Group Buy for the GearBest Ultrafire F13 - Closed?

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I haven’t received mine yet. I have a noctigon star with a XML2 and a Driver that I purchased from IOS for a P20…will it fit?

Who knows? You should post some dimensions.

Most of this is available elsewhere on the forum: The stock driver is 22mm in diameter, the cavity above that is >20mm in diameter – so you can piggyback anything smaller than that. The stock LED is mounted on a 20mm star, so you can use either a 20mm star or a 16mm star. I’m not sure whether the thickness of the Noctigon will have an effect.

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clicking on the link gives me this, 404 ERRORNOT FOUND!

Has anyone else gotten this error?

This is the url at the top of the page, http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/page_not_found

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musket3 wrote:
clicking on the link gives me this, 404 ERRORNOT FOUND!

Has anyone else gotten this error?

This is the url at the top of the page, http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/page_not_found


This link?
http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_5499.html
It works for me.

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Order W1405200719495112

Order Date: 05/20/2014 22:19:49 PM

“Tracking Details >> SGxxxxxxxxxx9276

Not found .”

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This is the url I get when I click on the link you posted.

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/page_not_found

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strongest2004 wrote:
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Ordered last May 10. No info where my order is till now…

Hello strongest2004,

Sorry for this problem, could you please pm me your order number, I will keep track of it, thanks.

It’s WW1405090932288077.
Kindly advise once you tracked it’s current location.

Thanks

Hello strongest2004,

I just checked your order#, since you selected Flat Rate Shipping which is unregistered mail, no tracking number is available with this order therefore the shipping progress cannot be traced online.

However I’m delighted to inform you that your order is on its way. The standard delivery time will be around 15-45 business days after dispatch if there are no delays. Please don’t worry,the package can reach you in due time. Thanks.

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musket3 wrote:
This is the url I get when I click on the link you posted.

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/page_not_found


Most likely something is wrong on your end. Possibly something on your computer is modifying URLs. Try a different browser.

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Link works fine for me.
Note, I am signed in to the site; it would not work for me if I weren’t signed in there.

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The link that wight provided (which is the same as the one in the OP), works for me:

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_5499.html

or, you can go to their home page and put:

ultrafire ceee xm-l

in the search box (yes, “Cree” is misspelled).

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hank wrote:
Link works fine for me.
Note, I am signed in to the site; it would not work for me if I weren’t signed in there.

Really? I tried it without being signed in to GB – it seemed fine.

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musket3 wrote:This is the url

musket3 wrote:
This is the url I get when I click on the link you posted.

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/page_not_found

Most likely something is wrong on your end. Possibly something on your computer is modifying URLs. Try a different browser.

I tried all 3 of my browsers, firefox, chrome and IE. None work, everything else works fine on my computer.

Then I tried this,
The link that wight provided

The link that wight provided (which is the same as the one in the OP), works for me:

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_5499.html

or, you can go to their home page and put:

ultrafire ceee xm-l

in the search box (yes, “Cree” is misspelled).

This worked, search for ultrafire ceee xm-l, and brought up 1 light, then when I clicked on the light I got the error message again. I am signed in to my account on their web page. I give up.

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I know it has a 20mm star, the reflector centering ring is quite thick so I don’t think a noctigon/sinkpad thickness will be an issue if you either use a thinner centering ring or thin it down a bit…

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
I know it has a 20mm star, the reflector centering ring is quite thick so I don’t think a noctigon/sinkpad thickness will be an issue if you either use a thinner centering ring or thin it down a bit…

Noctigons and Sinkpads are thinner, not thicker, than standard aluminum MCPCBs.

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All of the 16mm and 20mm aluminum stars I have are thinner than any Noctigon or Sinkpad I have.

Just sayin...

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Link works for me without being logged-in.

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Old-Lumens wrote:

All of the 16mm and 20mm aluminum stars I have are thinner than any Noctigon or Sinkpad I have.


Just sayin…


I seem to have lots of thicker ones. I think that the aluminum stars I have from Illumination Supply and SinkPAD are all thicker than my copper Noctigons, but on the other hand the inexpensive Chinese stars are probably thinner than those. I have no idea what’s in the F13 head, I haven’t removed the MCPCB yet. My bad Sad

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musket3 wrote:
musket3 wrote:This is the url

musket3 wrote:
This is the url I get when I click on the link you posted.

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/page_not_found

Most likely something is wrong on your end. Possibly something on your computer is modifying URLs. Try a different browser.

I tried all 3 of my browsers, firefox, chrome and IE. None work, everything else works fine on my computer.

Then I tried this,
The link that wight provided

The link that wight provided (which is the same as the one in the OP), works for me:

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_5499.html

or, you can go to their home page and put:

ultrafire ceee xm-l

in the search box (yes, “Cree” is misspelled).

This worked, search for ultrafire ceee xm-l, and brought up 1 light, then when I clicked on the light I got the error message again. I am signed in to my account on their web page. I give up.

That is might weird :(…

I’ve seen things like that happen if I am pointing to some incorrect DNS server, or if the browser has the proxy setting wrong.

Have you tried clearing your browser’s cache? That might help also.

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gearbest wrote:
strongest2004 wrote:
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strongest2004 wrote:
Ordered last May 10. No info where my order is till now…

Hello strongest2004,

Sorry for this problem, could you please pm me your order number, I will keep track of it, thanks.

It’s WW1405090932288077.
Kindly advise once you tracked it’s current location.

Thanks

Hello strongest2004,

I just checked your order#, since you selected Flat Rate Shipping which is unregistered mail, no tracking number is available with this order therefore the shipping progress cannot be traced online.

However I’m delighted to inform you that your order is on its way. The standard delivery time will be around 15-45 business days after dispatch if there are no delays. Please don’t worry,the package can reach you in due time. Thanks.

As per our offline discussions which you affirmed, I will wait only for a max of 40 days after my payment was placed. If I don’t have my order by that date, I will file for PP dispute already.

Thank you.

Low mode and long runtime lover…

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I had placed a different order on 4/20 that arrived 5/30, I think it was.
No surprise, stuff happens.

My order for this light was on 5/16.
I’d have paid for tracking if I wanted to be able to complain about delays.
I didn’t.

Sometimes delays happen and no one can explain.

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I bought quite a few of these in two shipments. The second shipment has arrived. In it there were two different drivers. Some had no mode memory, always starting on high after being off for about five or six seconds with tailcap measurements of 2, 1.45 and .75 amps. The other had next mode memory with tailcap measurements of 2, .75 and .3 amps. The pencil trick worked to get this light to always start on high after about 5 seconds.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

I bought quite a few of these in two shipments. The second shipment has arrived. In it there were two different drivers. Some had no mode memory, always starting on high after being off for about five or six seconds with tailcap measurements of 2, 1.45 and .75 amps. The other had next mode memory with tailcap measurements of 2, .75 and .3 amps. The pencil trick worked to get this light to always start on high after about 5 seconds.

Did the ones with the different drivers also have different labelling? Wasn’t the original one for this GB a “SkyFire” or something, and then they switched to “Ultrafire” (now)? Maybe that was the reason for the driver differences in yours?

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The five I have so far are all Ultrafire. Two different drivers.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

The five I have so far are all Ultrafire. Two different drivers.

Aargh :(!!

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is the driver ring reverse threaded? I cannot for the life of me get mine to come loose

Got it…not reverse threaded…took alot of elbow grease and some very choice words and threatening to get the big hammer Big Smile

Fixed that supid next mode memory…upgrading soon, going to put a XM-L2 on sinkpad, not sure if I want to put a nanjg in, or resistor mod this driver, solder braid upgrade, thicker wires (the basic upgrades) to see how well it does, 1.7~A high stock…bleh

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Just got mine today. Seems ok for the price tbh. No real visible PWM that I can detect. Pulls 2.11amps on high.

Beam is good. Next mode memory sucks though. What exactly is the ‘pencil’ mod?

Also any tips on getting to the Led? Bezel comes off easy enough but haven’t managed to get the lens out.

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Chicken Drumstick wrote:
Just got mine today. Seems ok for the price tbh. No real visible PWM that I can detect. Pulls 2.11amps on high.

Beam is good. Next mode memory sucks though. What exactly is the ‘pencil’ mod?

Also any tips on getting to the Led? Bezel comes off easy enough but haven’t managed to get the lens out.

ON the driver there is a capacitor right next to the MCU (controller chip), you take a #2 pencil and scrub it across the top from one side to the next, the graphite creates a high resistance shunt across the resistor, when you turn off the light, it drains the capacitor down resetting the MCU back to default (hi mode) next time it comes on, this way when you turn off the light, wait a few seconds, turn it back on, it always comes on hi, you can actually go hi>mid>lo>off back to hi>mid>lo without ever going to the epileptic seizure flash modes, but the modes are still there if you need them.

otherwise with next mode memory it goes hi>off>mid>off>lo>off>strobe(epileptic seizure)>off>sos(epileptic seizure)>off back to hi

Old-Lumens wrote:

Here’s a photo of the stock driver.

f131a

From what I understand, you can use a pencil or a resistor on top of the capacitor (highlighted in BLUE), to remove next mode memory.    As far as a mod for higher amps?? I don’t know. I thought you might be able to shift the Positive led wire over to the spot highlighted in YELLOW

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Received my 2 in the mail today. Both worked fine, thought there was something wrong with the lens but it was plastic stick on protection. Smile When I removed the body and tailcap they threaded right onto my 3c DST which was a nice surprise. Was wanting to do that conversion for awhile, was a nice bonus.

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Chicken Drumstick wrote:
Just got mine today. Seems ok for the price tbh. No real visible PWM that I can detect. Pulls 2.11amps on high.

Beam is good. Next mode memory sucks though. What exactly is the ‘pencil’ mod?

Also any tips on getting to the Led? Bezel comes off easy enough but haven’t managed to get the lens out.

ON the driver there is a capacitor right next to the MCU (controller chip), you take a #2 pencil and scrub it across the top from one side to the next, the graphite creates a high resistance shunt across the resistor, when you turn off the light, it drains the capacitor down resetting the MCU back to default (hi mode) next time it comes on, this way when you turn off the light, wait a few seconds, turn it back on, it always comes on hi, you can actually go hi>mid>lo>off back to hi>mid>lo without ever going to the epileptic seizure flash modes, but the modes are still there if you need them.

otherwise with next mode memory it goes hi>off>mid>off>lo>off>strobe(epileptic seizure)>off>sos(epileptic seizure)>off back to hi

Old-Lumens wrote:

Here’s a photo of the stock driver.


f131a


From what I understand, you can use a pencil or a resistor on top of the capacitor (highlighted in BLUE), to remove next mode memory.    As far as a mod for higher amps?? I don’t know. I thought you might be able to shift the Positive led wire over to the spot highlighted in YELLOW


Thanks. I’ll give it a go. Although the driver in mine doesn’t look like that. More like the one posted earlier in this thread.
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all those parallel resistors ,do they effect the current ? in case we add more on top of them.

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all those parallel resistors ,do they effect the current ? in case we add more on top of them.

See: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31213#comment-579563

Apparently, you can move the + lead on the driver to the other output pad to get higher current…

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