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    Default W200+W200=W400

    I have a couple of W200 heads spare due to the body leaking . I am not sure if this is due to them being bored too deep to take 18650's or due to centerline porosity.

    Either way I have 2 heads and you know what they say. Two heads are better than one!

    At this stage I am still a little undecided on how to configure it all.

    But I will probably go with a standard reflector and XML in one side and a Ahorton Aspheric and XML in the other each driven off a DX 3 amp 3 mode driver converted to single mode. Each will be independently switchable.
    I would prefer the switch on the head but not quite sure how to do this.

    To convert the DX drivers you remove the mode board and replace it with a 1K resistor. I am guessing if I put a reed switch in line with this resistor it will then turn the light on and off.



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    Default Re: W200+W200=W400

    like it ! aluminium or plastic?

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    Default Re: W200+W200=W400

    Acetal for the block.
    While aluminium would be probably be required for use in air its not required for use underwater.
    Of course the W200 heads are aluminium.

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    Looks awesome Pack!
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    Interesting concept ,maybe useful for video
    I had the same problem when I bored too close to the end of the W200 battery tube
    I found that Loctite super glue gel welds the W200 battery tube
    This allows it to be cut down to use a single 18650 with a suitable buck driver from KD
    Nice size for a back up, or focus light, using a powdered reflector & defuser to eliminate the Led hot spot
    I ve made a few of these "sawn off" W200 using a P4 red emitter as focus light for night diving
    Red doesn't seem to scare fish as much as cool white Led

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    No good for video. Beam is too tight. Well I guess with a aspheric lens set real close to the LED it may be OK.
    As it is I have just finished the light. Its in getting pressure tested at the mo.
    I re anodised the W200 heads. NOt a fantastic result by any stretch of the imagination. But it will do for now.
    I decided to go for a XML and standard reflector in one and XML and Ahorton aspheric in the other. Both running 2.8 amp from AMC 7135 driver and 8.4v LI Ion battery.
    Will post a pic when it comes out of the pot.

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    I have also made a few short body W200's. I really like the form factor.

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    Very cool Pack!
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    Default Re: W200+W200=W400

    Packhorse :

    How you solve switching between heads or both (some dial ring on cable gland or changed switch on canister ?)

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    Default Re: W200+W200=W400

    At this stage its all or nothing. I may change out the AMC driver for 2 XML 2.8amp single modes ( when I can figure out how to make the 3 mode into single mode) then I can use the 3 stage rotating ring can lid I have.

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