Review: Sunwayman D40A 4xAA XM-L2 Flashlight

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Very nice at the group buy price.

 

And just like that, FT starts selling it at well above the group buy price.  Awesome.

The low mode should be lower.

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How is it drawing more current when “locked out”? More contact resistance?

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relic38 wrote:
Updated the review with Standby current measurements. Off: 1mA Locked out: ~2mA

1mA, 2mA, really? lmao

 

:bigsmile:

 

Eneloop has 2000mAh

2mA => 1000h = 42days omfg

1mA => 2000h = 83days omg

 

is at least tailcap lockout possible??

i do tailcap lockout with my tm15 and sc52 no problem!

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“Tailcap” lockout is possible; no current drawn that way.
Electronic lockout seems to draw more current (2mA) than with the light off and not locked out (1mA). I have no idea why.

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Thanks for the review relic38.
I found myself in a flashaholic stupor as I read each spec. Resistance was futile. After ordering, the color is returning to my cheeks, and I can speak in sentences once again.

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It’s nice spending vicariously through BLF members Big Smile
You’ll enjoy that light; trust me, I’m a (torch) doctor.

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Thanks for the review. This light will really compete directly with EA4.
May I know where the star screwed in? I mean is the body aluminum unibody or it is made of aluminum tube.

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The star appears to screw into an integrated plate which is part of the head. I believe the head is one piece of aluminum.
The thermal performance is backing that up too.

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Thanks relic38 for your reply.
Man, this is tearing me apart. I am almost ready to buy XENO cube. Now this D40A is so tempting with FT price.
If I buy any of them, they will be my first XENO or Sunwayman.

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Ordered one even before finished reading – just in case… Smile
I was ready to delegate my AA lights to just back-up and indoor use.
Happy to see AA batteries used so well – first in the EA4 and now the D40A.
I really like the size/performance ratio and the convenience of using the AA format.
Thanks for the review !

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Successfully resisted yesterday. It was hard. Money goes to Xeno Cube V8.
If only D40A was released earlier, I already got EA4, too late for me.

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SWM is way better than NC build and quality. U should reconsider getting one Dengoh.

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I got EA4 earlier at US$65 before FT carrying her. I see huge temptation for D40A at FT current price.
Too bad fund is limited or should say guilt of buying too many lights surfaced. Wish that FT will have stock when I decide to get one.

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relic38 wrote:
The star appears to screw into an integrated plate which is part of the head. I believe the head is one piece of aluminum. The thermal performance is backing that up too.

That is good to hear. That puts this light above the EA4 in my books. Now to get that neutral version and there’s your winner

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relic38 wrote:
The star appears to screw into an integrated plate which is part of the head. I believe the head is one piece of aluminum. The thermal performance is backing that up too.

That is good to hear. That puts think light above the EA4 in my books. Now to get that neutral version and there’s your winner

I’m waiting for neutral as well, hopefully they keep the OP reflector too.

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This one has been nawing at me for a couple weeks now and I can’t stand it anymore. Don’t really need it because I already have an EA4 XM L2 which I really like. I’m a sucker for good AA lights.
Of course FastTech prices and service make it hard to pass up. I wish they would start to carry the BTU and Sky Ray Kung.

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Chidwack2 wrote:
This one has been nawing at me for a couple weeks now and I can’t stand it anymore. Don’t really need it because I already have an EA4 XM L2 which I really like. I’m a sucker for good AA lights. Of course FastTech prices and service make it hard to pass up. I wish they would start to carry the BTU and Sky Ray Kung.

I couldn’t last any longer either, so I gave myself an early birthday present.

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Ok, if the price stays low I’d take this over the EA4 easy Smile

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Wow, I must decide faster. Must resist till I got hold on my HP25 and Xeno. 2 weeks time?

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I’m sure FastTech will still have it in stock.

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I wonder what happened first; Wallbuys Group Buy sold out or Fasttech increased their price?
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relic38 wrote:
I wonder what happened first; Wallbuys Group Buy sold out or Fasttech increased their price?
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now we know.
lesson learned: whenever there is cool light with crazy low price in FT, grab it within 1 day or chance is gone Big Smile
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I grabbed one from WB from the group buy. Awesome flashlight, I really like the location and UI of the buttons. The size is a little odd from what I’am use to, but easy to grip and control. Well thought out quality flashlight from SW.
I wonder if MAP is what made the price increase. Has anyone contacted fasttech to see if they could offer a special code that could be used to get the old price. Without posting the final price.

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With coupon code, it still is about $58 at doingoutdoor. Will he be next?

Got mine from WB during that computer glitch too!

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Pl don’t put pricing as agreed before… MAP issue might be triggered… be low profile…

luckily I got it early…

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kreisler wrote:

can everybody post their standby current drain?

i guess that nobody wants to share that it is 2000uA oh my frikkin

 

who cares. yeah. i know.

Why is it so high?? A nicely engineered battery eater. >.<

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Chloe wrote:
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