[♛ FreemeGB-DEC] ASTROLUX FT02 XHP70.2 4600lm 437m 21700 18650 microUSB (2020) Group Buy - Deal is ALIVE!

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This light looks awesome and would be perfect for my dad, but I’m still a little nervous about the high parasitic drain the older model of this light has. I did notice they included this on the website about this model though:

“XHP70.2 version improved the circuit, and the weakness will disappear. such as breathing lamp power consumption; charging current increased from 1A to 1.4A”

I wish someone had this light and could confirm this to be true.

On a separate note, what is the recommended 21700 battery for this light? I’ve never owned a 21700 light before so I don’t know much about them.

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Can we get the ft02 with sbt90.2 soon? I want that.

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nuemtol wrote:
Can we get the ft02 with sbt90.2 soon? I want that.

 

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Ordered, Can I purchase the new driver for my older FT02 that drains the battery ???????

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Has anyone got a code yet? Thinking they have not been sent yet.

Edit- Maybe I have not received mine yet. Maybe tomorrow.

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adirondackdestroyer wrote:
This light looks awesome and would be perfect for my dad, but I’m still a little nervous about the high parasitic drain the older model of this light has. I did notice they included this on the website about this model though:

“XHP70.2 version improved the circuit, and the weakness will disappear. such as breathing lamp power consumption; charging current increased from 1A to 1.4A”

I wish someone had this light and could confirm this to be true.

On a separate note, what is the recommended 21700 battery for this light? I’ve never owned a 21700 light before so I don’t know much about them.


It is not the breathing led on the first version that uses so much power, with led-breathing off the parasitic drain is still dramatic. But I hope that it is the language problems that tells you the wrong thing and they indeed fixed the parasitic drain of the FT02.
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Just received the FT02 XHP70.2 awhile ago, haven’t had time to test it much, but I did some simple measurements — and was mostly underwhelmed by the result…

Ceiling bounce with lux meter, I estimate the max brightness is around 3000 lumens only (far from the claimed 4600 lumens). Again these are just my rough estimates comparing with other flashlights (if I compare with my ceiling bounce lux meter reading of FT03 with XHP50.2 has a significantly higher reading, or even a Convoy M3 with XHP70.2 also gives a higher lux reading). Again, my lux meter reading and ceiling bounce are not accurate, but hopefully gives some idea..

(my unscientifically-controlled ceiling bounce test in a small enclosed room with a lux meter:
FT02 XHP70.2 ~ 3000+ lux
FT03 XHP50.2 ~ 4000+ lux
M3 XHP70.2 ~ nearly 4000 lux)

I measure only about 7-8 Amps tailcap current (how much lumens approximately would 7-8Amps tailcap current on an XHP70.2 flashlight give out)?
(I’m using a fully-charged Liitokala Lii-40A 4000mah 21700 battery only when I measured the tailcap current; it’s not a very high-drain 21700 battery… but still..)

Also tried measuring the parasitic drain, and it has indeed high parasitic drain — I measured 4-5mA (0.004-0.005A), even though the LED is not “breathing” pattern. So that means it does have a high parasitic drain.

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I was affraid this could happend...

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Your battery dead empty in a month without notice, the FT02 will be the cause of many ruined batteries around the world Flat Stare

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Mine has said shipped for a while and was one of the first orders. I’ll update when received.

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I’ll get mine tomorrow. Will see if i keep it or post WTS

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Checked mine today, in OFF it also draws 0.005A and on tail i have 5-6A...

It sure as hell doesn’t look bright for 4600lumens claimed. 
Will try with different battery but at first glamce this is hardly updated FT02.

Freeme please take some steps about this GB or edit your first post. A lot of crap in this one

 

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undecided Doesn't sound good to me. I have already forwarded your findings to Banggood.

d_t_a wrote:
Just received the FT02 XHP70.2 awhile ago, haven't had time to test it much, but I did some simple measurements -- and was mostly underwhelmed by the result... Ceiling bounce with lux meter, I estimate the max brightness is around 3000 lumens only (far from the claimed 4600 lumens). Again these are just my rough estimates comparing with other flashlights (if I compare with my ceiling bounce lux meter reading of FT03 with XHP50.2 has a significantly higher reading, or even a Convoy M3 with XHP70.2 also gives a higher lux reading). Again, my lux meter reading and ceiling bounce are not accurate, but hopefully gives some idea.. (my unscientifically-controlled ceiling bounce test in a small enclosed room with a lux meter: FT02 XHP70.2 ~ 3000+ lux FT03 XHP50.2 ~ 4000+ lux M3 XHP70.2 ~ nearly 4000 lux) I measure only about 7-8 Amps tailcap current (how much lumens approximately would 7-8Amps tailcap current on an XHP70.2 flashlight give out)? (I'm using a fully-charged Liitokala Lii-40A 4000mah 21700 battery only when I measured the tailcap current; it's not a very high-drain 21700 battery... but still..) Also tried measuring the parasitic drain, and it has indeed high parasitic drain -- I measured 4-5mA (0.004-0.005A), even though the LED is not "breathing" pattern. So that means it does have a high parasitic drain.

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Well, looks like my driver went POOOOF few hours after i got this.

Swaped mcpcb with emitter for Rngwn’s GT-FC40 and all i got is this on turbo:

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Sooooo, Freeme, would you be so kind and talk to Astrolux about sending replacement drivers?

Mine was still pulling 5.5A with new cell upon arrival so i’d say 1ish Amp to emitter which matched weak output on turbo.

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Even before you opened it, 5.5A on the battery will get you nowhere near 4000lm, or even 3000. Maybe 1800 or so, max. That is actually close to the XHP35 version.

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Oh yeah and FT02 2020 comes with MICRO USB!

Not USB-C as posted in first post.

To summerize: either BG shipped total crap by mistake or they intentionally sell crap.

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id30209 wrote:

Oh yeah and FT02 2020 comes with MICRO USB!


Not USB-C as posted in first post.


To summerize: either BG shipped total crap by mistake or they intentionally sell crap.

Freeme can you ask BG for an explanation? This is not acceptable.

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Some comparison beamshots (not taken at the same time) of Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 5000k  vs Convoy M3 XHP70.2 5000k  vs Astrolux FT03 XHP50.2 5700k:

 

Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 doesn't appear to perform any better than the Convoy M3 XHP70.2

 

 

Astrolux FT02  (FT02S)  with XHP70.2 5000k neutral-white beamshot:

 

 

Convoy M3 XHP70.2 5000k neutral-white beamshot:

 

Astrolux FT03 XHP50.2 5700k beamshot:

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Just got in touch with BG. Sent video of a failed driver on this new version. Waiting for reply

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Freeme are we gonna get any update about failed drivers? 

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I did inform BG on Jan 16 but i have not heard from them yet. Holiday shutdown is not over for them.

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Just got in touch with BG. Sent video of a failed driver on this new version. Waiting for reply

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