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1.9W Ehgemus RPL Stlyle 26650 Host

DTR

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1.9W Ehgemus RPL Stlyle 26650 Host​
















Alright I felt this newest 26650 host that I got from Ehgemus deserves it's own review even though it is very similar in capabilities and components as the last one but the look of this host is just that awesome.:D

Ehgemus first told me about this host when he was letting me know my 2X26500 host was finished. He said he had made a 26650 host that is modeled after a RPL host. I said I most definitely wanted it:eg: I am always on the hunt for unique hosts. And I must say when I got this unit I was very impressed with the look of it.










HOST










The body of this host has very smooth finish with a grooved head and mirror finished focus adapter.







And of course it has his very smooth forward clicky which I always say is one of the signature features of his hosts.;)







It's large body and direct press head makes it a perfect candidate for a monster build. This unit can be run for very long periods of time. I did a 10 minute run without any heating issues.






It really feels good in the hand. Solid and smooth.

















Assembly











This host is constructed very similar to the last 26650 host I reviewed from Ehgemus so I will not go too in depth with the assembly.


Here are all the components needed for this build.








Set up the flexdrives @ 900mA each and attach them to the little heatsinks with thermal adhesive.







Let the adhesive harden for 15 minutes.







Then adhere the first driver to the host walls.






Connect up the second and repeat the last step.







Then wire them up in parallel and solder the leads to the diode. On this unit I just bridged the case pin and the negative pin on the diode so as to only have two wires connecting the diode. Woks best to keep them from getting twisted up when screwing on the head. Remember to put your shrink tubing on the wires before you solder them to the diode.








Move your shrink tubing over the pins and heat it up.








Pack the wires all nicely as far down in the host as possible.








Then rotate the head counterclockwise 6 revolutions twisting the wires up then put the head on letting the wire untwist while screwing it in.









Now just screw your lens into the focus adapter.









Screw the focus adapter with lens into the head of the host. Pop in a battery and you are ready to go.:beer:










BEAMSHOTS










































LPM TEST







Test was done with a 405-G-1 lens.












FINAL THOUGHTS








I really like this host. It is very sleek and feel great to hold. And as always it has good mass, a direct press head, awesome forward clicky and uses a 26650 battery. You just can not go wrong.

Thanks for reading my review.

If you want to see more reviews/tutorials check the compilation link in my sig.:beer:​
 
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Blord

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You need really slow down a bit. Take a vacation or so :D
Great build again !
 

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There's my next host right there!!! Well done!! :beer:
 

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You need really slow down a bit. Take a vacation or so :D
Great build again !
They would be a little more spread out but I have quite a few more projects that I am working on and need to keep moving.:beer:


There's my next host right there!!! Well done!! :beer:
It is a damn good looking host. Ehgemus is the man.:bowdown:
 

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DTR must stand for...

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Right

This build... Dude, That Rocks! :gj:
 
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Holey underware Batman DTR has done it again!
Nice work!
 

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I hereby sieze this laser under the Optical Pornography Act 2010


 

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Great review as always!
This was going to be one of my personal lasers but I needed money for christmas.:cryyy::cryyy::cryyy:
 

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Thanks guys. This really is an awesome host.
 

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Amazing review, amazing build, amazing pictures and amazing power!!
 

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How come the hosts you get do not have the pill as one mass ? Is there a benefit to not having that?

Edit: found answer in other thread.
 
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I would call this new standard build. Perfect.
 

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I love that host style, simple and sleek. I don't like a whole lot of gnarling and cuts in the host. Yours is awesome! I have 4 of his hosts similar to yours.

-Tony
 

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I did not go for holidays for the last 6 years i deserve to have this laser :kewlpics:
 

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Guess I'll put my two cents on this thread.....
I just got my single 26650 battery and dual flexdrives
1.9W Ehgemus RPL Stlyle 26650 Host



The only improvement I can think of is a safety switch so it doesn't accidentally come on!....

I chose the Aixiz lens for tighter divergence even though it has a tad less wattage.
With the tighter divergence, its hotter.

You "don't" want to test this by shooting your arm!
This thing doesn't mess around about burning!
If you focus the light on it.. it burns!.....

Beautiful craftsmanship and quite a wonder to hold.
The front of the Host has the lens mounted inside so you turn it very easy without fear of toasting your finger..... I don't even want to think about such a venture... my 1.2W was bad enough... this thing will roast!

I can't tell much difference in brightness as it beams through the air side by side with my 1.2 W.. but there is indeed considerable difference in its performance in burning..... the power is definitely there and I feared there would be little difference.

While it would take tremendous power to make a notable difference to the human eye, the power is quite evident when you focus it on something.

Good work DTR for not being satisfied with just excellence and "good enough"... you have raised the par and the standard!
 
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