protected panasonics, but still very long.

Hopefully the folks at zebralight took note of battery sizes and the final version will be able to cope.  If not I guess I'll have to order a couple more 3400mAh flattops.

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This has me concerned about keeppower batteries too…

http://www.doingoutdoor.com/2pcs-keeppower-18650-rechargeable-battery-2600mah-p-88.html

Official spec says 68.64mm for 2600mah, 69.08mm for 3100mah, 69.02 for 3400mah, none are likely to work!!!

-Jamie M.

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This has me concerned about keeppower batteries too...
"http://www.doingoutdoor.com/2pcs-keeppower-18650-rechargeable-battery-26...":http://www.doingoutdoor.com/2pcs-keeppower-18650-rechargeable-battery-26... Official spec says 68.64mm for 2600mah, 69.08mm for 3100mah, 69.02 for 3400mah, none are likely to work!!! -Jamie M.

Well that's a bummer.  I really really hope there is some more tolerance in this light... the sc52 handles the longer 14500 keeppower batteries just fine, a tad tight, but ok.

All of my protected batteries are either the panasonics, or keeppower 3400mAh... really would be a shame not to be able to use them.  Maybe an extra GTID oring would work as a spacer.

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Well that’s a bummer.  I really really hope there is some more tolerance in this light… the sc52 handles the longer 14500 keeppower batteries just fine, a tad tight, but ok.

All of my protected batteries are either the panasonics, or keeppower 3400mAh… really would be a shame not to be able to use them.  Maybe an extra GTID oring would work as a spacer.

You can’t use a spacer because of the tailcap design. The threads are anodized and the only part that makes electrical contact with the tailcap is the non anodized top of the body tube, makes contact with a copper ring inside the tail cap. It has to be screwed fully down or the light won’t work. You can disable the SC600MKII by unscrewing the tailcap only a 1/4 turn, so you can see how tight it has to be to make electrical contact.

I heard from an unofficial source that the recommended battery length for the SC600MKII is actually 67mm. 68mm is the absolute biggest battery you can fit allowing the tailcap to make proper electrical contact and without putting so much pressure to damage the electronics in the flashlight Sad If you had the 2600’s you might just squeak it in, but I wouldn’t even attempt the 3100’s or 3400’s for fear of damaging the light Sad

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When I ordered my SC52 I owned no 14500’s, so I got 2 ZL ones (rewrapped Sanyo’s?)

Now with the SC600 it seems I am going to have to buy some other type of small, protected battery for it, recommendations? Will ANY protected cells fit at 67mm or less?!

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The zebralights are supposed to cut off at 2.7v, so I don't think using unprotected batteries would be an issue.

I'll definitely be careful trying out different batteries, not to damage anything inside.

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i would definitely run my sc600 mk2 with unprotecteds Smile no wasted energy from the PCB

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i would definitely run my sc600 mk2 with unprotecteds Smile no wasted energy from the PCB

Sounds like the unprotected NCRB’s in either button or flat is the best ammo for this torch

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i would definitely run my sc600 mk2 with unprotecteds Smile no wasted energy from the PCB

Sounds like the unprotected NCRB’s in either button or flat is the best ammo for this torch

yep or simply rip out the PCB and metal strip Smile

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yep or simply rip out the PCB and metal strip Smile
Do you have an pictures or instructions on doing this? I think people that get the MKII and have protected batteries will want to do this.

-Jamie M.

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yep or simply rip out the PCB and metal strip Smile
Do you have an pictures or instructions on doing this? I think people that get the MKII and have protected batteries will want to do this.

-Jamie M.

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I wouldn’t do that tbh, you pay more for the PCM in the first place so it seems a bit of a waste to rip it off. You will also probably be left with sharp solder tabs on the top and bottom of the cell..

As a last resort then I could see why you might want to do it but I would recommend just ordering a couple of unprotected cells from fasttech instead and using the protected ones in other lights.

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yep or simply rip out the PCB and metal strip :)
Do you have an pictures or instructions on doing this? I think people that get the MKII and have protected batteries will want to do this. -Jamie M.
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I don't understand. Why would anyone "destroy" a good protected cell instead of buying an unprotected one?

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I wouldn’t do that tbh, you pay more for the PCM in the first place so it seems a bit of a waste to rip it off. You will also probably be left with sharp solder tabs on the top and bottom of the cell..

As a last resort then I could see why you might want to do it but I would recommend just ordering a couple of unprotected cells from fasttech instead and using the protected ones in other lights.

Hi,

I agree with the above, but I just wanted to mention that one several batteries I had before, the wrappings got torn (these were 10440s in a different light), and I eventually ended up just removing the “logo” wrapping layer, and when I did, the strip going down the side, connecting the + to the PCB on the – end wasn’t soldered at all, but only that outer wrapping was holding the strip to the + side and the PCB. I don’t know how common that is, but wanted to mention it, because with that “design”, there’s no solder tabs involved. Basically it was just remove the outer wrapping and the metal strip fell off. There was also a much thicker wrapping UNDERNEATH all of that, which left me with a “blue” unprotected battery. YMMV.

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I’ve removed the protection on a few cells, simply because I had to in order to fit them in my light. Had I known they would not fit, I would have ordered unprotected.
On one other occasion, the only known good source was protected 26650, which I didn’t need. I ordered them and removed the protection so it would fit the light.
If you have the option to order unprotected when you need it, go for that. It’s easier, cheaper, and safer (the removal process includes a risk of shorting out the cell).
I have contemplated posting a How-To on protection PCB removal (I have the images already), but didn’t bother as I figured there just wasn’t anyone that wanted to do this.

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