I'd like some advice please regarding the HIVE converter on a Haiku vs the 3S.
I've made up my mind on the following: XP-G2 and the single cell CR123 body. This will be my first Haiku. However, I don't know which way to go regarding the converter: either the HIVE or 3S. I have read the HIVE thread in its entirety twice and the most recent thread several times regarding Haiku options as compared to an HDS. Based on my reading I've come up with the following considerations and questions:
- In all likelihood I will not program the light unless I am bothered by the LL level's PWM, which has been noted in the thread referenced above. (I have not reprogrammed any of my RaLights that I have had for years, which is what leads me to the same assumption with the Haiku. I could obviously be wrong not having owned a Haiku.) If I do end up raising the LL level to remove the PWM, then I am very close to the 3S low it seems?
- I like the fourth level in the HIVE- the LL, if indeed PWM isn't an issue as noted above.
- I traded a couple of emails with Don before posting here regarding the high level on the HIVE. He's alleviated any heat concerns I had as the HIVE converter apparently steps downs as needed to mitigate the problem should it arise. However, it seems that the HIVE high should be regarded more as a turbo level, for short periods of use. Given this, does the "medium" HIVE level provide adequate light for most tasks, comparable to the high level on the 3S?
- I'm just not sure if I would take advantage of the HIVE's capability, although I would like the LL if PWM isn't an issue for me. On the other hand, am I being short-sighted not to go with the HIVE for its programming potential?
- Lastly, does the HIVE converter open up new battery configurations with the XP-G2 that the 3S converter does not?
Any advice would be much appreciated.