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    Default SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    I find it hard to believe that with all of the techno-geeks (No insult intended) around, no one manufactures a simple two-stage mod. for the extremely popular Surefire 6P.
    What gives?

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    There was one available, but I don't know if they have been discontinued.
    They were available at the sandwich shoppe. It requires you to mod the original momentary tailcap though. The two stage offered options for selecting resistors for different low-level outputs. I own two of these and love them in my lego'd C series Surefire lights. They are very hard to come by now it seems, but maybe a request in the BST or the Marketplace will help you find one.

    I forgot to mention that these were only for LED modules.
    Last edited by greenpea76; 09-15-2009 at 08:51 AM.

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    They had something awhile back. (http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=83844), but I haven't seen them around anymore.

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    There was the McC2S switch for the Surefire classic series. Basically turned a 6P/C2 etc into a L1 style light with dual modes. Apparently the switches aren't made anymore.

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    Apparently a "Large manufacturer" forced them to quit selling the switch/parts. No one has picked up the ball.

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    Quote Originally Posted by ferretray View Post
    Apparently a "Large manufacturer" forced them to quit selling the switch/parts. No one has picked up the ball.
    I'm sure if someone else started making that type of switch/parts, this "large flashlight company" will have a chat with them too.

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    Ferretray:

    thanks for the info, is there some place were we can read more about this?

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    Several manufacturers make multi stage p60 style drop-ins. I have a Wolfeyes 2 stage high/low in my G2. I know DX has several. I believe lighthound also has a couple solarforce clickie switches that fit the SF 6P. Of course you could always just put the SF Z59 clickon tailcap on it with one of the multi level drop-ins like I did...


    Last edited by bondr006; 09-15-2009 at 02:13 PM.
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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    I also use a WolfEyes 2-stage dropin in my EDC 6P. Runs freakin forever on 'low', which is 5-10% of 'high' I believe.

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    thanks for the info. ref. the Wolfeyes two stage mod. Y'all have a link to someone selling these? I sure would appreciate it.
    Thanks, Ray

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    I can make reverse clicky two stage 6P switches. Time consuming though. Mudman sells the resistors. Dealextreme has the switches.


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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    Quote Originally Posted by carbine15 View Post
    I can make reverse clicky two stage 6P switches. Time consuming though. Mudman sells the resistors. Dealextreme has the switches.
    You sir are awesome! Where can I sign up?

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    If this is something you'd be willing to take on please PM me. If you would provide a parts list (And where I could find em'), I'll get the parts and get up with you. Of course I'd pay for your time and effort.
    Thanks, Ray
    P.S. I can already hear the snickering, but whats a reverse clicky?

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    forward clicky = press lightliy for on, press further to click (to stay on) release and it stays on

    reverse clicky = press all the way to click (still off) release and the light comes on.

    how many are you thinking of making? I'd be happy to tell you how I did it.


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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    I've just got the one 6P right now so that would be it. Please share any info. you can on the mod. and I'll give it a shot.
    Thanks again, Ray

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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?











    Three way clicky
    on on off on on off


    Switch body and module housing

    Orange and GITD Switch boots

    Tiny resistors and tiny wire from Mudman 20 ohm for single LiIon cell.

    After everything is soldered in place and the spring is soldered to the switch, I potted everything with clear epoxy for stability. It's ugly but it works. so far no problems with any of my finished multi-mode switches in over a year.

    Tools required:
    Dremel with cutoff wheel.
    Soldering gun with solder
    needle nose pliers
    knife
    Scissors
    Ingenuity
    Last edited by carbine15; 09-15-2009 at 11:53 PM.


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    Default Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    well i it is also about homemade two-stage switches here is my take...

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/....php?p=2950059

    scroll down to the second part of post 1

    good luck

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    Buttrock Re: SF 6P two-stage mod.?

    Thank you folks, I sure appreciate your time and effort.
    I'm going to get the stuff together and give it a shot. I'll let you know how I make out.

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