FandyFire HD2010, looks like will be 26650 compatible

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Man... I think these companies are starting to figure it out.  It even has knurling!

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I'll probably buy it either way if reports are good.  If the lens works I'll find a suitable case to carry everything and use it both ways...

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-Now if Xtar would just make a 5000mAh 26700 and the matching XTAR WP2 "III" ...we would all be VERY happy...

-are you listening out there XTAR and szwholesale...?

-while I am at it -how perfect would it be to have the option for a second battery tube on here... imagine 2 -26700's blasting 3 amps...

OK -I'm just dreaming... but it would still be nice

I don't have one on order yet and have exceeded my monthly "allowance" (even spent next month’s too!) Somebody get one in yet and tell me just how good this is!!! –maybe I’ll be convinced to spend by February’s allotment…

...why does the picture of the flashlight in the hand look like it is more like a 100mm bezel size rather than just 63mm

 

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For those interested in a multi xm-l configuration, this one looks exactly the same body but being 3 XM-L:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CREE-XM-L-XML-3xT6-LED-26650-18650-Flashlight-To...

A version with extension tube, would be appreciated by many of us, wouldn't it?

 

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TMart has the triple XML version  for $50

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Interesting!

I've always wanted a short stubby, instead of a long thinnie...

This might be the 'tweener light for me!

King-Kong, here I come!

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how2 wrote:

TMart has the triple XML version  for $50

That is really tempting, thanks for the info how2.

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Ordered this morning Smile

This configuration will meet my needs perfectly, if the light is reliable.

On the downside, now I have to hold off ordering

http://www.amazon.com/Maha-Powerex-MH-C9000-Advanced-Analyzer/dp/B00454Y...

and

http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Capacity-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/...

for my MCU-C88 with U2 1C XML (modded by E1320 - Erik) so that my wife does not freak out about me spending money right before Xmas, LOL. Reached my limit for a while. Going to use alkalines in the C88, probably until after the holidays.

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it is a good light,how much?

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saintfire wrote:

it is a good light,how much?

You obviously have the links in the posts, and also prices.

So please stop spamming with different usernames.

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I ordered the one with 3 leds, it seems to be great light if driver is made right way, otherwise, what to use there to feed 3x xml?

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Kajman wrote:

I ordered the one with 3 leds, it seems to be great light if driver is made right way, otherwise, what to use there to feed 3x xml?

1) Direct-drive

2) Manafont 3 x XM-L driver (2- or 3-cell)

3) DRY driver from cnqualitygoods.com (3-cell only)

4) NANJG 2.8a 3-driver sandwich

http://wardogsmakingithome.org/index.html

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Wait a minute... the DRY is wired with the LEDs in parallel?

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mitro wrote:
Wait a minute... the DRY is wired with the LEDs in parallel?

Series.

http://wardogsmakingithome.org/index.html

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Then the DRY driver isn't going to work with a single 26650, unless it has a boost circuit (which I'm fairly certain it doesn't).

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A 9A driver from kaidomain and parallel the leds?

Or would the Vf difference fry them?

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mitro wrote:
Then the DRY driver isn't going to work with a single 26650, unless it has a boost circuit (which I'm fairly certain it doesn't).

You are correct.  I was answering the more generic question of what 3 x XM-L drive options were available. 

The Manafont driver is buck/boost, but 2-cell minimum. 

The NANJG driver sandwich is the only one-cell option of which I'm aware. 

http://wardogsmakingithome.org/index.html

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yavi wrote:

A 9A driver from kaidomain and parallel the leds?

Or would the Vf difference fry them?

I have a KD SST90 driver, and it's closer to 6.5A than 9A. It requires 2-cells as well. 

If this 26650 torch has a single driver pushing 3 XM-Ls, then it's a new boost driver that we've been waiting for.  I'm skeptical, but hopeful that that's the case. 

http://wardogsmakingithome.org/index.html

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I have no experience with that new driver.  I ordered two for testing, and will report back.  Thanks for the link. 

http://wardogsmakingithome.org/index.html

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I have ordered one, hope only, that it finds out how many cells are connected, that KAI didn't put constant cell protection on 5.7V and we will not be able to use it with one cell despite it can work like this. And second thing is size, but that may be solved on host already.

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This FandyFire HD2010 accepts a 26650 battery, and the hot spot on it is extremely bright. I look forward to testing the output on this light tonight.

I was initially planning to upgrade this to a U2 emitter, but it looks like this won't be necessary.

Preliminary indoor testing, which usually doesn't reveal too much, indicates this light will probably far exceed the throw of my 3xT6 SkyRay SR3800.

Update to come.

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great - finally someone has one in hand!

also - very interested in the KD driver testing, since their description doesn't make sense (ie 1 cell, 5.7v cutoff)

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Nightbreaker, update soon Smile Measure driver diameter please and maybe how much place is in there in deep?

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Don't forget that the S1 and TM11 accept 4.2V input for at least 2000 lumens.  But those cost much more of course so definitely more design and engineering goes into their driver.

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Let's hope this is a great thrower, i like it being compact. 

Is it worth buying a charger and 26500 instead of using 18650?

 

 
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scheven_architect wrote:

Let's hope this is a great thrower, i like it being compact. 

Is it worth buying a charger and 26500 instead of using 18650?

With KingKongs for example you know that you get over 4000mAh even on a 10A discharge. So, yes you get better runtimes and the cells can deliver high currents if you need that now or in the future. For the price you can almost say that you have 2 x 18650 cells in one.

 

What charger do you have, any charger can charge 26650 cells with you use some wires and a couple of magnets.

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The HD2010 is a great thrower. I tested it last night at work. Beats anything I have, but my next best thrower is the UltraFire MCU-C88 modded by E1320 (Erik) with a Cutter U2 1C driven at 3.5A.

I will post beam shots soon, after Xmas. For now descriptions will have to suffice.

The HD2010 far outclasses the MCU-C88 for throw, and it spanks my TrustFire TF-R2, which has a T6 pill screwed in. However, the smaller lights are more compact. I'm currently modding a holster for the HD2010 to see how comfortable it is on a duty belt...

However, comparing these three lights, the beam on the HD2010 is more spotlight-like, whereas the C-88 and TF-R2 have brighter/larger coronas around their hot spots, which provides more of a spot/flood beam that comes in handy for lights used on night patrol.

BTW, my King Kong 26650 batteries fit in my C-88. I just can't screw the tailcap all the way down. There is a 2mm gap produced by screwing the cap on about 80%, which seems adequate. Also, the 26650 batteries charge fine with no mods/magnets in my TrustFire TR-003P4 charger that a received recently. I can charge two 26650 batteries simultaneously in this charger by just popping them in. The King Kong batteries seem very high quality. I'm thinking I'll order a few more... I also ordered a USB single 26650 charger, but I haven't used it yet because the TrustFire charger accepts the 26650 batteries.

Also, the HD2010 out throws my SkyRay SR3800 3xT6, but the flood on the SkyRay far outclasses any other light I own for sheer light output. This is why I'm looking forward to receiving my BeamTech BT-4000, which I think has started shipping.

http://www.tmart.com/BeamTech-BT4000-CREE-XMT6-18W-2700LM-5-Mode-Flashli...

This is the light that I have the highest expectations for ATM. But for now, the HD2010 is a very impressive spot/search light that I'm sure will be easy to carry on a duty belt. Last night I kept it in a cupholder, which makes it very accessible for spotlight use from the vehicle.

I'm sorry I don't do the multimeter testing to see what the light pulls. I still need to order one of those inexpensive multimeters so I can do this and report on this stuff. However, it seems to my eyeballs that this T6 is driven fairly hard, like maybe 3A or more, but this is a guess. I'm thinking the T6 is driven hard because the hotspot appears quite bright...

More updates to come on all this.

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Can someone post some pic of the pill and driver etc, please.

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Buy a luxmeter, measuring the tail cap current tells only one part of the story.

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