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    Default Unique Mag P7 DD

    Well I have had this project in my mind for some time. My biggest philosophy was to use what I had laying around.

    I also believe most of us all have some of this stuff laying around.

    Looks simple enough...Start with a 2D Maglite


    This is what it took to build:

    Mag 2D
    4Sevens Heatsink
    SSC P7 C-bin
    DX Reflector
    Kai 52mm Glass Lens
    2 18650's
    Custom Parallel Adapter




    This is a closer look at the battery adapter that I built



    And this is how it sits, slightly longer than the mag body itself. The tailcap has been sanded to allow negative contact with the battery pack.

    This setup draws 2.78A

    Beamshots!!

    These pictures were taken in a dark bedroom.







    Hope everyone enjoys

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    I like the battery pack.

    Can we get some detail shots of the pack and how its oriented inside.

    Does the bezel screw down all the way with the DX reflector (can we get a shot of that)?

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    Those dX reflectors have a really nice beam.

    No, the bezel won't tighten up snug against the head. The reflector needs some trimming in a lathe for that to happen.

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    Default Re: Unique Mag P7 DD

    I might be able to put up some pictures of the battery pack later. The bezel does not screw down all the way.

    If you look closely, i trimmed off the bezel gap with an o-ring that I had laying around. It looks relatively decent considering I don't want to mess with the reflector.

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    Thanks. I thought it wouldn't screw down all the way.

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    Default Re: Unique Mag P7 DD

    Has anyone ever done a 18650 parallel in a 2d format before??

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    I think I'd rather just do a single AW C cell.

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    Default Re: Unique Mag P7 DD

    It's slow work but if you put a file in a vice and hold the reflector flat against the file, turning the reflector as you go you can make a good job of the reflector. I've done this a couple of times and the bezel screws right down.
    Norm

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    Default Re: Unique Mag P7 DD

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G View Post
    I think I'd rather just do a single AW C cell.
    That would have been great, except I don't own an AW C cell nor do I own a charger for that.

    I do however own 18650s and a DSD Charger which is generally dirt cheap.

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    Default Re: Unique Mag P7 DD

    Battery adapters now available for sale


    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=226320

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    Hello allburger,

    Direct drive a P7, do you use any resistors?

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Unique Mag P7 DD

    No resistors are necessary for this operation. The internal resistance of the LED as well as the voltage sag under a load allow this to be a quite efficient P7 mag.

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    Do you have any runtimes with your setup? How constant is the light output?

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