GB- MaxToch SN6X-2X - Now Closed

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gorky wrote:
OK, small update: I just added r100 on top of r056 and the amps. at the tail went from 2,20 to 4,50 >) with pana PF. I’ll replace the wires and the springs next.

Very good!
Could you post some pics of this mod? Smile

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Sorry, didn’t see your post sooner, i’ll add some picture of my build later. I’m at work now, so i’ll take some pictures this weekend.
There’s not much work to do if you leave the dome on LED.
I just added r100 resistor on top r056, replace the wires with 22 AWG Highly Flexible Silicone Copper Wire from intl-outdoor, and replace the spring on driver with the stronger one for now.

I’ve dedome the LED and the throw increased significantly, but i keep getting bright “aurora” around the hotspot wich i really don’t like. I’ve added copper disk below the led star to raise the led higher into the reflector, but that did not help. Any ideas are welcome.

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NCR18650PF, Convoy c8, Solarstorm SP02, Small Sun T13, Maxtoch SN6×-2X, BTU



Hotspot: dedomed SN6×-2X

SN6×-2X on left, Solarstorm SP02 dedomed on right

I’ve shorten the wires so there’s no pictures of added resistor for now, it’s hard to get them thru the tiny holes in pill, maybe tomorrow.

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Got the M12 today with the 26700 battery. Cell is still charging but popped in a fresh KK ICR 4200 and it's doing real well. The beam is outstanding, and the body superb, as Ray mentioned. With this cell I measured for lumens:

  1,047 @start, 993 @30 secs

It's a little low on output - will probably do better on the new 26700 cell. The cell looks like a KK, just longer, and says MAXTOCH on it instead of KingKong - otherwise, the labeling is exactly the same, so I'd guess same source manufacturer as the KK cells.

It reads 3.72A at the tail with the KK 4200, 3.85A on a Powerizer, 3.35A on a MNKE IMR. The start reading jumps up from 1,047 to 1,190 if you direct wire the battery (no battery tube/tail). I suspect copper wiring the tail spring will recover most of that loss. Also, the longer 26700 may do better simply from the better spring compression.

On a Powerizer I direct wired, it read 1,224 lumens @start. First mod may have to be copper wiring the tail spring...

This may all be for naught since they aren't listing the M12 anymore. I'll get a separate M12 thread going shortly, once I have enough info down to post a review.

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Glad you got your M12 Tom. Amanda said someone bought up the rest of the first run units. She also said the second run will be ready soon. Ever since I got an HD2010, I’ve been waiting for some manufacture to improve the overall design. Been a long wait though!

Hey Babe, check out my new light!!

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For those interested, I posted up a review of the M12 here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/32243. Love the 26700 cell they shipped with it...

 

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Nice review! Thank you Tom

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Today I’ve unpacked my 2X from group buy. It’s goergous! Really big flashlight (it’s my first 2S 18650) with really big reflector. Well focused beam, nice LED tint. Superb quality, good piece of flaashlight. Than you Krono and Amanda!

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qjarq wrote:
Today I’ve unpacked my 2X from group buy. It’s goergous! Really big flashlight (it’s my first 2S 18650) with really big reflector. Well focused beam, nice LED tint. Superb quality, good piece of flaashlight. Than you Krono and Amanda!

Thank you. Smile

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What would be the best source these days on maxtoch 2x and is there any coupon code for BLF?

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Direct from MaxToch seems to be the best price, starting at $75:

http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=maxtoch+2x&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20140915031134

BangGood has them but for $90 for what seems the bare flashlight, but BG has a BLF discount code - not sure how much/what it is off hand.

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I saw that, but with 10 $ shipping it’s more expensive than to buy from banggood.
Thanks anyway!

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