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  1. old4570

    Lumintop EDC15 1xAA ( 14500 )

    For review : Lumintop EDC15 .. This is a 5 mode twisty EDC flashlight of AA size that can use 14500 Li-ion batteries for seriously higher output ! Light was sent for review by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX> Product link >XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX First impressions The light is extremely well made , you feel this...
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    Ganzo FH922 D2 Does 700

    Recently I ordered a 80 grit White Wheel for my wet stone grinder . This is just a ordinary 250mm Grinder Wheel being re purposed ! Anyway , grinding knives with a 60 grit wheel has returned some very promising results ( especially on softer steels ) The Ganzo how ever is not soft , my 65HRC...
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    Melbourne - Australia 2021

    Feb 24 / March 14 Sorry Gav ... Yeah , I just got some parts from KD to build a new P60 pill .. Wow , been a long time since I have wanted to do that ... Just waiting on some thermal tape for the emitter .. A meet ! Hmmm , when would you want to do that ? I should be up for it ...
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    Melbourne - Australia 2021

    Y , still kicking ... Gone a little crazy buying stuff ! Really need to fix that hole in my pocket ! Should maybe look at some emitters and maybe drop ins .. I did buy a triple P60 drop in that's floating my boat , quite a few years ago now ! Might have to visit KD and see what's...
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    1977 Laminated Frosts Mora

    1977 Laminated Frosts Mora ( Cuts Rope ) I have wanted to see the results of such a test for the longest time . And to think , I had to be the one to do it ! I found the handle / grip to roll quite a bit . And for precise cutting , it was tricky . So not a big fan of the handle . The laminated...
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    Enlan EL-02B Test

    50 on factory edge .. 250 rolled edge after re grind .. No more testing after that ..
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    1915mAh . This was the result of a 0.2A discharge . How long 1900mAh lasts (?) would depend on current draw .
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    Enlan EL-02B Test

    A bit of History ! A long time ago ( decade or more ) I started buying Cheap Chinese Knives . One of those brands was Enlan . And a lot of people used to crow about this brand and how good it was ! Ok , it looks good , it feels good , it's bolted together good , ........... Butt ! It just lacked...
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    ? Eeeer ! I ran Pentax .... iSTD / K100 / K200 / Kx All of which used AA batteries .. I tried Alkaline / NIMH / and Alkaline Camera Batteries .. NIMH was the worst .. ( Shortest run time ) , then came stock Alkaline and the best were the Camera Alkaline . I still have 2x Pentax iSTD cameras...
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    Digital Cameras ! Thats where these batteries might work really well ! Back in the day , early days of digital cameras . They were powered by AA . And one of the big issues at the time was Voltage levels .. NIMH simply could not maintain the needed voltage levels . So the cameras always...
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    I discharged the AA Xtar @ 0.2A till termination ( protection circuit cut in ) and got 1915mAh .
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    Xtar BC8 Review ( AA/AAA NIMH - Li-ion Charger )

    For review I have the Xtar BC8 AA / AAA NIMH & for their proprietary AA / AAA Li-ion battery technology . ( Sent to me by Xtar ) This charger is not a Li-ion charger and you should not attempt to use it as such ! It is designed to recharge NIMH batteries and Xtars own Li-ion AA batteries . If...
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    Xtar BC8 AA / AAA ( Li-ion charger )

    BC8 Charger charging a AA Li-ion from Xtar .. Charger starts at 4.2v 0.5A on the depleted battery .. And then the voltage climbs to 4.8 volts and then the current begins to drop and the voltage peaks at some 5 volts .
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    Xtar BC8 AA / AAA ( Li-ion charger )

    A) This charger is NOT suitable for recharging li-ion Let me explain .. The charge current for the li-ion AA from Xtar starts @ 4.2v 0.5A and the voltage slowly climbs higher .. This would make it unsuitable for charging Li-ion or Lipo batteries . Oh , and I discharged that AA li-ion @...
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    Xtar BC8 AA / AAA ( Li-ion charger )

    I was just moments ago trying to work out how to monitor the AA Li-ion charge .. And I have an idea that will work , I hope .. I just hope that any extra resistance wont stop the charge cycle ...
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    Xtar BC8 AA / AAA ( Li-ion charger )

    Where are we ... Had some really warm weather .. So just waiting for cooler days . ( Summer ) The charger works well with AA and AAA batteries ( NIMH ) , I have had no issues with the termination voltage and the always good part is that the NIMH are not being cooked by the charger ( getting...
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    Ok , had a bit of warm weather ! Things are cooler but silly humid ! First AA was discharged at 0.1A for just over 10 hours on my hobby charger . Voltage varied from around 1.43v to as low as 1.22 volts during the 10+ hour discharge .. 2nd battery just hit the discharge cycle : Will be...
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    Assume nothing ! My charger was calibrated quite a few years ago . What we can assume is that there is VOLTAGE sag under load . How that voltage sag affects performance ? Chargers usually stop discharging @ 0.8v for NIMH , butt .............. These Li-ion are different .. So when I...
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    It's what's claimed on the Label .. I have discharged both batteries ( I got 2 ) and will be recharging them when some NIMH I am putting through the BC8 charger are done . I plan to discharge in two different chargers over next few days to get some numbers . Doing paper math is well and good ....
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    Your usages of rechargeable 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.5V Li-ion AA/AAA batteries?

    NIMH battery @ 1A discharge ... Starting Voltage or resting Voltage was 1.37 volts 100mAh discharge = 1.27 volts 200mAh discharge = 1.17 volts 500mAh discharge = 0.99 volts 1 Amp discharge = 0.76 volts What I tested the Xtar @ 100mAh Discharge ... Initial voltage sag was around 1.25v but...
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