Anybody tested Trustfire X9, beamshots?

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I'm gonna try on the next one. If any of y'all fools snipe me at the last sec, I'll know it's you and hunt you down.  :stare:


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Good luck! Laughing

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I've also ordered another NANJG 105 2.8A driver from KD - just in case it might be needed.

When I built in my first one (in an underdriven SSC-P7 flashlight), the results weren't any better than the monkey soldering jobs we often criticize, but it works fine and I'm learning. I might need a more powerful iron for soldering to the pill, though.

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Can someone post a picture of the driver as mine is only driven to about 1.8Amps.

I want to see if the people who have 3Amps going to the led have a differrent driver.

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Can someone post a picture of the driver as mine is only driven to about 1.8Amps.

I want to see if the people who have 3Amps going to the led have a differrent driver.

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If you take a pic of your driver, perhaps others can compare or provide advice.

Also, I won this w/ the shady 2 cells+charger a few days ago (see post above). Not a bad deal for 30 or so. Can't wait to get it and eliminate the flashy modes w/ two batteries. Big Smile

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agenthex wrote:

If you take a pic of your driver, perhaps others can compare or provide advice.

Also, I won this w/ the shady 2 cells+charger a few days ago (see post above). Not a bad deal for 30 or so. Can't wait to get it and eliminate the flashy modes w/ two batteries. Big Smile

I wonder if that can be classed as a flashlight mod........lol

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agenthex wrote:

If you take a pic of your driver, perhaps others can compare or provide advice.

Also, I won this w/ the shady 2 cells+charger a few days ago (see post above). Not a bad deal for 30 or so. Can't wait to get it and eliminate the flashy modes w/ two batteries. Big Smile

Please take a note of the High mode current before and after the electroshock therapy. I'm wondering if that only eliminates the modes or also converts the light to true direct drive.

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Sorry but this Trustfire X9 is probably (one of) the last flashlight I would buy.

 

 The LED seems screwed down on the edge of the tube. A hole for thermal path / heat dissipation ?...

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That big alu plate actually does dissipate a lot of the heat and does transfer it to the body effectively. same as the one on the skyray stl v2

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Well, mine arrived today..... but no batteries to test!!! I loaned them to my dad. However, I have some more coming from Manafont..... but it's bugging me! 

 

I purchased this light from cyberport888 on Aug 9 and it arrived on my doorstep Aug 17. The notice it shipped came on Aug 11. That's not too shabby! I can provide pics later, but no beam shots. Although I'm sure you've seen enough of just the body by now. I have to say it's a very nice looking light. The color is fantastic. It's like a dark gun metal color. Just one small ding but the reflector and lens are spotless. The emitter is also perfectly centered. 

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I've had an X9 for a couple of weeks now and I think you''ll be happy with it.

It's beam pattern and the brightness are very close to the TK41 which is still my favourite torch.

(Due mainly to buttons on the side and UI)

Considering it's only 1x18650, it's performance is quite outstanding.

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Okay, I figured I better get some photo's posted while I've remembered. No beam shots yet, sorry. I received this from ebay seller cyberport888. I purchased late evening Aug 9 and received it Aug 17.

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I bought one from the same seller. He got it in the mail pretty quick. Cant wait. Good deal too!

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I just got mine today, here's the comparison pix for reference of size.

 

Also got mine from ebay seller cyberport888, fast shipping and great communication plus reasonable prices. Bought mine on the 12th and received on the 24th. would recommend this ebay seller for sure.

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I bought it from go_market, and they were exceptionally fast too.

Dispatched the next working day, arrived to Slovenia 7 days later, but stopped by Customs. Can't blame the customs guys for suspecting that it cost me more than the tax-free 22EUR per shipment Wink (it didn't!  Tongue out ) and requesting proof, which I promptly sent them by email.

It should arrive to my home on Thursday. 

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Anyone tested how many lumens the X9 produce at high mode?

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Any good beam shots not wall Smile of trustfire x9 Im thinking of getting this light..

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vawayne wrote:

Any good beam shots not wall Smile of trustfire x9 Im thinking of getting this light..

Got comparison beamshot on another thread

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3842#comment-63866

Post #8.

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I'm kind of mixed about this light. I got mine a few days back and while it seems really well built (some imperfections though), esp for the price, the current draw is <2A and drops quickly. Mine also had intermittent issue w/ tailcap I had to fix (though that's expected for any such chinese light). 

 

IMO it's not quite worth the original $50 price (2 KD C8's), but definitely better than 1 KD C8.

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I just got done reading this whole thread and it seems to me that it's all the ebay versions that are drawing <2A while the ones pulling 3A or more got their's from manafont. You should all post tail cap draw and where you got it to see if my theory is true. I'm figuring it is. Just my $.02

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JohnnyMac wrote:

I just got done reading this whole thread and it seems to me that it's all the ebay versions that are drawing <2A while the ones pulling 3A or more got their's from manafont. You should all post tail cap draw and where you got it to see if my theory is true. I'm figuring it is. Just my $.02

Interesting.  V.interesting.  

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Interesting. I noticed some are getting pretty low values as well, there seems to be a pattern....but i never voiced out as i did not purchase the light.

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Well, I finally received mine and yes, it seems to confirm that pattern. Bought from eBay, and the most I can get is 2.0-2.1A with an AW 2200mAh (I only have protected batteries).

In normal use, the current is higher though, due to the drop that the inclusion of the ammeter into the circuit induces. I put the light on an upturned glass bowl and while measuring the tail current and without breaking contact, I tipped the banana plug so as to create a short between battery minus and tube. Brightness jumped up, but since I have no luxmeter at the moment (waiting for a replacement), I can't measure the difference. It's quite visible by naked eye, so it's not irrelevant.

But who cares about brightness! My X9 has square threads, and that alone makes it worthy of the Noble Flashights Forum.

So long guys!  Tongue out

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Of course I was joking.

Presently, I'm right back from an outing where I compared my X9, pulling 2.0A from an AW 2200, to the TF F15 (SMO reflector), pulling 3.1-3.2A from a TF Flames.

The X9 reflector does such a good job, that in spite of the substantial current difference, the X9 hotspot is slightly (but unequivocally) brighter then the F15's, although smaller, which suits me. There is also less corona and spill to reduce long range night vision. All in all a very pleasing beam pattern for the 100-150m range I plan to use the X9 on.

Although not a fan of unprotected batteries, I've ordered a pair of the cheap ones (TF Grays 2500mAh), so as to see how much difference skipping the protection circuit brings. If these boost the brightness further still, I'll later buy some Panasonics.

I have a free NANJG 105 that I ordered with the X9 in mind, but it seems that its depth might cause problems.

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TF greys will be if anything worse than decent protecteds. I cannot get > 2A in mine even with name brand ones (sanyo/sony/panasonic).

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Ah, I thought the protection circuit exclusion had more impact than cell quality. I seem to remember big current boosts reported with the use of DX unprotected batteries (it was with some other light).

Oh well ...

Anyway, I'm not unhappy as is. It still beats F15, and on lower consumption to boot. Unless the current choking introduced by the ammeter is especially high on the X9. At the moment, after equal time on, the voltage left in the X9 battery is higher than in the F15 - as it should be, supposing a similar capacity of the batteries used.

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It varies a bit according to the circuit and light. I suspect (above) this light actually has some (relatively static) load stuff in it, probably to avoid dying on 2xcr123a's. On a completely unfettered high current DD circuit, it'll sometimes make a some difference, but not if you're using crummy batteries that have trouble pushing that much in the first place.

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Shame on them, if they can't deliver something like 1.3-1.5C (true C = 2.0Ah from a plot published by a user).

Well, we have seen more expensive lessons... Wink

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Just won an x9 for 19.99 and 13.49 shipping..good deal..look forward to testing it out vs my 980l

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