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On the soldering iron. I just checked and the chassis is NOT grounded. Thus all the shock warnings.
I’ll do a review and do a mod to ground the case.
Do Not use this unless you understand the risks.

Gee, a single wire inside the case could have fixed this (I think).
I found a few of the settings. But this one is not in the same class as the $80 PID soldering irons. The main difference being the display that give basically no information other than the temperature.
Still for $17-$20? Cheap, or cheaper than a typical soldering pencil. But it needs a safety mod.
All the Best,
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And then technology started a meteoric rise in progress. A light would be released and then be noticeably obsolete within a year! We are truly in the Golden Age of LED lights now. : Xevious

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Somehow I have one of those, I would prefer a titanium long spork over it lol.

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Just got one of these large desk lamps
$21 with the Vipon code. Click the above picture to go to Vipon. It’s been coming and going at Vipon.
I cannot detect any visible flicker and I don’t see any banding on my Pixel 4XL camera which is horribly sensitive to flicker.
The controls work well, but they are invisible in a dark room and they have zero tactile feedback. You can’t feel the controls so you have to turn on a flashlight to see them Facepalm
Also, if the lamp head is too close to the top of my monitors, the light causes a glare and washes out the top edge of the displays. Moving it a bit higher, and forward, fixes the issue.

I have it clamped onto my computer worktable.

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Wow. Your computer table looks awesome. Its it the standing desk?

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cyclops wrote:
Wow. Your computer table looks awesome. Its it the standing desk?

Best computer desk/work table I’ve ever had. Height is adjustable. Got it a couple months ago at Home Depot

And Harbor Freight has a bunch of magnetic accessories for their roll around toolboxes that work great on this workbench: power strip, screwdriver holder/tray, magnetic hooks, etc. I have one of the trays stuck on the back of my bench holding the power adapters for my monitors and laptops so they aren’t just hanging down to the floor.

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Yeah, those look pretty neat. It’s one of these Husky models from Home Depot.

I have a couple electric height-adjustable desks and really like them. I was eyeing those Husky models before I found a deal on my second desk.

EDIT: TexasToasted beat me by a few seconds. Party

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I’ve been using this since May. Price went up $20, but worth it imo.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08W422BBJ

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since we are “talking” soldering iron….

code PNH269OM gets this for $13.


none of the Amazon links work.
do not know why.
please search
on Amazon.
Vastar Soldering Gun Automatic Hand-held

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Amazon link to the above:

https://tinyurl.com/54wdxu3d

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Pete7874, i thank you.

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Tactical flashlight, 1200 lumen, with magnetic charging – $7.09

https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Tactical-FLashlights-Flashlight-Wate...

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I know not many zooming fans, but received the one I got for <$12 today. https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1785015#comment-1785015

I suspect the led pcb is bridging a gap in the pill, pretty light Weight. Battery says icr 3800.

Case is worth a few bucks to me. Will try to remove USB charging garbage, swap lens and driver and make it 26800. I like the huge emitter when zoomed.

Zoomies are useful boat camping, and I usually end up giving the cheap mods away and stick to my FD65 (close) and HT35 (far).

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Govee LED Rechargeable Flashlight, 1000 High Lumens CREE XM-L3 LED

18.99 + -40% coupon = $11.39

Another TIR zoomy.

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must resist.

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I put up a review of the Handskit PID soldering iron:
https://budgetlightforum.com/node/78428

https://www.amazon.com/Soldering-Function-Adjustable-Temperature-Ergonom...
All the Best,
Jeff

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Here’s a fantastic deal!
I just received mine and it’s probably comparable to Geek Aire’s 12” model. Phenomenal output for its size and being rechargeable. Taotronics 12” rechargeable fan ($129 on Taotronics site) for $45 total after 40% off clickable coupon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0987Q2Y1K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_ZGBNGTATE...

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I paid over $100 for my Geek Aire. Now I have a backup Big Smile
Worth every penny when the power goes out.

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bigtrav261 wrote:
Here’s a fantastic deal! I just received mine and it’s probably comparable to Geek Aire’s 12” model. Phenomenal output for its size and being rechargeable. Taotronics 12” rechargeable fan ($129 on Taotronics site) for $45 total after 40% off clickable coupon.

So it has a battery pack that’s built in? So I assume it’s not replaceable?

Richie

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bigtrav261 wrote:
Here’s a fantastic deal!
I just received mine and it’s probably comparable to Geek Aire’s 12” model. Phenomenal output for its size and being rechargeable. Taotronics 12” rechargeable fan ($129 on Taotronics site) for $45 total after 40% off clickable coupon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0987Q2Y1K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_ZGBNGTATE...
!https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0273/0351/0069/products/taotronics-tt-...!

Are the batteries removable/replaceable?

Can it run on AC power as well?

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That's a nice looking fan, and TaoTronics makes some good stuff.

If I needed a floor fan, I'd be all over that.  :-)

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Looks like it's an unbranded TaoTronics, but if it's really made by them, that's a good sign.

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Ordered one. Maybe I can add powerbank capabilities to it.

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Richie086 wrote:
bigtrav261 wrote:
Here’s a fantastic deal! I just received mine and it’s probably comparable to Geek Aire’s 12” model. Phenomenal output for its size and being rechargeable. Taotronics 12” rechargeable fan ($129 on Taotronics site) for $45 total after 40% off clickable coupon.

So it has a battery pack that’s built in? So I assume it’s not replaceable?


Yeah, but judging by their marketing material it looks like six cells @ 2975 mah each. When it does get to where they need replacing, it doesn’t look like it would be too hard to pop open and find out what size cells are needed and how they’re connected to the unit.
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raccoon city wrote:

That’s a nice looking fan, and TaoTronics makes some good stuff.


If I needed a floor fan, I’d be all over that.  alt=)" />



Looks like it’s an unbranded TaoTronics, but if it’s really made by them, that’s a good sign.


I can confirm that it is, since I ordered mine direct from TaoTronics with a coupon code for $65, right before this listing appeared on Amazon. At the time it was listed for $65 with a 50% off coupon, so I was able to snag another one for $35 total. It just shipped today, and the label print location and package weight is the same as the one I have now. If you look at the image on Amazon full size, you can see that they erased their logo from the front of the unit. Looks like they’re using fake brand names to sneak back on.
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TexasToasted wrote:
I paid over $100 for my Geek Aire. Now I have a backup Big Smile
Worth every penny when the power goes out.

Same. My unit was $65 with coupon direct from TaoTronics. This popped up as mine was on it’s way. At the time, the price and coupon came out $35. So, it was a no-brainer to snag another one before they upped the price/reduced the coupon or sold out. I’m going to use mine for tailgating, and working on the truck in the driveway and working on stuff around the house without needing to drag out a cord for it. I’ll probably give the other one to my dad or my brother.
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I used my Geek Aire in the attic last week, pulling Ethernet cables.

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just ordered the fan. thanks bigtrav261

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Xikex wrote:
just ordered the fan. thanks bigtrav261

No problemo.
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Can it run while being charged?

Does it have a mini USB port or USB C?

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Interesting...

TaoTronics is barely on Amazon anymore.

They only have two products called "TaoTronics", and they used to have a whole bunch, so maybe they got banned for breaking Amazon rules like Mpow did.

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