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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    5V pro mini

    posted by insane2k on 04/21/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - cheap - comes without headers attached as pictured - works with ERW 1.0.3 - compatiable with SKU: 142041 FTDI - easy to use - All pins labelled CORRECTLY!! hooray!
    Cons:
    if you want to use in breadboard, you'll have to attach the headers yourself. can be a pain getting them straight. tip. fix one...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 1
    • Usefulness: 4
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    wrong voltage 3.3v not 5v

    posted by insane2k on 04/20/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - it is really cheap for what it is, and compared to buying something like this locally. - it works well - no flux, good joints
    Cons:
    !! this unit appears to be a 3.3V unit that received. while the PCB has 5V on the underside next to the VCC pin. when i supply ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 5
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    works, mixed up pins

    posted by insane2k on 04/12/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    all relays worked, led status for each relay, power led. i received a
    Cons:
    GND and COM are reversed. it looks like someone stuffed up the tracks in design. to isolate an external power supply from the i...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    works fine

    posted by insane2k on 04/12/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    works great, mounting holes, keeps time when disconnected. has gained or lost time in a month (ie its keeping proper time). i found a DS1302 library that works well at; http://www.henningkarlsen.com/electronics/ note that code ref -> device pin is as f...
    Cons:
    careful of the wire length, long thin wires causes it to read wrong (bad date, skipping reads etc) i didnt use any resistors t...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    high value

    posted by insane2k on 01/06/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - good output for the price. looks about 20lumens - good beam profile with orange peal reflector - good cool beam, no colour contamination or rings - excellent o-rings and threads gives good seal - can tail stand with minor shave off the boot (without landy...
    Cons:
    - emitter has become loose or tarnished giving an irregular output. solider points on emitter where barrel conducts. this might...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    durable and bright

    posted by insane2k on 01/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - bright - durable sealed well. have had it mounted outside on the garage for 1.5years now and it hasn't had any issues. it appears to be over 200lm (compared with quality torches). lamp is a standard downlight din which could be replaced. the cable is r...
    Cons:
    attached cable is far to short to be usable. could be cheaper considering its just a sealed metal camber with a standard bulb
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    butane torch

    posted by insane2k on 01/17/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    havent tried to cut a coke can with it yet. but works very well. doesnt leak fuel as ive had this for many months sitting in my draw. good long flame. this is the V8 of butane torches. can lock the torch off for storing in the toolbox safely. packed well. g...
    Cons:
    takes alot of fuel to fill. wheny ou let go there is alot of fuel still in the line and can burn for a few seconds after you l...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    little thrower

    posted by insane2k on 06/28/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Excellent little thrower. it doesnt put out as much light as a fenix, but its focused into a hotspot that can throw a tiny bit further. at 5meters an l2d on turbo you can track the G2 hotspot moving through it, which is mad for a $11 light. seals are good. ...
    Cons:
    doesnt tail stand i expect 1-2hours runtime max
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    good looking usb

    posted by insane2k on 12/04/2007 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    really good looking little unit hinge is well made
    Cons:
    usb plug has metal spacers between the 4 standard pins - i dont know this is a proper standard as it might induce shorts? dont ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    good build aa under $5 led light

    posted by insane2k on 09/01/2007 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - oring is very good. nice stiff movement of the tail switch. - if it wasnt for the head design the body would be water proof - good for in the car, work bench, kids or tool box - very unfocused and good spill = good for very close range use
    Cons:
    - not as bright as 1253 keyring - short throw - can not tail stand
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