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    Quote Originally Posted by DIWdiver View Post
    I didn't include that because it's a LOT more complicated, and others are already working on it. I didn't see any need to compete with them. This was something easy that could hit the marketplace quick, without doing much damage to their sales.

    This design literally took hours. With board layout, parts ordering, prototypes, datasheet, posts, etc, I might have 30-50 hours in the whole project. A well-done switchmode driver could be five or ten times that.

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    OK< just wondering!
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    If possible change my order to 2 x IS1006-0820 8 2

    Tanks,

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    I need a little help, where to install the pot? In series with H-C, and omit any connection to L-C? Or do I need to vary the value of R5 with pot?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphinus View Post
    If possible change my order to 2 x IS1006-0820 8 2

    Tanks,

    Noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    I need a little help, where to install the pot? In series with H-C, and omit any connection to L-C? Or do I need to vary the value of R5 with pot?



    Yes, you will connect the POT between C and H. This will add to the value of R5, which is what you want!

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    Is this correct????
    EDIT: Diagram removed, it had wrong info I didn't want anyone to confuse for actual.

    Sorry, I'll be patient and wait till you have more time. I was rewiring my light for the driver.
    Last edited by Aircraft800; 03-09-2010 at 09:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    Is this correct????
    Almost. The bottom end of the POT, which you show grounded, should not connect to anything. It ends up being a variable resistor between C and H.

    Sorry I haven't been able to draw pics, but that seems to take me forever, as I am just learning to do it, and I've been busy answering questions and getting product ready to ship (as well as my real job). Next week it should lighten up, after I ship on Monday. I expect all orders received as of now will ship by then. The first batch has been shipping this week.

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    Mine came in the mail today. I'll post more when I get it installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIWdiver View Post
    . This was something easy that could hit the marketplace quick, without doing much damage to their sales.

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    This was a smart move on your part. Something I wish the other guys had considered. Feature creep is the bane of all design and is especially painful in the software world.

    Hope it's at least gets you some beer money :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packhorse View Post
    How will this driver behave if the Vin is below the Vf of the LED? Will it go into direct drive mode?

    I guess I and others are probably a little disappointed that there is no switch mode driver available yet for the SST-90s. I for one want to use a 2S Li Ion pack or even 3S.

    But I have a cunning plan. Use a LDO10C voltage regulator and set the output at 0.5v (+-) above the Vf of the LED and run that into this DIW's linear regulator. This will give a constant current regulator that you can run off any voltage up to 13.8v and yet still be fairly efficient.
    Use some thermal feed back as well just for protection. Unsure if its best to use the thermal feed back on the CC driver or CV driver though.
    Thoughts?
    Ordered the LD010C today, ups ground puts it arriving mid next week.
    Excellent idea, I'm going to see how hot the LD gets before looking at the rest of the design, but putting in the canister assembly requiring only one for multiple drivers would be killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codiak View Post
    Ordered the LD010C today, ups ground puts it arriving mid next week.
    Excellent idea, I'm going to see how hot the LD gets before looking at the rest of the design, but putting in the canister assembly requiring only one for multiple drivers would be killer.
    Codiak, where did you get it from... Got a link? I think I saw it at DigiKey.
    Thanks

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    Hello
    I your items IS1006 - 0880 Items to buy one
    How much money will you include the shipping amount to Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 350xfire View Post
    Codiak, where did you get it from... Got a link? I think I saw it at DigiKey.
    Thanks
    http://www.cypower.com/

    Found through this link
    http://service.stkcheck.com/Default....O10C-005W05-HJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoro1967 View Post
    Hello
    I your items IS1006 - 0880 Items to buy one
    How much money will you include the shipping amount to Japan.

    Shipping to Japan is $14.53 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIWdiver View Post
    Shipping to Japan is $14.53 USD.

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    Thanks for answers.

    Check at the end.
    $25+$14.53=  Total $39.53 USD. 

     
    ・・・・Good job, thank you・・・・

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    Is this correct????

    Sorry, I'll be patient and wait till you have more time. I was rewiring my light for the driver.
    Okay, so I updated the datasheet to show some more wiring configurations, including the potentiometer, but I don't see a way to get the relevant drawing into something I can post. I got it into a PDF, and Picasa says it imported, but I can't see it. How did you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packhorse View Post
    How will this driver behave if the Vin is below the Vf of the LED? Will it go into direct drive mode?

    I guess I and others are probably a little disappointed that there is no switch mode driver available yet for the SST-90s. I for one want to use a 2S Li Ion pack or even 3S.

    But I have a cunning plan. Use a LDO10C voltage regulator and set the output at 0.5v (+-) above the Vf of the LED and run that into this DIW's linear regulator. This will give a constant current regulator that you can run off any voltage up to 13.8v and yet still be fairly efficient.
    Use some thermal feed back as well just for protection. Unsure if its best to use the thermal feed back on the CC driver or CV driver though.
    Thoughts?
    It works great!!! 4.9A constant for 1.5 hours! (checked regularly)
    used only 330ohm resistor to set initial voltage at 4.27volts measured
    Only LED got warm, still touchable bare skined

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIWdiver View Post
    Okay, so I updated the datasheet to show some more wiring configurations, including the potentiometer, but I don't see a way to get the relevant drawing into something I can post. I got it into a PDF, and Picasa says it imported, but I can't see it. How did you do it?

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    Easy, just open it on your PC, hit Print Screen. Open Paint (start-all programs-accessories-paint) and edit-paste, crop it and save it as a jpg and upload it to Photobucket, grab the direct IMG link.

    If you need help, send it to me and I'll get you a link so you can ad to your first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    Easy, just open it on your PC, hit Print Screen. Open Paint (start-all programs-accessories-paint) and edit-paste, crop it and save it as a jpg and upload it to Photobucket, grab the direct IMG link.

    If you need help, send it to me and I'll get you a link so you can ad to your first post.

    Easy. Yeah. I suppose it could have been if the *&^%$ing PRINTSCREEN keycap had been on the proper key!

    Now that my keyboard is adjusted, and with your help , I have been able to post an extract from my own document, here's the image showing how to connect a potentiometer to the IS1006. It also shows an alternate configuration on the positive side: batt direct to LED, and much smaller wire from batt to IS1006. Note the heavy red wires carry high current, the thin black ones can be very small, as they carry very little current.



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    Below is an excerpt from an e-mail sent to 350xfire regarding questions he had about using the LDO10C with the IS1006:

    Someone needs to teach those idiots how to write a data sheet. In order to use the device, you need three documents - the data sheet, the longform datasheet, and the application note. The latter two I found on the "certificates, TRN's & documents" link from the LDO10C web site.

    After looking at the thermal data in the longform datasheet, I'm a little alarmed at the possibility of the LDO10C overheating. It says it's designed to use forced air (fan) cooling. They don't give any information about running in still air (as you would have in a flashlight). At 5A, you are probably okay, as long as you don't have high input voltage and high ambient temp around the module. 9V and 40degrees C should be fine. At 8A, you may have a problem, but it's really hard to tell. At 10A you might be screwed.

    It's best if the input voltage is as low as possible. The IS1006 needs 0.3V above the LED voltage, and the LDO10C probably needs another 0.5V, so the minimum input voltage is Vled+0.8V. 5S or 6S NiMH or 2S Li-Ion packs should provide sufficient input voltage (but if you're going NiMH, I'd recommend 4S packs and eliminate the LDO10C). From here on I'll assume you are using 2S Li-Ion packs.

    A single resistor sets the output voltage of the LDO10C. The equation is
    R (K ohms) = 1.182/(Vout-0.591V).
    For 5A output, I would recommend Vout = Vled + 0.4V. This would maximize overall system efficiency. If Vled is 3.9V, then R= 0.319 K ohms, or 319 ohms. The nearest standard value would be 316 ohms.

    For 8A output, you could run the same way if you had good cooling, but I worry the LDO would overheat. In a closed container with no real cooling for the LDO10, I would recommend sacrificing some overall efficiency to protect the LDO10. I would raise the LDO10's output voltage to 5V using a 267 ohm resistor. Explaination: the heat generated in the LDO10 increases as the output current increases, and also as the ratio of input to output voltage increases. Keeping the ratio of input to output voltage low helps keep the LDO10 from overheating.

    Packhorse has more experience keeping electronics cool in a light than I do. Perhaps he can add some suggestions.

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    payment sent for 1 IS1006-0512 driver.

    Thanks

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    oh boy oh boy oh boy!

    ... starts running to the letter box every hour just in case ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIWdiver View Post
    Any chance of getting the link? The thumbnail view is impossible to see.

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    I hate companies that supply bad data sheets. Really a terrible thing...
    EDC E1B, Tigerlight w/LED dropin for when I need more light. Love my new Zebralight H30 for floody tasks and my Quark Mini123 for being awesomely small and bright.

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    I'm just taking a guess, but by DIWdiver post #50 above, this project was put on hold to clarify the heat and/or damage issue by bad numbers given in the data sheets. Hopefully a quick solution can be found, I need my SST-90 Mag!!

    EDIT:
    Sorry about the confusion I added. I don't know what a LDO10C is or how it is used in this regulator. It looks like my 4s NiMh was never in question. Disregard this post, I obviously don't know what I'm talking about, it just alarmed me and the other electronic Noobs
    Last edited by Aircraft800; 03-23-2010 at 11:33 PM. Reason: Bad Info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    Any chance of getting the link? The thumbnail view is impossible to see.
    Sorry. Picasa reduced the picture to 128 x 96 from its original 800x600. I have no idea why. I can get a .gif file at 800x600, and import it to picasa, but I can't see it once it is imported. What a PITA!

    If anyone can help, I'm all ears.

    In the meantime, I e-mailed you the entire data sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    I'm just taking a guess, but by DIWdiver post #50 above, this project was put on hold to clarify the heat and/or damage issue by bad numbers given in the data sheets. Hopefully a quick solution can be found, I need my SST-90 Mag!!
    I don't know who put 'this project' on hold, but it wasn't me. You may have put your project on hold, and I wouldn't argue with that. But please don't speak for everyone else.

    With that said, it appears that the LDO10C isn't the panaea some of us had hoped. But all is not lost. If running an SST-50 with a 2S LiIon pack, I wouldn't worry at all. Running SST-90 at 7A, with 2S LiIon, probably okay, some care warranted. Running higher than 7A or 8V, there are some questions. I'm hoping to hear from Packhorse or someone else with appropriate experience soon. Otherwise, I may have to delve deeper into it myself. As a designer whose expertise is a mixture of theoretical and practical, leaning toward theoretical, I find it''s always useful to listen to those that lean toward practical.

    It seems to me the issue is how to get the heat out of the LDO10C. With the thermal epoxies, pastes, and other compounds available, hopefully there will be a good solution soon.

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    Here is my setup,

    BRITELUMENS SST-90 Custom MAG D Heatsink with a DIWdiver SST-90 driver and hand made heatsink thermo grease and screwed down. Wires are 20GA Teflon jacket silver coated copper. It draws 9.97A on 4 fresh C size AccuEvolution Ultra Low Self Discharge NiMH Rechargeable Batteries in a 3D Maglite. 2 Modes, off and "Holy Crap!"

    Thanks for a great product Don!!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    Here is my setup,

    BRITELUMENS SST-90 Custom MAG D Heatsink with a DIWdiver SST-90 driver and hand made heatsink thermo grease and screwed down. Wires are 20GA Teflon jacket silver coated copper. It draws 9.97A on 4 fresh C size AccuEvolution Ultra Low Self Discharge NiMH Rechargeable Batteries in a 3D Maglite. 2 Modes, off and "Holy Crap!"
    Can you tell me the total voltage of the 4C batteries and did to test the circuit for a long time?

    My questions are because in this moment I'm conducting a test and would like to compare results.

    I have a feeling that the circuit heat sink is not sufficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphinus View Post
    Can you tell me the total voltage of the 4C batteries and did to test the circuit for a long time?

    My questions are because in this moment I'm conducting a test and would like to compare results.

    I have a feeling that the circuit heat sink is not sufficient.
    5.76V off the charger. I never attempted to do a long run since the light gets so hot after a minute, it's just for show and was aware of that. I'll get the low mode working soon when I find a good 2 pole rocker that will fit.

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