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    Default BVH Blitz 240 HID mod - NEW PICS of FULL mod and Beam Shots

    Jetskimark and LarryK did their Blitz mods before I did. I just wanted to share my method of mounting the HID bulb into an unmodified body. New stuff below






    Purchased two hi-temp plastic bushings from McMasterCarr and had to grind down the outer diameter of the inner bushing by about .080" Everything is a light press fit for Lip's 100 Watt bulb. Just remove the metal flange.

    The focusing system is simply screwing in or out the reflector ass'y on the threaded end of the light body. There's a detent arm on the body that drops into many linear groves on the reflector housing base to maintain focus once set. There's probably a good 5/8" of focus travel. available. More than enough to cover any difference in new style bulb chamber (read filament) location. In my system, the center of the HID bulb chamber ended up about 1/32" further out as compared to the Halogen bulb. Just had to screw up the reflector by about 1/8 of a turn.

    Now the battery & ballast box is another story. Used a Radio Shake plastic project box. Not too happy with it. Needs some work. It's heavy with the 100 Watt (83 to the bulb) ballast and the 6.4 AH Li-Poly battery.

    Original on/off function is maintained.

    OK, here's the full mod pictorial.

    I wanted to not have to unscrew the box top every time the battery needed charging so I found a polarity keyed, two terminal quick connect/disconnect with locking nut to charge through. These wires hook to the charging wires of the Li-Po pack - not the discharge wires. I don't know for sure, but I am pretty sure I can't run the light with a power source using this same cord. Not gonna try.

    The finished light without charging cord weighs 5 lbs, 15.5 oz - under 6 lbs!


    The components. The wrench-looking thing is a strengthener for the thin, metal box top. Too much flex without it.


    The charging cords








    The ballast and battery are held in with velcro so easily removable. Thanks to LarryK for this idea








    The rocker switch toggles between 35 Watt and 100 watt (input power)


    I had to change out the high Voltage wire connectors from
    typical Beldon spades to 30 Amp Anderson quick connect/
    disconnects. The Beldon connectors don't fit tight enough
    together to prevent initial arcing and a no-start.






    My Schulze charger and Mastec 30V-50Amp Power Supply at work!









    Beamshots tonight if the weather holds. I'll compare at 100 watts with my Barn Burner and with some 30/35 Watt lights on 35 watt setting.
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    Really nice work BVH. I look forward to hearing about how it compares in throw to other HID lights like the Costco and BB. I imagine it easily out throws them, and must be a monster at that wattage combined with the giant SMO reflector.

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    high mate, can you direct me to where you purchased the plastic bushing as i would like to get one for my blitz

    cheers josh

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    Default Re: BVH method of Blitz 240 HID mod, bulb mounting only

    Here ya go.

    Takes one of each.

    mcmaster.com/#7763K51
    mcmaster.com/#7763K56

    add the http://www.
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    Default Re: BVH method of Blitz 240 HID mod, bulb mounting only

    Nice clean mod work there BVH!

    Maybe you could power it with one of those GB proton accelerator packs?
    My modest collection HERE & 55w HID spotlight project HERE

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    McMasterCarr was out of them! I'd have bought two!
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    Nice clean install BVH. Looks like it was done by an artist

    I'd sure enjoy seeing the rest, including the ballast, when you're done.

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    Default Re: BVH method of Blitz 240 HID mod, bulb mounting only

    Nice build Bob.

    I am going to have to make one of those too.

    I would like to see some beamshots comparing it to your Barn Burner.

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    Default Re: BVH method of Blitz 240 HID mod, bulb mounting only

    ok, when the weather clears for a bit I'll try to get some in.
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    Default Re: BVH Blitz 240 HID mod - NEW PICS of FULL mod

    Bump for new pics of full mod. Added to end of 1st post.
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    hi BVH
    how did you go about mounting the metal bracket to the bottom of the handle? do you have any closer pics etc? i see you have got screws in there but im not sure how they attach to the baseplate.

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    Default Re: BVH Blitz 240 HID mod - NEW PICS of FULL mod

    Nice new pics and info.

    How many amps does that ballast draw from the pack at each setting?

    I have that same ballast on the way.

    I might mod my vintage Coleman instead of buying another Blitz.

    My Coleman is the same one that Nitro used for his HID conversion.

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    Mark, here's a quote from one of my posts in the Maximus thread.

    "Warmed up and settled down using a regulated power supply:

    Input power - 8.2 Amps @ 13.99 Volts totaling 114.72 Watts
    Output power - .85 Amps @ 98.5 Volts totaling 83.7 Watts

    A 27% loss through the ballast."


    From memory, I believe the draw at the 35 Watt setting was in the mid 3's.

    All costs include tax and shipping and are rounded to the nearest $5.00 - costs edited to reflect final build

    1. Blitz …………………………………………………..….$125
    2. Li=Po battery……………………………..………..$150
    3. Ballast……………………………………………..…….$130
    4. Rocker switch……………………………….………$ 8
    5. Charging cables……………………………………$ 34
    6. Bulb bushings……………………………………..$ 30
    7. Bulb…………………………………………….……….$ 26
    8. Packard WeatherPak connectors.......$20.00
    9. 25KV rated silicone 20AWG wire.......$4.00
    10. Misc hardware………………………….……….$ 5
    11. Box…………………………………………….……..$ 12
    12. 1/8" x 1.5" aluminum stiffener.........$1.00
    13. FEP Teflon hi dielectric shrink tube...$1.00
    Total………………………………………………………….$545


    Removed:

    8. Anderson connectors………………………….$ 15
    9. Misc connectors, silicone wire…………….$ 5
    Last edited by BVH; 02-27-2009 at 01:13 AM.
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    S13, the Blitz comes with a female threaded hole on the bottom (1/4" IIRC) of the red plastic handle bottom. I bolted from the underside of the cover into this hole. It's not enough. In the front part of the red plastic handle bottom, there is a void large enough to drill a hole for a 10 24 bolt. Drop a nut down into the handle void and bolt from underneath. Still not enough. The weight of the box with ballast, battery, etc. will pull the red part of the handle bottom right out of the handle. It's held into the handle with two plastic tabs. You'll see a shiny screw on each side of the black handle - about 3/4" up from the bottom - that engages the red plastic handle bottom and holds it tight to the black handle.
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    sweet man!

    My connector is different in aus, as in the red plastic tab it is 5/16" screw but i will endeavor to do what you have done.
    Cheers.

    On another note, where did u get the ballast from? and would it run from a standard 12v car battery? By the looks of it, yes it would but would like confirmation.

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    Very nice!!


    How is the runtime on that beast?




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    Run time on high including 5 separate starting cycles was about 56 minutes. I'm guessing on low, it would easily go over 2 hours.

    I looked for smaller charging connectors - such as the one on the Xeray lights but was not successful. I'd rather it have been much smaller.

    I got the ballast and bulb from member "Lips". Not sure if he has any but try him.

    Too many of my lights were not fully charged so no beamshots tonight. In the next couple of nights, I'll try to get them in.

    I'll shoot the Barn Burner 75 Watt (at the bulb), Costco 75 Watt (at the bulb) HID, Costco 35 Watt (input Watts) HID, Twin Vector 192 150 Watt HID (75 Watts at each bulb) Blitz HID @ 35 and 83 Watts (at the bulb), LarryK14 Incan. 600 Watts.
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    Beautiful job. Wonderful pix. WOW!

    Props to JetskiMark & LarryK.

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    Excellent job, I never thought about the handle popping off the hold down taps, thanks for the tip.
    Did you buy your battery pack from BatterySpace ? If so did it come with a fuel gauge on the PCM ?
    I looked all over the internet for an appropriate size project box made of aluminum, but the largest I found was just a little to small to accommodate the huge ballast and battery pack.
    Hopefully Lips will get some smaller and lighter ballasts soon.
    Now we will have to wait to see who gets beamshots posted first, Lips or yourself.
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    Are the stock Blitz lights available new here in the U.S.?
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    http: //www.truckcustomizers dot com

    Courtesy of member Lips. This is a pretty good price.
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    Thanks for the site link. Do all the Blitz versions (140, 170, 240) all have the same wattage bulb? If so, would the largest reflector also have the longest throw?, which is what I'm after.
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    Default Re: BVH Blitz 240 HID mod - NEW PICS of FULL mod

    The larger reflector will throw further with the same bulb.

    The 140 uses a 75W bulb. The 170 and 240 use the same 100W bulb.

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    Default Re: BVH Blitz 240 HID mod - NEW PICS of FULL mod

    The bigger, the better! I'd like to see a 12" Blitz!
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    Default Re: BVH Blitz 240 HID mod - NEW PICS of FULL mod

    Quote Originally Posted by BVH View Post
    The bigger, the better! I'd like to see a 12" Blitz!
    That's what she said.

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    I'll take the puny one on the right, next to the N30. It just doesn't look right sitting along with those other large frame lights. Any chance for some beamshots yet?
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    Wow these look so nice...

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    Nice! Where did you find the bumper ring that fits so well on the Polarion?

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