Q8, PMS SEND TO THOSE WITH ISSUES BLF soda can light

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The simplicity makes it an awsome idea.

 

I love extra features we have these days but, when ity becomes so complex you need a tutorial.... that's a bit much.

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I instantly thought of the shorting aspect of using metal calipers also when I saw the picture, but I just figured that the set up seen was just for the sake of the photo. Metal calipers could be used with an insulating spacer and then just subtract the thickness of the insulator from the measurement. The insulator could be as simple as a piece of card stock.

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thanks the miller, i just ordered the ali plastic calipers. Smile

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Seems like you can use wax paper / baking paper as insulator too. I use it a lot in my micro to collect the fat and gravy when baking raw food.

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Wax paper’s particularly high dielectric strength makes it a practical electrical insulator..
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The Wax paper can also be used to be a light diffuser. This is really helpful for all photographers, especially budget photographers.
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WestBam wrote:
Published by the Hungarian BLF Q8 review.

I prepared the cheat sheet in the Hungarian language. This is not a small but quite understandable thing I think. Anyone who needs this can download it on THIS LINK.

GREAT! Even more tables.

Love it

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Dale out of all of your chargers, which is your go to? Or does it change depending on the cell?

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Wow all this talk about my picture using metal calipers. I’ll admit I almost measured the cell bare but then realized why that would be bad and put a small piece of paper on one side. The picture you see is after measurement with the caliper resting on the table (not reaching the positive terminal)

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Apart from the safety issues, a fat spark could ruin the precision ground surface of the callipers, spoiling them for precision use. Put a piece of e.g Kapton tape, or ordinary Sellotape on one end first.

And do treat car batteries with respect, inside they contain an explosive atmosphere of hydrogen and oxygen. If the battery has been over-charged and “boiled” the electrolyte (acid) heavily, there may little (but highly concentrated) acid left, and most of the volume filled with explosive gas. Abuse one with e.g. a short and if an internal spark happens e.g. when a bit of the lead inside melts, or an external spark ignites lingering hydrogen, kaboom ! A substantial explosion, happened to a neighbour, car bonnet blown off and conc. sulphuric acid sprayed everywhere. Before attaching leads, ventilate thoroughly in case there is any hydrogen lingering around.

Modern “sealed” ones are safer, they have a catalyst inside to recombine the H2 and O2 to water, but it is a slow process which does not keep up with heavy charging currents, e.g. after a battery has run low, then been recharged on a drive by the full output of the alternator.

Hydrogen has one of the widest range of flammability limits, so is an extremely dangerous gas to have lingering around. And when generated by electrolysis inside a lead-acid battery the perfect explosive mixture is produced.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammability_limit

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Foldable Q8 Diffuser made by wax paper.

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> inside a lead-acid battery the perfect explosive

Capable of throwing sulfuric acid all over the area, too.

It carries a “do not muck with this” warning

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RapidLux wrote:
Foldable Q8 Diffuser made by wax paper.

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Talk about the B in BLF Smile
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Anyone remember where to find the post where a 3d printed lantern diffuser was featured, with a link to the program? A friend of mine just got a printer today and I can’t seem to find the post with thread searches.

Beam me up!

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Is there a post with the links of the protos’ reviews ? Just curious

thanks

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Anyone remember where to find the post where a 3d printed lantern diffuser was featured, with a link to the program? A friend of mine just got a printer today and I can’t seem to find the post with thread searches.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2565296
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Zulumoose wrote:
Anyone remember where to find the post where a 3d printed lantern diffuser was featured, with a link to the program? A friend of mine just got a printer today and I can’t seem to find the post with thread searches.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2565296

That’s the one! Thanks a lot.

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WestBam wrote:
Published by the Hungarian BLF Q8 review.

I prepared the cheat sheet in the Hungarian language. This is not a small but quite understandable thing I think. Anyone who needs this can download it on THIS LINK.

GREAT! Even more tables.

Love it

By the Accountant’s Recommendation Evil Big Smile

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How do I get that quick Link/cheat sheet in Englsh?

Not a flashlight guru, but like them just the same.
Misspellers of the world UNTIE!!!

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blinker wrote:
How do I get that quick Link/cheat sheet in Englsh?

It’s here. Smile

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BG canceled my Q8 order dating back to 9/7!!!!
And no back payment on PP… so they still have my money. Flat Stare
Advice?

PS: i just placed again an order for the Q8 – my code still works.
I’m still down $40.


BG paid back the money on PP so all it fine somehow.
The last Q8 i ordered is already shipped. The first is on it’s way.
Back on track. Smile
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How do I get that quick Link/cheat sheet in Englsh?

It’s here. Smile


Thanks but it doesn’t appear to be the same thing. I am not only not a flashlight guru I not very techy either.

Not a flashlight guru, but like them just the same.
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patmurris wrote:
patmurris wrote:
BG canceled my Q8 order dating back to 9/7!!!!
And no back payment on PP… so they still have my money. Flat Stare
Advice?

PS: i just placed again an order for the Q8 – my code still works.
I’m still down $40.


BG paid back the money on PP so all it fine somehow.
The last Q8 i ordered is already shipped. The first is on it’s way.
Back on track. Smile

Banggood is straight as a die in my experience.

I have cancelled orders there for a PayPal refund and seen it done within hours. Glad yours went through. Holidays maybe ? I could mention “first world problems and impatience” but I won’t Wink

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blinker wrote:
Erethryn wrote:
blinker wrote:
How do I get that quick Link/cheat sheet in Englsh?

It’s here. Smile


Thanks but it doesn’t appear to be the same thing. I am not only not a flashlight guru I not very techy either.

It should be very close Wink
The Joechina cheat sheet is designed to be printed and folded and kept in the light the other is designed for a A4 paper.

patmurris, what a relief!

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Argh… screwed by the post office… My lights show delivered and I saw the postman drive by so they should have been in the mailbox. Nothing. Nada. Facepalm Sad

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Argh… screwed by the post office… My lights show delivered and I saw the postman drive by so they should have been in the mailbox. Nothing. Nada. Facepalm Sad
You better check with the USPS asap then. Cause if is shows delivered on tracking, it probably was delivered…..just not to you. Sad

I have run into this three times thru the years. Thankfully each package was delivered to an honest person all three times & I got them the next day.

Delivery confirmation is worthless in cases like this. It only shows the package was scanned & delivered…. not where.

Good luck……

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Somewhere in CA there’s a USPS postman with the brightest light in town… Evil

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I’m sure you’ll get it sorted… Wink

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Unfortunately it’s Saturday and the post office is closed… It will have to wait till Monday… Best case scenario is it got put into the wrong box and an honest neighbor will bring it by. We have a the multi box for the neighborhood setup with 2 large boxes for packages.

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There was a pack of batteries with it. Perhaps I’ll look for the ultra bright light in the neighborhood tonight.

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Hopefully so then… Not a bad idea about looking for a bright light either. Wink

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Delivery confirmation is worthless in cases like this. It only shows the package was scanned & delivered…. not where.

That’s not exactly the whole story. We as USPS customers can’t see where the delivery was made, but the office can, at least in some cases. This has happened to me as well, says delivered but not to me.

When I went to the local office and explained the situation, a guy in the side room looked it up in the computer. Their GPS system showed the location of where the package was scanned “delivered”. It was accurate enough to show that it had been delivered to a mailbox in the other cluster of mailboxes in my townhouse complex. There are two clusters of boxes in the complex, and mine is on the east side, while the delivery was at the west side. So I guess he made a note for the carrier and it was rectified the next day.

All that just to say, that it does show where in some cases, but you’ll have to ask the local office.

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I could mention “first world problems and impatience” but I won’t Wink

+1
I wish the only drama ever in anyone’s life would be to nervously expect a Q8 that’s overdue. Silly

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