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Just saw these http://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/product_detail.php?id=573&s=53... My XM-L U2 dropins drew a nice steady 2 amps off of three different 18650’s. I think I’ll order a one to test, but its getting harder to justify those buys to the wife.

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Oh wow this is the first solar force branded drop in I’ve seen that actually looks good. 1 mode, 2.7-9V. Only thing they don’t specify is the current.

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They have several similar XML2 dropins, I think all are newly listed... 1, 3, or 5 modes, and same 2.7-9v input. And all have off-time memory, which seems to work better almost always than the Nanjg versions' on-time memory. I'd love to get a box full of those bare drivers...

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I despise the on-time memory limitation of Nanjg drivers. I’d use the 3-mode driver for an XP-E2/SinkPAD C8 thrower if it does ~2A with 2×18350. Wonder if FastTech could get these drivers.

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Slim Pickens wrote:
I despise the on-time memory limitation of Nanjg drivers. I’d use the 3-mode driver for an XP-E2/SinkPAD C8 thrower if it does ~2A with 2×18350. Wonder if FastTech could get these drivers.

2 amps is weak for an XP-E2 on sinkpad Silly

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bdiddle wrote:
Slim Pickens wrote:
I despise the on-time memory limitation of Nanjg drivers. I’d use the 3-mode driver for an XP-E2/SinkPAD C8 thrower if it does ~2A with 2×18350. Wonder if FastTech could get these drivers.

2 amps is weak for an XP-E2 on sinkpad Silly


Haha true, true. The driver is cheap enough that it’d be worth resistor modding it to bump it up to a respectable level :bigsmile:
Plus with 2xLi-on it’ll be regulated in spite of the elevated Vf.
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I received two single mode dropins today. One a single 18650 both do 1.90-1.92 amps. On two-18650’s I get 0.96 amp draw, and on two-CR123’s I’m getting 1.15 amps. They do what dropins do and the beam looks nice clean cool white without any funky colors mixed in.

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I got a xm-l2 u2 3 mode it is definitely not 980lm more like 600+ but the good thing is high mode can be use for a long time with little heat it has a beautiful tint too.