"5000" lumen light….
As far as the X2 goes I’d say it’s an OK cheap light. I’ve used it on a couple of rides and it has quite a nice near to mid distance flood, but for faster more open trails it needs to be used with a longer range light on the helmet.
There must be multiple LED or reflectors floating about under the same casing / name, as my FastTech ones on medium are good enough to road bike on at full tilt. Granted I don’t have to work the bike much, but it was always the reach of previous lights that slowed me down, no such issue with ‘my’ X2.Posted 4 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
Any reason not to buy these?Posted 4 years ago
Mine from FastTech haven’t arrived, been 30 days now…..Posted 4 years ago
Any reason not to buy these?
I would be cautious – get a recommendation from somewhere for an exact battery from an exact seller.
(those ones are on Torchy the battery boy’s site as a bad example of batts)Posted 4 years agoMarkLGMember
Scapegoat – those Ultrafires at best avoided. Nobody makes a 4000mAh 18650, the biggest genuine ones are Panasonic 3300s.
Stick to Panasonic, Samsung or similar and you’ll get something that holds close to the claimed capacity.
Have a look at this :
You’ll be paying 2-3 times the price of the Ultrafires for something decent quality.Posted 4 years ago
Mine arrived yesterday, a 30 day wait as someone walked from China with it in their pocket.
Gave me a good giggle! 😆
I agree with MarkLG. Keeppower, Xtar, Efest and Senybor all put together good Panasonic versions with no known fakes (yet).
On a side note does anyone fancy sending me a cr*p battery pack for testing? I’ll happily pay postage and return it if you want it back? I’m kind of curious what the actual capacity and discharge behaviour of these things is like.Posted 4 years agophilfiveMember
What about one of these for all your battery explosion needs?Posted 4 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
I got one a month or so back but never used it with the original battery til today. It lasted 40 mins from fully charged to dead.
“Interestingly” after I recharged it tonight with the supplied charger it got to 8.4v (@11 watts for 120 mins) but after unplugging it and 20 mins sitting doing nothing it had sunk to 8.0. I then plugged it in to a smart charger and it refuses to go past 8.0 volts. So I suspect the battery’s got at least one dodgy cell in there. Or more.
The good news was that after it died on the trail – it shows 0.0v until it was reconnected to a charger. So at least there is some form of discharge protection in there.
I’m going to try and get a refund from the seller (uk).Posted 4 years ago
Keeppower Panasonic batteries have arrived!! (two changes of suppliers, ‘lost shipments’ and paypal disputes later :D) If I had any idea it would have taken that long…anyway, I knocked up a basic website over the weekend because keeping track of everyone’s emails over hotmail was getting very confusing. (you may also notice I haven’t been to design school) mtblights.co.uk. I was really happy with runtimes. I rigged up a watercooled X2 in the kitchen sink and left it running. On full power it lasts for 3 hours 15mins, the power indicator will flash at about 15-20 mins left of full beam. The light will then continue for 1.5+ hours on a lower beam. It would have kept going for longer but I had to go to bed.
All in all very happy with the result. I’m going to test medium when I get time over the next few days.
Hope the info helps, OlliePosted 4 years ago
Hey Scapegoat, I am genuinely sorry it took so long, I learned a lesson of never saying I’m getting anything until I have the tracking number in the UK 😐 . I will be selling some separately. Unfortunately because they are higher quality and the shipping had to be all official because they’re hazardous goods they are more expensive than I hoped, for 4 will be 33.60 delivered. Please email me if you want because I don’t have a huge amount,Posted 4 years ago
If you want a battery box, I have one you can have for postage cost. They’re the threaded ones. I ordered three, so have one going spare.
Mines are threaded connectors, although the thread seems different to my SSX2’s thread, it still works perfectly. I’ve been using with batteries I got from Torchy (also got a battery from him as i’m a paranoiac) 😀
Think my email is in my profile, but if not it’s jesusarmy at hotmail dot comPosted 4 years agojeffmMember
Running my Solarstorm with torchy’s 6 cell battery. So far so good.
Beam pattern is not a sophisticated as my vision 4, one definately spot and one flood.
I’m using it with my vision 4 for night time technical singletrack riding and it’s working very well so far.
Only minor niggle is the battery to head unit connector, the original battery has a screw connector and new 6 cell doesn’t. So it will rattle loose, a little bit of electrical tape holds it in place.Posted 4 years ago
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