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Re: LED torches: purchase suggestions
Reply #105 - Jul 24th, 2015 at 1:58am
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Hi Guys

Just for extra info. I just bought a Ultrafire C8 XM-L2 u3+ lithium battery + battery charger + extra battery for $40NZD
fromt this site:

google 'lightmalls' (not enough posts to post links yet)

Its like deal extreme for flashlights

Apparently faster shipping than deal extreme (not free but only $5US to NZ)
Will have to wait and see and update when I get it.
  

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Reply #106 - Sep 12th, 2015 at 2:29am
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Ok so I finally succumbed and decided to purchase a maxtoch torch - went to aliexpress and put in an order - boom order cancelled due to a security risk. WTF tried different email and stuff but still the same pallava - anyone got any suggestions? ??? Sad
  

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Reply #107 - Sep 18th, 2015 at 8:02pm
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Got my maxtoch... holy shit is all I can say!!! Another giant leap for mankind!!! Can't seem to find amaxtoch headtorch... What's the latest??
  

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Reply #108 - Sep 18th, 2015 at 10:54pm
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Obviously you sorted your order snaffu Smiley

Haha welcome to the dark lite light side  Cheesy

This is the headlamp
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/MAXTOCH-H01-Cree-XM-L2-U2-LED-With-Red-B...
  
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Reply #109 - Sep 18th, 2015 at 11:00pm
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Anyone want to buy a hardly used p7 and p14.2???? Smiley Smiley
  

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Reply #110 - Sep 18th, 2015 at 11:36pm
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I am currently sorting an issue with the latest Maxtoch H01 headlamp I received from AliXpress. The battery well inside the headlamp is precisely 18.6mm in diameter, measured with an internal bore mic. Which means it'll only take non protected 18650's as the industry standard for non protected is 18.4mm in dia. The industry standard for protected 18650's (according to wiki Wink)is 18.6mm. Now my Panasonic and Samsung protected 18650's are actually 18.68mm across the fat part (the bit where the flat conductor from the base comes up the side of the battery to the protection circuit hidden under the button top). So there ain't no way they are going to fit properly Shocked Shocked Shocked. I did manage to get one 18650 inside, but as you can guess it was the devils job getting it out again, as I had to prize it out with a sharp blade digging into the side of the battery, which has buggered the 18650. I don't want to use the non protected, due to the fire risk. Will report back when I get an answer from them. May have to throw it in the lathe and bore it out a bit, but that's a fair bit of farting around for a $35 torch, even though when it was going it was pretty nice.  Rugerman wrote on Sep 18th, 2015 at 10:54pm:
Obviously you sorted your order snaffu Smiley

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Reply #111 - Sep 19th, 2015 at 6:47am
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XR - we've had no issues with the little HO1 but yours sounds like a production fault. Get onto amanda, tell her mike told you to talk to her and I'm sure she'll fix it quickly. Very good customer service.
  
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Reply #112 - Sep 19th, 2015 at 7:21am
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Yep, I've sent them pics showing the inside diameter so they can make their decision on what to do with it:)
  
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Reply #113 - Sep 19th, 2015 at 9:04am
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I sent her an email also.
  
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Reply #114 - Sep 19th, 2015 at 11:28am
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Hello XR

What batteries are you using? We have had some issues with Samsung fit in a couple of lights. Can you try a panasonic or trustfire. What is the exact caliper width of the samsung.

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Reply #115 - Sep 19th, 2015 at 9:33pm
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Hi XR

Send it down to Brian or me and we'll have a look at light. Mine works with Maxtoch 3100s and pan 3100s - firm fit but they go in and tap out alright. Maybe we need a wee design tweak - just an extra 0.5mm or so to accomodate protected battery variation.

There was a time when torch tubes had to be made a wee bit longer to accomodate the longer protected buttontop 18650s - it may be some of these battery makes are a wee bit wider now too.

I'm sure your measurements are good but pop it down, we'll check it too, arrange for Amanda to send another if necessary, and suggest a small design change if that's what's needed.

Have already suggsted the next model of the little HO1 is lighter.

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Reply #116 - Sep 20th, 2015 at 7:28am
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I have been using a H01 for a while and love it so decided to get my GF one ..... went to put batteries in it last night and they don't fit! They were a snug fit in my first H01 but the new one they don't have a chance of fitting. I have both Panasonic protected from Mountain Electronics and AliExpress. I have already confirmed order a few weeks ago so guess I  am stuck with it ....... All my other Maxtoch gear is better than awesome though!
  

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Reply #117 - Sep 20th, 2015 at 7:56am
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Don't worry about that Paul - that has clarified the smaller tube issue. Have just emailed amanda - they will correct production, and I expect you will get replacement lights pronto. 

Looks like their subbie making tubes may have altered the lathe by half a mil - not something you'd easily pick up. A nuisance - but very rare for them.
  
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Re: LED torches: purchase suggestions
Reply #118 - Sep 21st, 2015 at 6:52am
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XR and Paul - Amanda is sending you new HO1 lights - likely with a 2600mAh batt that fits. In the interim the HO1 may not be sold here until tube is made wider so it can accomodate more battery types.
  
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Reply #119 - Sep 21st, 2015 at 7:31am
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That's brilliant mudgripz ...... cant beat that sort of service!  Smiley
  

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