maglite hid conversion

marcdilnutt

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Hello to you all, i am new here but i have been looking through the posts about converting a 2d maglite to a wa hid set up. I want to do this but have two questions:
1. How does the ballast fit in with the existing switch mechanism, or do i have to modify that as well? I will be running it on 8 AAs.
2. Does anybody know where to get the hid bulbs and ballasts in the uk?
Many thanks,
Marc
 

marcdilnutt

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So the ballast goes in front of the switch, where the original bulb holder was? thanks azecos.
 

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Where would you buy a ballast to fit inside a Maglite? I thought ballast's are square and alot larger than the inside of a D sized mag. Also, is there a tutorial on this or a walkthrough?
 

alpg88

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Where would you buy a ballast to fit inside a Maglite? I thought ballast's are square and alot larger than the inside of a D sized mag. Also, is there a tutorial on this or a walkthrough?
use search button, there are dozens of threads on that here
 

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So the ballast goes in front of the switch, where the original bulb holder was? thanks azecos.


Yes, it goes in front of the switch but the last I heard, the 14W units have a plastic housing that have to be turned down on a lathe in order to fit inside of a mag housing. If I remember correctly Mac of Mac's Customs was making these a while back but machining the plastic housing down was a bugger. I believe you can order the parts directly from WA.
 

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Yes, it goes in front of the switch but the last I heard, the 14W units have a plastic housing that have to be turned down on a lathe in order to fit inside of a mag housing. If I remember correctly Mac of Mac's Customs was making these a while back but machining the plastic housing down was a bugger. I believe you can order the parts directly from WA.

Do you have any links?
 
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