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    Just recently iíve discovered the beauty of Lux boards. Depends if you connect CONTACT tower or not, youíll have clicky or e-switch UI.
    And by accident (more like being anoyed by poor emitters) i have swapped emitters on 334, 371D and 371V2 boards with Nichia 219B sw35, sw40 and sw45k.
    Few hosts were built and few more about to be completed..








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    It turned out great!

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    There is definitely an inherent beauty with well designed circuit board. Was it difficult to retrofit the lux-rc board to the FW3T? Any special accommodations that need to be taken?
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    Thx guys.
    To fit into FW3 you need to drill Fw shelf where contact towers are located, strip FW driver of all components and solder wires for pos, neg and signal wire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    Thx guys.
    To fit into FW3 you need to drill Fw shelf where contact towers are located, strip FW driver of all components and solder wires for pos, neg and signal wire.


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    Not too bad of a process. How do you get it into programming mode? I'm thinking it's a bit different than with a physical switch.
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    Itís all written here:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vGW...w?usp=drivesdk


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    Default Lux-RC boards

    If youíre using a McClicky switch I donít believe you need the signal wire, because the switch has momentary.
    I could be wrong, but I think Oveready only uses positive and negative for their BOSS Lights.
    I can check this out later, I have a project Iím working on that will confirm this if Iím accurate.

    ***Nevermind, didnít realize that light doesnít have a McClicky Switch. Disregard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneking View Post
    If youíre using a McClicky switch I donít believe you need the signal wire, because the switch has momentary.
    I could be wrong, but I think Oveready only uses positive and negative for their BOSS Lights.
    I can check this out later, I have a project Iím working on that will confirm this if Iím accurate.

    ***Nevermind, didnít realize that light doesnít have a McClicky Switch. Disregard.
    Correct, if using McClicky then signal tower and wire is not required like Boss, WASP and many custom clicky flashlights.
    On the other hand Lux-RC 33 is using e-switch and as far as i know, only my FW3TC therefore signal wire from the eswitch is connected to the signal tower on the board (as seen in 1st post).


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    yeah I should have looked at the manual first. Iím assuming momentary button is equivalent to e-switch?

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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vGW...w?usp=drivesdk


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    Quote Originally Posted by badtziscool View Post
    yeah I should have looked at the manual first. Iím assuming momentary button is equivalent to e-switch?
    Yes, i meant e-switch. We used to call it momentary back in the days


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    Just swapped old Lux-RC 333 board from Moddoo V4 (i think) head with 371D and Nichia 219B sw40 emitters.
    While waiting for OR update list, this will be fun to play



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    Been playing around with few more.







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    Great works! How difficult is it to swap the emitters? I am a little worried about accidentally touching other components during swapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfsunder View Post
    Great works! How difficult is it to swap the emitters? I am a little worried about accidentally touching other components during swapping.
    Itís difficult...
    If youíre not experienced in micro SMD soldering then donít even think about it


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    Thanks for the reminder. I have tried a few SMD soldering on heating plate but nor very comfortable with it. Maybe I will stick with the factory LEDs...

    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    Itís difficult...
    If youíre not experienced in micro SMD soldering then donít even think about it


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