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  Reply # 1533960 16-Apr-2016 14:45
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Lots of sites around that you can get so much stuff dirt cheap freight free from China.  I've certainly kept our inwards goods staff busy with my items delivered to work.


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  Reply # 1533980 16-Apr-2016 15:15
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k1w1k1d:

 

Sam.

 

Are those torches as good as they claim? I saw them a while ago and dismissed them as over-hyped. Might have to have another look.

 

Thanks for the lightning cable link.

 

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

I would say that 200m - 500m is a bit of an exaggeration. If it does achieve that distance it is very faint. But yes, it's a very impressive torch. Easily does up to 100m and you can see the beam like a laser. Definitely worth the $5. 

As for the lightning cables, they're very good and I've never had any problems with them, but definitely use them at your own risk. : )



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  Reply # 1533996 16-Apr-2016 15:32
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Sam91:

k1w1k1d:


Sam.


Are those torches as good as they claim? I saw them a while ago and dismissed them as over-hyped. Might have to have another look.


Thanks for the lightning cable link.


Cheers.


 



I would say that 200m - 500m is a bit of an exaggeration. If it does achieve that distance it is very faint. But yes, it's a very impressive torch. Easily does up to 100m and you can see the beam like a laser. Definitely worth the $5. 

As for the lightning cables, they're very good and I've never had any problems with them, but definitely use them at your own risk. : )




What battery do they use?

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  Reply # 1533999 16-Apr-2016 15:35
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Sam91:

 

k1w1k1d:

 

 

 

Sam.

 

 

 

Are those torches as good as they claim? I saw them a while ago and dismissed them as over-hyped. Might have to have another look.

 

 

 

Thanks for the lightning cable link.

 

 

 

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would say that 200m - 500m is a bit of an exaggeration. If it does achieve that distance it is very faint. But yes, it's a very impressive torch. Easily does up to 100m and you can see the beam like a laser. Definitely worth the $5. 

As for the lightning cables, they're very good and I've never had any problems with them, but definitely use them at your own risk. : )


 



What battery do they use?

 

Edit: 3x AAA. I tend to use rechargeable batteries and it chews through them pretty fast.

 

 


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  Reply # 1534031 16-Apr-2016 16:41

Thanks Sam.

 

Need another DC-DC voltage converter, so might have to do a spot of shopping tonight;


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  Reply # 1534034 16-Apr-2016 16:49
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Watch the both way ones. I've had them freak out when making 12ish v from a car as the car goes over and under 12. It was one with a current limit too which I was using on a 10w led and it was overdriving it during engine cranking as it seemed to forget about the current limit as it moved from buck to boat and back quickly.




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  Reply # 1534059 16-Apr-2016 17:14

I have used a few of that particular module to give a stabilised 24v without any issues.

 

I tortured the first one to see if I could get it to play up. Handled rapid switching from 24v-12v-24v-12v without any fluctuating of output voltage.


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  Reply # 1534062 16-Apr-2016 17:15
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Stu:
Willuknight: I have a Ford Mondeo too, and I get a hum that changes with the revs if i use the line in with my phone , it's terrible. Please let me know how this goes :)


Get a Ground Loop Isolator. Either from your favourite overseas supplier or jaycar.co.nz. Jaycar have one with 3.5mm socket and plugs fitted. Works well.

 

 

 

Where do those bad boys go Stu?

It looked like they grounded the alternator casing or something last time I looked.

 


I'd considered one of those magnet wrap around chokes on my car stereo also for this problem.


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  Reply # 1534068 16-Apr-2016 17:25
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Something like this works well with phones/powered bluetooth receivers etc  

They have other options for hard-wired applications.





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  Reply # 1534086 16-Apr-2016 18:06
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Handle9:

The photo just looked like a towel rail ;)

 

so many bad responses i can make to that, i think its best i just.. leave it to the imagination. haha.





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  Reply # 1534131 16-Apr-2016 20:53
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Not home, but car... near enough?

 

I just received this and it's excellent... my car doesn't have BlueTooth, and the Audio line-in is inside the glovebox (How stupid is that, Ford Mondeo). Finally I can conveniently play music from my phone! And charge my phone. 

 

 

Are you in Auckland? I'm always buying these things, and they never work properly in Auckland. 

 

I don't need anything with high fidelity, I just want to be able to listen to podcasts without loud bursts of static. Have probably tried four or five different Chinese FM transmitters and they're all rubbish. I never learn my lesson. Then again, Xiaomi stuff tends to be good quality for the price. I'll probably give in and try it...


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  Reply # 1534140 16-Apr-2016 21:34
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 Do any of the HUDs actually work? What about the multi reflections from the multi layered screens?

 

BTW, great inspirations here!


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  Reply # 1534145 16-Apr-2016 21:42
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allio:

 

frankv:

 

Not home, but car... near enough?

 

I just received this and it's excellent... my car doesn't have BlueTooth, and the Audio line-in is inside the glovebox (How stupid is that, Ford Mondeo). Finally I can conveniently play music from my phone! And charge my phone. 

 

 

Are you in Auckland? I'm always buying these things, and they never work properly in Auckland. 

 

I don't need anything with high fidelity, I just want to be able to listen to podcasts without loud bursts of static. Have probably tried four or five different Chinese FM transmitters and they're all rubbish. I never learn my lesson. Then again, Xiaomi stuff tends to be good quality for the price. I'll probably give in and try it...

 

 

 

I have a cheapy i currently use, sometimes pickup static and channel hop a bit. but once you move out of the range most of the cheap ones are preprogramed to be limited to its normally okay.

 

There are a few areas i have noticed that have rather powerful transmitters for some reason that tend to blanket anything, but generally all i need to do is slide my hand slightly closer so the signal is a tad better which is normally a case of just dropping 3rd or 5th anyway. 

 

Im at the crossroad between replacing the headunit for a direct line and the whole car itself. im pretty picky about audio, im used to listening to decent gear at home..

 

I dont tend to have much trouble around auckland, i do Generally stick within the north-west areas though. Im out to go somewhere and return to my trees and rolling hills ;)





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  Reply # 1534170 17-Apr-2016 00:09
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Stu:
Willuknight: I have a Ford Mondeo too, and I get a hum that changes with the revs if i use the line in with my phone , it's terrible. Please let me know how this goes :)


Get a Ground Loop Isolator. Either from your favourite overseas supplier or jaycar.co.nz. Jaycar have one with 3.5mm socket and plugs fitted. Works well.

 

 

 

Woah. You just made my car amazingly better. Thanks!

 

 

 

Gonna try this one.


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  Reply # 1534185 17-Apr-2016 00:55
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Wall plates for home theatre were handy...

 

 


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