Sold/Expired SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch And M6 McClicky

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( Sold Out ) SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch And M6 McClicky

Here comes the soft start / 3 level incan driver switch for the SF M6. The switch offers a solution for running high power lamps with bulb saving soft start feature + 3 level brightness setting to increase runtime + a push button operation. The switch modules are built to fit the SF M6 tail cap and will retain the original fit and water-tightness of the stock tail cap. Lock out function with just a quarter turn of the tail cap - for transporatation and storage. A simple drop in design that is easy to install and is 100% reversible. The switch works exactly like my Mag C/D smart incan drivers with the same UI. It will work in the M6 with stock MN20/21 on primary CR123As or any rechargeable setup ( lamps / batteries combination ) that will fit the M6. These switches will easily handle 75+W of power. No momentary function *


Features :

- Soft Starting to prolong bulb life and ease amperage draw on the batteries during power up
- 3 brightness level ( PWM controlled ) - 30% - 60% - 100%
- Last brightness setting memory ( default level - 30% )
- Flashing mode
- Simple UI ( click - ON ( low ) - Med - High - click & hold anytime - OFF - click & hold 1.5 seconds - Flashing )
- Works with both primary and rechargeable setups
- Input voltage range : 6V - 35V* ( Vin = Vout ) * = max. battery pack voltage
- Drive hotwire lamps up to 75W
- aluminium housing to withstand heat / heat dissipation
- Power efficiency 99%
- Low resistance
- 'tactile feel' push button switch
- custom made high tension spring that 'll handle 8+ amp. without deforming / losing tension
- Lock out function with just a 1/4 turn ( recommend for storage and transportation )
- low standby current ~12uA


Price : $63.00 each ( Sold Out )

Registered Shipping ( worldwide ) : $6.00


PayPal : [email protected]


*** M6 Clicky version ( mechanical single stage forward clicky ) featuring a McClicky is also available.

Price : $36.00 each ( Sold Out )

Spare McClicky switch $7.00 each







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Installation Instructions :









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Steps :

1. Tools required - plier, tweezer;

2. Wrap some masking tape on the tips on the plier so they won't leave any marks on the stock tail cap components during the exacting process;

3. Pull out the alum. cup with the plier as shown. It won't take too much force because the cap is held in position by a plastic retaining pin only;

4. With the cup removed, you 'll see a black plastic retaining ring. Here is the hard part - you'll need to apply some lubricant in the threads and let it seep / sit for a couple hours before doing anything. The threads may not be loctited but it is dry so it'll need some lubricant or oil to help removal. I had to apply lubricant twice before I can get it out unscratched. OR you can put the tail cap inside a ziplock bag and boil it for a few minutes before removal ( a member found his cap was glued and boiling will help loosen it up ). Then use the same plier to unscrew ( anticlockwise ) the retaining ring out;

5. With the plastic retaining ring removed, you 'll see five component as shown;

6. Peel a rubber pad ( included ) and stick it to the inside of rubber boot;

7. drop in the switch and tighten using a tweezer. Make sure the switch sits in the center of the rubber boot;

8. Done and start having fun :grin2:

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DM51

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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

Great news!

Paypal sent for:

2x M6 Softstart … $126
2x P/C/M Softstart (version B, for Z41) … $98
Registered shipping … $6
Total … $230

Many thanks!
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

Great solution AW - nicely implemented ;)

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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

Are the guts on these the same as the C sized switches? Do they ramp up faster initially?

-LT
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

Hi Will : Thanks for the compliment.

Lunal_Tic : yes, same electronics as the C driver.
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

AW,

I'll take 1 M6 soft start switch.

M6 Switch $63.00 + shipping $6.00= $69.00 total
:paypal:

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #0LF23933X1444232Y)

Thanks AW!!!
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

Paypal sent for one (1) M6 switch. $63 + $6 = $69.

Unique Transaction ID #6VY469278R9907603

Thanks.
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

AW, great idea.

Any chance you could offer one with a simple single-stage forward clicky for use with LED mods using a multi-level converter, max current in the 3-4A range?
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

DM51,
senna94,
Ray1968,

Orders shipped. Thanks!


LED Zeppelin : Will the McClicky handle 3-4A ?
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

I would also be interested in a foward clicky version as well.

-Ed
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

DM51,
LED Zeppelin : Will the McClicky handle 3-4A ?

AW, I believe it is good to about 3A, and for my use that would be fine.

One thing is that the switch should have both good action with the rubber boot and good spring pressure on the holder. My LED modules do not have spring contacts, and the switch spring is the only pressure on the holder. Too little spring pressure will result in the light blinking when it is shaken.
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

Aw crap! Now I need an M6.

I've been resisting the urge to spend $300 on a M6-but now.....

BTW-AW I haven't giving up hope that someday you may offer a Mag C size regulated drive!
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.


AW, I believe it is good to about 3A, and for my use that would be fine.

One thing is that the switch should have both good action with the rubber boot and good spring pressure on the holder. My LED modules do not have spring contacts, and the switch spring is the only pressure on the holder. Too little spring pressure will result in the light blinking when it is shaken.
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.

I'll take 2 please, thanks AW!
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.

I'll take two as well. Thanks.
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

McClickie version, I'd be good for one as well.

-LT
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

I'll take 1 M6 soft start switch.

:paypal:sent for the M6 Switch $63.00 + shipping $6.00= $69.00 total.
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

Hi AW,

Are these just limited offers or will you be carrying them for some time?

Thank you.
 
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Re: SF M6 Softstart / 3 level Incan Driver Switch

I 'll do some design change on the metal piece to fit a McClickie. Size will be made to match the SF stock cap. I still have enough metal pieces to make about 20 clickies.

Count me in for two as well. :)

-Ed
 
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