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    Ryobi 35W, 18V HID

    I just got one of these lights with the intention to modify it to use with an AC power supply. I have an inverter in my truck, so I would be able to simply plug it into the outlet under the dashboard. However I dont know what I need to install in the light to knock down the 120v to 18v to...
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    Great! I just have to wait for parts to start filtering in. Im still not too sure what heat sink to use, I am thinking I can use THIS since I will have to make a spacer for the aspheric anyhow. is it going to be a very tight fit between the aspheric and the outer lens? I just want to know if...
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    great, I have o-rings on the way (based on the sizes you mentioned in that thread. I will have to find a local glass shop for the acrylic lens. local seal shops had $100 minimums, and I dont have room for 10,000 o-rings so....I have to wait for my online order.:p what size glands did you use...
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    alright I have been looking at threads all morning and am trying to find the best way to seal the maglite head. On scubaboard I saw several different ways to do it, 2 lenses glued together, one lens bigger o-rings, stepped lenses etc. anyone have an opinion as to which they prefer and why? I...
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    I ordered some of the 44mm optics from DX, and have an SST-50, and a canister inbound (thanks 350xfire!!!), This should be an interesting build.
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    Which heatsink could be used? I am assuming I would have to use a flat top from the sandwich shoppe, so there is room to mount the aspheric on top. The SST50 sounds interesting, and I was actually thinking of doing the 3 XRE 1 MCE, to get alittle more spill until you mentioned this mod. The...
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    Thats not a bad idea! I will look alittle more into it. I would think that a 4*XPG would throw pretty decent. and since I do not have a lathe at my immediate disposal, it might be a tad bit easier. 350xfire: I just sent you a PM on the cave divers forum, are you still making the DIY...
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    would I be able to use the same lenses you used on the cutter board? as opposed to using the cutter optics? I was just hoping to simplify it, but if I must use the PVC spacers and lenses to get a better beam, I will. Thanks for the quick reply!
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    Maglite XPG Canister mod

    Hi all, after reading Packhorse's threads on his many builds, I am ready to begin a maglite mod. Question is: could I use xpg's in place of the XR-E? Im not sure why I would want to, but just a question. also, I was thinking that Cutter's 4*XPG board might be used. This way I dont have to...
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    Maglite P7 with 2*18650

    GOT IT!! when I was testing it out of the torch body, I was using one cell, which I dont think was enough voltage, so I tried with 2 16340's and it worked, then I put it in the Mag body, and it was super dim, well the screw on the switch that completes the circuit on the neg side with the body...
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    Maglite P7 with 2*18650

    :scowl: Thats what I was thinking!! How can I be screwing this up! I am using 3000Mah 18650's ( http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26249 ). I just don't see what could be wrong here. Could my P7 be fried? it works if i connect it directly to a battery, so I dont know what the deal...
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    Maglite P7 with 2*18650

    Thanks for the quick response! I have looked through most of the threads, but I cant find a picture of the driver wired up. I soldered the LED (+) to the matching LED (+) spot on the driver board, and same with the negative. But then I connect a battery source to the gold contacts on the back...
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    Maglite P7 with 2*18650

    Hi, I am making a new 2D P7 maglite for my father, and would like to use the DX sku: 20330 driver, as it is single mode, and pretty cheap. I ordered 2 of them, my question is (a noob question at that) what should I solder the maglite switch leads to? is the outer gold contact ring the (-)...
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    driver for a xpg r5 emitter

    I received my order from ShiningBeam, and installed the 3 mode driver to the light. It works flawlessly, and output is alittle higher, however I am still getting the .46 - .49A output, I think there is a problem with the DMM, not the light at this point. Maybe the included wires are too thin...
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    driver for a xpg r5 emitter

    well, the emitter is working just fine (I think) it is still very bright, but a tailcap reading off a fresh IMR16340 is about .49A. this cant be the case. It is very bright, the heat doesn't seem to be an issue, it gets warm, but not hot. Output drops noticeably after about 5 min. I ordered...
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    driver for a xpg r5 emitter

    I am not sure what the issue is, could parasitic resistance be result of poor connection between threads on the body/head and tailcap? seems like this set up should be pulling much more current...then again it could also be a false reading from my DMM. I will look into the possibility of a...
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    driver for a xpg r5 emitter

    :laughing: sorry, I think the term I was going for was voltage sag. I am still kinda new at this. :o
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    driver for a xpg r5 emitter

    looking for a small driver (16-17mm) to fit in a keychain host. I currently have direct drive and the current sag is killing me. it runs for 30 seconds before i notice a big drop in output off of one imr16340 battery. let me know what you think! would the KD PIN 1845 work? thanks in advance!!:D
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    2D P7 Maglite mod

    well I checked all the solder points, and there was alittle flux left that I cleaned up, but nothing that should have made a difference in function. It still doesnt work right. Is there any way to test the driver with the dmm? I dont think its the problem, but it would help to assure that it...
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    2D P7 Maglite mod

    alright well here are the pictures! let me know if I left out a picture you need.
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