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Hi ssschen,

How are you going?
I have seen you on a few threads before

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Hey all first time in here, first time buying my own torch. Decided on the Convoy L6.

I believe this is the cheapest place to buy? Just found the link from the deal negotiated prices forum section here so may be wrong. https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_360866.html?wid=1433363

Abit confused on where to get the batteries and if I should get a battery charger aswell , any guidance would be great

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Not sure who is able to ship Li-Ion to Australia these days. Seems the rules keep changing.
For a great local seller, contact Supersports600 on ebay. Yass has a solid reputation for quality and service. Some have complained about the price difference compared to the international sellers but you will get good backup if there are any issues.

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
Excellent idea bud, subscribed

Howdy mate.

This thread is a good idea.

I still love that great light that you sold me!

CHEERS

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gadabout wrote:
Not sure who is able to ship Li-Ion to Australia these days. Seems the rules keep changing. For a great local seller, contact Supersports600 on ebay. Yass has a solid reputation for quality and service. Some have complained about the price difference compared to the international sellers but you will get good backup if there are any issues.

I have been dealing with Yasser for years now and he is a great guy with lots of good info on his stock.

I have used his Blazar 18650s for years with no issues at all.

I fully recommend buying your batteries from him.

CHEERS

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Hi Kevin,

If your torch doesn’t have on board charging, you will definitely need a charger.
There are many reviews for good chargers on the forum, but some are quite expensive.
The liitokala lii-202 (2 battery charger) is apparently quite good for less than AU$10.

I just about finished typing the info below when I realised the torch you want to buy takes 26650 batteries.
I can only speak about 18650 batteries from experience, but this might be helpful in case you end up with an 18650 torch one day.
Unless I’m mistaken I don’t think I’ve seen any 26650 batteries advertised in the big brand names.
My knowledge of 26650 batteries is zero, but there would be other people who would know and hopefully help you.

There are quite a lot of sellers of batteries on eBay who are based in Australia.
Some people say there are a lot of fake 18650 batteries out there, but I don’t know. If you’re not an expert it’s hard to tell a genuine from a fake unless you have the means to thoroughly test the battery. A lot of genuine batteries even have different wrappings and printing to each other.
Avoid unknown brands because a lot of them are rubbish and it’s not worth it to save a few dollars. Stick to major brands like Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic etc.
I bought 4 Panasonic 18650 batteries on eBay and they seem ok. I think they are genuine.
Most of my batteries are Samsung 30Q 18650 which are highly recommended by people on this forum. I have bought all of these (in packs of 4 batteries) on several orders from Banggood. They all work well and I think they are genuine. They ship to Australia – no problem.
I usually wait for a flash deal when they reduce the price. There is a shipping charge of just over $4, but if you buy 2 packs the shipping comes down to about 75 cents.

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Thanks for the info Rob, I actually just purchased a 18650 torch today ThorFire C8s and a LiitoKala Charger . As for batteries Ebay supplier or Aussie site

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Hi Kevin,

Good choices..
Good torch – good price – My first one was a Convoy C8 – I think they are almost the same.
You will be amazed at the light it can throw out.
I have a LiittoKala charger as well.
Keep Banggood in mind for future battery purchases, especially if you buy a pack of 4, they will be cheaper.

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4 x Eneloop Pro AA
Made in Japan
$17.99 delivered

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394548

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ezarc wrote:
4 x Eneloop Pro AA
Made in Japan
$17.99 delivered

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394548

Doh I need AAA’s! So many ebay plus deals at the moment with $20 shipping Sad

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ezarc wrote:
4 x Eneloop Pro AA
Made in Japan
$17.99 delivered

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394548

Doh I need AAA’s! So many ebay plus deals at the moment with $20 shipping Sad

$20.99 for 8 x AAA
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394775

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ezarc wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
ezarc wrote:
4 x Eneloop Pro AA
Made in Japan
$17.99 delivered

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394548

Doh I need AAA’s! So many ebay plus deals at the moment with $20 shipping Sad

$20.99 for 8 x AAA
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394775

Cheers, didn’t see that deal

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Good thread. My latent torchaholic tendencies have recently resurfaced so good to have local sources.

In my possession:
1st ThorFire C8s from Amazon (very nice) like Kevin with 2 BLAZAR NCR 18650 B 3400mAh + Soshine AU SCS2 from supersport600.
2nd UltraFire LT-HJ Cree XML T6 from GearBest (average) which came with dodgy battery and charger

In transit:
3rd 4 x Astrolux A01 from Bang good to share with the family. (Need to get buy in from mrs to keep spending Smile )
4th 2 at once, ThorFire TG06S and VG15S from Amazon – which required some more batteries from supersport600, 2x KEEPPOWER Protected Sanyo UR14500P 840mAh & 4 x IMALENT 3000mAh IMR Protected 18650
5th BLF Q8 from Amazon with 4PCS Samsung INR18650-30Q from Bang good. Hopefully the batteries will make it, hard shipping batteries international these days.

Three of those Imalent are going to be presents to a mate, mother in law and brother in law along with 3 x Convoy C8 Cree XML2 U2 – 1B and 3 x Nitecore UM10 Intellicharger from GearBest. Again to get buy in from nearest and dearest.

That’s over $500 in a very short period of time and still no individual torch over $100.

Saw the eneloop above and got some AAA to go in A01’s.

help

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Hi and welcome Sillen. If you see any bargains on Amazon Australia please post them up. Beer

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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MRsDNF wrote:
Hi and welcome Sillen. If you see any bargains on Amazon Australia please post them up. Beer

Not sure if a bargain as unfamiliar with amazon deals so not sure if prize will come down ThorFire PF04 Pen Light Prime Early Access Deal PF04 Early Access

aud$19.48 so not really a bargain, same at banggood

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Two different price points:

FandyFireFire MAX03 Super Bright Tactical flashlight $40

Olight X9R Marauder $780

The Max03 looks familiar. Is that a generic build copied by many like C8?

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Amazon Lightning Deal ThorFire VG15S ends 1600 AUS EDT 20% off $21.44

Spewin ‘cause I ordered one last week, delivered yesterday. Nice little light. Was doin BBQ rump and pork fillet for dinner last night and the outside light was broken so reversed the pocket clip (swap ends with light and tail cap) and stuck it to my cap visor. Medium was good for cooking, Turbo light up a decent portion of the back yard.

Fortuitously, ordered TG06S at the same time. 14500 battery on order so only on AA and not working to full potential but stuck that on Jr’s cap and we had plenty of light for cooking Smile

My ThorFire stable :

C8s
VG15S
TH06S

Q8 on order and in transit via Amazon AU

S70S on the wish list

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/395428

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So thats what I could smell last night. Smile

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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So thats what I could smell last night. Smile

Yup and more to come. Just took delivery of 6kg chunk a rump from a mate’s brother who works in an abattoir, $8/kg.

ThorFire and Amazon are really playing with my mind. Now they are showing TG06S as lightening deal for tomorrow so within two days they’ve offered discounts on both torches I ordered last week and took delivery of yesterday!

https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/goldbox/ref=gbps_ftr_s-8_e173_wht_48520330?...

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Where’s the cheapest place to get Eneloops now that EBay Plus has made all the shipping costs crazy high?

Bought 8 AAA’s the other day for $24 off eBay from an OzB deal, said $20 shipping, but there was a click and collect option that said -$20 so I bought them…seems you only get that $20 off if you’re an eBay Plus member. Seller was nice enough to refund me.

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Hi Guys,

This is not an Aussie bargain, but just to let you know that this is a good deal equivalent to some of the lights you have mentioned.
It’s an older Convoy C2+ and I think this offer is ending very soon.

https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_44144.html?wid=1433363

I ordered 2 of these for under AU$14 each and they arrived today. Very nice bright little lights and great quality. I don’t think you’ll get much better for your money.

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
Where’s the cheapest place to get Eneloops now that EBay Plus has made all the shipping costs crazy high?

Bought 8 AAA’s the other day for $24 off eBay from an OzB deal, said $20 shipping, but there was a click and collect option that said -$20 so I bought them…seems you only get that $20 off if you’re an eBay Plus member. Seller was nice enough to refund me.

I had the same problem, ended up getting impatient and ordering from another vendor, 8xAAA eneloop $28 delivered. Ordered Saturday, s’posed to arrive tomorrow.

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Sillen wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
Where’s the cheapest place to get Eneloops now that EBay Plus has made all the shipping costs crazy high?

Bought 8 AAA’s the other day for $24 off eBay from an OzB deal, said $20 shipping, but there was a click and collect option that said -$20 so I bought them…seems you only get that $20 off if you’re an eBay Plus member. Seller was nice enough to refund me.

I had the same problem, ended up getting impatient and ordering from another vendor, 8xAAA eneloop $28 delivered. Ordered Saturday, s’posed to arrive tomorrow.

Thanks mate

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We were posting about batteries in the D4S thread. I haven’t found 26650’s but purchased a couple of Panasonic Protected NCR 18650 B 3.7V 3400mAh Button Top from an ebay seller 9th August $23 for 2 shipped and they’ve tested ok.


The kids have been using them without issue so far in a couple of S2+ 7135×6 bedside lights.

This vendor has some LG HG2 as well for $9ea shipped, less for 2 or 4.

Vendor has various VTCx cells and a few others for sale as well. I don’t need any high discharge atm with 8×30Q in transit from BG flash sale so was hoping a fellow aussie would pick up a couple of HG2’s for testing Smile

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
ezarc wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
ezarc wrote:
4 x Eneloop Pro AA
Made in Japan
$17.99 delivered

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394548

Doh I need AAA’s! So many ebay plus deals at the moment with $20 shipping Sad

$20.99 for 8 x AAA
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394775

Cheers, didn’t see that deal

Ladda AA battery from IKEA is the sample capacity and LSD but much cheaper price. I bought a buch of them and love them heaps.

link

why bother risking ebay fake stuff Evil

Nico -.-

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Nicolicous wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
ezarc wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
ezarc wrote:
4 x Eneloop Pro AA
Made in Japan
$17.99 delivered

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394548

Doh I need AAA’s! So many ebay plus deals at the moment with $20 shipping Sad

$20.99 for 8 x AAA
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394775

Cheers, didn’t see that deal

Ladda AA battery from IKEA is the sample capacity and LSD but much cheaper price. I bought a buch of them and love them heaps.

link

why bother risking ebay fake stuff Evil

I’m a big fan of the Coles LSD Ni-MH AA and AAA – four for $7.

The AAs are only 2200 mAh but I can pick up a pack whenever I need them rather than spending half a weekend day on a trip to Ikea.

https://shop.coles.com.au/a/a-national/product/coles-brand-battery-recha...

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Thorfire Amazon “Sale” ie coupon codes in each item

TK15 40%
VG10S and VG15S 30%
TG06S 20% 2 or more
Q8 25%
C8s kit 30%
S70S & TK18 25%

 Might have to get a “backup” blf q8

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Sillen wrote:
Thorfire Amazon “Sale” ie coupon codes in each item

TK15 40%
VG10S and VG15S 30%
TG06S 20% 2 or more
Q8 25%
C8s kit 30%
S70S & TK18 25%

 Might have to get a “backup” blf q8

Thanks Sillen. Where can we find the codes?

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In the bottom of item description so search for thorfire or the part number, click on the link and below the pics and main details

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That little Lii 202 charger is a good all round cheap unit.
I bought one for travelling in caravan and boat. $7.30 del from memory.
Does NI-MH AA. AAA.
/Li-Ion 10440. 14500.18650. 20700.26650. Up to 2A output.
Covers all the usual sizes.

Most of the GOOD battery’s run Panasonic cells. I usually stick with LG. Samsung. and Panasonic themselves.
I have some Panasonic and LG 18650’s in post at present.
$30 and $32 per pack of 4. Bought from Bangood.
They put a $2 handling fee on this order too??. Grrrr.

The Laptop power packs I’ve had so far. Have all had either Samsung or LG cells in them. 2200, or 2500.

There are demo’s on You tube as to how to differentiate between genuine and iffy.
Well worth perusing.

And once you’ve removed one AA/AAA cell and replaced with Ni-cad or Li-Ion.
You’ll NEVER go back to acid cells again.-
it’s like turning on a floodlight alongside a candle.
Output wise. I just stick to kids and amateurs with them.

Regarding those S2/S2+.
I have one of each. XP-L/Hi, models. and 3 x C8’s.
2 being the Sofurn C8A and C8T. T’other one a
Ultrafire C8. XM-L2.

The C8’s outdo the S2 in all regards. including hand comfort. (I think)
Same pricing.

For kids inside home and yard work.
I preferred to give my grandkids each a Jetbeam Jet-1 MK Pro. Twisty’s.
They run AA Ni-Cad, and ICR 14500. 900mah.
3 steps from moon to 460. and Under $17AUD on coupons
I bought 6 plus 1 for my bedhead.

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