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The Quantum DD (and other versions)

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by SAKplumber, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Theo
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    Hal, if all else fails, I would be more than happy to post how to build a inexpensive USB charger for this battery (would require a couple of US dollars in parts and some basic soldering skills) The circuit board and necessary resistor are both available cheep on everyone's favorite auction site (generally shipped free out of China). All you would have to do is remove a small SMD resistor on the board and replace it with another to lower the charging current (need approx 50 mA for this cell). you would also need to add leads to the board to connect to the battery (some people put small rare earth magnets on the ends of leads to connect to the battery).
     
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    Just posted in my thread, small mod to my Helix:

     
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    A razor blade taken around the bottom corner makes for a nice solution.
     
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    hal_chase Do you have his e-mail address? If not I can give you one I got a reply from via PM. I’m not talking about the newsletter’s sender address, but the other one. ;)
     
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  5. hal_chase
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    Yes, thank you :)
     
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    If I understand you correctly you already have the other one. If I misunderstood you, you need to phrase your thoughts more clearly. :p ;)
     
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    I have one, but not the other one. The one that is the sender for the sender's sender is still unknown!
     
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    If this is a “please PM it to me” this applies to you, too. :giggle:
     
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    Lol! :)
     
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    On the Veleno site, there’s a new “Kynna QR” pen, and on the product page it’s pictured with a torch I’ve not seen before. Anyone knows anything? Somehow its look reminds me of Star Wars.
     
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    batteur that's the ti dogbone. Basically predecessor to the helix zi.
     
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    Ah, okay. I had hope there’s a successor for the D2. :p ;)
     
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    batteur I'm pretty sure we'll see something new eventually, but when I have no clue.:frantic:
     
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    Any chance of buying a Quantum D2? Or any other Veleno light?
     
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    Hello,
    This is my first post.
    I found this forum because of the D2.
    About two weeks ago, one of my forums had a for sale ad for a green and a yellow D2 for sale nib.
    I said, I'll take the green, not knowing much about the flashlight (should I say torch).
    So, I bought it and then I read everything written about it and WOW was I surprised.
    Now I'm really excited and my seller emails me that he can't get either D2 to work and refunds my money, was I disappointed.
    A week later I buy a tritium lantern from him and he throws in the green D2 for free and says maybe you can get it to work.
    My wife did get it to work by taking an exacto knife and cutting a very small slice off the bottom of the battery (now I see to change the QTC).
    So, I email the seller and told him that I got it to work and ask him if he'll sell me the yellow one too.
    Since he couldn't get it to work, he sold it to me for $20 less and threw in a 10180 battery.
    So, I got 2 nib D2s (1 green and 1 yellow) and a 10180 battery for $60.




    I have some other questions I hope you can answer.
    1. Is there a battery case like the D2s (metal pill case?)
    2. What is the best way to connect the D2 to a keywire for easy release (to clip on and off).
    3. Can you change the vials in the D2
    4. What mods should I make
    5. Do you think I did any damage by slicing the battery
    6. I want to buy a fes2 and a kynna but I don't see how to specify lh and green
    and I'm not getting any responses to messages

    I hope you enjoyed my story and thanks for any help.
     
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    1- Yes, there is/was a battery case made by Veleno Designs. He used to have them for sale on his website but they aren't there now that the D2 is discontinued. He may still have some left but you'd have to ask.
    2- I'm not sure what a key wire is. If you mean a split ring, then I used split ring pliers to add a small split ring to my Quantum. Some people use other means like McGizmo Clips and NiteIze S-Biners, etc.
    3- To be honest, I am not sure. I'd imagine if you could find some way to dissolve the Norland (or silicone) that is holding the tritium in place, then you could probably change them.
    4- The only real mods I've seen done are people removing the QTC, adding magnets, or changing their led. I'm not really sure what else you could do on a light this small or what you had in mind. Some of these mods are in earlier pages of this thread.
    5- Without seeing a photo of the battery, it's difficult to tell for sure. I think if you just trimmed a bit of the blue or white outside cover, then you should be okay. (Don't quote me on that though ;))
    6- When you say you aren't sure how to specify "lh and green", what do you mean? If "lh" is left handed and "green" means you want all green trit in your Kynna, then just put that in the paypal notes when you pay. I just ordered both of these a few days ago and there was an area for "Add notes for seller". Steve did tell me it'd be a two week wait on the Kynna...
     
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    This thread is making me a) nostalgic and b) frustrated.

    I owned two different Quantums and now I own none...

    Here's to hoping he does another run of some sort of 10180 light, I understand there wasn't much profit because he sold them relatively cheap, the D2's at least. Such a brilliant design....
     
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    The new light from Veleno designs is the Avant ti. It's $375 preorder!

    Have gun, Will travel.
     
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    Are you buying one?
     
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    In less then a month, I have been lucky enough to buy 6 of them: 38DD, 40DD, 44DD, dark D2 stainless steel and two D2 stainless steel (green and yellow tritium) stainless steel.

    Oh, I've been lucky enough to find two battery cases too.

    I'm looking for a D2 Ti and DAMASCUS to complete the set.

    ANYBODY? :frantic:
     
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