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    Lightbulb ( Sold Out ) SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch And M6 McClicky

    Here comes the soft start / 3 level incan driver switch for the SF M6. The switch offers a solution for running high power lamps with bulb saving soft start feature + 3 level brightness setting to increase runtime + a push button operation. The switch modules are built to fit the SF M6 tail cap and will retain the original fit and water-tightness of the stock tail cap. Lock out function with just a quarter turn of the tail cap - for transporatation and storage. A simple drop in design that is easy to install and is 100% reversible. The switch works exactly like my Mag C/D smart incan drivers with the same UI. It will work in the M6 with stock MN20/21 on primary CR123As or any rechargeable setup ( lamps / batteries combination ) that will fit the M6. These switches will easily handle 75+W of power. No momentary function *


    Features :

    - Soft Starting to prolong bulb life and ease amperage draw on the batteries during power up
    - 3 brightness level ( PWM controlled ) - 30% - 60% - 100%
    - Last brightness setting memory ( default level - 30% )
    - Flashing mode
    - Simple UI ( click - ON ( low ) - Med - High - click & hold anytime - OFF - click & hold 1.5 seconds - Flashing )
    - Works with both primary and rechargeable setups
    - Input voltage range : 6V - 35V* ( Vin = Vout ) * = max. battery pack voltage
    - Drive hotwire lamps up to 75W
    - aluminium housing to withstand heat / heat dissipation
    - Power efficiency 99%
    - Low resistance
    - 'tactile feel' push button switch
    - custom made high tension spring that 'll handle 8+ amp. without deforming / losing tension
    - Lock out function with just a 1/4 turn ( recommend for storage and transportation )
    - low standby current ~12uA


    Price : $63.00 each ( Sold Out )

    Registered Shipping ( worldwide ) : $6.00


    PayPal : awwan01@yahoo.com


    *** M6 Clicky version ( mechanical single stage forward clicky ) featuring a McClicky is also available.

    Price : $36.00 each ( Sold Out )

    Spare McClicky switch $7.00 each















    Installation Instructions :









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    Steps :

    1. Tools required - plier, tweezer;

    2. Wrap some masking tape on the tips on the plier so they won't leave any marks on the stock tail cap components during the exacting process;

    3. Pull out the alum. cup with the plier as shown. It won't take too much force because the cap is held in position by a plastic retaining pin only;

    4. With the cup removed, you 'll see a black plastic retaining ring. Here is the hard part - you'll need to apply some lubricant in the threads and let it seep / sit for a couple hours before doing anything. The threads may not be loctited but it is dry so it'll need some lubricant or oil to help removal. I had to apply lubricant twice before I can get it out unscratched. OR you can put the tail cap inside a ziplock bag and boil it for a few minutes before removal ( a member found his cap was glued and boiling will help loosen it up ). Then use the same plier to unscrew ( anticlockwise ) the retaining ring out;

    5. With the plastic retaining ring removed, you 'll see five component as shown;

    6. Peel a rubber pad ( included ) and stick it to the inside of rubber boot;

    7. drop in the switch and tighten using a tweezer. Make sure the switch sits in the center of the rubber boot;

    8. Done and start having fun

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    Last edited by AW; 06-09-2011 at 10:07 PM. Reason: stock status

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Great news!

    Paypal sent for:

    2x M6 Softstart … $126
    2x P/C/M Softstart (version B, for Z41) … $98
    Registered shipping … $6
    Total … $230

    Many thanks!
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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Great solution AW - nicely implemented

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Are the guts on these the same as the C sized switches? Do they ramp up faster initially?

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    Smile Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Hi Will : Thanks for the compliment.

    Lunal_Tic : yes, same electronics as the C driver.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    AW,

    I'll take 1 M6 soft start switch.

    M6 Switch $63.00 + shipping $6.00= $69.00 total


    Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #0LF23933X1444232Y)

    Thanks AW!!!
    Last edited by senna94; 04-24-2009 at 09:27 AM.
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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Paypal sent for one (1) M6 switch. $63 + $6 = $69.

    Unique Transaction ID #6VY469278R9907603

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    AW, great idea.

    Any chance you could offer one with a simple single-stage forward clicky for use with LED mods using a multi-level converter, max current in the 3-4A range?

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    Smile Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    DM51,
    senna94,
    Ray1968,

    Orders shipped. Thanks!


    LED Zeppelin : Will the McClicky handle 3-4A ?

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Aw crap! Now I need an M6.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    I would also be interested in a foward clicky version as well.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by AW View Post
    DM51,
    LED Zeppelin : Will the McClicky handle 3-4A ?
    AW, I believe it is good to about 3A, and for my use that would be fine.

    One thing is that the switch should have both good action with the rubber boot and good spring pressure on the holder. My LED modules do not have spring contacts, and the switch spring is the only pressure on the holder. Too little spring pressure will result in the light blinking when it is shaken.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Kabible View Post
    Aw crap! Now I need an M6.
    I've been resisting the urge to spend $300 on a M6-but now.....

    BTW-AW I haven't giving up hope that someday you may offer a Mag C size regulated drive!
    My girlfriend said if I bought one more light she would leave me...........I'm sure gonna miss her.

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    Rolleye11 Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.


    Quote Originally Posted by LED Zeppelin View Post
    AW, I believe it is good to about 3A, and for my use that would be fine.

    One thing is that the switch should have both good action with the rubber boot and good spring pressure on the holder. My LED modules do not have spring contacts, and the switch spring is the only pressure on the holder. Too little spring pressure will result in the light blinking when it is shaken.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by AW View Post
    I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.
    I'll take 2 please, thanks AW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW View Post
    I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.
    I'll take two as well. Thanks.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    McClickie version, I'd be good for one as well.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    I'll take 1 M6 soft start switch.

    sent for the M6 Switch $63.00 + shipping $6.00= $69.00 total.
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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Hi AW,

    Are these just limited offers or will you be carrying them for some time?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by mazingerz9; 04-25-2009 at 01:12 PM. Reason: retract
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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by AW View Post
    I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.
    Count me in for two as well.

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    sent for one M6 softstart switch and one McClicky version
    Thanks, AW!
    I'm glad it is dark, half of the time.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    AW,

    You list the default level as 30%. Can this be user changed to 60%?

    Ideally, I would like it to come on at 60% as I mentioned. Is it then just a matter of quickly pressing the switch to change levels? Also, if "scrolling" through the levels is it (hopefully) JUST low-med-high or do you also have to go through the flashing level.

    Have scanned through several of the Mag version sales threads and didn't really see a good description of how to operate it. I imagine it is quite simple and straightforward once you try it out, but sometimes I can be a little dense!

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    Smile Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    jdriller : PM sent.

    Tim W : It has memory function ( Please refer to post #1 - - Last brightness setting memory ( default level - 30% ) ). All you have to do is turn off the light at 60%. Next time you power up it will be the same 60% level. If you remove the tail cap or lock out, it 'll reset itself to default low.


    ~ The clickie version will take couple weeks and I don't have a final pricing yet. Cost will be lower than the soft start version. ~
    Last edited by AW; 04-25-2009 at 06:51 PM.

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    Tim, the flashing level is nicely out of the way. You get to it by holding down the switch from the off position.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by AW View Post
    ...All you have to do is turn off the light at 60%. Next time you power up it will be the same 60% level. If you remove the tail cap or lock out, it 'll reset itself to default low.

    Thanks, makes sense!

    Quote Originally Posted by roadster
    Tim, the flashing level is nicely out of the way. You get to it by holding down the switch from the off position.
    I suspected that, thanks for the confirmation!


    Tim

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    Cool Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    Unique Transaction ID #1LM9857079952210G
    for one (1) SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch.

    Thanks!!
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    One M6 softstart switch and one McClicky version please.
    Last edited by proline; 04-25-2009 at 08:21 PM.

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    I want one!

    M6 Switch $63.00 + shipping $6.00= $69.00 total
    Transaction ID: 98K0893669312964K

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    for (1) M6 softstart switch, (3) IMR 16430 (3) IMR 18500

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    Default Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

    for 1 X M6 softstart switch.

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