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1 NW version A, and 3 Sanyo cells

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Hi guys

I wonder why only unprotected batteries are offered with this light. Isn't it safer to use protected cells or does the DRY have a low voltage protection built in?

Please advice.

Thank you all.

 عُمَانْ

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Hi,

I was wondering, did everyone else who payed for this light recieve a e-mail from Ric about the payment?

Because I didn't..

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hi,

just to check, so how much do I transfer to buy the dry w/o step down CW and for 3XSanyo 18650?

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1 NW version B

Thanks, Ric

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I hope i get a mail from Ric that i payed soon

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Yeah, I'm also waiting for him to confirm that my payment was received. Guess hes just busy at the moment.

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I dont really understand this can be a groupbuy.

It looks like a not well organized way of sales.

This doesnt really look anything like it.. All the sudden everyone is starting to pay Ric, but I havent seen any confirmation on his side that the GB is ready, and that the number is reached.. and what the final price will be etc..
Maybe I missed a post of him, but this looks more chaotic to me than previous GB`s!

anyway, im not in for this groupbuy, its just too much money for me on the moment...

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ChibiM wrote:

I dont really understand this can be a groupbuy.

It looks like a not well organized way of sales.

This doesnt really look anything like it.. All the sudden everyone is starting to pay Ric, but I havent seen any confirmation on his side that the GB is ready, and that the number is reached.. and what the final price will be etc..
Maybe I missed a post of him, but this looks more chaotic to me than previous GB`s!

anyway, im not in for this groupbuy, its just too much money for me on the moment...

 

It's all in the first post. This is Ric's Group Buy thread, not the one I originally started to get interest Wink

 

You should be able to find all the info you need in post #1

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payment sent for CW step down version and a holster..

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I kept a list to keep a count on who/how many was interested. When we hit the number 30 we knew it was on . seems like Ric is pretty busy but maybe he can go through the partial list and next to each persons name add a paid and shipped comment. 

 

 

 

ChibiM wrote:

I dont really understand this can be a groupbuy.

It looks like a not well organized way of sales.

This doesnt really look anything like it.. All the sudden everyone is starting to pay Ric, but I havent seen any confirmation on his side that the GB is ready, and that the number is reached.. and what the final price will be etc..
Maybe I missed a post of him, but this looks more chaotic to me than previous GB`s!

anyway, im not in for this groupbuy, its just too much money for me on the moment...

03/04/16 

 

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Payment sent for:

1 x DRY 3 x Cree XML,  CW tint, version A
1 x DRY Holster 

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James: thank you for making the list.

All the paid orders are being prepared for shipping.

We will ship out all the group-buy orders within this week.

Shipping address is according to the shipping address showing in paypal. 

Will email you the tracking number by email after shippment.

Thanks alot for joining this group buy.:)

Ric

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Ric-CN wrote:

All the paid orders are being prepared for shipping.

We will ship out all the group-buy orders within this week.

Ric

 

Well did this sound really nice or what?

A big thanks, Ric!

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To add here, paid too, thanks Ric!

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jamesearljonesisascab wrote:

I kept a list to keep a count on who/how many was interested. When we hit the number 30 we knew it was on . seems like Ric is pretty busy but maybe he can go through the partial list and next to each persons name add a paid and shipped comment. 

 

 

 

ChibiM wrote:

I dont really understand this can be a groupbuy.

It looks like a not well organized way of sales.

This doesnt really look anything like it.. All the sudden everyone is starting to pay Ric, but I havent seen any confirmation on his side that the GB is ready, and that the number is reached.. and what the final price will be etc..
Maybe I missed a post of him, but this looks more chaotic to me than previous GB`s!

anyway, im not in for this groupbuy, its just too much money for me on the moment...

Sry to say unless everyone nickname here is same as on pay pal or put there nickname on the message which I only did what ric said so I doubt he would be able to figure out who is who Smile
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It does make me wonder why he hasn't answered some very easy and legitimate questions, Like Pwm Cool/warm Metal battery cage Better discount after 40 Why unprotected recommended Is the dry 2 considered the step-down version only ? Or are both different from old one if so how?
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I will wait till a problem is solved with my driver for the tk45 copy,which I believe will be shortly.Sorry for the off-topic.

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I respectfully remove my name from the group buy list. If my withdrawal were to mess up the numbers, I would hang in there and will still honor my initial submission if needed.

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Madi05 wrote:
It does make me wonder why he hasn't answered some very easy and legitimate questions, Like Pwm Cool/warm Metal battery cage Better discount after 40 Why unprotected recommended Is the dry 2 considered the step-down version only ? Or are both different from old one if so how?

not to be a jerk, but probably because he's busy shipping lights for people that have paid

judging from the drivers that are offered on his site, the no step down is also 700 pwm

based on comments from owners, I don't care which battery carrier I get...the plastic will accommodate a slightly larger battery, the metal is a little 'nicer'

unprotected is recommended because the turbo version tries to draw 5A from each battery, which will trip some protection circuits.  also, the longest of protected cells won't fit in a metal battery carrier.

no, he's not selling step down only...specify version B for no step down, as stated in his post

queue flames and corrections Innocent

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Not to be jerk back but if he is busy shipping out ,I paid btw , how come no confirmations but one r posted? Also u assume both r 700? with 3x18560 those bigger ones can't be no more than a few minutes to runtime , I rather have metal for durability personally,plus I don't want a fourth different style battery to keep up with;) I'm thinking non step-down is older version no difference;) Also why get non step down when he says don't run it past 20sec. Lol oh ok imam go a minute just to see if I'm lucky? Lol. I'm kidding with ya btw
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While you are waiting for a reply from Ric ( I am as well), take it from the many people here on BLF, that Ric is a good guy with good service and he will strive to keep a good reputation. From what I've heard, he is somewhat of a one-man-show with cnqualitygoods so I can see him being very busy with this overwhelming demand. 

 

So have patience! I am sure all will be ok. 

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mizjif wrote:

While you are waiting for a reply from Ric ( I am as well), take it from the many people here on BLF, that Ric is a good guy with good service and he will strive to keep a good reputation. From what I've heard, he is somewhat of a one-man-show with cnqualitygoods so I can see him being very busy with this overwhelming demand. 

 

So have patience! I am sure all will be ok. 

I'm definitely trusting ,I already paid , just felt the ones asking questions aren't getting there answers , I'm excited and know what I'm getting other than battery carrier but just was trying to get those questions people asked several times answered for them , hek I bought from dd and tmart before reading the bad things so I'm no worried at all about vic lol Thanks for your comforting wisdom Wink
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dthrckt wrote:

unprotected is recommended because the turbo version tries to draw 5A from each battery, which will trip some protection circuits.  also, the longest of protected cells won't fit in a metal battery carrier.

queue flames and corrections Innocent

I believe that you are correct (it would be my best guess anyway) that unprotected cells are recommended due to the high current draw not being compatible with all protection circuits. As such, I would presume that cells with a protection circuit that could handle a high enough current could be used. It would be nice to get confirmation on that though. Be a shame to buy some high current capable cells only to find that this was still an issue.

If unprotected cells were a necessity (or it's just what people chose to use anyway), it would also be nice to know if there were a low battery warning. I'm aware of li-ion safety issues, but as a result of having had encephalitis, my memory is rubbish, I am easily distracted and lose track of time. As such, when using unprotected cells, I feel much happier if I know when the batteries are low.

No disrespect to Ric - I greatly appreciate him offering this deal and am sure he is indeed busy (who isn't? Modern life tends to suck that way) - but it would really help me know if this was a light that I could trust myself with if I could get confirmation on whether (appropriately spec'ed) protected cells could be used, or if there were a low battery warning. Otherwise, with my memory issues, it would probably be most sensible to give it a miss.

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I have been using the Tenergy 2600 protected cells in my Turbo and have run it pretty hard with no problems. Awesome light. I have the plastic carrier though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-TENERGY-2600mAh-Li-ION-18650-BATTERIES-FLATTOP-wPCB-/350491885343?pt=US_Batteries&hash=item519af1bf1f#ht_2858wt_952

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^^^

Sounds promising. Thanks.

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yeah, i agree, a confirmation on the questions would be nice.

I do place a lot of value on responsiveness (ie, will pay higher prices or wait longer for shipping).

If cnqualitygoods had responded to my question about their double ended light, I would have bought one (even if I didn't like the answers), but instead I lost interest.

Anyway - I want the no step down version because I live in a place that is pretty cold much of the year.  Lowest temperature I have camped in was -19F (-28C) (and that was the temp in nearest town...I'm sure it was colder where I was).  Those kind of temps must give you a bit more room on that 20 second run time suggestion...

Also, if I find myself in a room full of zombies, and I have the DRY, but not my AK-47, I can turn the light on turbo, exit and barricade the door. 

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fnsooner wrote:

I have been using the Tenergy 2600 protected cells in my Turbo and have run it pretty hard with no problems. Awesome light. I have the plastic carrier though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-TENERGY-2600mAh-Li-ION-18650-BATTERIES-FLATTOP-wPCB-/350491885343?pt=US_Batteries&hash=item519af1bf1f#ht_2858wt_952

U hAve set my mind at ease on protected thanks a lot ,now the waiting game lol
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Hi Ric

Count me in for Version A with step down in CW. Sending $65 now

 

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fnsooner wrote:

I have been using the Tenergy 2600 protected cells in my Turbo and have run it pretty hard with no problems. Awesome light. I have the plastic carrier though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-TENERGY-2600mAh-Li-ION-18650-BATTERIES-FLATTOP-wPCB-/350491885343?pt=US_Batteries&hash=item519af1bf1f#ht_2858wt_952

 

I totally forgot about the inexpensive Tenergy cells on ebay. So you're able to use them fine without modifying (flat top)? I see from HKJ's tests they have a max discharge of ~3.9A. I wonder if that is enough for this Turbo driver. Also, it's still hard to not be skeptical of the origins or these batteries. Considering price and the reports of dead cells or low capacity, it makes you wonder. 

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