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The Quantum DD (and other versions)

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

  1. Here Comes The BOOM

    Here Comes The BOOM EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to remove a tritium vial from a Quantum DD.

    I got the acetone to dissolve the epoxy but I can't figure out how to get a grip on the vial to pull it out. Should I just break in in to pieces and then remove the broken glass perhaps, or does anyone know a more elegant way to remove it?
     
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    I think some people have had success in using a wooden toothpick - it doesn't scratch but has a point to pick at the vial. If it is not coming loose, the epoxy may still be bonded underneath the vial and you may need to apply more acetone.
     
  3. Here Comes The BOOM

    Here Comes The BOOM EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Thanks for the tip, but that was what I was using.

    I only used a tiny drop of epoxy on top of the vial to seal it in but perhaps there is still some on there, it 'is difficult to tell. But I just though of trying to slide a super-thin razor blade in underneath the vial to see if I can pry it out that way after applying some more acetone.

    I'll report back later [​IMG]
     
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  4. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911 EDC Mechanic

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    Looks like the Cooyoo is rebranded in the US as MecArmy. Their aftermarket charger is a ripoff of the Nomad chargekey as well. But for less than $4, I might have to hit up their usb key.
     
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  5. RGRAY

    RGRAY Loaded Pockets

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    This is "another version" kind of. ;)
    My Veleno Helix Zi collection.​
    The two different runs of Helix Zis and the Helix Zi bead.​
    World market six tritium and not tail standing and a Japanese vendor one tritium vial and tail standing.​
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. topanga

    topanga Empty Pockets

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    Question - anyone know a good source for the 10180 battery for a D2? Mine has never seemed to charge rarely and now it won't at all.

    TIA
     
  7. Heywood Floyd

    Heywood Floyd Loaded Pockets

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    Try Googling "gear best 10180 batteries" = $1.65 incl post. I have some of these and they work well enough. HTHs
     
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  8. Westerdutch

    Westerdutch Loaded Pockets

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    When turning off a D2 light make sure you turn it till you can feel/hear the battery when you shake. If the battery is still touching the back of the light and the qtc then it'll slowly get drained and will eventually go beyond the point of no return. You can destroy a brand new battery like that in a couple days.
     
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  9. Heywood Floyd

    Heywood Floyd Loaded Pockets

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    Good point Westerdutch.
    For anyone with a Quantum DD there will be no rattle or feeling the battery when you unwind the head and shake it. The battery holding magnet of the DD is not present in the D2 and custom Ti model (10180).
     
  10. topanga

    topanga Empty Pockets

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    Thanks Heywood - looks like it's a slow boat from china, but that will do.

     
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  11. RGRAY

    RGRAY Loaded Pockets

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    Well, it's been 9 months and I have collected ALL the Veleno 10180 plus some.
    I started with 2 D2s last June.
    I now have:
    VELENO
    38DD ti prototype (no trit) 10180
    38DD ti (ice blue trit) 10180
    38DD ti (blue trit) 10180
    40DD ti sw (green trit) 10180
    40DD ss bb (yellow trit) 10180
    40DD da (ice blue trit) 10180
    44DD ti prototype (no trit) 10220
    44DD ti (green trit) 10220
    QDD ti (green trit) 10180
    QDD ss #0172 brushed (green trit) 10180
    QDD ss #0422 brushed (green trit) 10180
    QD2 ss black (green trit) 10180
    QD2 ss black (green trit) 10180
    QD2 ss black (ice blue trit) 10180Q
    D2 ss black (no trit)10180
    QD2 ss black (no trit)10180
    QD2 ss black (no trit)10180
    QD2 ss
    QD2 ss
    QD2 ss brushed (ice blue trit) 10180
    QD2 ss brushed (green trit) 10180
    QD2 ss brushed (blue trit) 10180
    QD2 ss brushed (yellow trit) 10180
    QD2 ss brushed (green trit) 10180
    QD2 ss brushed (purple trit) 10180
    QD2 ss brushed (yellow trit) 10180
    QD2 ss
    Helix Zi (3 green, 3 ice blue trit) 10180
    Helix Zi JP (1 green trit) 10180
    Dogbone ti (3 green, 3 ice blue trit) 10180
    Battery Case (5)
    Helix Zi Bead Maze
    Pendant ti (6 ice blue trit)

    The full collection is:
    38DD ti prototype (no trit) 10180
    38DD ti (ice blue trit) 10180
    40DD ti sw (green trit) 10180
    40DD ss bb (yellow trit) 10180
    40DD da (ice blue trit) 10180
    44DD ti prototype (no trit) 10220
    44DD ti (green trit) 10220
    QDD ti (green trit) 10180
    QDD ss #0172 brushed (green trit) 10180
    QD2 ss black (green trit) 10180
    QD2 ss brushed (ice blue trit) 10180
    Helix Zi (3 green, 3 ice blue trit) 10180
    Helix Zi JP (1 green trit) 10180
    Dogbone ti (3 green, 3 ice blue trit) 10180
     
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  12. RGRAY

    RGRAY Loaded Pockets

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    My Velenos
    [​IMG]38DD ti prototype
    38DD ti
    40DD ti sw
    40DD ss bb
    40DD da
    44DD ti prototype
    44DD ti
    QDD ti
    QDD ss #
    QD2 ss black
    QD2 ss sw
    QD2 ss pol
    Helix Zi
    Helix Zi JP
    Dogbone ti
    Battery Case

    Steve Ku 2x Tritium Holder alm
    Tag ti large dots
    Maze Tag ti
    RadHaz Tag ti
    Locator ti
    Helix Zi Bead

    Avant ti



    Silet Ti (green trits) dm blade coming
     
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  13. RGRAY

    RGRAY Loaded Pockets

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    My Velenos
    [​IMG]38DD ti prototype
    38DD ti
    40DD ti sw
    40DD ss bb
    40DD da
    44DD ti prototype
    44DD ti
    QDD ti
    QDD ss #
    QD2 ss black
    QD2 ss sw
    QD2 ss pol
    Helix Zi
    Helix Zi JP
    Dogbone ti
    Battery Case

    Steve Ku 2x Tritium Holder alm
    Tag ti large dots
    Maze Tag ti
    RadHaz Tag ti
    Locator ti
    Helix Zi Bead

    Avant ti



    Silet Ti (green trits) dm blade coming
     
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