Advise 32600-32650 Li-ions batteries

ljw2k

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Hi and i am looking to do a 3D maglight sst-90 and was looking on what would work to power the SST-90 to its full potential.

Please bear with me on this as it will be my first build and have little or no knowledge of modding flashlights but do have an electrical background.

I beleive the SST-90 will draw alot of current 6A plus so i have been looking at 32600 or 32650 batteries , what i want to know is do i get unprotected or a protected cell or would i be able to buy an adapter 3D to 9x AA Enloops would that be sufficient to run the SST-90.

I am having trouble finding the 32 series batteries anyone have any ideas besides Kaidomain as they only have unprotected and where is best to buy the D cell adapter to AA if that would work that is.

I usually buy from Dx and found them to be ok just a long wait as i am in the UK but no problems with any items i have recently purchased from them in the past.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Aircraft800

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I suggest you use a IMR cell such as the LiMnNiCo 26650 4000mAh Rechargeable Lithium Battery with a PVC spacer. The LiMnNiCo cells are much safer in high drain applications, and they have a Max. continuous discharge rate of 10A.
 

ljw2k

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Thanks for the reply would 3 of these fit the same as 3 normal D cell batteries or would i need to do any further modifications , i know i would need a sleeve ..........where could i source the right size sleeve.
 
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Aircraft800

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Thanks for the reply would 3 of these fit the same as 3 normal D cell batteries or would i need to do any further modifications , i know i would need a sleeve ..........where could i source the right size sleeve.

You would have to set the tailcap spring all the way to the bottom, the cells are slightly longer (a bunch of threads on how to do this here, deep tailcap mod). I use schedule 40 PVC electrical conduit to make a spacer, with an O'Ring on the outside it holds tight, but it does have to be bored out a little. I used a brake hone on the first attempt, which took FOREVER, now I have a lathe. There was some for sale here before the crash, I'll try to find the thread.
 
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