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    Default Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Hi guys,

    I have been thinking a lot and debating with some of the members and although response was not optimistic i decided to post a question after all.
    Is there any Maglite modders still left interested in incan multi-level regulator?

    There is possibility to light up those regulators again but there should be at least interest for them.
    I have spoke with Alan and due to minimal or no interest and other obligations, he packed remaining regulators (bits and pieces) in a dark place. Other projects took him away from this piece of incan history.
    Basically he could rebuild them, partially, final assembly should be done by end user. If there would be enough people (do not know what number, should be confirmed by Alan) then maybe full assembly and calibration could be done by him (also need to confirm with Alan).

    This is just a feeler to see if there is any interest at all, at least to talk him into finishing remaining regulators left or to stop harassing this nice guy.

    Some links:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...p-in-for-D-M-g

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...Pix&highlight=

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...r!!&highlight=

    Let me know your thoughts.
    PS: i know LEDs are wow but they still did not replaced incan lights and there are still some of us who are big fans of nice incan tint no matter what monster LED setup we have aside...

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    I am in for 2 drivers to complete2 mag mods

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Quote Originally Posted by thslw8jg View Post
    I am in for 2 drivers to complete2 mag mods
    Ok, so you're nr.1!

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    I am in for one calibrated (ready to use).

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    I would take one, if it was a ready to use switch unit, and only needed to be installed in the m@g. I have a relatively unused 4D M@g. It already has a glass lens, and I think I've got a metal reflector somewhere. The custom switch is shorter than the regular switch, so I think it would not be that difficult to get 5 IMR 26650 cells in there, although I might have to shorten the tailspring. That would give 18.5 volts, which would give roughly 3000 lumens on high with the Hikari JC 5033 bulb, which is not a very expensive bulb.

    [Edit: I meant 26500 cells, not 26650!]
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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Great. More of requests more chance we could get ready to use regulators. If we could reach number of 10 it shouldn't be a problem.

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Quote Originally Posted by novice View Post
    I have a relatively unused 4D M@g. It already has a glass lens, and I think I've got a metal reflector somewhere. The custom switch is shorter than the regular switch, so I think it would not be that difficult to get 5 IMR 26650 cells in there,
    Each IMR 26650 is about 67mm long while each D cell is about 61mm long.
    4x61=244 Available space for 4 D cells.
    5x67=335 Required space for 5 IMR 26650
    335-244=91
    Can you get that much extra space from shorter switch and modified spring?

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    Default Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Just an info: there's a window in July when Alan can build limited numbers of regulators. Only if we reach a decent number of buyers then he could do full build-up. If not enough interest then only basic assembly is option. Programming is then only option for buyer. Please give it a look on his original order thread, program is simple, graphical, so no coding or anything complicated is required. I've already tried it and it's fast, few minutes only together with calibration and i'm not a computer guy at all.

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Do we know the 2018 price?

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Do we know the 2018 price?
    Same as in OP. We are lucky it did not go up...

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    Fivemega, my apologies. I meant 26500 cells. Thanks for keeping an eye out!

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    Interested in two programmed, assembled, and ready to go into a Mag.

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    I hope we could get at least few more souls to wrap this up.

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    Default Re: Feeler ---- AlanB softstart incan regulator

    July is near...

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