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    Flashaholic* old4570's Avatar
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    Default Solarforce L2 2xAA + [ CR123A / 18650 ]

    With so much ado over AA ability , I though I might try making my L2's AA capable ..

    Method 1 / 1A Buck Boost driver swap for your pill .

    Its that easy , swap out the driver for a KD/DX 1A buck boost 17mm Dia driver , these drivers are 0.9v-4.2v input , and you can run 1xAA or 2xAA + CR123A or 18650 depending on what body you own ..

    Method 2 / Buy the new low voltage pill with your next L2 body . These pills are 0.8v - 4.2v ...


    You can mod the L2M with a 18650 extension
    You can mod the L2 with a CR123A extension

    If you want 1xAA then you will need to go L2M , you must leave out the spring from the driver [ batt contact spring ] , so that the AA will fit .
    On the other hand , if you just want 1xCR123A and 2xAA , feel free to solder on a spring . Or leave on the spring with the Solarforce Pill

    The L2 , will be 18650 and 2xAA capable , and if you use the low voltage pill from solarforce , all you will need is the CR123A extension and your good to go .

    With the L2M , you will need some sort of spacer if you want to be able to use 1xAA , No spacer with 1xAA , spacer needed with 1xCR123A and 2xAA .

    SO you can have your CR123A / 18650 and 2xAA for back up in one light .

    Expect about 80Lumen with 1xAA about 180Lumen with 2xAA and 240Lumen + with CR123A / 18650 [ Factory Low voltage pill ]



    My 2 / 2xAA L2's



    Parts / L2M + 18650 extension / L2 + CR123A extension




    The parts for my CR123A / 1xAA / 2xAA light - This one is a 1A buck boost mod



    This is about the max protrusion for a single AA



    This is what 2xAA looks like , and you will need a spacer



    With the spacer in place




    2xAA configuration

    The easiest way is with the fact pill + extension tube ..
    Its Lego city .

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    Default Re: Solarforce L2 2xAA + [ CR123A / 18650 ]

    Nice!
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    Default Re: Solarforce L2 2xAA + [ CR123A / 18650 ]

    There is supposed to be an actual 2xAA body coming from Solarforce to go along with the new lower voltage drop-ins.

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    Default Re: Solarforce L2 2xAA + [ CR123A / 18650 ]

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=241877

    Im not sure if the new 2xAA is a dedicated 2xAA , so no CR123A / 18650 option .
    Possibly !
    I like Lego , and I wanted it now

    I have 2 lights capable of 2xAA , and if I want , the L2M can go back to CR123A and the L2 can go back to 18650 .. I like options !

    I have another 18650 extension on order , so maybe 3xAA will be on the cards shortly ..

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    Default Re: Solarforce L2 2xAA + [ CR123A / 18650 ]

    Is the Solarforce T4 body tube interchangable w/ the L2?? That would make a simple 2AA conversion...
    ^G When I reply, threads die....

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    Default Re: Solarforce L2 2xAA + [ CR123A / 18650 ]

    Quote Originally Posted by ^Gurthang View Post
    Is the Solarforce T4 body tube interchangable w/ the L2?? That would make a simple 2AA conversion...
    Dont think so , + If you order the body you want with the low voltage pill + the extension tube , its still cheaper than the T4 .

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