Well Now I Know Why Folks Like The BTU Shocker So Much

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Well Now I Know Why Folks Like The BTU Shocker So Much

I got the BTU Shocker today from Ric at Fancy Flashlights. I now know why guys like this light so much. The light other than the cheap battery carrier is a very nice machined flashlight. I slapped 3 grey Panasonic protected 2900mah 18650 in the carrier and played with it in the house. It looks to be as bright as my old TK70 and maybe even brighter. I’m getting ready to go out and take some beamshots. But overall I would have to say this is a 4 to 4 and 1/2 star flashlight. Throw in a Fenix(don’t worry I’m just mentioning the name not gonna buy a Fenix) style battery carrier and this light would be a 5 star light. Overall I am very much impressed so far. I see now why Dale likes his so much. And before I forget this BTU SHocker withe the 3 batteries in it I mentioned earlier weighs exactly 2lb 9oz or 41oz on my digital Rapala fish scales. That sure beats the TK70 I had that weighed 3lbs even with 4 D rechargeable 10,000mah batteries. This one running off of 18650’s and being a lot shorter as well is what a lot of the hype is so in favor of this baby. That’s the main reaason why I bought it.

I also got my YEZL X8 XM-L T6 flashlight with the battery charger and 2 YEZL protected 2400mah 18650’s from Wallbuys that I paid a whopping $15 shipped. They got this light to me in exactly 9 days. That is spectacular. I do think they are starting to see what customer service is about when it comes to shipping quickly. This light is perfect and very bright and super nice hotspot. I like it.

Here’s some photos.



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Now you can forget about your old TK70. Not sure why everyone is so worried about the battery carrier. All cells will fit and it does the job. The Magic Fire Scorpion…. Now that had a bad carrier.

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Well the carrier is ok. Once you get all 3 batteries in it. But the design lacks on stopping the batteries directly in line with the contacts. But that’s not a big issue. But it is there.

I got some great shots. These turned out super. I love this old Fuji camera I got. It rocks for taking beamshots. I’ll post them in a bit.

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Man, that thing is big!!!! How much would it weary me to take it on a 20-minute walk?

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The Old Fedex Man popped in on my yard as I was watering. Yep, carrying the old BTU. I charged up my HP Laptop pulls, some nice Sanyos, and the battery carrier leaves something to be desired, pretty sloppy, but it works. And the damn thing is bright, just lights up everything. However, I just did my MT-G2 build, and with two Laptop Sanyos charged to 4.2 volts, in an Ultrafire X8 clone, using a DRY driver on Turbo, drawing 4.2 amps at the copper wired tail, I am running 28 watts, and it is impressive. The BTU is impressive, and so is my little MT-G2 DRY busting butt…oh, it gets warm quick…

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Hey Brad, I got my Yezl today too but haven’t had a chance to unwrap it yet. How does it compare to other throwy lights?

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Ok here’s some good shots.

All these are on man 1.2 sec shutter f/4 ISO 400.

I’m just gonna post all BTU Shocker photos.

110yds

210yds

445yds

300yds

220yds Look how it lights up the road.

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Hi,

The 110 yard and 220 yard shots look alike?

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Very nice, Brad! The barn shot looks extremely bright. Now out with it...which lights the barn better? The TK75 or the BTU???

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ohaya wrote:
Hi, The 110 yard and 220 yard shots look alike?

 

220 looks darker.  I think it's cropped or zoomed to show the same area as 110.

The low mode should be lower.

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fishmaniac wrote:
Hey Brad, I got my Yezl today too but haven’t had a chance to unwrap it yet. How does it compare to other throwy lights?

I compared it to my old picture of the TK35 and it’s quite a bit less than it.

I’m gonna say it’s around 20,000k/cd.

I took a picture at 110yds with the YEZL X8.

Nothing to brag about for throw. But up close it’s one heck of a light.

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Now you’ve gone and done it, ILIKE… Got me really interested in a flashlight I don’t really need Wink

Btw, how noticeable is the ramp-down after 3 mins on maximum?

Lights out! That's when things get interesting...

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I never did get it to ramp down. So I don’t know. I know I had it buring for over 3 min.

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This BTU may out throw my TN31’s. I posted the picture at 110yds in my XM-L thrower thread. Now I listed it before the TN31. But going on the pictures there, the BTU looks brighter. Go check it out. I’ll have to compare them head to head. Let me go take a picture my 115,000k/cd TN31 at 110yds. We will see which one looks to bet the better thrower. But looks may be deceiving. But I don’t know. That shot at 445yds and 300yds looks very good on the BTU.

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Wouldn’t be surprised if the Shocker threw further than a stock TN31.

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So now that you have both the BTU and the TK75, how do they compare?

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BanglaBob wrote:
Now you've gone and done it, ILIKE... Got me really interested in a flashlight I don't really need Wink Btw, how noticeable is the ramp-down after 3 mins on maximum?

Yeah, I didn't need this either.  If I get one, it'll be with the DRY driver and swap in XM-L2's on copper stars. I really don't need this...must resist.

The low mode should be lower.

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Now let's do a mousever and mouseout. Mouseover TN31 mouseout BTU Shocker

 

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Amazing Light!

I would love to see a mouse over between the Shocker & TK75!

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SergioE wrote:
Amazing Light!

I would love to see a mouse over between the Shocker & TK75!

Maybe later. I’m pictured out right now.

Johnny,

I would still have to choose the TK75 over the BTU Shocker. You got a lot less weight in the TK75 and a lot easier to carry light. But I will tell you right now this BTU Shocker fooled me on how great of a light it is and how well it throws. I do think it will out throw the TK70. No doubt in my mind.

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As to the ‘ramping’ down. It does it very gradually., Not like the 70 when it kicks down. The BTU is so gradual. Its not noticable to the eye. A meter is needed to notice see it. Great thread bro

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Thanks Dale. Now I can say I am glad I bought this BTU. I love it man! It’s better than I hoped. I think it does beat my TN31 in throw. That BTU is just awesome.

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ohaya wrote:
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The 110 yard and 220 yard shots look alike?

Get your eyes checked. LOL!

Trust me they are what I say they are.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Thanks Dale. Now I can say I am glad I bought this BTU. I love it man! It’s better than I hoped. I think it does beat my TN31 in throw. That BTU is just awesome.

Ya’ll gotta learn to trust Daddy… He’s got you…. Lololol

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Yup, I’ve been saying these lights are awesome from the beginning. Now everybody is seeing the light Smile
As a side note about the TN31 and BTU, from our experience they are very comparable in throw. We’ve had two BTU and two TN31’s now. This is what we’ve gotten in throw -
TN31 (brothers)-126K
BTU (mine-no AR lens)-125K
BTU (mine with UCL)-130K
TN31 (mine)-121K
BTU (brothers-no AR)-119K
So pretty equal really. I guess just slight variances in qualities in LED bins or drivers can make one slightly better than the other.

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rdrfronty wrote:
Yup, I’ve been saying these lights are awesome from the beginning. Now everybody is seeing the light Smile As a side note about the TN31 and BTU, from our experience they are very comparable in throw. We’ve had two BTU and two TN31’s now. This is what we’ve gotten in throw - TN31 (brothers)-126K BTU (mine-no AR lens)-125K BTU (mine with UCL)-130K TN31 (mine)-121K BTU (brothers-no AR)-119K So pretty equal really. I guess just slight variances in qualities in LED bins or drivers can make one slightly better than the other.

RDR! Now maube they’ll listen to us country boys instead of standing around lookin like monkeys trying to hump a football.

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Well my TN31 I used in that shot above was tested by masha_1 to be 115,000 lux. I would say it’s safe to say that the BTU I got is more like 130,000 or maybe more. I do believe there is more than 15,000 lux between them just looking at the pictures at 110yds. The BTU smokes the TN31.

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rdrfronty, are those BTU numbers from yours that was modded by Tom E? Mine is on the way to him to have XML2’s on sinkpads installed as well as a resistor upgrade to bring it up to 4.7A. I can’t wait >_<

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
ohaya wrote:
Hi,

The 110 yard and 220 yard shots look alike?

Get your eyes checked. LOL!

Trust me they are what I say they are.

Regardless (don’t use glasses for computer usage), this thread, along with the $99 price, got me interested in this light again, so I ordered one with the BTU driver, plus an extra DRY driver, just in case…

Thanks for the thread (I think :))!

Jim

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ohaya wrote:
ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
ohaya wrote:
Hi,

The 110 yard and 220 yard shots look alike?

Get your eyes checked. LOL!

Trust me they are what I say they are.

Regardless (don’t use glasses for computer usage), this thread, along with the $99 price, got me interested in this light again, so I ordered one with the BTU driver, plus an extra DRY driver, just in case…

Thanks for the thread (I think :))!

Jim

And now you have to mod it for ultra output.

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oRAirwolf wrote:
rdrfronty, are those BTU numbers from yours that was modded by Tom E? Mine is on the way to him to have XML2’s on sinkpads installed as well as a resistor upgrade to bring it up to 4.7A. I can’t wait >_<

I think Tom E’s modded BTU goes to something like 180kcd

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