Buying a Trustfire Mini-01 from FT

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TheGloriousTachikoma
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Buying a Trustfire Mini-01 from FT

First off, I’ve had good experiences with FT. The only time an order took longer than two weeks from click to mailman was when it included a pair of 16650’s, right as the big battery bugaboo began blowing-big.

I’m interested in buying a couple of the Trustfire Mini-01’s as Christmas gifts, but my question is whether or not the included, uninstalled CR123’s are going to pose a problem for shipping.

Also, it says that this light makes 280 lumens, but the review of a Mini-01 on this site says on high the current draw is 2 amps?

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You could ask them to remove the battery or to ship it inside the light if you think there may be a problem delivering the lithium cell to your area.

The mini 01 is probably good for 200+ lm with the primary lithium cell and maybe 450+ on an 16340 rechargeable. I know my one draws about 2.5A on high with a 16340 IMR cell, i don’t know what the primary cell draw is.

Have a look at these links

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/10448

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20741

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I see, its sort of like the AA/14500 lights then. The issue isn’t on my end, they just posted another moratorium-notice on shipping li-ions, right?

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I received a couple Mini-01s last month from FT, they placed the batteries inside the lights with tape on the ends. they arrived no problem.

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Until Christmas should be enough time, if you know it now you can order them.
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