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DB Custom wrote:
The GT mini is pretty dang sweet! Complete with the cell inside (as ordered) and more compact than I’d imagined, it’s just really a great little light with big boy features! Big Smile

Well done Lumintop, well done!

I had thought I would make changes, but honestly I don’t know that I will. Perhaps a Samsung emitter… don’t know. It really is very cool by initial impressions (opened it up and told y’all it came and then had to go eat supper. lol ) So now I will charge up the GA cell and do some power and current measurements and see where it stands…..


GA? You going soft on us Dale?
Slap a high drain in there. Big Smile

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On a fully charged LG M26 the GT mini shows me 1393.8 lumens in Turbo, at start.

I haven’t used a GA cell before but have seen people speak highly of them so I bought one with the light to test it, testing it together as a great many people who order them might. Wink

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And for you Jason, the GT mini makes 1621.5 lumens on an iJoy 21700.

Edit: And for the record, as a maximum output capability of the stock light, on an Samsung 30T it can produce 1711.2 lumens at start. The 30T is the most capable cell I know of, so that should be well beyond anything that will actually fit inside the light’s battery tube. That said, the LG HE-4 makes 1493.85 lumens at start so the GT mini is fully capable of some pretty nice performance, given a top cell to drive it.

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That’s certainly better than the rated 1250 lumen. Nice. Thumbs Up

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Must have miss it. I thought the GT Mini was an 18650 light

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Must have miss it. I thought the GT Mini was an 18650 light

It is an 18650 light.

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On the new Sanyo NCR18650GA cell, almost fully charged, mine makes 1559.4 lumens. On my walk to take the trash can down to the road it performed very well, I do need to find where to cut off the step down as I truly dislike a flashlight telling me how much output I can have, especially when it wasn’t even getting warm. At almost 10 O’clock at night it’s still 88º out, but the GT mini was handling the XP-L HI just fine. Beam profile and throw distance are both admirable, easily showing me things out past 400 yds and putting enough light out past 600 to identify where things were. Very small, very light in the hand.

And the 18350 tube on it is just cute as a bug! lol

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JasonWW wrote:
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Must have miss it. I thought the GT Mini was an 18650 light
It is an 18650 light.

Thanks Dale

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You’re welcome Robert.

And for the record, yes indeed it is an 18650/18350 light. Jason asked about high drain so I went big since I’m already home. Wink (I tested the 21700 with no battery tube on the head, wondering what kind of max potential it may have.)

The Sanyo GA is a 3500mAh cell, as high in the capacity class as they come. And yet it makes only 151 lumens less than the extreme Samsung 30T 21700 cell. So I’d say any top cell in the 18650 class will show very good results.

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Did you dig the driver out to put Andúril on it yet? Smile

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The bezel is glued. I will have to do it tomorrow.

I thought there were a lot of requests to leave the glue out. No worry, I’ll get it apart, but it could be so easy had they just listened. I would have merely flashed Anduril and been happy with it.

Now I will do much more… I may even make a new battery tube for the 21700, don’t know yet. Sounds like a plan though, removing the branding…. It might give me pleasure to cut the driver out on the lathe. Evil

Maybe tomorrow I will not be so unhappy with it because of the glue. Time will tell.

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DB Custom wrote:
The bezel is glued.
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It might give me pleasure to cut the driver out on the lathe. Evil
Photos please! Party

I don’t have a lathe, but my vise and wrenches are now eagerly awaiting the GT Mini’s arrival…

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DB Custom wrote:
The bezel is glued. ……………….

I thought there were a lot of requests to leave the glue out. ……………. it could be so easy had they just listened.

……….. (snip) …………..

Maybe tomorrow I will not be so unhappy with it because of the glue. Time will tell.

Yep… “if only”. Facepalm ….. but it seems they many times just will not.

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DB Custom, what is the current consumption on the tail?

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So its ok to use a 21700 cell in this light or ? im confused

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mortuus wrote:
So its ok to use a 21700 cell in this light or ? im confused

If you can squeeze it into the 18650 battery tube, then yes.

Just kidding.

Dale took the battery tube off and pressed the bigger battery on it and ran a wire for the negative signal just to measure the output.

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I got my mini GT this morning.. Big Smile wow yesterday tracking comes by mail, today deliever.. great Job! Thumbs Up

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I got my mini GT this morning.. Big Smile wow yesterday tracking comes by mail, today deliever.. great Job! Thumbs Up

Lumintop mini GT

already by regular mail so fast ?? was yours tracking also LX NL ?

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McLight wrote:
I got my mini GT this morning.. Big Smile wow yesterday tracking comes by mail, today deliever.. great Job! Thumbs Up

Lumintop mini GT

already by regular mail so fast ?? was yours tracking also LX NL ?

No, i got DHL tracking..yesterday morning normal one like 003xxxxxxx no Country sign in it. Yes regular DHL delievery.

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Buuu, mine will not come so soon because it’s coming straight from china

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Buuu, mine will not come so soon because it’s coming straight from china

feel in patience, you´ll get it soon.. Cool

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McLight wrote:
mortuus wrote:
McLight wrote:
I got my mini GT this morning.. Big Smile wow yesterday tracking comes by mail, today deliever.. great Job! Thumbs Up

Lumintop mini GT

already by regular mail so fast ?? was yours tracking also LX NL ?

No, i got DHL tracking..yesterday morning normal one like 003xxxxxxx no Country sign in it. Yes regular DHL delievery.

Ok weird, why not use dhl for all countries in EU ? o well happy for u Smile

komeko, dont be sad it shouldnt take that long, i dont think they are using the super slow china mail that takes weeks or months i think its faster mail service. when i buy stuff from banggood i chose “direct mail” and get track numbers LX NL and it takes like a week or so to deliver to my mailbox in sweden so thats fast from china…

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I have LZ CN so probably over a month of waiting. In addition, I’m going on vacation so I’ll probably get the package as I come back. Sadly.

Maybe that’s why my package goes straight from china because I ordered the NW version and not the CW version. McLight, I see yours is CW.

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I have LZ CN so probably over a month of waiting. In addition, I’m going on vacation so I’ll probably get the package as I come back. Sadly.

okok really strange to use more then 1 shipping service within EU countries, they should just have went with dhl for everyone imo..

Can others from EU that isnt poland, germany or sweden post what their track numbers are, like LX NL or whatever?

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I’m in the USA & mine is LY*xxxxxxxxx*CN

China EMS ePacket / USPS

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Nothing strange. DHL shipping price for some EU countries is too big.

I’m from Croatia and DHL prices make it look like I’m on the other planet, not EU.

My tracking is LX………..NL

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Exactly XXX-Man. Thumbs Up … I have no doubt the most reliable & economic carrier was chosen on a country by country basis. Pretty easy to figure. Smile

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okay….

my tracking now says,

August 2 21:17
Package in transit
PostNL
August 2 21:17
Package in transit
PostNL
August 1 09:25
Electronic shipment information received
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customs "sensitivity"

transport restrictions (added a cell or not? )

local quality of post services

costs

thats only some things Neal has to cover for a nice delivery Wink 

 

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I did not even get the shipping notification or tracking information Shocked

Should I be worried about?
anyone else?

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