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The X5 is eating up battery power. Just played a little with it yesterday, set the thermal settings and today, I tested the thermal setting, and noticed that the lights was less brighter then yesterday from the start. Pulled the battery, and it was down to 3.3V
And that’s a protected Keeppower 840mAh. So it’s not using the full power of the light.

So not much runtime with the X5.

Not tested the X6 yet, but there I have 30Q, HG2, MJ1, GA batteries I can use.

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myhken wrote:
The X5 is eating up battery power. Just played a little with it yesterday, set the thermal settings and today, I tested the thermal setting, and noticed that the lights was less brighter then yesterday from the start. Pulled the battery, and it was down to 3.3V And that's a protected Keeppower 840mAh. So it's not using the full power of the light. So not much runtime with the X5. Not tested the X6 yet, but there I have 30Q, HG2, MJ1, GA batteries I can use.

My Keepowers are protected 800mAh - maybe 3 years old but with little use.  I can't run turbo without tripping the protection.  Yours must have a better circuit.  Even so, you wouldn't expect "full power" on a protected cell.  With such little capacity in a 14500 and this awesome driver, eating batteries will be inevitable in the higher modes.  

It's a little gem of a light!

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It can be that it run on full turbo, have to wait to get some IMR cells on their way before I know for sure.

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Yep, the full sized FET driver on a small 700mAh cell gobbles it right up. (non protected high discharge cells in the 14500 class are ~650mAh)

When you are able to pull 5000mA (5 Amps), a 650mAh cell is being slammed! Wink

But it sure is nice to have big flashlight output in a palm sized little beastie that fits in a pocket easily.

So, now imagine going up to 11.5A on that little cell with a Quad. :bigsmile: I stepped outside night before last to go to the shop for a quick mod (put a tail clicky in a SupFire M6 for lockout) and was wearing my Nitecore HC50 Headlamp. The dog was acting like there was something he wanted to go after and the headlamp wasn’t showing me the far end of the yard (200’ deep) So I pulled out my little Cu X5 Quad and BAM! lit up the whole backyard ( I wear the Quad X5 in a horizontal open top Kydex holster on my belt, have had it with me ever since it came).
Bunny rabbit, stupid Yellow Lab was all excited about a lil ol bunny rabbit! As you might can imagine, that little Efest Purple 14500 isn’t going to do 3000 lumens for long, but it sure is nice to have it if/when you need it! Wink And of course, this is what 7 levels is all about, battery level control.

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My lights come in today so I’m leaving work early to meet them at the door!!

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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Andybibbville wrote:
My lights come in today so I’m leaving work early to meet them at the door!!

That is what I call dedication!

My wife would call it something different Silly

No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

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Andy? Do not look into the light! I know you will, but don’t say you weren’t warned…

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Got my Al set today and they look pretty nice. I’ll have to get some better cells to push these lights to their max potential. The only issue I have is with a cracked lens on my X5. It’s only towards the edge, but I wonder if it will become a bigger issue, especially if it’s ever dropped. You can see the cracks extending past the edge of the reflector or O-ring, not sure which it is, as I don’t want to open it up and risk the cracks getting worse.

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gadabout,

One of my Al X5 was doing the same or similar to yours. It corrected itself after doing a tear down, clean and lube job. Not sure of the cause, but happy it worked. There was some shavings around threads and loose around the internal components, but that is an observation, not a causal factor. 

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Andybibbville wrote:
My lights come in today so I’m leaving work early to meet them at the door!!

true flashaholic!

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Definitely a hardware issue. It's getting the wrong voltage levels on its sensor, so it thinks you're always at a critical low-voltage level. As with many driver issues, you might be able to fix it by touching up the driver's solder joints. Maybe there's a resistor shorted or something, likely R1 or R2. But you might also have to ask Neal for a replacement driver. It's also possible that some other connection is barely touching, somewhere on the power connection path. You might want to take apart the tailcap and put it back together, loosen and tighten the driver retaining ring, maybe clean the threads and end of the tube if it's an aluminum model. Possibly swap the switches between the two lights to see if the issue follows the switch. Sometimes spurious low voltage can be caused by a faulty connection from the battery to the driver. I had a faulty switch do that once.

Thanks TK. Did a tear down, clean and lube. Everything tightened up nicely. Tailcaps switched and no change. I will contemplate getting a solder iron to investigate/troubleshoot more. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated. 

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Received my first (boxed) SS/Cu set.

Outer packaging was beat and ripped open, but the foam and cardboard box were OK. Inside, the wooden box and lights looked fine. They shifted inside some but could not find any blems.

I have matching serials # 69 (hurr hurr…)

They work great. Love the UI! Tint is not as warm as I would prefer but I wouldn’t call it cool. It’s truly neutral. Not bad at all.

Thanks again to all that made this happen!

I like copper

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I just wanted to say Thanks to all the members at BLF Krono, Bugsy, PilotDog, TK and on and on, just another wonderful project and certainly a HUGE success, Thank You Everyone Involved in this project..!!

Edit: Just got through setting up UI and this light is just spectacular #6 fixed some issues I was personally having, so edited out my stupid comments, sorry..
I love the voltage check, extremely easy to understand, I wasn’t prepared for the 9/10Ths blink and thought I’d broke something, try to count that, it’s fast for me,
Also nice touch with the 1/8th or so back off on the switch to turn off pilotdogs lighted tail cap, fantastic.
Edit: Delete..
I have actually realized that I do have favorite lights based on the switch action,

Thanks everyone who worked so hard, this is one beautiful light.

Edit: Just finished with programing X5&X6 and *“TK” you did not miss a thing, some of my issues previously mentioned above (deleted) are resolved at many levels, I thought I’d read this UI instructions many times but apparently I really wasn’t getting it until now with light in hand, UI is just Fantastic, Thanks..!*


I made this post longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

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kronological wrote:
Andybibbville wrote:
My lights come in today so I’m leaving work early to meet them at the door!!

That is what I call dedication!

My wife would call it something different Silly

Big Smile I know exactly what you mean! Although, I must say my wife was very impressed with these new lights and that is quite an accomplishment considering her feelings towards what she calls my “new obsession”.
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Okay I left work early only to get home 30 minutes too late I missed my lights by 30 minutes. Now I’m hunting down our mail lady, she is suppose to meet me at the post office at 3:00 to give me my lights hopefully!

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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Aint’ that the way of it! If you’re a bit behind, they’re early. If you’re early, they’re hours late. I’ve even watched tracking and knew the package was on the truck for delivery, was walking down to the mailbox when a sub drove up, stuffed a notice in the box, and drove away. He was 200 yds down the road at the next mailbox and I was out in the street trying to flag him down. Bass*** drove away with my stuff! I called the Post Office and talked to the manager and threw a tissy fit. lol

That “Sorry we missed you” stuff, when they don’t even try, really gets me riled. lol

Also had a $400 Titanium light coming with signature required labeling. Happened to be standing outside talking to a neighbor when I saw the mail carrier coming down the road…another sub stuck that expensive package in the big rural mailbox 300 yds down the lane and drove off while I watched. I honestly don’t know where they find these guys….

Good luck! 3:00 draws nigh… Wink

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Can you recommend a holster for these lights? Links if you got them. Smile

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yeah DB, got a pic of that kydex holster? make it yourself or buy it?

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! photo January 2016 015_zpsv3h8o3eh.jpg!

Here are mine with standard rubber grommets for ease of grip.

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Where did you get those great grommets?

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LightVision1 wrote:
I just wanted to say Thanks to all the members at BLF Krono, Bugsy, PilotDog, TK and on and on, just another wonderful project and certainly a HUGE success, Thank You Everyone Involved in this project..!!

I am still impatiently waiting for my set, pacing, checking the box, checking the tracking… but I admit I am already very grateful as well. I feel pretty lucky. And it is not going unnoticed how the organizers are still working and troubleshooting, every day, through the individual issues members are experiencing with their new lights, teaching and offering corrective solutions, fielding all questions. When the time comes, I expect my hand might need a little holding as well, and their attentiveness to this project has eliminated all concern. Assuming the organizers don’t feel too beat up by the randomness beyond their control, all will be well. This has thus far been an amazing journey, literally an illuminating adventure.

Thank you, organizers… and Keep up the good work! We’re all counting on you!! Silly
jk on that last part, I really hope there is no pressure felt from our ranks. We’re just not worth it. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and its all small stuff.

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I received mine yesterday and WOW. Even the family agreed that they were nice lights. Thanks again guys and gal. Orsm team effort. I cant thank you all enough.Laughing

 

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118/400 checking in finally!! WOOOOWWWW!!! These lights are amazing hands down the best looking lights I have and the brightest! Thank you to everyone who had anything to do with these masterpieces! Now waiting for the night to fall! And as a side note there is nothing wrong with my lights at all, BEAUTIFUL!

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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Gunga wrote:
Where did you get those great grommets?

I got them originally from Alliance Express but that company has since changed to Essentra:

http://us.essentracomponents.com/

I don’t know about part numbers since they have probably changed too.

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MRsDNF wrote:
Even the family agreed that they were nice lights.

Funny you say that. My wife didn’t get too excited about them. She said they were very pretty but too heavy. Then again she doesn’t get too excited about any of my lights. My kids, on the other hand, won’t leave them alone. Between all the shiny metal and the neat lighted tailcaps, they’ve quickly become favorites. Little rugrats weren’t supposed to get these lights for another 50ish years but they’re trying to claim them early. I guess I shoulda ordered a couple extra sets Smile

PS: Thanks to ToyKeeper for the muggle mode. Its definitely getting used at my house.

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Fredylee wrote:
No 4: So A5 then?

Sounds good to me!

A5

I am in triple set al cu ss

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Counting down for my numbered set…

Expected Delivery Day: Thursday, February 4, 2016

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I’m out of state on a installation and yesterday evening my (2) SS/Cu w numbered box’s came in. I lost one of my SS/Cu w Box set to my wife! She owns a few Sinner, Over Ready,Vinh 54, PFlexPro, Surefire, and a few of my special Custom and Modded lights and upon her inspection exclaimed, “These are some bad azz light’s!!” I’ll have #50 thanks hun! Need I say more? Shocked I guess I get SS/Cu w Box set #139? Both set’s by her critical inspection are perfect! Zero Flaws! She is charging up the 14500’s I got from RMM as we speak! And here I am 2-3 weeks before I go home for a weekend off? :_( Thanks “Team KRONOS” outstanding job!!! Wink

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I have programmed mine to have mode memory…. is there a way to keep this after the tail has been unscrewed or locked out?

Light reverts to moon mode first and no memory when the tailcap is locked out and then re-engaged

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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I have programmed mine to have mode memory…. is there a way to keep this after the tail has been unscrewed or locked out?

Light reverts to moon mode first and no memory when the tailcap is locked out and then re-engaged

That’s weird, it shouldn’t. Locking out the tailcap doesn’t do anything different than simply pressing the switch.

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