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    Cool Mag Zero D Photon Grenade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Mag D mod miniturization to a new record! Made this Hi CRI Photon Grenade just in time for long weekend get-away...

    a picture is worth a thousand words, here is my 10,000 word write-up:






    Vs. my Nichia 219 ML100 1C (http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...eautral-92-CR1)




    Got size?


    Got power? (1.725Amp per led)


    Got CRI?


    Beam shot
    ML100 1C Single Nichia 219:


    Mag Zero D triple 219:




    Hasta la vista
    , baby!
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    Unbelievable! That is so frickin cool. Enjoy your long weekend getaway!

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    What battery does it use? That's an awesome little mod!

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    HAHA, that is super cool, nice work!

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by mvyrmnd View Post
    What battery does it use? That's an awesome little mod!
    Thanks, It runs off 3xRCR123. 12V. 3 modes: low, med, Hi.
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    /\ That kind of looks like a amc7135 driver in there at 12v? Great mod ma sha1.

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Thanks, 3 led with one driver, 5x7135 wired like this light:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...h-3x-IMR-22430
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    Kind of figured you must have been using downloads wiring method. Did you have to install a .33ohm resistor to this one also.

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    NO resister this time, the higher battery resistance & higher Vf seem to make a difference.
    I did pot & heat sink the pot the whole thing.
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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    That's wicked awesome
    I'm glad I found CPF, I was beginning to think I was strange
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    Thanks CPF, thanks Think2x

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Very cool mod indeed.
    LED's impress but Incans satisfy

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    would you like to us where you get the battery adapter?

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Grenade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    The battery holder is Microfire 10W HID battery carrier.
    Bought it from Microfire US dealer Phoebus.
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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Me likey!
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    i love the tiny monster, does host need to be re-thread? any detail for mcclicky button

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    The host doesn't need re-thread. The tail cap thread were cut but leave the o-ring groove. This will go into the mag tube & JB weld it in place.

    The battery holder only slide in from top, the tail cap is shut. The switch comes with the Microfire battery carrier, so no need to make a wail switch, Just need to drill a hole, glue a tail cap boot in there.
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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by ma_sha1 View Post
    The host doesn't need re-thread. The tail cap thread were cut but leave the o-ring groove. This will go into the mag tube & JB weld it in place.

    The battery holder only slide in from top, the tail cap is shut. The switch comes with the Microfire battery carrier, so no need to make a wail switch, Just need to drill a hole, glue a tail cap boot in there.
    i got just the MAG to try this on thanks
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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Damn was thinking about building one of these, but then noticed on the Pheobus site they want to charge US$90 to ship it to me in Australia, for a small $30 part.....

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    That's a keeper! Like the size!

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by Walterk View Post
    That's a keeper! Like the size!
    I got two Keepers

    World's smallest Mag D mod. vs World's smallest 40W HID Firefox III

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    noticed on the Pheobus site they want to charge US$90 to ship it to me in Australia, for a small $30 part.....
    Great living at the ass end of space aint it.... Hang on! Where's 'Wollongong' in Aus anyhow???


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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    LOL, Im about 70Km south of Sydney CBD, so at least its not quite in the middle of nowhere.

    It isnt that USPS is charging US$90 to deliver it, its that USPS isnt an option, and they only use courier services (and to Oz thats expensive it seems).

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    I would imagine a Dealer in AU might exist? Microfire is not a small brand, might want to contact their China HQ for info.
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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    To late, got a Sunway 3xCR123 holder which I will modify with a switch at one end.

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    To late, got a Sunway 3xCR123 holder which I will modify with a switch at one end.
    Might not work, sunway 123 holder use metal, it may short out wth bored mag tube
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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Thats OK ma_sha1, I have unscrewed and removed the metal disks at each end so now it will now fit into a tri-bore MagD. Also at one end is a small surface mount fuse, which I have removed and soldered a switch across (and glued down to that end). The other end I have used tall flat top screws to give height to the -ve ring (at the center is the raised +ve terminal )..... DONE.

    Almost as good as the Microfire carrier, but a few milimeters longer.

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Did you finish the build?

    I was able to make the Sunway 3x123 holder fit. I managed to make it work in another light by taking off the metal plate from each end, replace with plastic on one end & smaller copper plate on the other end as negative. Because the need for separate tail switch on the Sunway holder, the light is a lot longer than Mag Zero D. (also because the deeper reflector/heat sink for single XML). It's the light to the right. The middle light is black shadow queen, 3x123 that I just put up for sales on CPFMP.




    It's still pretty small, but I think the Mag Zero D sub 4 inches can only be achieved with the Microfire 3x123 carrier with the built in switch.
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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Granade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    guys I did not totally get the details of the carrier mod but do check out the DRy 3XML carrier sold by intl-outdoor.com.
    it takes 3 18650 in series but the posts and its paltes can be trimmed down...

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    Hi ma_sha1, havnt quite finished mine, had a very busy couple months at work. I am setting up a triple nichia setup but it will be a bit longer than the ZeroD, but still shorter than your single xm-l setup. I will post when I get time to finish it.

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    Default Re: Mag Zero D Photon Grenade: Triple Nichia 219 Hi CRI Tiny Monster Mag

    Very impressive! Nice job.

    Did you make it for a purpose? or just for: it's super cool and you could.

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