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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
There is no way in hell that this package will reach me in 4-7 days like Ric’s email stated. Why can’t people just tell it like it is?
ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Well Fed Ex must have had the tracking not up to date. It’s in Memphis now. I would bet I get it tomorrow.

So is it 4-7 days?

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Ordered on 05-30-13 and left Hong Kong today. Just hope that will not get stuck at custom. I guess it was too expensive to be shipped via DHL or Fedex to Croatia! :_(

6/1/2013 2:47:00 PM HONG KONG Receive item from customer

6/6/2013 8:58:00 PM HONG KONG HONG KONG AIR MAIL CENTRE Insert item into bag

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Well I missed my BTU package today since I had to go to the doctor. But I’m not waiting until Monday for them to deliver it. I’m gonna go pick it up after 5:00PM this asfternoon. But Ric was right. It got here in 6 days once he shipped it.

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Well, guess I will just hang around waiting for it, site says it is on vehicle out for delivery, so should have it today, just like Ric said…

Wish there was a battery extension available for this…

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Flomotion wrote:
Well, guess I will just hang around waiting for it, site says it is on vehicle out for delivery, so should have it today, just like Ric said…

Wish there was a battery extension available for this…

Carry it around for a few hours and see if you still feel that way. :bigsmile:

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Many hours til dark, but charging some Sanyos. Man I wish there was a 6x battery tube for this. Going to HD and get one of those new 5c cell, Defiants, also. Man this hobby is expensive J) J)

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Don’t you know, flashlights are the new precious metals. Everyone buys up flashlights when things get tough. Wink OK, All I can offer you is free medicare and all the maple syrup you can eat. And bacon, lots of bacon. J)

got room for another modder at the bench? :bigsmile:

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Ok, someone please explain me how do you get the option to order via Fedex/DHL?

this is what i got,

Registered Mail Post A

or

Mail Post C

What gives?

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I picked Registered Mail Post A and it’s coming FedEx.

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Stereodude wrote:
I picked Registered Mail Post A and it’s coming FedEx.

Thanks alot bud, can you please also tell me how do you check how many shockers have left in stock?

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the FF website says 1 but it keeps going from 10 to 1 to 0 then back to 10.

so who knows.

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I said it before, the 10 count down is working for Ric, everyone wants to order one before the last one is sold!

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relic38 wrote:
Mine went through a few different places, Japan included. You might see it by the weekend, fingers crossed.

ILF, I told ya. Wink
Enjoy that light.
And to those asking for a second battery tube… U KRAZEE? Silly

Welcome the night.

My Reviews   My Mods    http://budgetlightforum.com/search?

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I tried to order one a little while ago, but got an error popup, so I PM’ed RIC, and a couple of minutes later, he said he fixed it. Got the order in, and PM’ed him again, and he said he’d ship it on Monday.

I ordered mine with the original BTU driver, but also bought the DRY driver for $5.00. I had asked about upgrading the springs, but RIC said the springs are the best they have in their shop.

Now the waiting :)!!

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Well I’m gonna tell you guys right now. Get you one of these before they are gone. There is no need to mod this baby unless you want to. It’s one bad ass flashlight. It will out do the TK70.

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hey ilf, does this shocker have more flood and spill than your tk75? from your pictures, it seems like it.
but from other members pictures, the tk75 has more flood.

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Well I can only answer to what my camera sees. Looking at them eye to eye it looks to be close.

TK75

BTU Shocker

The pictures shows the BTU Shocker to have more spill. IT’s brigher and putting out more lumens so it makes sense to me.

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On the new Shockers being shipped, the AR lens now puts it as a clear winner in output over the TK75: flood, lumens, throw by far, etc. If I was backpacking though, the TK75 would be a winner for it's weight - also for use, quality and convenient side switch.

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Tom E wrote:

On the new Shockers being shipped, the AR lens now puts it as a clear winner in output over the TK75: flood, lumens, throw by far, etc. If I was backpacking though, the TK75 would be a winner for it’s weight – also for use, quality and convenient side switch.

Sorry for bothering, but what do you mean by new Shockers? new stock, or generally about the updated with AR lens which they already got like 2 months on sale? sorry i’m a bit confused.

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Recently sold lights, I purchased/received mine @ beginning of may and that’s when Ric first got the AR lens.

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Ok, you guys are alot of help. Which driver should I order? Is one really that much better than the other? Do some batteries work better than others with either of these drivers?
Maybe they need to stop giving idots like me choices.

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Chidwack2 wrote:
Ok, you guys are alot of help. Which driver should I order? Is one really that much better than the other? Do some batteries work better than others with either of these drivers? Maybe they need to stop giving idots like me choices.

dry driver:

-direct drive on high – a bit more ‘dangerous’ than the btu driver – produces more output since its direct drive but will produce a lot of heat… heat is normally bad, but since the btu is so huge it handles the heat very well… will produce more lumens, but as the voltage drops of the batteries, so will the output… good for a “wow” mode… should pull 4.5-5 amps on high with fresh batteries – if you use this driver i would use good quality protected cells, and don’t use IMR or low resistance high discharge cells, or you could fry an emitter

-pwm on low modes

btu driver:

-all modes current regulated – a bit safer and more linear output (3.8amps on turbo, with stepdown) – again – i would only use good quality protected cells… you could use pretty much any type of battery here as long as the cells are of good quality and the same capacity/make/age

my preference would be the btu driver personally as it makes the light more practical and still having a “turbo” wow mode…

would you be able to tell the difference in output between the dry driver on turbo and btu driver on turbo? probably only side by side… were probably talking the difference between 3000 OTF lumens and maybe 3500 which in my opinion is really negligible

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
Tmart service team

 

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Hmmm where i can find the exact models of both drivers, and will the DRY driver be great if you make some cooling mod on it?

Is that even possible?

Thanks.

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dazed1 wrote:
Hmmm where i can find the exact models of both drivers, and will the DRY driver be great if you make some cooling mod on it?

Is that even possible?

Thanks.

http://www.fancyflashlights.com/goods.php?id=446 – both of them can be bought here

upgrading the led stars to sink pads and perhaps adding more mass or changing the disc they are mounted on to copper would help with heat transfer… as might as well upgrade the leds to xml2 while you are at it and high current wires

i think tom e is working on a similar setup now

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
Tmart service team

 

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PLEASE HELP ME GEARBEsT! IM LITERALLY CRYING!

 

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Thanks for your help.

What i mean was a site who sell this drivers, to check specs, build quality and such Smile

This way i only see the option to pick one of them, but cant see how are they build.

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Chidwack2 wrote:
Ok, you guys are alot of help. Which driver should I order? Is one really that much better than the other? Do some batteries work better than others with either of these drivers? Maybe they need to stop giving idots like me choices.

dry driver:

-direct drive on high – a bit more ‘dangerous’ than the btu driver – produces more output since its direct drive but will produce a lot of heat… heat is normally bad, but since the btu is so huge it handles the heat very well… will produce more lumens, but as the voltage drops of the batteries, so will the output… good for a “wow” mode… should pull 4.5-5 amps on high with fresh batteries – if you use this driver i would use good quality protected cells, and don’t use IMR or low resistance high discharge cells, or you could fry an emitter

-pwm on low modes

btu driver:

-all modes current regulated – a bit safer and more linear output (3.8amps on turbo, with stepdown) – again – i would only use good quality protected cells… you could use pretty much any type of battery here as long as the cells are of good quality and the same capacity/make/age

my preference would be the btu driver personally as it makes the light more practical and still having a “turbo” wow mode…

would you be able to tell the difference in output between the dry driver on turbo and btu driver on turbo? probably only side by side… were probably talking the difference between 3000 OTF lumens and maybe 3500 which in my opinion is really negligible

Thanks brother. That’s kinda what I was looking for. Problem is, I still can’t decide which one I want. I’m such a dork.lol

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 Got a Shocker sitting at home, waiting - on a mini vaca now. It's a BTU driver, planning on the resistor mod to crank of the amps (published already here on BLF), 20 gauge wires, XM-L2 on copper stars, copper braid all springs, etc. Hoping to see 4,000 lumens and 200 kcd out of it, or really close. This is close to the ultimate setup for this light because of the BTU driver and getting higher amps out of it.

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Tom E wrote:

 Got a Shocker sitting at home, waiting – on a mini vaca now. It’s a BTU driver, planning on the resistor mod to crank of the amps (published already here on BLF), 20 gauge wires, XM-L2 on copper stars, copper braid all springs, etc. Hoping to see 4,000 lumens and 200 kcd out of it, or really close. This is close to the ultimate setup for this light because of the BTU driver and getting higher amps out of it.

very cool!

i agree – its the ultimate light… max lumens… very very high throw… great heatsinking…. and it can serve as beating stick because its huge

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
Tmart service team

 

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PLEASE HELP ME GEARBEsT! IM LITERALLY CRYING!

 

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Looks like the $99 deal is over. It’s now listed at $120.

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My monthly commission cheque goes in tonight -is the only way I can buy stuff with out the wife catching on to how much I spend Smile

Hopefully there will be another sale down the track.

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