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    Mpr Found fenix split rings

    Update 042111 I recently posted I had some cheap clips and even posted a picture of them before CF crashed. They are flat metal and measure 2.2CM (7.8 inch) x 0.8CM (5/16 inch) at the widest part. They will be 5 cents each and if you have no way to reimburse me I will still send you a few for free like the other stuff. I got them also from walmart if you want to purchase a package yourself. I have restocked swivels as I was down to just a few left. I have gone through about ~200 swivels so far and another 100 split rings. I will again try to get a picture of the new clips up in a few days.

    Update 122409, since I was just about to run out of swivels, the batch I ordered was 144, of which I have about 20 duds in the batch or about 15%, I ordered more from a different dealer off Ebay this batch differs where the swivel action is but appears almost identical to the picture in size and looks. I am dropping the price to 10 cents each for the swivels now instead of 15 cents and will still send you a couple for free if you have no easy way to reimburse me for my costs. The price I chose is because I got this batch a lot cheaper it is somewhat lucky because I have looked for awhile and this company in the USA offered a cheaper price than shipping from China so I took a chance.

    Update 010208, I decided to offer these small useful swivels that are found on a lot of keychain accesories to those that can use them. I got a good deal on ebay with the extra *donations* sent to me. I am asking for 15 cents a swivel and currently can reorder them off ebay in quantity at that price for now. I will ship up to 2 swivels to anyone for free if you have no way to send me paypal (cash only, personal account). For those in Canada the postage is 74 cents I think instead of 42 cents if you are able to pay me.
    Here is a picture of the swivels.


    Further update, those overseas airmail is at least 90 cents and the post office says it will go up to 94 cents for a letter soon so keep that in mind if you are asking for some rings you may decide to get more than 10.
    I just got back from Walmart and picked up antique copper 8mm & 6mm rings they look like a dull penny in color some with black or darker colored lights may prefer a less shiny color. Specify if you want the copper one or I will send silver by default.

    Just thought I would further update this. I have been trying to find the package of 6mm only split rings (200) but the 3 walmart stores here I have gone to have not had them. I instead found a package with a purple and white tag labeled "fashion accessories" it contains 240 pcs of 6 & 8 mm rings. I think there are 120 of each. The manufacturers number (right corner) is 88633. The 8mm rings are considerably larger if you want either type I will send them as you ask otherwise I will assume you want the 6mm ones.
    I have sent over 1400 of these now..... all over the world.
    Thanks to the extra donations some of you made so I could send free any that asked me.


    I stumbled across 200 tiny split rings that fit the lanyard holes in my fenix L1P perfectly. I got there from....... Walmart in the crafts section in a tiny package in jewelry stuff for about $2.00. There is two colors brass and chrome, the brass plating seems to flake off easily though.

    UPDATE: I only have a paypal personal account and do not accept credit card fees. It literally costs $0.31 to accept a $0.50 paypal transaction which IMO is not worth messing with so if anyone needs the rings and has no access to paypal cash they can either mail back funds, donate to CPF later at their leisure or consider them a gift.

    EDIT: Due to the many questions asked I have prepared the following answers.
    1)How do I get some of these?
    PM me your mail address and amount you want AND the size you want (10 @ 6mm is default) and I will send you some as soon as I can get them in the mail.

    2) Do the rings fit through both holes in the fenix?
    Yes, they (6mm) fit nicely through (the L1P, unsure about newer models) both holes with some effort and have a little
    slack. Since the rings stick out a little they do help prevent rolling of the light.

    3) Do I have any more left?
    Yes, I currently have about 80+@6mm and 100@8mm.

    4) How much do they cost?
    First 10 rings is 50 cents, a penny each after the first 10, if you do not specify an amount I will send 10 in a standard envelope via USPS.
    Payment is via paypal or send funds via mail, upon receipt of your rings.
    You can pay me, or give to CPF or the relief fund later or if you do not have paypal some people have generously donated extra so I can send you them free.

    5) Are these rings useful for other lights?
    Yes, as they are rather tiny you may to use a few to replace the larger clunky split rings on tiny keychains. They are more robust than the non split rings found on things that can be pulled apart easily. The larger 8mm ones may be useful for all sorts of things other than lights.
    Last edited by Lynx_Arc; 04-21-2011 at 06:55 PM. Reason: Updated to reflect new clips.

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    Default Re: Found fenix split rings

    Are they coiled Splitrings like for keys?
    Or just a single metal loop?

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    fit in one hole or both? I found a splitring that would fit in one hole, but that eliminated tailcap standing.

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    stainless steel split rings found in salt water fishing gear section work well to.

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    they are coiled rings but not with the diagonal slant in the middle between the two loops.... about two times around the circle and they fit through both holes through about the exact center of the ring giving it enough slack. My rough measurement is about 5.5mm diameter with 2.5mm of *slack* on the outside to stick something through is my estimate. Looks to be about the perfect size as they rest loosely not rubbing against the pushbutton cap.
    Last edited by Lynx_Arc; 10-16-2005 at 09:29 PM.
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    If anyone isn't able to find these at walmart PM me and I will see if I can send you a few.
    I don't think I will ever use 200 of these, perhaps a dozen or so is enough for me.
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
    Psalm 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

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    Still have over a hundred left, these may also be good for other lights due to the tiny size. Due to extra donations sent to me I can ship them out to anyone that needs a few
    and you can either pay me or donate to CPF or the relief fund later. I have over 100 left
    and if you want 10 of them PM me your address (if you want more please state amount).
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
    Psalm 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

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    Update bump.... I have plenty left and I have edited the first post to include answers to commonly asked questions. Include a mail address in your PM to me and I will ship you some ASAP.
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
    Psalm 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

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    I know this must be a dumb question, but what is a split ring?? Do you have a picture of them filling the lanyard holes so I can have a sense of what it looks like? If they prevent the rollig of the Fenix, it sounds like a great idea.
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    Split rings are essentially a short coil of stiff wire usually 2 turns or almost 2 turns.
    The typical split ring is found on a key chain and is like a flattened coil of wire.
    You have to pry up one end to get your keys on and twist it on.
    These split rings are tiny stiff round wire and you do have to pry one end of it
    up and work at it a little to get them through both holes but it is worth the trouble
    and it will stop rolling but doesn't stick out so much in the fenix as to grab onto
    things. These are slightly smaller in diameter than a typical #2 pencil.
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
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    It is impossible to get these on a Fenix, especially for a man with large hands. I have managed to lose several of these in about as many minutes, they shoot off before you can begin to get them in the hole, let alone both holes! Anyone have a secret to get these on?

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    I used a small knife blade and small flat blade screwdriver.
    The knife blade to open up one end of the coil and the screwdriver to open it up more.
    When I got it open wide enough I made sure the wire was sticking out beyond the screwdriver blade enough to poke through a hole in the fenix the proceeded to stick
    it through. Once you get it started you need to use the screwdrive some on the inside of to open it up enough to get it through the second hole.
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    Any photos?
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    Can you send to UK?

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    I made one of the holes in my Fenix a notch,
    now the splitring works like the Arc AA tail.
    Not a bad compromise.

    ~John

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    Do you have any more? If not, I'm going to make a trip to walmart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4sevens
    Do you have any more? If not, I'm going to make a trip to walmart!
    I don't think Walmart will have enough for you.

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    I'd like to see a pic as well.
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    I have perhaps 200 of them and can get more but if you need a lot walmart has 200 in a package for $1.88+tax in the jewelry making (craft) section. I think the package is homestays or something like that with a pastel dark blue color tag on the top of it if I remember correctly. ( I throw the tag away when I open the bags so I don't have one right now).
    Just PM me an address with how many you need and I will get them in the mail in a day or two unless it is not in the US or more than a standard stamped envelope can manage I have to visit the post office at lunchtime.

    Someone just posted a picture of their fenix with the same size splitrings
    HERE
    if you want to look at what the ring looks like, the ring in the top pic is relaxed and you can pull it out farther as there is some slack and the ring can be pulled out perhaps 2/3 the way due to the hole slack space to allow for either a larger ring/clip or thicker lanyard.
    Last edited by Lynx_Arc; 01-07-2006 at 09:26 PM.
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    Just got back from Walmart. It took me a few minutes to find them because my WalMart has the jewelry making stuff in two separate aisles for some reason. It took me about a minute to install one on my L1P with a little screwdriver and fine needlenose pliers.

    Two bonus benefits from the ring:
    • It keeps the L1P from rolling.
    • It makes it really fast and easy to find the button end in my hand without looking, do I don't try to switch it on at the bezel end and put a big fingerprint on the lens. (yes I know the rings on the front and knurling on the back are for this, but they are kind of subtle and takes me a few seconds - the ring is instant)


    Here's a picture of the product:


    thanks for the tip!

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    That is the exact package I am buying and I am glad you posted a pic of them as the digital camera I have is terrible at closeup shots, It sometimes takes a dozen tries to get the text to be readable. If someone has bought some and someone local needs a few you are welcome to post that here that you can spread some around as I am not concerned about being an exclusive source of these but rather do it for fun and to help others enjoy the fenix. I currently have mailed out about 500 of these and will still mail them as long as people keep PMing me with an address.
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
    Psalm 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

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    UPDATE:
    1) I reject paypal credit card payments, 31 cents of a 50 cent transaction is stupid, I will give you the rings for free and you can do something nice for someone else later like help an old lady across the street, check the batteries on your aunts flashlights or take out the trash.
    2) I will send 10 to those in the USA unless you specify an amount. If you are going to *donate* to me $1 I will send 20 to you either in the US or otherwise unless you specify more.
    3) So far I am close to 600 mailed out and will get more as I run out as long as Walmart has them.
    4) I am not interested in profitting from this so do not feel obligated to give more than what it cost if your budget is tight, I currently have funds available to give away free rings to those strapped financially.
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
    Psalm 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

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    PM on way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc
    UPDATE:
    1) I reject paypal credit card payments, 31 cents of a 50 cent transaction is stupid, I will give you the rings for free and you can do something nice for someone else later like help an old lady across the street, check the batteries on your aunts flashlights or take out the trash.
    That is another of your generous offers.

    Check your PM.
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    Got mine in the mail. Thanks

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    All Pm's replied to......

    A note: I have had several people request less than 10 split rings, I send a minimum of 10 because at a penny each the shippping and envelope is 4 times the cost of the rings and they are rather tiny, you may get a defective one (I think I saw a bad one somewhere?) and you may hear a ZING! noise when trying to get one onto your fenix a few times and find that someone beamed them aboard their starship never to be found again.
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
    Psalm 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

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    Default Re: Found fenix split rings

    This looks like a very old thread; but, I'm looking for info on BLACK Split Rings. I found some on the Cabela's web site (under fishing tackle) - SPRO looks like what I want - problem is they don't give the measurements... just the sizes 5, 6, etc.

    Specifically, I'm looking for some that: 1) will fit my new Fenix L0P SE - keeping the ability to stand on its base - OD of ring provided by Fenix is about 11mm; and, 2) future use in small lanyards and / or keyfobs.

    Can anybody help???

    Thanks,
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    Old thread but seemed useful. Worthco dot com seems to have a lot of rings and all the dimensions. I did get some once from a bulk supplier that had all sizes/strengths and would ship any quantity (ie. tiny hobbyist). They were on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, name eludes me and google's not spitting it out for me. I know they'd supplied for some 'chain mail' creations etc, pretty cool pics.

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    Lighthound has black #5 split rings (about 5 mm diam) for $0.20 ea. I've been looking for a while before I found these. Also, they sell the nice spring-clip hooks in a number of sizes (pricey tho) that work great with split rings, and ball-chain, which I use for lanyards on most of my lights (I've got old-timers' disease which causes me to drop things). I found black and other types of ball chain at ACE & TRUE VALUE, about $1 ft, any length, you cut how much you need.


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    I lost my fenix L1P light and haven't been able to find the old packages of split rings at walmart for a long time but did come across a newer package of rings there that appears to have 6 and 8mm silver (or chrome plated) split rings it says 240 pcs I *think* that is 120 of each. If you need some small rings they are in the crafts/jewelry making area in a package that says fashion accessories with a purple and white label. Anyone wanting some I can send you some out of this package.
    Fenix Split rings 1400+ sent, SWIVELS now available also!
    Psalm 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

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