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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Brilliant little converter

    posted by Cheater512 on 12/03/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    It is very tolerant of abuse. I accidentally tried pulling somewhere between 6A to 10A from one and it did it without any complaints before the over temperature kicked in.
    Cons:
    You could probably squeeze more performance out of it but it is difficult to heatsink. The inductor in particular does get warm...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very powerful for its size.

    posted by Cheater512 on 12/03/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Small square magnet but not small enough to lose. Plenty of power and very cheap. It can lift a significant amount of weight (e.g. a pair of pliers) with no difficulty.
    Cons:
    Nothing to make note of. It will stick to things you don't want it to if you aren't careful.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great simple connectors

    posted by Cheater512 on 12/03/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Great connectors especially for power in projects since they are polarised and you can't plug them in backwards and the leads are colour coded.
    Cons:
    Perhaps they feel a tiny bit flimsy? They are solid once soldered to something and a tiny bit of heatshrink can be used to keep...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Its ok but not great

    posted by Cheater512 on 04/02/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Its a nice little keyring. I needed one and this will do nicely. The plastic case is nice and mine doesnt have any problems that other reviews said. It seems solid enough.
    Cons:
    Its not very bright at all. I can only see mine in pitch darkness. You cant see it glow when its semi-dark, only complete darkn...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    They work well and are simple to use

    posted by Cheater512 on 04/02/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Dead simple to use and they seem to work fine. They dont get very warm while in use. I only noticed a slight temperature increase.
    Cons:
    I had to guess the pin out. Fortunately I guessed correctly. The center connection is GND for both power in and the LED. The ou...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very bright and a good price

    posted by Cheater512 on 04/02/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    They are very bright LEDs and I havent had a problem with them.
    Cons:
    Its a little tricky to solder it. The Aluminum PCB/heat sink sucks the heat from the iron. To get a good connection I set my ir...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Nice pen

    posted by Cheater512 on 02/28/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Powerful laser. It can be easily seen many meters away. It doesn't seem to lose focus over distance much. The case is really nice and the spare batteries are handy.
    Cons:
    The LED light is bright but not very bright. I have another led light which is powered by three AAA batteries and it gives a mu...
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