KDLITKER E6 21700 P60 Host

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KDLITKER E6 21700 P60 Host

I’ve been looking for a 20700/21700 P60 host since the batteries came out. On 11-06-20 I ordered 4 and on 11-27-20 they arrived. Each box double wrapped in bubble wrap and then the four boxes placed in a bubble wrap lined envelope. The boxes are very much like the old SolarForce boxes. Each light had a spare bag with; a tail o-ring, lanyard, green glowing replacement boot and a blue 6” by 6” optic wipe. Here is the link and my disclaimer. I paid for these myself and have had no contact with the company. http://kaidomain.com/KDLITKER-E6-21700-P60-Flashlight-Host-Black

The host has a new tail cap which was a must given the greater battery diameter. However the switch area in about 2mm’s smaller in diameter leaving out the McClicky option. Under the dropin compartment is a shelf much like the original Surefire. Just small enough to block all 20700/21700 batteries but just big enough to allow an 18650 to slide through. The 2nd big heart ache is that the head uses it’s own thread pitch, much tighter than the original. However the bezel threads are the same as the original and the lens is coated. Finish is a good deep anodizing. Texture is a little smoother than I like. It does tail stand. The extra 2.6mm diameter is a little noticeable the rest of the dimensions is a close feel to the style.

I weighted down a host to the bottom of the pool for 48 hours when they arrived. Opened and found no water inside. Overall better than what I expected. These host will replace ones I want much longer run times. Samsung 50E/G batteries only over my old standard Sanyo NCR18650GA. Dropins will be 3-12 7138 chips.

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Doesn’t seem bad at all for 13bux!

Dunno how far I’d push a drop-in, but the 21 would be lots nicer than an 18 as far as runtime.

I don’t push my F13s all that hard, and they seem to last forever running a 26 before needing a top-off.

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I run XP-G2 2-mode on 3-7138’s doing 1.15 amps at 100% An XP-L2 HD with 10-7138’s from Randy at Pflexpro at 3.8 amps. Also from Pflexpro a 12-7138 chip XHP-50.2 3v running 4.5 amps at 100%. These three dropins get the most use. All low enough not to cook parts or get too warm with the host.

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I picked up two of these. I am pretty happy with the quality. I too wish the texturing was more aggressive. They are really only marginally larger than a regular P60 host. Being able to build an inexpensive, durable, and easily upgradable/configurable light in 21700 form factor is nice. Put a Luxeon V 4K in there, give it an amp and you have a 450ish lumen light with almost 5 hours of battery life!

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Yeh, like I said quite a few times here, my first EDC was a ’502 with 1-mode driver (1.05A or 1.40A, forgot) that put out modest light but lasted nigh forever with “normal” use before needing a top-up.

Almost double that with a high-cap 21, and it’ll go beyond forever unless you get lost in a cave or something.

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How is this brand? Is it a Convoy knockoff?

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Thanks for the review on this one. I totally forgot to buy this model, will order them soon.

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zoulas wrote:
How is this brand? Is it a Convoy knockoff?

It’s a Surefire clone like the 100 other clones that once populated the market. It’s a pretty good clone however, just two notches below SolarForce. Undersized switch pocket and non universal head threads being its two strikes. Convoy made a clone that wasn’t a clone. They called theirs the 502b which has a few differences.