Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

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Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123) (out of stock)

If you want the length of a 9P, you can get the 2xAA Clicky Pak and use 14500-size batteries in it.
If you want the voltage of a 9P, either a 2xAA or 2x123 Clicky Pak will let you use 2 batteries for a total voltage of 8.4v.
If you want a spiffy titanium head for your 9P, TnC Products has what you're looking for.

Thanks for that information.
 

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Hi Don,
Will we see a XP-G2 in future waves of the Makai?

I have no plans at present to bring in the XP-G. I can't predict what I will be up to in the future.

I did get in a shipment of the Makai heads so they are now available again. I am low on the 2x123 paks at present but more are on order so depending on demand there may or may not be a period where I can't build the Makai 6V (2x123) complete lights.
 
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This is good news for all the Makai fans that have been waiting.
What emitters are you working with the Makai now?

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Sorry. XML. Just looked at your offer page.
 
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It makes sense. The XM-L benefits from a large reflector, and the 119(V) doesn't really make enough light to be used in a "thrower" anyway.

I would politely disagree. I have a 6V 119V driven at 1A and it had excellent throw in the Makai. I modded the LE for the Haiku, but the beam profile with the Makai 119V combo was superb.

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Have you seen your 119V Makai compared to an XM-L Makai? I'm not saying that your light doesn't throw well, but the Makai is pretty much a dedicated thrower, given the size of its head, and the XM-L can output a LOT more light.
 

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Logically, I would think that XML would be putting out a lot more since it is a more efficient emitter. Also a lot less heat.

Have you seen your 119V Makai compared to an XM-L Makai? I'm not saying that your light doesn't throw well, but the Makai is pretty much a dedicated thrower, given the size of its head, and the XM-L can output a LOT more light.
 
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Have you seen your 119V Makai compared to an XM-L Makai? I'm not saying that your light doesn't throw well, but the Makai is pretty much a dedicated thrower, given the size of its head, and the XM-L can output a LOT more light.

Yes I have a 6V 1.4 Amp XML and a 6V 1 Amp 119V LE. Both were kitted out for the Makai and while the XML produced less heat and more light, the 119V really surprized me with it's utility and throw. I found myself using it as much as the XML. The hot spot is smaller but throw was still impressive. I would have taken beamshots, but I changed my 119V LE over to work in the Haiku head so I can't do that right now.

Benchview, the heat from the 119V was greater, but still well managed in the head. Don does not overdrive LEDs at all.

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Yes, the Makai is available on either a 1x123, 2x123 or 2xAA battery pak with corresponding LE.
 

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hi don.
i just bought (used) my first mcgiz product, a ti makai 6v 2x123 and im curious about the orings. what lube is recommended on them and the threads and if extra's are available? (i thought i read that nyogel is a no go). if not and i need to pick some up at a hardware store what size and type is needed? btw, the light is still on its way. thanks
 

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Hi hron61,
I have been using Krytox and more recently Christo lube which is a similar synthetic lube. You can use just about any non petroleum based lube like silicone grease if you want.
 

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hi don.
i just bought (used) my first mcgiz product, a ti makai 6v 2x123 and im curious about the orings. what lube is recommended on them and the threads and if extra's are available? (i thought i read that nyogel is a no go). if not and i need to pick some up at a hardware store what size and type is needed? btw, the light is still on its way. thanks
Nyogel is petroleum-based; you'd need to replace the O-rings before you could use it.

I sell a lube I humorously named TiTi Twister, which is essentially Krytox with a molybdenum di-sulfide additive to minimize direct contact between the threads. I have a sale thread on CPFMarketplace, under the "WTS: Misc" section. For the sake of not derailing this thread, please look there for more details if you're interested.
 

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I have used titi twister on McGizmo lights and my other Ti lights...two thumbs up!

I recently ran the Makai 6v using 2 x IMR18350 in an e-series 18650 body. The length was little tight and dented the batteries a bit but this things runs without a problem....Just thought I'd share.

Incredibly happy with quality and performance of this thing.

Nyogel is petroleum-based; you'd need to replace the O-rings before you could use it.

I sell a lube I humorously named TiTi Twister, which is essentially Krytox with a molybdenum di-sulfide additive to minimize direct contact between the threads. I have a sale thread on CPFMarketplace, under the "WTS: Misc" section. For the sake of not derailing this thread, please look there for more details if you're interested.
 

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Interesting. Special?

Yes. After much thought and consideration, I decided that there was one thing needed to make the Makai, or any other McGizmo, functionally better. Don was kind enough to agree to do it... for a nominal charge. I like to think of it as my "tactical" Makai.
 

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