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    Default D-mini 17670 & 17500 extender

    Is there any call for an extension tube for the D-mini, to run this cell??
    Last edited by kooter; 03-01-2007 at 03:21 AM.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Nope, you can be the first!

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    Sure there is interest in that!
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    I would be "in" for one in bare aluminum, for sure.
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by martonic
    Sure there is interest in that!
    As soon as i have my Mini from daberti, i will get one made up. With stainless crenalted bezel.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    So its ally you want, not stainless?? Knurled or plain?? I want ideas chaps.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    I was just assuming you were making them from aluminum. Stainless would look fine also on the bare lights. Not sure about the black ones though. Crenelated bezel in stainless sounds awesome! No knurl for me would look good.

    How about a full 1x18650 body? Can you say LONG RUNTIME? Just wondering out loud.
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Dizzy, im not sure it can run 18650. I already have a stainless crenalated bezel for the mini.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    It runs fine on the RCR123 3.7volt cell, so it should be fine. Ricky has posted that 3.7 volts is fine for the D-Mini also, unless the 18650 does not "sag" as much as a RCR123.

    Do you have any Pics of the bezel and how much for one?
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    Dizzy, look at the links at the bottom. Third one down i think.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy
    I was just assuming you were making them from aluminum. Stainless would look fine also on the bare lights. Not sure about the black ones though. Crenelated bezel in stainless sounds awesome! No knurl for me would look good.

    How about a full 1x18650 body? Can you say LONG RUNTIME? Just wondering out loud.
    Dizzy, I've tested 18650 and it simply does NOT fit into the head.
    I've tested PILA 168S and Black wrapping Silver Label 17670 from AW. The latter has a slightly tight fit into the head (but silver label can be removed) but folks it is another story as far as performances are concerned.

    Note for Kooter: please go to AW selling thread for dimension of the above mentioned cell.

    Just a nuance though: I'm not a shill in favour of Kooter, but I'm a customer of Kooter (for my own torches) and I can witness his craftmanship skills and that he is a honourable man.
    I'm a Lumapower reseller instead

    [Edit]: now we're a Team.[END OF EDIT]

    Bottom line: DON'T put 2x123 (rechargeable or Primaries) into his extender. Just 1x17670.
    Last edited by daberti; 02-23-2007 at 06:24 PM.
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by kooter
    Is there any call for an extension tube for the D-mini, to run this cell??
    Kooter, maybe it would be a good idea to post a link to this thread on the one I sent you.....
    Dan

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    I asked Lumapower about creating a 17670 extender but they seem slightly hesitant, mostly because they are worried that someone would put two CR123 cells in the extender and ruin the light. I would LOVE a 17670 extender for this light! That would make it so much more useful!

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    Adiron, as soon as i have the D mini from Daberti, i will be on it. Shipping to and from Italy seems to take longer than shipping to the States for some reason. Hopefully ill have it at the tail end of next week. Within the day ill have something to show.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by adirondackdestroyer
    I asked Lumapower about creating a 17670 extender but they seem slightly hesitant, mostly because they are worried that someone would put two CR123 cells in the extender and ruin the light. I would LOVE a 17670 extender for this light! That would make it so much more useful!
    Dan here. Ricky is definitely right. He has to think of the dummiest possible user and has to take the decision about whether to risk a mass RMA or to leave open for us flashacolics the chance.
    Ricky nonetheless makes torces far more flexible than F***x did, @ comparable prices. Flexible thanks to better circuitry and modular design. Last but not least consistenttemperature colour of the leds.
    It is true for M1, D-Mini, M3, and F1 (I'm waiting for Monday, BTW) that though not modular as previous ones, accepts a pretty wide voltage range. I recall the hard times trying to bring P1D-CE to work with 3.7 RCR123 mantaining the three output levels
    My point is that D-Mini is already very useful as a short emergency light. Even more useful, particularly with AW 3.7 High Current RCR123, as a self defense light: I punched 120 effective lumens at a thief last night, whilst still 30mt away, and it was enough to convince him to find a better job
    I'm with you if you wish more runtime keeping the punch at same time.
    Here it comes Kooter!
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by adirondackdestroyer
    I asked Lumapower about creating a 17670 extender but they seem slightly hesitant, mostly because they are worried that someone would put two CR123 cells in the extender and ruin the light. I would LOVE a 17670 extender for this light! That would make it so much more useful!
    +1 for me too in black to match my flashlight. I have been asking also but same story as adirondackdestroyer. I really don't like the weight stainless would add to the light.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Does anybody have a guessestimate as to the longer runtime?

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Dan might have a clue to the runtime.

    I have no way of anodizing these tubes so bare ally or SS is all i can offer. Sorry.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    If you can make one in black, it might be the selling point for me to get a D-Mini

    Count me in for one in aluminum and black, if there is a list forming.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by mkphc
    Does anybody have a guessestimate as to the longer runtime?
    70minutes with AW High Current Protected 1600mAh 17670 if Kooter stays at his usual excellence levels.
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    kooter...I'd DEFINITELY be in for one and a SS crenelated bezel. I currently have the black D Mini, but I think the combination of an SS 17670 tube and an SS crenelated bezel on the black D Mini would look AWESOME!

    Keep me posted...PayPal is at "the ready"!

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    PJD, have you looked at the bezel in the link at the bottom of this post? Is this what you want? Its made from stainless, but can be made from ally if you want. Blasted ally looks really nice. I will keep you posted as to how its going.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Kooter, I should have sent D-Mini with super-fast shipping option
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    No worries Dan. I have my hands full for a while with fenix bods. Cheers anyway.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by kooter
    PJD, have you looked at the bezel in the link at the bottom of this post? Is this what you want? Its made from stainless, but can be made from ally if you want. Blasted ally looks really nice. I will keep you posted as to how its going.
    Actually, blasted ally is what I prefer...it looks GREAT!

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Right my D-mini has arrived. Hopefully have an extender ready for tonight sometime.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    How about making it in 17500?

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Nugget, i dont know much about these cells, not sure if it will fit. If there was enough call for it, and the cell fits then i would make one.

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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by nuggett
    How about making it in 17500?
    If I'm not wrong the O/D would be the same as the 17670. Just shorter.
    Just grab a rare earth magnet and put it on the positive end of 17500 would make it work smoothly with 17670 body
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    Default Re: D-mini 17670 extender

    Quote Originally Posted by kooter
    Is there any call for an extension tube for the D-mini, to run this cell??
    I would definately be interested, runtime is the one failing of the mighty D-Mini from my POV. Looking on with interest!
    Andrew

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