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    Default 6 volt 3S converter on high

    hey guys, sorry if there is a concrete answer out there but right now my head is spinning. does anyone know what the drive current is on the 6v converter on high? I thought it was 1amp, but the several makai threads have me thinking it could also be 1.2 amps or 1.4 amps. or does it depend on the led being used?

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    Default Re: 6 volt 3S converter on high

    bump. still not certain. i've concluded the xm-l 6v makai is 1.4 amps. but no mention of if thats limited to just that head (extra mass for heat) or led.

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    Default Re: 6 volt 3S converter on high

    Hi tab665,
    The 6V buck converter drives the LED on high at ~1400 mA by default. What I have taken to call the 3S converter refers to a buck/boost converter that works on an input voltage range of 2.8 - 4.5 V.
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    thanks for the clarification don.

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    Default Re: 6 volt 3S converter on high

    Will the 6V buck converter run on a single LiIon like a 16650? Does it shut off below 4.2V?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slumber Pass View Post
    Will the 6V buck converter run on a single LiIon like a 16650? Does it shut off below 4.2V?
    I don't have one but from memory it doesn't like it. You'd be better off with a 3S or a Hive if you desire an output closer to the 6V converter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F89 View Post
    I don't have one but from memory it doesn't like it. You'd be better off with a 3S or a Hive if you desire an output closer to the 6V converter.
    Thanks for the info. I was hoping it was possible to run on a 16650 and fall back on primaries when necessary. The idea of running two LiIons in series doesn't appeal to me, especially for such low capacity cells I'll take a closer look at the 3V stuff.
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    Default Re: 6 volt 3S converter on high

    Quote Originally Posted by Slumber Pass View Post
    Will the 6V buck converter run on a single LiIon like a 16650? Does it shut off below 4.2V?
    Mine runs on a freshly charged 16650 ... at reduced output ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Mine runs on a freshly charged 16650 ... at reduced output ?
    Well it runs....I guess that's a good thing. Thanks for the input. Does anyone still run 8.4 volts in 2x123 formats?

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    I don't like Li-Ion in series either.
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