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New Lynx X_12 is possibly the last of the big 'bat cookers' as I can no longer obtain the deep finned headset shells.

X_12s available until stock exhausted.


A new superlamp, The Scorpion,  is now available.cep

Fully GoPro Compatible

IP 68: 5 metres waterproof

(Possible 50 metres dive model to follow)

The Scorpion Concept

The X12

Max 3500 lumens

User friendly 2 mode groups of 3 modes from single toggle switch, high range and low range.

Switch up, on and off: 300,1000, and 3500 lumens

Switch down, on and off: 40, 75, and 160 lumens

Memorises last settings so ability to switch instantly up or down to pre-selected modes.

2 sets of 3 LEDs, 2 beam and one flood, power divided equally.

X8

Similar inside to Lynx X2000 (Please refer to that model for specs)

Each of the above 245 + p and p

Scorpion EX

I have taken the Scorpion EX off sale temporarily as I have conceived some design improvements. non yet sold, so no issues there.

Basically, an EX with high waterproof integrity, maybe suitable for diving, will have a strong appeal for hard cavers who would rather have tough wear features than the ability to cook bats.

 

It will feature a single lead with no connecting plug, sealed aluminium battery box with charging through a round access plug together with the combined spot and flood as currently described.

Battery check by blue 'Nightrider' actuated by a second IP68 rated button. Obviously the price may well increase but looking at the current price of competitor lamps I feel little to worry about.

 

Scorpions do have high waterproof integrity, better than the Lynx, however there is a caution on any prolonged immersion other than a few feet would cause water to pass up inside the cable from the plugs. I am currently testing the limits of this as I have an 8 feet deep pool, no kidding.

 

I am aware that no ordinary cavers or mine explorers will be spending 2 hours 8 feet under water though. Diving means diving.

 

Will advise in due course.

Scorpion Custom

Made to order

 


Power bank price revision. Sorry having to pay more for cells. Absorbed into lamp prices but cannot do as aftersales.


 Dragon revised.

Now simple 2 mode, standard and high analogue operation and IP 68 5metre waterproof. Lamp redesigned to improve intrinsic reliability and suitability for hard caving. EX stands for "Extreme use"


Following some inquiries I have done duration tests on power banks and it appears that some change has been made in either management circuitry as I now longer get a slow diminishing output up to 24 hours on the 2 cell version tested.

 

A Dragon was tested on standard mode and gave virtually full power for 12 hours then diminishing for a further 3 -4 hours when it died after about 16 hours.

I have changed the description on this website and in my literature, and apologise for any misunderstandings caused.

 

Of course, a diminishing output will reach a state when the level of light is useless. Its possibly the management electronics that are now shutting off at 2.6V rather than 2.5V, which really was a bit low. 


4 cell power packs supplied prior to February 2014, Trigons and some X3000s.

It is highly recommended that you upgrade to a new flat pack (as shown below) for increased lamp power and burn times.

Price is 60 plus postage.

See below

Geeky Stuff

Power pack is sealed waterproof, shockproof and explosion proof ABS plastic internally potted.

IP67 waterproof, 1 metre submersion for up to 30 minutes.

Shockproof, dropping, roof contact etc.

Explosion proof, chemistry breakdown causing cell venting, case lid forces off and vents to atmosphere.

Max safe discharge limit of cells 10 amps

Max continuous discharge electronic control 4.3 amps, over current test delay: 10ma; auto recovery after over current protection

Max charge voltage 8.55V (Dedicated charger cut off is 8.4) Overcharge test delay: 100ms; Overcharge resume voltage: 8.16 0.05V

Min voltage on discharge 5V. Over discharge test voltage: 4.80V0.1V; over discharge test delay: 25ma; over discharge recover voltage: 6.0V0.10V

Short circuit protection.  Short circuit protection test delay: <=500us; auto recovery after short circuit protection

Latest 2 cell power banks.

3.5 AH version shown, 4.25 AH version is slightly longer.

 

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RECENT DISCONTINUATIONS

Dragon D1800: Revised model has less functionality but more intrinsic reliability. Not much different to the last D1800s shipped with upgraded glands and switch boots.

Lynx X6000: Replaced by X_12

Lynx SAR2: Seriously good lamp but too finicky to produce in an economically viable manner.