Solarforce L2D flashlight body Review & Teardown

kosPap

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Well, I purchased a Solarforce L2D body to mate to a Masterpiece Pro-1 moded head.

The L2D is a new body in the Solarforce line and the first to have a reverse click side switch.

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It is a good, well made body, but with a HUGE disadvantage!
HUGE parasitic resistance!

My measurements show a drop at 2/3rds of the original amp draw with both Linear (AMC7135 chips) and Direct Drive XML drivers (PWM)

FAIL!!!!!!!!

Being stuck with it, I proceeded in disassembling it with the purpose of seeing how I can fix the huge electrical resistance.

So here goes….

Simple tailcap off…hmmm! that spring has long and thin wire, it has to go…

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Removing the head….

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Removing the drop-in socket. In the body there is a ring and a contact plate in its center. There lay the drop-ins springs.

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The side switch cover retainer screws off. Then you push the switch module out the front.

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Switch cover and switch module (back side) removed. Pretty flimsy and soft contact spring for the battery. This will have to go.

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Other side view of the parts

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Switch module disassembled.

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What? That thin a positive contact wire?

Switch seems to be the standard Solarforce reverse click switch.. maybe I can fit a forward click one in there?


That's all folks for now, I will be updating this topic with the moding process.
 
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think2x

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Re: Solarforce L2D flashlight body Review

Thanks for the teardown. It looks like a good candidate for a 10 amp judco switch.
 

The_Hammer

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Thanks for the review. I was looking at that body the other day, glad I passed.
 
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