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The Lounge 2017

Satansjester

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Just looked at My address book and I ship to about 2500 unique addresses ...


Ive certainly got something "Vinhcoming"...

Your item departed a transfer airport in INTERNATIONAL, SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES on May 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.


In fact, perhaps we should start a new thread called "Vinhcoming" where we can discuss what we've got coming our way from the mad scientist?
 
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ven

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Thats just crazy stuff vinh, 2500.....................wowzers

Lot better that NL, only trouble is ..............already full! You need more shelves:D
 

wimmer21

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That's amazing Vinh. It's unbelievable how you do all that you do, or how you even have time for it all. Thanks for being so awesome... and for just being such a really good person!


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wimmer21

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Ive certainly got something "Vinhcoming"...

Your item departed a transfer airport in INTERNATIONAL, SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES on May 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.


In fact, perhaps we should start a new thread called "Vinhcoming" where we can discuss what we've got coming our way from the mad scientist?

Hey congrats! Yes, yes we do need to start that thread! I wonder who will do it?
 

Capolini

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TN42 Holster--Also fits TN40 and TK61-- TK61 a little loose due to a smaller/longer battery tube--very high quality/double stitched/Velcro w/snaps-- the cover snap doesn't quite reach but the Velcro holds very secure HK Equipment $22

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I got this today. It is made very well. I misunderstood part of this post when I first read it on 4.20.2017! I thought the snap would not reach for the TK61!

I have to say I am disappointed. Do you think they would have a TN42 inside the holster for measurement purposes to make sure the snap button connects before mass producing these?!! :shakehead

In my experience[I use lights a lot] the velcro wears out quicker than a snap button. It has for my TN31 and K40 holsters where there is very little velcro left and the connection is no longer secure.

It is better than a strap and I will improvise when the velcro starts wearing out in ~ 3 years!
 
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Capolini

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I got this today. It is made very well. I misunderstood part of this post when I first read it on 4.20.2017! I thought the snap would not reach for the TK61!

I have to say I am disappointed. Do you think they would have a TN42 inside the holster for measurement purposes to make sure the snap button connects before mass producing these?!! :shakehead

In my experience[I use lights a lot] the velcro wears out quicker than a snap button. It has for my TN31 and K40 holsters where there is very little velcro left and the connection is no longer secure.

It is better than a strap and I will improvise when the velcro starts wearing out in ~ 3 years!

Ok,,,,,,,,after using tonight,,,,It is 100% improvement over the strap and I am VERY impressed for these reasons.

1.It carries and distributes the weight very well.

2. The KEY is that it stayed stationary the whole time and does not move around like my TN31mb and TK75vn do when they are in their holsters.

No lie,,,it actually feels lighter on my hip for the reasons mentioned above than the TN31mb and TK75vn.

I will "pardon" the snap/button glitch for now! :thumbsup:
 

flashaholic1

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Guys, this is from Vinh posted on the X45vn thread. I thought I help him spread the word, I know he's busy. I apologize if I should have let him post, just trying to give him a hand.


X45vn Recall!

I will need all X45vn back to upgrade the circuit with new electrolytic capacitor for increased reliability. Currently the tested lights can work fine but might eventually glitch. I am not even sure why it doesn't glitch right away or during testing. Please send me an email for recall shipping label. If you got a light that is working fine you are welcome to use it until something goes wrong. Thank You and sorry for the inconvenience.

[email protected]

Wayne
 

Newlumen

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Guys, this is from Vinh posted on the X45vn thread. I thought I help him spread the word, I know he's busy. I apologize if I should have let him post, just trying to give him a hand.


X45vn Recall!

I will need all X45vn back to upgrade the circuit with new electrolytic capacitor for increased reliability. Currently the tested lights can work fine but might eventually glitch. I am not even sure why it doesn't glitch right away or during testing. Please send me an email for recall shipping label. If you got a light that is working fine you are welcome to use it until something goes wrong. Thank You and sorry for the inconvenience.

[email protected]

Wayne

wow. Thats suck. The good thing is he didnt send out my x45vn yet.. ( no 18 ).. so i might get the perfect sample after he fix the circuit. : )
 

lstmichel

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No, it will not damage your LED. Think of Protected cells as having a govenor on the throttle of an engine. The protection device in the battery will only let so many amps out of the battery at once and will only let you discharge it down to a certain level. If you put an unprotected cell, say a 30Q like I use, in your TK20r it will work great. Just make sure to read up on lithium battery safety so you know what you are doing.

As a general rule, you will not need high drain cells (like the ones you mentioned) for off the shelf lights.

Think of your battery being like a bath tub. The number of mAh (say 3000mA on a 30Q) is how much water the tub holds, the cells capacity. The cells Amp rating is like how quickly you can drain the tub. A "high drain cell" like the vtc5a lets you get the amps out quicker, but the number of amps that the cell discharges is determined by the flashlight. If your light only needs 3 mAh, that is all it will "take" from your cell. But in a case like this you are better off with a high capacity 3600 mAh cell than a high discharge cell like the vtc5a that only has a capacity of 2500mAh since your light will not use the high discharge rate of the vtc5a.

You will likely get better answers than mine from others on the forum, but I understand your confusion. I was where you are a year ago. I started with an "off the shelf" light and protected cells. It worked fine and I was happy with my light. As I read more I learned more and now pretty much all of my lights are modded by Vinh at SkyLumen and I use unprotected cells for the best performance in those lights. Keep reading and asking questions. People here are happy to help out. It is sometimes like drinking from a fire hose when you are just getting into all of this flashlight, battery, charger stuff, but it is a lot of fun too.

What he said

A good 18650 protected cell has a 10 amp rating
A good 26650 protected cell has a 15 amp rating (similar to a circuit breaker in home electrical panel).
the protection circuit also prevents over charge or under discharge - which can significantly shorten the batteries life time (or even destroy the battery totally)
If you use say the VTC5 or 30Q (or other unprotected battery) - make sure you are using an intelligent charger to prevent over charge.
also don't run the light completely flat - a low of 3 Volts is a conservative number (if you have a volt meter) when in doubt just recharge the battery on your intelligent charger
 
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psychbeat

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H20vn 4000K did a GREAT job as an area light running continuously at 30% camping near the Russian River this weekend.
Went thru almost 3 full cells.

I still prefer the UI of my zebra but the tint of the H20vn rullllz.




 
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