Malkoff        
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Resurected a 3C Maglite

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    Posts
    1,649

    Default Resurected a 3C Maglite

    Well, finally I think I will have a brand new (old) 3C Maglite to play with.

    It now will consist of the light with standard end cap/spring, 2x 21700 protected 5000mAh cells, Philips 5761 G4 bulb, AW soft start switch/mechanism and FM reflector/glass in original head. (have these two items over ten years)

    It looks like a standard 3C light but will work a treat......Just got to wait for some of the parts.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Resurected a 3C Maglite

    Congrats! I still love my incan Mag mods and AW softstart for Mag C is still on my list to find.
    Let us know how did it go.


    Sent from Tapatalk

  3. #3

    Default Re: Resurected a 3C Maglite

    Sounds like the good old days.... Been a while since I played with an AW soft start. Philips 5761 in a 2C mag was one of my first incan builds. What a great light. I actually still have the parts from Jimmy M for 2 high power regulated incan mags I just haven't got around to building yet.
    In Him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
    FS: Everyday Carry Lights Upgrades for Maglite.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    Posts
    1,649

    Default Re: Resurected a 3C Maglite

    Agree about the good old days, because of the shutdown situation I have opened my "box" of goodies and remembered how good it is to turn on a 700 to 2000 lumen incan with a refreshing to the eyes beam colour.

    Have a small collection of LED lights that I will let go, don't know why I ever became a traitor to my incans, guess I gave in to the hype.

    And the beauty is that the Philips 5761 is available and easy to get, unlike some other older and popular bulbs.
    Last edited by cernobila; 07-14-2020 at 10:44 PM.

  5. #5
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    558

    Default Re: Resurected a 3C Maglite

    I was lucky enough to score one of these AW Soft Start Switches for D Cell, but I haven't done much with it yet.

    Seeing those glowing Halogen/Xenon beams cutting through the air really reminds you of how dead and lifeless LED's really are.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    Posts
    1,649

    Default Re: Resurected a 3C Maglite

    So I just finished my come-alive 3xC Maglite.
    Using 2x21700 with electrical tape (I think its 5/8th" wide) around the middle of the battery to the ideal thickness (trial and error in how much tape you put on)
    The batteries stay straight and centred and don't rattle, no need to buy anything other than one roll of electrical tape maybe worth a dollar.
    The Philips 5761 in FM smooth reflector and using the AW soft start switch.
    Works perfectly

    I did the same on my D Maglite with extension tube. I am now using 3x26650 again with electrical tape around the middle of the battery, this time using a FM1909, the rest is the same as on my C Mag.
    Also works perfectly......

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •