Review: Sunwayman D40A 4xAA XM-L2 Flashlight

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Looks like a great little light.

Great review.

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I couldn’t stand it so I ordered one from FT before the price increase. Hope everything is ok. Ordered it 4 days ago and it still says it is processing at FT. It does say funds were collected. Kinda strange as everything else I have ordered from FT has shipped in one day. Maybe they ran out and had to order some more and Sunwayman lowered the boom on them for selling so cheap.

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tallboybass wrote:
Too late, everybody. http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1374600-sunwayman-d40a-cr... – $79.93

Yep, Thats a big jump. I wrote them about it to see if they would have code like with nitecore to bring us good price back.

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To me, it ain’t worth 80 dollars. The EA4W I got for just $46.90 is superior as far as pricing is concerned. I wouldn’t purchase SWM til it goes back to $50 price range.

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mkett39 wrote:
tallboybass wrote:
Too late, everybody. http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1374600-sunwayman-d40a-cr... – $79.93

Yep, Thats a big jump. I wrote them about it to see if they would have code like with nitecore to bring us good price back.

+1

Adding items to cart & very near to make the payment & saw the pricing Tired

Really hope they will offer good price coupon for Sunwayman

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Chidwack2 wrote:
I couldn't stand it so I ordered one from FT before the price increase. Hope everything is ok. Ordered it 4 days ago and it still says it is processing at FT. It does say funds were collected. Kinda strange as everything else I have ordered from FT has shipped in one day. Maybe they ran out and had to order some more and Sunwayman lowered the boom on them for selling so cheap.

 I ordered it a week ago from FT, got a shipping notice yesterday. For FT it is indeed slow.

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Got mine from WB, took about 10 days.

Really like it, replaces my EA4 as favourite AA-light!

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Someone just reported his D40A battery shorted. Check your D40A for any potential issue especially the insulator of the positive spring. As picture below shows, the spring and insulator were kind of melted due to very high heat.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Oh no!! The burn marks, and that was with eneloops too! :~

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DENGOH wrote:
Someone just reported his D40A battery shorted. Check your D40A for any potential issue especially the insulator of the positive spring. As picture below shows, the spring and insulator were kind of melted due to very high heat.

LOL, maybe the price will come back down now.

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Has it shorted or was it a bad contact causing the damage?

 

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I’m still pretty upset by the price increase. I really wanted one. Just to show my displeasure with FastTech, I just placed a $225+/- order with them that DID NOT include the D40A. That will teach those blankety-blanks not to mess with me!

Besides some ancillary BS, the order includes-

Nitecore EA4W
SWM C10R
SWM M11R
X-Power Galaxy
Ultrafire UF-H2B
and some Cree XM-L Zoomer

Also just picked up a P-Rocket from Shiningbeam, so, needless to say, when Mrs. Cone figures all this out… Oh, boy!

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MRsDNF wrote:
Has it shorted or was it a bad contact causing the damage?

No one knows the reason yet, this torch is sent back to seller according to the original owner.
Owner mentioned he switched on the light and it was fine, then he played with it for a moment, and then it could not be switched on anymore. He thought batteries were emptied, and he put it aside his bed and went to sleep. When he woke up, he found it to be very very hot.
I am wondering can it be over tightened and crack the insulator. Just speculating at this moment.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Maybe not known, but were the batteries installed with correct polarity?

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Wilson wrote:
Maybe not known, but were the batteries installed with correct polarity?

He was playing with the light, and it was working fine. Don’t think batteries were installed incorrectly.

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cone wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Someone just reported his D40A battery shorted. Check your D40A for any potential issue especially the insulator of the positive spring. As picture below shows, the spring and insulator were kind of melted due to very high heat.

LOL, maybe the price will come back down now.

Hahaha, oh yes !

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Not even if freezing?? (improvised heater could turn into a bomb though!)

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I had been following the post in Shoudian forum. According to Sunwayman’s offifcial, the reason of the shorting seems to be the black isolator around the head’s positive contact came loose. and they checked their inventory and couldn’t find a second unit to have the same problem. The post had been deleted which I assumed was requested by Sunwayman’s official. So I have no way to know what is the outcome. But Sunwayman do respond in time and admitted that they will look into the design to avoid anything like that ever happen again. Kudus to Sunwayman!

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I ordered my D40A from FT on June 10 before the price went up. Still hadn’t shipped as of Sunday night so I sent a email to FT. Got a reply this morning saying it is out of stock and will be back in stock in two days at which time they will ship it to me.
Sounds to me like Sunwayman may have put pressure on FT to sell the light at the higher price found at other sites. Nice to know I will be getting my light for $52 that I ordered it at.
I love my EA4 XM-L2 and if this light is an improvement on the Nitecore, I will be a very happy camper.

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So we can’t control the price any longer. No way? Wink

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runtime? and are those batteries in 2 parrellel or 4? or in series?

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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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I have not measured run time, and the cells are four in series.

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I don't like the new price.  

The low mode should be lower.

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I decided to try this link:
https://support.fasttech.com/general/VOLM/1374600
The bulk price turned out to be much lower. In my case, the quote was for a bulk quantity that can be described by this mathematical expression: sin(π/6)*[√4] + (3!)^2 - (46656)^(1/3)
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I sent in a request for the large quantity of (1)….we’ll see what they come back with!

(I have no idea about what your equation means, but hope it = (1))

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Thanks for the review.

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But guys, please don't blurt out the price per piece of you bulk orders 

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No problem. Wink

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But guys, please don’t blurt out the price per piece of you bulk orders 

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