a triple D cell host with side switch for modding purposes

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a triple D cell host with side switch for modding purposes

Found here:

http://www.tinydeal.com/big-3x-d-size-battery-flashlight-ultra-bright-li...

Anyone have experience on this one?

The idea is to fit a XM-L star on the stock pill without boring it adittionally and hoping the reflector is from aluminum. It should be since the incandescent bulb might get too hot for a plastic reflector or perhaps not if it uses a poor bulb.

Also would like to use the KD 2,8A linear driver (probably modded to 2,45A or less) and powering it by classic alkaline D cells perhaps Ni-mh in future. The question is would the alkalines be able to sustain 2,5A draw for a extened time?

What's on the other side of the pill? Suitable to install a driver?

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

Edited by: Budgeteer on 03/08/2011 - 11:07
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Nice maglite copy-i doubt it has an AL reflector. Just use a mag. 

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About an hour at 2.5A with decent alkalines, a lot less with cheapies. Given the cost of D Duracells round here it would not take long for rechargeables to be very well worthwhile.

http://www1.duracell.com/oem/Pdf/others/ATB-5.pdf

 

The voltage is likely to sag too low to light the LED in less than that. The Duracell chart is discharge to 0.8V - depends on how gracefully the driver handles low voltage.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Problem is that in most of the world Mags are outrageously expensive. I could buy three of those for the normal price of a 3D Mag around here.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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That was the whole point. Smile

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.