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Re: A place for questions

Post by MikeSantor » 01 Oct 2012, 17:55

Rapier1772 wrote:Whatz the best flashlight for taking out bear & cougar?
I go out hiking in the mountains & there is a chance I could ran across them. I needz to be ablez to fryz them in a momentz notize.
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Re: A place for questions

Post by blueorison » 01 Oct 2012, 18:15

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Rapier1772 wrote:Whatz the best flashlight for taking out bear & cougar?
I go out hiking in the mountains & there is a chance I could ran across them. I needz to be ablez to fryz them in a momentz notize.
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Re: A place for questions

Post by Rapier1772 » 01 Oct 2012, 19:53

PainKillaX wrote:
Rapier1772 wrote:Whatz the best flashlight for taking out bear & cougar?
I go out hiking in the mountains & there is a chance I could ran across them. I needz to be ablez to fryz them in a momentz notize.
Do you mean either or? Like one at a time, either a bear, or a cougar? Or both at once, like a bear from the left and a cougar from the right? Or them together, like a Bougar (TM) or maybe like a totem pole where the cougar is on the bear's shoulders? We can't help if you aren't specific.
Bothz at once cuz I am the greatest threat & they has to team up. Last time I was able to fend them off cuz my 10 D-cell titanium case Uber-helder light blindedz one of them when I heard one make noise. But the bear still tried to get me so I hitted him so hard that it bent the casing. Now the batteries are dead (it goez thru them fast) and I can't getz them out.
My buddy's got a custom shop that will fix it but he like off in his private jet for a while doing врвна тајна stuff. Gotta wait til he gets back. I need something in the meantime in case they try something again...
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Re: A place for questions

Post by jgreenberg01 » 02 Oct 2012, 04:29

PainKillaX wrote:
Rapier1772 wrote:Whatz the best flashlight for taking out bear & cougar?
I go out hiking in the mountains & there is a chance I could ran across them. I needz to be ablez to fryz them in a momentz notize.
Do you mean either or? Like one at a time, either a bear, or a cougar? Or both at once, like a bear from the left and a cougar from the right? Or them together, like a Bougar (TM) or maybe like a totem pole where the cougar is on the bear's shoulders? We can't help if you aren't specific.
Killing cougers is wrong. They are beneficial to the eco-system. If you try, I hope your flashlight negligently discharges.
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Re: A place for questions

Post by Mister Freeze » 02 Oct 2012, 05:46

MikeSantor wrote:What do you mean by =?

Equals, same as, interchangeable with, etc. :p

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Re: A place for questions

Post by MikeSantor » 02 Oct 2012, 15:11

Freeze, let me start by answering a question with a question. Lets take the 18650 battery for example. You do know what "18650" means, right?

Not trying to be stupid I just want to make sure you know whats up before you buy a bunch of stuff, Hosts, drop ins, etc, and something goes wrong...



To answer you question directly:
Mister Freeze wrote:OK battery questions. My Sparker came with a single 18650 and an adaptor for 3xAAA batteries. From what I understand, 2xCR123's= 1x18650. Does that also mean 2xcr123=3xAAA? I have several 3xAAA lights (cheapies w/30x conventional LED's); can I put 18650's or CR123's in them?
The reason your Sparker can run on all of that is it has a HUGE voltage range on the driver. Like I have stated before in this post, thats a good and a bad thing. Good because you can use a lot of different stuff, Bad because it uses energy a LOT less efficient.


Mister Freeze wrote: 2xCR123's= 1x18650
no.

CR123s are 3v so 2 of them = 6v
18650s are 3.7v (4.2v when fresh off the charger.

equation simplifie: 6v does not = 3.7v
Mister Freeze wrote: 2xcr123=3xAAA
no.

CR123s are 3v so 2 of them = 6v
3xAAA are 1.5v so 3 of them = 4.5v

Equation simplifie: 6v does not = 4.5v






Another BIG thing you have to understand is this, 18650s have a much less internal resistance than CRs, 16350s and 18350s. This means that you can drive 18650s a lot harder than you can the former without them blowing up. This is another reason I push the use of 18650s so much.

Then take it a step further. Use the red AW IMR cells and they have even a lower internal resistance. This means safer cell.

Freeze, after hearing the new driver plan, It sounds like Wayne is putting a 4.2A driver on it. I would stick with an IMR 18650. You will get higher output than a regular 18650 and it will be safer. IMR is just a different cell chemistry if you are wondering...


Regular 18650:

http://www.oveready.com/batteries-charg ... d_186.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

IMR 18650:

http://www.oveready.com/batteries-charg ... od_47.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: A place for questions

Post by Mister Freeze » 02 Oct 2012, 16:51

Again, I thank you and pay homage to your wisdom.

No, I do not know what 18650 means, or AA, C, D, etc for that matter. Why is there no B?

this is what I have...

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I will be getting additional batteries soon.

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Re: A place for questions

Post by panzermk2 » 03 Oct 2012, 08:32

MikeSantor wrote: IMR 18650:

http://www.oveready.com/batteries-charg ... od_47.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I use this type in my Thrunite. Unlike the base version they have a chip regulator inside.

A little higher output though.

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