Data Bank 70

Data

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One day I was sitting looking at a bunch of Cree LEDs on my bench and wondering, "what can I do with these?" So off I went trying to make something worthy of the black hole.

The Data Bank 70 uses A123 Systems M1 batteries and aspheric collector lenses. The battery packs are made from Mag 4C tubes. The aluminum plate weighed in at 9lb after machining. It is all one piece of aluminum.




Power Specs:

70 Cree XRE P and Q bin white LEDs
each LED driven at 1800mA
total power of panel just under 500W
LEDs are three in series to the battery pack
there are two packs of batteries
each pack has normal voltage of 13.2V
33+1 LEDs on battery pack 1 (single LED on an STFu)
36 LEDs on battery pack 2
each pack of batteries is 4 A123 bats in series
each pack of batteries is running over 20A
run time is about 5 to 10 minutes


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Data and Stan671.3
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MSaxatilus

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Data.... you're nutz! You realize that don't you? :crackup:


Holy cow that thing is amazing. I'm sorry I missed it at PF9. I'll have to get out to your shop one of these weekends. Keep the beer cold.:nana:

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Now that's cool. You gonna put a pocket clip in this one? :crackup:

heheheh:D:laughing:
Probably more like backpack mod...or chest-strap mod lol:nana: Is that a beam of light shooting out of your chest...or are you just happy to see me:crackup:

The UFO...was responding to the DB-70 and landed in the quarry...they scooped up David and after some *cough* testing *cough*:devil: they replaced his brain with a positronic one lol...Spy output should be increased by about 50x now hehe

Hey bro I hope you found a use for the UCS stick ^_^
 

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It was very amazing! You should have been there Dave.
I believe I had the Honor of being the first person to be blasted in the face by the Data Bank 70. I finally have my place in history. :devil:
 

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It was very amazing! You should have been there Dave.
I believe I had the Honor of being the first person to be blasted in the face by the Data Bank 70. I finally have my place in history. :devil:

Walt is right it was amazing ! you have to see it in person to understand how bright it is.

I can't wait for PF10 when Data brings the Data bank 140 :D
 

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It was very amazing! You should have been there Dave.
I believe I had the Honor of being the first person to be blasted in the face by the Data Bank 70. I finally have my place in history. :devil:

:thumbsup:

Later on I took a shot to the face in DB35 mode (I think the batteries in the first tube needed replacing). Not pleasant, but I'm sure it was nowhere near as intense as what you experienced Walt! This work of art is definitely a sight to behold, just better if you are not directly in front when it is powered up. :eek:
 

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It was very amazing! You should have been there Dave.
I believe I had the Honor of being the first person to be blasted in the face by the Data Bank 70. I finally have my place in history. :devil:

LOL, in my defense, I did tell you to close your eyes! ;)


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So, what's the battery life on this one?

Do you need something like Gatling-gun or battery belt feeder?
 

Data

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heheheh:D:laughing:
Probably more like backpack mod...or chest-strap mod lol:nana: Is that a beam of light shooting out of your chest...or are you just happy to see me:crackup:

The UFO...was responding to the DB-70 and landed in the quarry...they scooped up David and after some *cough* testing *cough*:devil: they replaced his brain with a positronic one lol...Spy output should be increased by about 50x now hehe

Hey bro I hope you found a use for the UCS stick ^_^

Thanks for the UCS stick, it will come in handy. I put it right in my small tools toolbox. :)
 

Data

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So, what's the battery life on this one?

Do you need something like Gatling-gun or battery belt feeder?

I will do a run time test soon but it goes for long enough given the things weight of 14.5 lb. :tinfoil:
 
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