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Calvin - I agree with RacerR86, I'd love to see the 18650 be put to the ultimate test - HKJ. Any chance of getting 2 cells to him?

For me, I'd be very interested in the 18650 if it compared favorably with the Samsung INR 20R for low resistance. Any thoughts on that? Otherwise, I'll just be ordering the 16340's and 14500's for sure, maybe the 18350's.

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CalvinIS wrote:

Recently we've begun looking to carry cheaper flashlights, would people be interested if we picked up Supbeam, Convoy, or DQG?

Absolutely!  The idea of a US dealer selling the entire Convoy lineup is a fantastic one. DQG and Supbeam would also be good. Smile
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JohnnyMac wrote:

CalvinIS wrote:

Recently we’ve begun looking to carry cheaper flashlights, would people be interested if we picked up Supbeam, Convoy, or DQG?

Absolutely!  The idea of a US dealer selling the entire Convoy lineup is a fantastic one. DQG and Supbeam would also be good. Smile

YES!

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You mean like THIS?

https://illuminationsupply.com/convoy-c-28_92/

But back on topic, this is great news, having a US supplier of IMR batteries!! Party

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Absolutely!  The idea of a US dealer selling the entire Convoy lineup is a fantastic one. DQG and Supbeam would also be good. Smile

We've picked up the F8, M1, M2, S2, S3, S4, S6 already in NW and CW. There are some issues with fitting protected cells in some of the however, depending on interest we might pick up the other models too.

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Was the discharge tests done down to 3V?

Will HKJ get a few of these for review, maybe 16340 and 18650?

Any chance of seeing 10440 and 26650 too?

The discharge tests were done down to 2.8V.
We're considering sending some to HKJ but we've been satisfied with our own internal tests.
We were not impressed with the test results of the 10440, 26650 is a possibility in the near future. 

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Calvin - I agree with RacerR86, I'd love to see the 18650 be put to the ultimate test - HKJ. Any chance of getting 2 cells to him?

For me, I'd be very interested in the 18650 if it compared favorably with the Samsung INR 20R for low resistance. Any thoughts on that? Otherwise, I'll just be ordering the 16340's and 14500's for sure, maybe the 18350's.

Our internal tests show the 18650 easily outputting 10A, we've tried as high as 15A & 20A but wouldn't recommend them or only for short bursts.

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New IMR cells, I’m excited Smile

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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calvin, how much issue are you finding/do you expect to find shipping cells overseas?

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Hi Calvin, just wondering what you do in the case of someone wanting to use protected cells in the S4 or 6? The statement – “Please let us know in the order comments if you’re going to be using a protected cell, we’ll try to account for it!” – makes me think you modify the light somehow?

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gords1001 wrote:
calvin, how much issue are you finding/do you expect to find shipping cells overseas?

Officially USPS has a partial lift on their ban of Li-ion batteries. Also officially the batteries must be "installed in their intended devices." There is not a big issue.

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Hi Calvin, just wondering what you do in the case of someone wanting to use protected cells in the S4 or 6? The statement - "Please let us know in the order comments if you're going to be using a protected cell, we'll try to account for it!" - makes me think you modify the light somehow?

There are manufacturing tolerance differences among the battery tubes, we simply test to see if a protected cell will fit, we do not modify the lights. (We weren't aware of this before purchasing the Convoy line)

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cool. if you wish to ship any cells in a convoy s4 nw host, I honestly wont complain in the slightest……. :bigsmile:

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CalvinIS wrote:
There are manufacturing tolerance differences among the battery tubes, we simply test to see if a protected cell will fit, we do not modify the lights. (We weren’t aware of this before purchasing the Convoy line)

I noticed that in my two Convoy S5s…different length and tube i.d.
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CalvinIS wrote:

We've recently added some Kinoko IMR batteries to our lineup! 

Woot!  Affordable IMR cells from a trusted US seller.  Finally!

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I ordered 3 different Kinokos to try and another xml2 5c1….thanks for bringing in the IMRs!!

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I've heard some requests for the Convoy C8 and L4, are you guys interested?

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Hi,

I ordered 2 of the Kinoko 18350 850 mAh batteries from IS, and they came super-fast as usual.

I charged them up, and ran a discharge test on my Accucel, to 3V at 1 amp discharge, and got 942 mAh out of it!

Come on Chris and Calvin, aren’t these suppose to be 850 mAh batteries? What’s with the *OVER-*capaciity :)??

EDIT: Also, why “kinoko” name? That’s like “mushroom” (in Japanese), I think?

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ohaya wrote:
Hi,

I ordered 2 of the Kinoko 18350 850 mAh batteries from IS, and they came super-fast as usual.

I charged them up, and ran a discharge test on my Accucel, to 3V at 1 amp discharge, and got 942 mAh out of it!

Come on Chris and Calvin, aren’t these suppose to be 850 mAh batteries? What’s with the *OVER-*capaciity :)??

EDIT: Also, why “kinoko” name? That’s like “mushroom” (in Japanese), I think?

Ohaya, IS tested them at 3A and got 820mAh, it’s understandable that they’d do better at 1A.

I ordered a 16340, 18350 and 18650 (and another XML2 5C1)…and they’re here TWO days later! Thank you guys, for the quick and excellent service, heck, just the chat with Calvin was worth the money!! He made sure an add-on to the order got shipped and that I got my BLF discount even though I’d forgotten to put it on there (again). With the whole China thing going on, it’s good to know we have an awesome battery supplier here in the US. 8)

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ohaya wrote:
Hi,

I ordered 2 of the Kinoko 18350 850 mAh batteries from IS, and they came super-fast as usual.

I charged them up, and ran a discharge test on my Accucel, to 3V at 1 amp discharge, and got 942 mAh out of it!

Come on Chris and Calvin, aren’t these suppose to be 850 mAh batteries? What’s with the *OVER-*capaciity :)??

EDIT: Also, why “kinoko” name? That’s like “mushroom” (in Japanese), I think?

Ohaya, IS tested them at 3A and got 820mAh, it’s understandable that they’d do better at 1A.

I ordered a 16340, 18350 and 18650 (and another XML2 5C1)…and they’re here TWO days later! Thank you guys, for the quick and excellent service, heck, just the chat with Calvin was worth the money!! He made sure an add-on to the order got shipped and that I got my BLF discount even though I’d forgotten to put it on there (again). With the whole China thing going on, it’s good to know we have an awesome battery supplier here in the US. 8)

tallboybass,

You do realize that I was mostly joking in my post, right :)?

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ohaya wrote:

tallboybass,

You do realize that I was mostly joking in my post, right :)?


Of course I do, but I think you were serious when you quoted the 942mAh@1A figure. I just wanted to point out that they use the much more difficult 3A test and it STILL came out almost to spec.

Calvin ran two tests on a battery I was interested in…While We Were Chatting!! Try getting Anyone else to do that! Wink

BTW, thanks Ohaya for your number on the 1A test, that’s good to know! Smile

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ohaya wrote:

tallboybass,

You do realize that I was mostly joking in my post, right :)?


Of course I do, but I think you were serious when you quoted the 942mAh@1A figure. I just wanted to point out that they use the much more difficult 3A test and it STILL came out almost to spec.

Calvin ran two tests on a battery I was interested in…While We Were Chatting!! Try getting Anyone else to do that! Wink

BTW, thanks Ohaya for your number on the 1A test, that’s good to know! Smile

Ok, just wanted to make sure :), and thank YOU for that info, and yes, IS (both Chris and Calvin) are great and run a great shop :)!

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ohaya wrote:
Ok, just wanted to make sure :), and thank YOU for that info, and yes, IS (both Chris and Calvin) are great and run a great shop :)!

Thanks for the endorsement, just for clarification it's Craig and Calvin Silly

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Status update:

Kinoko IMRs have been sent to HKJ, awaiting his busy testing schedule.

Armytek full lineup is coming to Illumination Supply including the Wizard Pro Warms, we'll also be stocking the new Grizzly MT-G2 as soon as it comes out.

Limited selections of the Thrunite, Jetbeam, and Niteye line will also be making an appearance if they haven't shown up by the time of this post.

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ohhh man I am loving that Armytek Grizzly.

Hoping to see a nice price on that.

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The head will have to be HUGE in order to achieve the numbers they are putting up!

4 °
40 °
Shame they aren't being driven harder.
 
Another comment on Armytek, I spent the weekend camping, and the Armytek Wide got A LOT of use, more so than any other light I had on me (and I had a lot ;)).
 
It performed perfectly, and had one feature that put it over the top vs the Zebralight headlamp, which also came with me.
 
It had a nice deep pocket clip, so I could literally roll out of the tent, clip it on, and go.
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Sounds like Vinh needs to get his hands on it!

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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
Sounds like Vinh needs to get his hands on it!

A big downside to Armytek lights... they are not modable.  The head is sealed, and IIRC Vinh was not able to mod a Barracuda.

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CalvinIS wrote:

I've heard some requests for the Convoy C8 and L4, are you guys interested?

I have to say the L4 is a must have light!  Impeccable quality and performance.  Super stuff!
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Hope to ses Convoy L2 in the best future.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

CalvinIS wrote:

I’ve heard some requests for the Convoy C8 and L4, are you guys interested?

I have to say the L4 is a must have light!  Impeccable quality and performance.  Super stuff!

^^^
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Looks awesome also.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

I have to say the L4 is a must have light!  Impeccable quality and performance.  Super stuff!

troisanh wrote:
Hope to ses Convoy L2 in the best future.

unknown00101 wrote:
^^^ +1 Looks awesome also.

We've been looking into these, the problem has been the battery tube tolerance differences and poor sales across the lineup in general. 

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New batteries listed!

Panasonic NCR 18650PF 2900 mAh High Discharge Flat Top (Made in Japan)
Free battery case when ordering in pairs.

Specifications:

Minimum Capacity: 2750mAh (0.54A discharge at 20°C)
Typical Capacity: 2900mAh (0.54A discharge at 20°C)
Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
Discharge End Voltage: 2.5V
Standard Charging Current: 1.35A
Charging Voltage: 4.20+-0.03V
Standard Charging Time: 4.0 hours
Max. Continuous Discharging Current: 10A
Internal Resistance: less than 35 milli-ohms
Weight: less than 47.0g

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