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Thread: VME + M31 on EDCL1-T?

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    Default VME + M31 on EDCL1-T?

    Hi friends -

    I have an EDCL1-T; I really like the gas pedal switch and the form factor, but the tint is quite green. As best I can tell from reading around, it looks like I should be able to put an M31 219b in a VME head, and use that as a replacement head on the EDCL1-T. Can anyone confirm that it works, and that the gas pedal operation is retained?

    Thanks!

    (Edit: yes, there's an MDC 1CR123 Neutral in my shopping cart, too. )

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    Default Re: VME + M31 on EDCL1-T?

    Wow, if this works I'll be immediately buying an EDCL1-T! Gas pedal AND nice tint? Sign me up.

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    Instead of changing the head, some people have used Lee filters to get rid of the greenish tint.

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    I have a M31 on the way. I will try it if it ever gets here. USPS doesn't even have tracking on my orders, just says late, but is still on way. I tried Bodyguard head on EDCL1-T. It kind of worked, but actually strobed first, went constant, and then constant high, so it did not work properly. I have a 2 cell drop-in in my VME head now (Sportac I think), and it did light up, but it was one mode.

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    Default Re: VME + M31 on EDCL1-T?

    I have the Malkoff side of the required hardware but am still waiting for the EDCL1-T to show up on my doorstep.

    Will engage in couple of experiments once all pieces are assembled:

    1) EDCL1-T running off of a Keeppower 700mAh 4A 16340.
    2) EDCL2-T head on above setup.
    3) Malkoff M31 in VME on the EDCL1-T body running off of a CR123 - two stage using the gaspedal?
    4) Malkoff M61 in VME on the EDCL1-T body running off of the above further specified Keeppower 16340 - two stage?
    5) Malkoff M61 in VME on the EDCL2-T body running off of a Keeppower 16650 - two stage?

    We do have engaged on a rather expensive endeavor with this one...
    Last edited by lumensbadger; 02-22-2021 at 05:37 AM.

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    Default Re: VME + M31 on EDCL1-T?

    Quote Originally Posted by lumensbadger View Post
    We do have engaged on a rather expensive endeavor with this one...
    Well...this is science. The truth must be set free.
    Can't let little details like a budget interfere with that!

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    I am totally with you on that one.

    My wife - or should I say our wives - have, however, a totally different perspective on such things.

    What ever. For science!
    Last edited by lumensbadger; 02-22-2021 at 11:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumensbadger View Post
    Will engage in couple of experiments once all pieces are assembled
    Amazing; thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by lumensbadger View Post
    We do have engaged on a rather expensive endeavor with this one...
    Good point. I’ve had the EDCL1-T for a while, so forgot about the cost. It won’t exactly be a cheap lego 😂

    That said, the VME heads are now out of stock, so I have to wait until they’re back in stock to be able to try it.

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    Default Re: VME + M31 on EDCL1-T?

    I put my M31 on the Surefire EDCL1-T and it was pretty much one mode. I think there may have been a slight rise in lumens when pressed hard. The Surefire head has something extra going on in there it seems, to make it work the way it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicaeopolis View Post
    I put my M31 on the Surefire EDCL1-T and it was pretty much one mode.
    Ah, well. Thanks for checking it out for us! Really appreciate it

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    Yes, thanks for checking that out for us.

    Apparently, the new gaspedal tail cap only engages an electronic trigger inside the head that switches the modes instead of acting as a resistor that directly regulates the current flowing to the head.

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    Default Re: VME + M31 on EDCL1-T?

    Not an edcl1t but works with a lx2 m31LL 219 and dummy spacer. Probably like 5-10 lumen low mode.

    Last edited by Jose Marin; 02-24-2021 at 07:49 PM.
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    Posted my findings inside the main EDCL1-T thread post #547.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Marin View Post
    Not an edcl1t but works with a lx2 m31LL 219 and dummy spacer. Probably like 5-10 lumen low mode.
    Interesting; thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by lumensbadger View Post
    Posted my findings inside the main EDCL1-T thread post #547.
    Quote Originally Posted by lumensbadger View Post
    3) The Malkoff M31 (inside a VME) on a CR123 does not show any real visible difference in output. No matter whether the gaspedal switch is pushed to low or high. The same happens with a Malkoff M61 run off of the 16340.Good high output, but no low setting.
    That's solidly confirmed, then, between you and Dicaeopolis. Thanks for testing it, and for also testing with the M61!

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