Anybody tested Trustfire X9, beamshots?

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I wonder if anyone has a x8 to compare to. That seems a better value imo for not much more w/ a regulated driver (1 or 2 cells), but it was dwarfed yet still by the Skyray stlv2.

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On Ebay some seller say it's the input voltage is from 4.2v to 8.4v and others state only 4.2v.?

When i receive my one, I'm only going to use 18650 battery.

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I think it should be pretty obvious to someone who's bought a few of these things that the specs are often random. Makes it exciting.

However, we can use some data like current draw to infer what's going on. 

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gen1.3_  It could be a forward clicky.You cannot change mode when it's on.

Switch it off and then you have to half click the tailcap to the required mode and then full-click.

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Quite a nice torch, the tail switch being a pain the ........ I like the half press to change mode. My driver was very average at about 0.7amp at the tail cap but could still light up trees 200m away.

Deffo only 4.2v. Once I knew the driver was so poor I put in two 16340's....certainly fixed the silly modes. Now it is only one mode.... Cool

 

I have order in replacement driver to get it running at 2.8amps. Looks like it might turn into one of my main hunting torches.

For 35/36 Aussie dollars delivered it seems real good value at the moment, even with the cost of a new driver added in.

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Deffo only 4.2v. Once I knew the driver was so poor I put in two 16340's....certainly fixed the silly modes. Now it is only one mode.... Cool

 

Yep....not sure why anybody would wanna complain about strobe and SOS.  Just put in 2 cells, that'd fix any light....  Cool  LOL!

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I have this light mine one runs 1.5amps on high, Only slightly dimmer than my free Ultrafire Th -T60(2.8Amps) here is the link to the five mode. If it ran at 3Amps it will be really bright and in the long run burn out.

I'm happy with the brightness at 1.5amps. Build quality rivals the premium Brands. Good Thrower as well.

The manual says 4.2 to 8.4v but gen1.3_ tried 2 x16340 batteries and now has only 1 mode.

I have not tried 2 batteries.

 

Here are my battery readings

Trustfire 2400 Grey(4.07v)   AW 2200 Black(4.15v)  Trustfire R/B(4.13v)

H - 1.2Amps                          H - 1.69Amps                 H - 1.73Amps

M - 0.72Amps                        M - 0.85Amps                 M - 0.87Amps

L - 0.15Amps                         L - 0.17Amps                 L - 0.17Amps

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I suppose that's the problem w/ unregulated lights. Essentially arbitrary max brightness. 1.5A is not really the same as 3A, and unfortunately xp-g territory. I was quite close to buying this light when I elected to go for the STL-v6 instead for mostly that reason. I can't imagine it costs that much to put a reg driver in this w/ optional extension like the x8, it's supposed to be premium X series model.

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My TrustFire X9 just arrived, can't wait for darkness.:)

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picrthis wrote:

My TrustFire X9 just arrived, can't wait for darkness.:)

Can't wait for your report............Smile

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X9 owners... how do think this light is built for modding? If I was interested in replacing the driver would it be worth the effort? 

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gen1.3_ wrote:

kragmutt wrote:

Is it safe to say X9 throws better than UF 980L? Any other XML based light that throws further that's single 18650 and in same price range?

Yes it throws better that the 980l. The x9 compares very close to my tk41. the tk41 is still a little bit brighter.

 

Hi,

Do you have a beamshot comparison between X9 and tk41, wanted to see a picture of the two. I wanted to get a TK41 but if I could get a 1x18650 XM-L thrower that is in the caliber of tk41 but cheaper then I would go that route.

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You might find this useful, Ian.

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VFMaddict wrote:

You might find this useful, Ian.

 

Thanks

Does anyone know if the ebay Trustfire X9 is as bright as the KD/Manafont version in 1x18650?

Specs states that the ebay version accepts 2xCR123A and the KD up to 4.2v only.

Maybe the reason one member have problem with his ebay version is he powered the light by 2x 16340 which is above 7.2v as compared to 2 CR123A which is only 6v(3-6v driver).

I'm leaning toward to getting an ebay version as I already have batteries and charger.

 

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Have there been any subsequent deliveries to BLF members and with what current draws?

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Well, you have two people who tried their luck with 2 cells and now have 1-mode lights, so I would more or less expect the usual xml DD draws of ~3A+ depending on your own luck.

Actually, what you really need is for one of the lucky gentlemen above to take a pic of the driver and we can see what's going on inside. 

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Well.. I ordered one. I'm just curious if swapping the driver is a worthwhile project. 

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Well.. I ordered one. I'm just curious if swapping the driver is a worthwhile project. 

Why not just spend 8 bucks more for the fully regulated Fandyfire STL-V6? Same length in shorty mode on 2 x 18500, and I measured 46k (mine under-reads about 10%). Waiting for confirmation from ergotelis on his set, he has measured Olight M3X to be 59k. The Fandyfire glass cuts nearly 6% in light, but i could not find UCL lens of this 59mm size, which would cut only 1%.

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Two batteries?

Exotic 18500 size?

As if life wasn't hard enough ...

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agedbriar wrote:

Two batteries?

Exotic 18500 size?

As if life wasn't hard enough ...

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2100 wrote:

weiser701 wrote:

Well.. I ordered one. I'm just curious if swapping the driver is a worthwhile project. 

Why not just spend 8 bucks more for the fully regulated Fandyfire STL-V6? Same length in shorty mode on 2 x 18500, and I measured 46k (mine under-reads about 10%). Waiting for confirmation from ergotelis on his set, he has measured Olight M3X to be 59k. The Fandyfire glass cuts nearly 6% in light, but i could not find UCL lens of this 59mm size, which would cut only 1%.

 

Well.. first of all, I already ordered so no more decisions, haha. Secondly, I'm trying to stick with one cell operation because it's for a friend. But I'm not also not really interested in incorporating 18500 cells in my life. I'd like to keep things simple with the more popular 18650. But depending on how much I like this light, I might order one for myself and see about swapping the driver. It seems like a good body for modding and it'll be more education in the area of modding. It's not so much about saving money. I like the single 18650 operation and it seems like it should have decent heat management. 

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18500's are optional on the STL-v6. It's actually supposed to be cloning a <=12v light, so it's 2x 650mm normally, but they provide a short removable ext. so you can use 3x 340mm w/ it.

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Two batteries?

Exotic 18500 size?

As if life wasn't hard enough ...

Just get the ones from bestinone.net, only $8.80 per IMR 18500 pair shipped. Excellent batteries.  Mitro, E1320, DasFriek and I have tested it to be extremely good, enough to hang around with AW.  In fact if you check that your C8 tube can fit the light, you can do 2 x IMR18350s, also from BIO, which makes it a pretty short thrower, better than Solarforce MPP-1 as in same throw but 3X more lumens.  I tried DBS V3 and U80 tubes, fits no problem.

Of course, this Trustfire X9 is cheap, going to throw great as well (and I like the looks), somebody needs to get some figures though.

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thommy wrote:

zizo wrote:

It's a nice looking light.  Can you measure the height and width of the reflector?

Diameter reflector= 52,5 mm (2,067 inch) x 43 mm (1,693) height.

Lens glas is 4 mm (0,1575) thick!

does it miss any small gadgets there?

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Man this thread made me buy one, got it from ebay for $33.48. Hopefully the 3 weeks wait will be worth it.Laughing

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I didn't have patience to wait for another bid auction to arrive so I just did the "Buy it Now" for $37.99 Yell Allegedly it has shipped already so hopefully I'm seeing it at my door in the next two weeks. 

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I've just won an auction on this light at US$28.51 shipped (seller "go_market"). I wanted to stay below 22.00EUR as that's the limit for hassle-free duty-free import to the EU.

Now let's see what I get. Wink

Being a bigger flashlight, Customs will probably ask for proof of purchase, but an email with the link to the listing is all that they require.

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agedbriar wrote:

I've just won an auction on this light at US$28.51 shipped (seller "go_market"). I wanted to stay below 22.00EUR as that's the limit for hassle-free duty-free import to the EU.

Now let's see what I get. Wink

 

So your the one i'm bidding against, good thing I already bought one yesterday, For a little less I would have gotten another. I need flashlight funds. hahaha

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Ian2381 wrote:

agedbriar wrote:

I've just won an auction on this light at US$28.51 shipped (seller "go_market"). I wanted to stay below 22.00EUR as that's the limit for hassle-free duty-free import to the EU.

Now let's see what I get. Wink

 

So your the one i'm bidding against, good thing I already bought one yesterday, For a little less I would have gotten another. I need flashlight funds. hahaha

So you are the one who buys them in bulk! Good that you didn't jump in when I clicked the Confirm bid button too soon (different dialog screens on eBay.au).

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agedbriar wrote:

Ian2381 wrote:

agedbriar wrote:

I've just won an auction on this light at US$28.51 shipped (seller "go_market"). I wanted to stay below 22.00EUR as that's the limit for hassle-free duty-free import to the EU.

Now let's see what I get. Wink

 

So your the one i'm bidding against, good thing I already bought one yesterday, For a little less I would have gotten another. I need flashlight funds. hahaha

So you are the one who buys them in bulk! Good that you didn't jump in when I clicked the Confirm bid button too soon (different dialog screens on eBay.au).

Thought a BLF member is trying to get one, don't want to be too greedy and probably won't have any use getting two anyway. lol

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