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cabfrank wrote:
I love hot peppers, but never had a Carolina Reaper. I’ve had ghost peppers, which I love. They actually had a delicious flavor. I suppose all of these vary in heat a bit, even within the same strain.

Yes, as noted above, growing conditions can affect the heat intensity. Also, there can be some natural variation from plant to plant, I’m sure. Carolina reapers do taste a bit different. They inherit a bit of the characteristic Habanero flavor, which some people love and others hate.

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Brian, David… Carolina Reaper isn’t a hybrid it’s a Cultivar. In order to make the Guiness Book of World Records the plant had to be able to reproduce and sustain the level of heat in question.

Edit: Worthy to note, perhaps, and of special interest to us here… This month one Mike Smith with Nottingham Trent University claims to have bested the Carolina Reaper with what he calls “Dragon’s Breath”. He is currently having Guiness Book of World records try to establish it’s 2.4 million Scoville units as the new record.


Yeah, my wife was telling me just a couple hours ago that there was a new “hottest” pepper out there named “Dragon’s Breath”. She’s not interested in spicy foods herself, but she knows I like it.

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A local shop sells ghost pepper salt. They say the intended means of consumption is to sprinkle a few grains on a bowl of soup then stir to dissolve it and make the whole bowl spicy… but I like it better without the soup. The stuff is like candy.

That reminds me. Once upon a time, back in the dawn of forever, I tried to convince my parents to get me a salt lick. They refused… and I might still be a little salty about it.

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Thats not nice, its called make sweet love to her, and then abandon her.

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Yes, they will survive the winter and continue to grow next season, or with the right climate year round. I have only had luck with that one year. After that every year they are attacked and die from whiteflies. Insecticidal soap kills them, but it’s just a losing battle and I just refuse to use anything stronger. I don’t like hot peppers enough to kill us as well, 10 years later.

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I had no idea small parts like resistors and now springs could be so exciting, these discussion and education rampages have proven more exciting then blockbuster movies for me Wink

Springs are a big deal. Did you see the ones Imalent used on their DT70 and DT35? Instead of coil springs they used disc springs which only flex a tiny bit, less than 1 mm. So obviously they want you to use the Imalent batteries. Even then, some of the batteries will lose contact. Springs have to be done propery. Lol

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Or perhaps a “ship” involving JasonWW and parallel-universe-JasonWW, whose mutual love for longer, harder, um, springs, motivates them to explore the bleeding edge of increasingly greater compression ranges in order to fight the evils of sagging over time from old age.

Ha ha.

I do know a lot about springs from designing suspension systems on race cars. Some of that knowledge transfers to flashlights like preload and usable travel, etc… I just try to state facts without any emotion, but maybe it seemed I was “overzealous” maybe? I’m sorry, I’ll try to tone it down. Cool

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JasonWW wrote:

Slow down! There has been a shipping mistake!


Sir Jason of Houstington, I salute your efforts to keep old springs lively and supple. It’s quite unfortunate when springs enter old age and can’t perform like they used to…

It’s just … I think the Q8 team has it covered. And as we wait for that to get worked out, why not play? The Q8 may not be shipping yet, but we can still “ship” other fun things… so I used, as examples, whatever recent posts stood out. Not specifically trying to pick on anyone, but if it came off that way please let me know so I can be more careful.

On the bright side, you’ve officially levelled up to One Millihelen. Not many people have had a ship launched in their honor.

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Because we are already a bit offtopic and i have to find something to do until the Q8 is out i want to ask if someone had experience with one of this UV leds?

- http://www.mouser.de/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=EAUVA35353EF8virtualkey… (link is external)
- http://www.mouser.de/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=VLMU3500-385-060virtual… (link is external)
- http://www.mouser.de/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=LTPL-C034UVH385virtualk… (link is external)

I want to build a light with an MC-E led but the MELD-X RGBW flashlight driver has a 5 channel for a uv led so i want to get a nice strong 385nm led (for glue curing). If there is something better or stronger out there that did not cost 3times the money i am open for suggestions.

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We’re just waiting around til the batch is done perking.

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Here’s a topic worth discussing. We’ve covered the light, we’ve covered the batteries, what about a good charger that has 4 slots and can do 1A each (4A total).

I was looking for one that can do 4 × 26650 at 1A each. I know xtar has a dragon plus that can do it, but it’s $90. There are the 4 and 8 bay Gyrfalcons that can do it at $30 and $55, but they are kind of tricky to use. That’s all I could find. Any other suggestions?

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A $15 imax B6 will charge at up to 5A and works great, although the cell holder to go with it costs another $3 or so. Still less then $20 for a charger capable of charging them at 1.25A each if budget is the goal.

Otherwise I am not aware of any pre-made chargers that would work for cheap.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
A $15 imax B6 will charge at up to 5A and works great, although the cell holder to go with it costs another $3 or so. Still less then $20 for a charger capable of charging them at 1.25A each if budget is the goal.

Otherwise I am not aware of any pre-made chargers that would work for cheap.

Have you got a link to that T_A? Thanks in advance. Smile

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Texas_Ace wrote:
A $15 imax B6 will charge at up to 5A and works great, although the cell holder to go with it costs another $3 or so. Still less then $20 for a charger capable of charging them at 1.25A each if budget is the goal.

Otherwise I am not aware of any pre-made chargers that would work for cheap.

Have you got a link to that T_A? Thanks in advance. Smile

This one is a bit more then I spent but I am sure you can look around and find one a bit cheaper if you wanted:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252047704675?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPage...

Takes a bit more know how then just jamming the cell into the slot but it is cheap and very effective. If you flash new firmware it gets even better.

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That’s a pretty weird unit. I don’t think I would buy that.

So there’s only 3 chargers that can do 4 26650 at 1A each? I was hoping I missed one or two models.

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JasonWW wrote:
That’s a pretty weird unit. I don’t think I would buy that.

So there’s only 3 chargers that can do 4 26650 at 1A each? I was hoping I missed one or two models.

It is the most common and most used hobby charger ever if I had to guess. It is just not setup with a cell holder, so you would have to get that separately.

Cheap, good, easy. Pick 2.

This is cheap and good but takes a bit more work to use. If you want it good and easy you will have to pay for that convenience.

On the plus side it can charge almost anything, I have used it to charge cell phone batteries, car batteries, Drill battery packs and UPS backup batteries among other things.

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Hmm 4 × 26650, the cheap and good Liitokala lii500 won’t do that, just two, it does 4 × 18650 though

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More on charger wiring setups at: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3490?page=1

yeah, I google a question and it leads me right back to a thread at BLF.

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hank wrote:
More on charger wiring setups at: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3490?page=1

yeah, I google a question and it leads me right back to a thread at BLF.

That thread is talking about balance charging the cells, this is not needed if you charge them in parallel and parallel is much faster then balance charging in series.

Simply get a cell holder that is wired in parallel, hook it up and set the current and let it run. No need to bother with anything else. I charge 14 cells at a time like this and they come out perfectly balanced everytime.

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Simply get a cell holder that is wired in parallel

Where do you find one of those for, say, four 18650s?

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You can find them on ebay or aliexpress pre-wired or bare. I just got bares ones and wired them up myself but if you can’t solder then you can get the pre-wired ones. The wires are usually a bit thin though.

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I’ve been wanting a reason to use my rc charger for 18650s, now I have a reason, thanks.

I just hate how slow my nitecore d2 charges. Takes several hours for a single 18650. I can charge 3 5000mah 2s lipos in that time with balancing.

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ok, I searched Google for:

“4× 18650” battery holder

and found this:

https://www.banggood.com/ABS-Black-Battery-Holder-4×18650-AA-Battery-Ca...

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Watch the cell length. A similar holder with the same BLM name at fastech has a note that max cell length is 65mm.
https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10003906/4816900-3-18650-battery-hol...

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XTAR XP-4 Panze does 4 at 1A, Also does NiMH.

So does the Opus C3400/C3100. C3100 V2.2 Here

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hank wrote:
ok, I searched Google for:

“4× 18650” battery holder

and found this:

hmmm, picture’s not appearing. It’s this:
https://www.banggood.com/ABS-Black-Battery-Holder-4×18650-AA-Battery-Ca...

Yep, that will do it. Wire those leads together in parallel and connect it to the B6 and boom, you have a charger capable of 5A charging and if you reflash the firmware, a ton of advanced options and high precision.

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MtnDon wrote:
Watch the cell length. A similar holder with the same BLM name at fastech has a note that max cell length is 65mm. https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10003906/4816900-3-18650-battery-hol...

Yeah, these holders won’t work for protected cells but I never use protected cells anyways.

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I have the Panzer and like it. Also a Litokala500.

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