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  1. Klem

    1200 Lumen 2D Maglite Mod

    It depends on your budget, what sort of use you expect to put it through and the circuit it's going into. Do you need momentary ON, or does it have to stay latched/closed for the time you want it on? You can use a magnetic reed switch for either momentary ON or latched. No need to worry about...
  2. Klem

    1200 Lumen 2D Maglite Mod

    Johnny, It depends...Plenty of info on dive torch switches in the forum archives. What is your design?
  3. Klem

    How to Chop A Maglight

    How do you do that? Do you have a clamping mechanism where the sheet of acrylic is held stationary and a hole saw on a turning lathe? Also, if you are using a lathe you could remove the thread in the head so you can push the handle in further (more support).
  4. Klem

    Surface Marker Flare

    By 'steady burn' I take it you mean constant-on (not flashing?), like a normal torch? If it's for a life-vest then flashing is the international convention for distress so why not have both flashing and contant-on? Tektite retail larger strobes; some with switching options of both contant-on...
  5. Klem

    For those looking for sealed battery solutions

    Perhaps you could get it to work but I've never been a big fan of sealed units. Corrosive off-gassing and humidity trapped in the container (you could purge as much of the humidity as possible no doubt). It would be helpful if you could have a way of opening it up from time to time for...
  6. Klem

    Where to get some wrist attachments for a dive light?

    I use spare wetsuit material or stubby-holders and a hand stitcher. Something like this;
  7. Klem

    Wow

    What's that signature on the body?...I can make out some letters... 'Jacq**s Cous*t*au'
  8. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    Re: First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome - update Meaning?
  9. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    Re: First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome - update Here's a thought for you... If O rings are essentially incompressible (when pressure is applied evenly from all dimensions) what about in a Maglite situation where pressure is not even on all surfaces of the O ring? In this case...
  10. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    I agree, how tight we screw it in makes a lot of difference, and if we tighten it to the point the metal of the bezel makes contact with the lens then that's as tight as that O ring is going to be compressed . My understanding is the tighter the bezel the more it compresses the O ring against...
  11. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    Very interesting Lucca...haven't seen that one before. Anyone have any experience with this bezel replacement? Does it have enough surface area for a workable O ring?
  12. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    Re: First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome - update If you are asking me the answer is, no. I have 30 years diving experience so am well familiar with greasing O rings. The oversize (supplied) O ring was not adequate in two instances. I suspect the first one was because the...
  13. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    Re: First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome - update This happened to me also...using the supplied O ring to seal a glass lens to the bezel. It leaked. Anyone else had bad a experience with O ring on glass lenses in a Maglite?
  14. Klem

    Planning a DIY Canister Light build, need some help

    No need to test it past the deepest point you will ever dive. If you believe it will fail eventually then why risk the cost associated with proving something you already know? Plus let's face it, if you're a recreational air diver and you drop the torch to 200' you are not going down to Davy...
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    Planning a DIY Canister Light build, need some help

    That's and interesting plug and it looks like it will work. Where did you source it from? Stainless steel? If you want to play it safe you can go down without a battery in the canister for the first dive. Or even knock-up a quick-n-dirty second canister without gland to test that plug. Don't...
  16. Klem

    Planning a DIY Canister Light build, need some help

    By 'pressure plug' and no 'latches' I take it you mean water pressure is going to keep two parts of the torch together, like this; It works, however you need to be careful that it doesn't come apart by accident given it is only being held together by the friction of the O ring/s. When you push...
  17. Klem

    Planning a DIY Canister Light build, need some help

    Switch If you have piezo buzzers lying around and want the satisfaction of turning them into switches then read this thread by 'DIW'; http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?296774-DIY-piezo-switch&highlight=piezo+buzzer For the effort of doing this my vote is go with a commercial...
  18. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    Re: First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome - update I use none of them. I prefer to use two-part epoxy putty (Aqua-Kneadit by Selleys). I find the two part putty is easy to woek with. Seems to work on both glass and synthetic lenses. Pays to scratch-up the inside of the bezel and...
  19. Klem

    First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome

    Re: First Build - Work in Progress but feedback welcome - update I use the strongest glue I can find on the lens-to-bezel seal. Gasket seal is about the weakest seal there is when it is under the pressure at depth. I only use this on seals that will be opened on a regular basis. The service...
  20. Klem

    Charger for 2S2P protected lion canister light

    If you want a cheap 2S charger that is more powerful than 500mA type "8.4V Li-ion charger" into Fleabay.
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