6. Batch "TA" 1S or 2S Bistro HD OTSM/NarsilM drivers 15-47.5mm size fit, S2+, C8, H03, MF01, MT03, Q8 Clicky or E-switch

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Thanks Jason and Lexel for the info and explanations, I think I’m really going to enjoy the GT NarsilM v1.2.

I’ll get a driver for my Q8 too if I keep it. I despise getting strobes by accident, it’s great you’ve got that issue resolved with this.

You can keep your Q8 stock and reflash it too. The bare minimum parts to do it are like $3-4

Swapping out to Lexels driver would be worth it to get the better regulated middle modes, but I’ll have to see how hard it is to change these battery contact rings, seems it’s a bit tricky, I’m glad he epoxied the components on the driver he customized for my BST, I’ve read already where someone who tried doing it with hot air had the topside components fall off.

But re flashing does sound interesting anyway, can you point me to those $3-4 parts and instructions?

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Strobes can be always disabled in NarsilM from the user

I have no expirience with Anduril, but as the GT version has far more useless features than the straight and easy Emisar Anduril I would not do it

“useless” features? Do you mean useful?

Can the strobes be disabled by user in stock Q8 Narsil?

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Strobes can be always disabled in NarsilM from the user I have no expirience with Anduril, but as the GT version has far more useless features than the straight and easy Emisar Anduril I would not do it

"useless" features? Do you mean useful? Can the strobes be disabled by user in stock Q8 Narsil?[/quote]

 

original Emisar Anduril

 

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Can the strobes be disabled by user in stock Q8 Narsil?

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Thanks, nice video. I also found the programming guide in the box that I didn’t notice at first…

Had to use one of these to read it!

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lexel, is it possible to kill turbo mode so it can never be accessed? I happen to go to turbo all the time back from the lowest level and probably through some other sequence, and my LED would not survive that anymore.

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lexel, is it possible to kill turbo mode so it can never be accessed? I happen to go to turbo all the time back from the lowest level and probably through some other sequence, and my LED would not survive that anymore.

It is possible to flash the turbo to be like amy % FET PWM you want to reduce average current, even if you go backwards or enter thermal calibration
Removing from reverse modes should be possible but that needs more investigation how the code has to be changed

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Well, I never thought I would find spam in this kind of thread.

Spammers can target any thread. It’s usually the bigger ones, but small ones can also be hit.

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Hey Lexel, how are the boost drivers coming along?

Has anyone helped you to modify NarsilM to run on them yet?

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Interested in the boost driver as well.

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Looking for Q8 type driver (with 2Series) to replace burned Convoy L6 driver (30mm) .
Help me to choose right options.

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Looking for Q8 type driver (with 2Series) to replace burned Convoy L6 driver (30mm) .
Help me to choose right options.

The main option is what you want it to do when power is first applied. Meaning what the tail switch does.
You can choose nothing, 2 short blinks, full turbo and I think moon.

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Looking for Q8 type driver (with 2Series) to replace burned Convoy L6 driver (30mm) . Help me to choose right options.
The main option is what you want it to do when power is first applied. Meaning what the tail switch does. You can choose nothing, 2 short blinks, full turbo and I think moon.

I prefer that tail switch to be simply lock out ( do nothing ), it’s inconvenient to use anyways

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Looking for Q8 type driver (with 2Series) to replace burned Convoy L6 driver (30mm) . Help me to choose right options.
The main option is what you want it to do when power is first applied. Meaning what the tail switch does. You can choose nothing, 2 short blinks, full turbo and I think moon.

I prefer that tail switch to be simply lock out ( do nothing ), it’s inconvenient to use anyways


Lexel should be PM you.

You want something like:

30mm, 2S, L6, NarsilM, PO=(NO)

I think you can choose 2 channel or 3 channel. 2 channel is something new so I’m not familiar with it other than its supposed to improve reliability.

Since he uses NarsilM v1.2. he might be able to set the ramp to 80% with dbl clk for turbo. That’s a good option to have.

You can use the spring from your old driver or order a new one. Shipping is cheaper if you solder the spring. It ships flatter. Anyway, I’m sure Lexel will get you sorted.

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Hi Lexel, I’d like to but a 22mm 2S TA driver with NarsilM please

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Hi Lexel, I’d like to but a 22mm 2S TA driver with NarsilM please

I have ordered today new board including 20-22mm as those are out of stock right now
so it will take about 2 weeks till I get new boards

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Lexel, what size do you have ready to ship ?
I need a TA driver, 2S, NarsilM for a Mag 2D with MT-G2.

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Hi, Lexel
How can I buy those drivers?
I am interested in 17 (for ZL h600) and 21mm (for H03) boost drivers. Where can I find options for those drivers?

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AEDe wrote:
Hi, Lexel
How can I buy those drivers?
I am interested in 17 (for ZL h600) and 21mm (for H03) boost drivers. Where can I find options for those drivers?

Like I was saying in that other thread, his boost drivers are not for sale yet. I did hear that ToyKeeper has helped him to get NarsilM running on the Boost drivers, so hopefully they will be out pretty soon.

So for right now, everyone who wants a boost driver will just have to wait.

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Not quite understand you previous message, now it is clear, thanks!

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new boards are marked as my sideswitches
S-Switch
G-Ground
L-Lights MCU controlles
some drivers got LS for permanent LED light

*also most high current new drivers got filtering for better LVP, but this makes reflashing impossible
there is a solder bridge you can open next to small C3*

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New generation of drivers releases now

replacing the at 2S unreliable AMC7135s
DD + small FET and resistors instead

MT03/09R XHP70.2
support of permanent switch LED plus MCU indicator with resistors


30mm for Convoy L6/ Thorfire S70S
support of permanent switch LED plus MCU indicator with resistors


20-22mm with 2 FETs and also 6+1 AMC

here with 1S configuration with 6+1 AMC
I had to drill out one via on the spring side partially that secures the switch pad from lifting if soldered too hot

17mm 2S with 2 FETs


17mm LX v1.0 FET+5+1
more filtering caps for very high drain builds

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Very neat. So you’ve added a second smaller FET. How does that work with bigger FET?

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have no idea what any of this means. 2 fets, filtering?

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have no idea what any of this means. 2 fets, filtering?

Yeah, it’s confusing. The MOSFET is like a remote controlled gate that can open and close many thousands of times per second to allow electricity to flow.

Filtering is what the capacitors do. They can take small ripples in current or voltage and basically smooth it or average it out. Or they can build up an electrical charge and release it very quickly.

Most of the components on these drivers are pretty simple. You’ve got a MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor), resistors, capacitors, an MCU (microprocessor control unit) which is like the brains of the circuit and then maybe some amc7135 current regulators. You flash your computer code (firmware) into the MCU to make it work.

I know a little bit about these driver designs, but when Lexel starts talking about them, I only understand about half of what he’s saying. LOL

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have no idea what any of this means. 2 fets, filtering?

2. FET in addition with 1-8 13 Ohm 0.5W resistors replaces linear regulators like the AMC7135 on higher voltage than 1S

the driver produces switch on and switch off spikes of the input voltage, usualy a battery takes quite good job on this
but on very high currents its getting more and more a problem
such spikes made here for example reset the LDO voltage regulator and making the LVP not reliable on very high currents tripping to early

for those spikes capacitors were added usually at least 10uF directly parallel to the battery
a 2.2uF capacitor on the LVP pin 7

spikes here on new more powerful PSU went out of control damaged a few drivers and killed a couple of LEDs

here the spikes on very short time setting


yellow is at the Driver input
pink after the LDO low pass
blue on a capacitor on the Power supply

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Totally confused, so which pads lead to LED+, LED-, Switch ???

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Mr.Poppy wrote:

Totally confused, so which pads lead to LED+, LED-, Switch ???


It is described in post 4. I’ll post it here.

Led + comes from battery spring, not a pad.


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Thanks JasonWW,Lexel ! Restored my L6

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Hi Lexel, will you be making a 17mmmm or 20mm boost drivers for clicky switch lights too? I have a convoy L2 host that I want to run an XHP35 HI on at least 2.5A Turbo, maybe 1.5A sustained high mode.

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Hello. I am pretty new to modding lights but have the basic skill set necessary. I want to put a FET driver with NarsilM on my Convoy L6. What will I need exactly? I want one 30mm driver (L6 size right?) with NarsilM and the Low Voltage Protection. That’s 15.5 $ correct? Plus 5$ for shipping tracked and insured. How about springs and wires? What’s the best option for me? Thank you.

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