MecArmy SGN3 Rebuilt

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MecArmy SGN3 Rebuilt

Mecarmy SGN3 Borg..

I decided to make a lighted switch on my SGN3.
Opening the light up did not go exactly to plan Facepalm
I may have become slightly annoyed with it during the process Innocent

So how am I going to fix this...Well, I have had an old piece of one inch aluminium box tube shower rail sitting around for years in the cupboard and had an idea so I got to work making a new case with that Smile
There are five 10mm neo magnets epoxied inside the shell on the front & back and one in the tail.
I installed two green 1206 SMD LED's either side of the momentary switch powered from the battery with a 15k resistor on each and swapped the cool white XP-G2 emitter for a Nichia 219C 4000K.
I replaced the battery wires with thicker silicone wire and potted the board with UV setting glue.
I used 0.5mm clear silicone sheet for the switch cover siliconed to the inside of the case and a piece of white packing material to diffuse the light a little more then potted the internals into the new case.The central metal switch part is a demagnetized 6mm x 0.5mm magnet siliconed in place with clear silicone mixed with some green GITD powder. The red charging indicator is still visible when charging and the rubber USB cover is slightly recessed when in place.
I cut some lines into the case with a junior hacksaw.https://i.imgur.com/OqJZk4C.jpgLength - 53mm
Width - 25mm
Depth - 12mm
Weight - 31g
Max - 180lmMecarmy SGN3 Nichia 219C 4000K, Red, UV - SD - El Lighted Sw - 180lm..

 
 
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Such a cool mod, great skills you have there!

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Thanks Beer
It was more of a save than intended mod this one Big Smile

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The demolished housing looks like something recovered from a plane crash Shocked

Great save, nice description of the process, and of course another CRX beauty light is born! Cool

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Great mod and skills as always Beer

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CRX wrote:
I may have become slightly annoyed with it during the process Innocent

Lol, I know the feeling. Nice save Thumbs Up
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Is it only me that has the feeling that many stock lights should have the looks and the specs of CRX’s modded/saved lights? Wink
Nice work again mate Thumbs Up

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This gave me stomach pain,

and this was a sigh of relief

And an Ooooh Aaaah!

Stunning work again!

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Welcome back CRX with another fine rebuild. Beer
If 99% of us here tried what you did here we would all have two destroyed housings. Facepalm

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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On first look, I thought it was another exploding battery story. Sure happy it was just Glue Rage. Angry

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CRX,
You may not care for me because I gave you grief in the past but you are a MASTER modder if not the GREATEST modder on BLF!

Your creations are AMAZING and thankfully I have one of yours and it is one of my favorite mods of all times! Not trying to get into your good graces but you are something.

Your ingenuity is amazing!!!

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Beautiful rebuild.
I had an early version, did they ever fix the PWM in lower modes?
Your builds always have luxurious details that are lacking in our budget lights. I don’t even bother looking at the custom offerings on the other site, do you ever find any plagiarism of you work?

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Great build! Thumbs Up Beer

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Thanks for the comments guys Smile Beer

chinooker wrote:
On first look, I thought it was another exploding battery story. Sure happy it was just Glue Rage. Angry

Glue Rage! – I’ll keep that one Big Smile
Gebe wrote:
CRX,
You may not care for me because I gave you grief in the past…
…I have one of yours and it is one of my favorite mods of all times!

Yes we were wondering about that. I’m glad you received the light well and are happy with it, KnuckleHead LOL
bansuri wrote:
Beautiful rebuild.
I had an early version, did they ever fix the PWM in lower modes?

I am not really sensitive to PWM but a quick look through the camera shows there is a bit on the low & medium modes. This light is an early model too.
bansuri wrote:

Your builds always have luxurious details that are lacking in our budget lights. I don’t even bother looking at the custom offerings on the other site, do you ever find any plagiarism of you work?

I don’t think people copy what I do using only small hand tools, most custom lights are made using machines but if anyone did then I would take it as a compliment I think as I know what effort goes in to it.
Everything I learned about flashlights I learned here and continue to do so from other members sharing their work, I use some of that knowledge with my own ideas on top and sometimes it turns out alright Smile
Here’s a nice wee light that I helped inspire someone else to make though.
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very nice work!

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Hi,

I would like to change the red and UV LED to better ones, as the stock LEDs have a narrow beam and the UV emits a lot of visible light.
Could you tell me, how was it sealed shut?
Is it glued?

How would you take it apart, but not break it, any suggestions?

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You’re asking me, did you not see the second picture? LOL

The front part seems to be glued and press fitted into the one piece body, probably some heat and rubber grips would enable it to be pulled out but it is very easily damaged as the the material is thinner where the join is on the body of the light. Also the coating is easily chipped.
If you attempt it, do not try to wiggle it out, straight pulling only as the sides will split.

Hope that helps, and welcome Thumbs Up

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Thanks. I got a flashlight that came without paint, so nothing chipping away.
Did you already remove the glue on the pictures?

Besides, could you tell me what types of LEDs the red and UV are?
Are there any markings?

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There wasn’t much there, hard to see.

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But they are 3mm LEDs?

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The auxiliary side emitters, yes. I doubt you will find much better equivalents to be honest.

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Really?
I am not too impressed from these two. The main emitter is fine, I wont touch it.

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Probably wise Wink