While playing with my malkoff XML'd maglite (9AAs to 3D via mdocod's converter kit, 4.5v)... a thought came to my mind. If 9 Energizer AA lithiums could blast this mag idea to 700 to 800 lumens... then to make a 3D-sized mag beam-thrower would be of the utmost in awesome.
Here's how the idea would work (and no, it's not practical, but it'd be fun to watch).
We have the 9AA to 3D rack, so we can use AA-sized batteries. Now we know that with the converter it's 4.5v - a good amount, but more volts = harder drive. So what I was thinking was to use the current rack with 9 of http://www.batteryjunction.com/titan...-craa--3v.html. The result would be 9 volts within the maglite. This would kill the current malkoff drop-in (which maxes out at 6v), but would be amazing for a multi-LED setup. (maybe 3 or 4 XMLs in a cluster for a nasty throw light.)
What I would like to know is the following:
1. what do people think of the linked batteries
2. which drop-in would work with such a battery? (I wish malkoff would make an xml LED capable of 9v and higher)
3. does anyone on CPF make such a multi-XML drop-in for a 3D mag that has a HS?