I wanted a high lumen output flashlight. The second link is the story on the mod. Great mod too but I used these batteries: link: 25500
and charged it on a BC6 charger. I do not know if I set the charger on the correct setting this time. The light charged in series internally and that is a danger with lithium batteries as these. I relied on the BC6 protection circuits and settings.
Every time I built a light a short time later it was available from Asia. I quit modding because of this predicament.
Recently I obtained a 3x xml-t60 300 lumen flashlight and it was very remarkably brighter than the TM800 mod which was a 3x P7. The XML light is everything and maybe more than what DX says it to be. We are talking HID output. I am very pleased with it.
DX is honestly listing its 18650 capacities and I found some with gold lables that come protected with or without tabs that burn an hour in this light. I also use them in my xml head light which I use when fishing, camping or hiking.
I like 1200 lumens as opposed to those puny few hundred lumen head lamps. So I use the 1200 lumen bicycle lights that have headlight straps and put those on my noggin.
Has the LED finally reached HID out put?
TM800-x3 tripl3 P7, better sync than Mag or the return of Northern Lights!
I only charge in the house when I am home and near the charger. I have a metal box with a welding pad, jewelers hot pad in it and it sets on a marble tile too.
COMPLACENCY, yes, I set the charging light directly on the quilt that covers the cedar chest and not in the box. I heard boom and a hiss, went into the room and flames were licking the wall a couple feet above the light. There was horrible choking fumes and dense smoke. I alwas keep 3 extinguishers (result of my wife catching the kitchen on fire one night) and I calmly walked to the extinguisher and back while dialing 911. I shot the fire out, dropped the phone and stepped on it . I opened the house and used huge exhaust fans and spent a day cleaning up extinguisher powder. About an hour after crushing the phone the Sheriff responded to the 911 dead line to check it out. At the time I dropped it I could not find it because of the fumes and smoke.
I must now paint the walls again.
The batteries blew out the double sync like a cannon ball powered by a flame thrower.
I still have the second TM800, a FS thread still exists on the parts at CPF, there is something quirky as to it not working, just check out that post if interested. The sync and reflectors are good as is the body, it is the electronics that are bad.
No more modding I think for me. Looks like all I ever need or am interested in eventually is produced commerically a short time after a CPF'er introduces and posts the new creation. I still enjoy the gang we have here.