Lux-RC boards

id30209

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Just recently i've discovered the beauty of Lux boards. Depends if you connect CONTACT tower or not, you'll have clicky or e-switch UI.
And by accident (more like being anoyed by poor emitters) i have swapped emitters on 334, 371D and 371V2 boards with Nichia 219B sw35, sw40 and sw45k.
Few hosts were built and few more about to be completed..
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badtziscool

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There is definitely an inherent beauty with well designed circuit board. Was it difficult to retrofit the lux-rc board to the FW3T? Any special accommodations that need to be taken?
 

id30209

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Thx guys.
To fit into FW3 you need to drill Fw shelf where contact towers are located, strip FW driver of all components and solder wires for pos, neg and signal wire.


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badtziscool

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Thx guys.
To fit into FW3 you need to drill Fw shelf where contact towers are located, strip FW driver of all components and solder wires for pos, neg and signal wire.


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Not too bad of a process. How do you get it into programming mode? I'm thinking it's a bit different than with a physical switch.
 

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If you're using a McClicky switch I don't believe you need the signal wire, because the switch has momentary.
I could be wrong, but I think Oveready only uses positive and negative for their BOSS Lights.
I can check this out later, I have a project I'm working on that will confirm this if I'm accurate.

***Nevermind, didn't realize that light doesn't have a McClicky Switch. Disregard.
 
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id30209

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If you're using a McClicky switch I don't believe you need the signal wire, because the switch has momentary.
I could be wrong, but I think Oveready only uses positive and negative for their BOSS Lights.
I can check this out later, I have a project I'm working on that will confirm this if I'm accurate.

***Nevermind, didn't realize that light doesn't have a McClicky Switch. Disregard.

Correct, if using McClicky then signal tower and wire is not required like Boss, WASP and many custom clicky flashlights.
On the other hand Lux-RC 33 is using e-switch and as far as i know, only my FW3TC[emoji6] therefore signal wire from the eswitch is connected to the signal tower on the board (as seen in 1st post).


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id30209

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Just swapped old Lux-RC 333 board from Moddoo V4 (i think) head with 371D and Nichia 219B sw40 emitters.
While waiting for OR update list, this will be fun to play
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nfsunder

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Great works! How difficult is it to swap the emitters? I am a little worried about accidentally touching other components during swapping.
 

nfsunder

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Thanks for the reminder. I have tried a few SMD soldering on heating plate but nor very comfortable with it. Maybe I will stick with the factory LEDs...

It's difficult...
If you're not experienced in micro SMD soldering then don't even think about it


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meddlecho

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I love love love the Lux-RC in my Boss 35, would be awesome to have it in a few more lights.
 
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