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Pocket rocket

Wanted a small XML pocket rocket driven by a 14500 battery. So I bought this:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=1058

Installed this led:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11109

driven by this driver:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150519365940&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_3228wt_1139

and I got what I wanted!

Everything is very easy to install. The pill accepts a 21mm star and a 16 mm driver

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

Edited by: Nautic on 05/26/2011 - 16:51
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People say this one has a plastic reflector, how about yours? 

 

Edit:: God find BTW Smile

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these kind of posts with the links are very helpful. Nice job and thanks

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Great job, please post some pictures when you get a chance and thanks for the links.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Kokopelli wrote:

People say this one has a plastic reflector, how about yours? 

Edit:: God find BTW Smile

Its plastic all right, and it has a wide opening at led end which is very good for XML 

The wide lens gives a nice floody light even with this smooth reflector. Very bright!

I´ll try to take some pictures when I get the chance.

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Looks a lot like the one I hope to be rocking soon. Back on the 17th I ordered an Ultrafire WF-501A blank host for $5.89 into which I plan to install my Ultrafire T6 drop-in I'm not using at the moment. That host you got looks a lot like the same size of the 501A. How wide is it actually? You and other reviewers say it takes a 21mm star but KD say's the whole thing is only 22mm wide - not bloody likely.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

Looks a lot like the one I hope to be rocking soon. Back on the 17th I ordered an Ultrafire WF-501A blank host for $5.89 into which I plan to install my Ultrafire T6 drop-in I'm not using at the moment. That host you got looks a lot like the same size of the 501A. How wide is it actually? You and other reviewers say it takes a 21mm star but KD say's the whole thing is only 22mm wide - not bloody likely.

Sizes:

Length: 10.2 cm, Tube: 22 mm, Head: 27.3 mm, Lensopening: 22 mm

The xml-star from KD (21mm measured by me) fit exactly into the pill, so its 21 mm

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Langcjl wrote:

these kind of posts with the links are very helpful. Nice job and thanks

+1  

makes life much easier

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 This DIY thread is to good to wind up on page 5.

Thank you Nautic!

  Lennart

 

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Actually, that body was just the thing I've been looking for(I want a high-powered warm-white XM-L light, but it seems to be impossible to find 16mm emitterstars anywhere). This will let me make the 3000K XM-L pocket rocket I've always dreamt of(the last 48 hours, anyhow) Cool

Moving electrons to light my way.

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Nautic wrote:

Wanted a small XML pocket rocket driven by a 14500 battery. So I bought this:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=1058

Installed this led:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11109

driven by this driver:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150519365940&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_3228wt_1139

and I got what I wanted!

Everything is very easy to install. The pill accepts a 21mm star and a 16 mm driver

How much larger is this one compared to L2m?

Did you do anything to improve the heatsinking? 

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The lense-opening in L2m is 25mm and in my diy it is 22.5 mm

Total L2m lengh is 14cm and my diy 10.5 cm

Head is 32 mm compared to 27,5 mm

Body is 25 mm compared to 21.5 mm

 

In the Kaidomain diy the pill is screwed into the body, so heatsinking is OK.

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Nautic wrote:

The lense-opening in L2m is 25mm and in my diy it is 22.5 mm

Total L2m lengh is 14cm and my diy 10.5 cm

Head is 32 mm compared to 27,5 mm

Body is 25 mm compared to 21.5 mm

 

In the Kaidomain diy the pill is screwed into the body, so heatsinking is OK.

 

Ahh, ok. Thanks for your reply!

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I am so glad you posted about this!

I forgot i have had this light for almost a year in the pile!

lol This will give me something to play with after i get back home in a few hours.

just wished the "pill" part wasnt all open. I might have some aluminum round stock that might fit it.

Like a kid in a candy store.

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shhh wrote:

I am so glad you posted about this!

I forgot i have had this light for almost a year in the pile!

lol This will give me something to play with after i get back home in a few hours.

just wished the "pill" part wasnt all open. I might have some aluminum round stock that might fit it.

Like a kid in a candy store.

 

Smile

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You can get that driver right now for only $3.68 if you buy directly from their website and not their ebay store.

http://www.suntekstore.com/led-driver-circuit-board.html

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This sound interesting. Never build my own light. But with these 3 components you would be ready to go?

I was wonder in if a T6 cree like this one would work.

The driver says only voor the P7 and nothing about the T5/T6. It is no clear to me what modes this driver has. Or has it only one? If it has just one I also found this one.

Does it only work wit an 14500 or also an AA because it says: Designed to work ideally with one 2.7-4.2V lithium-ion batter

How would the light compare to the Xeno E03.

AAA: UF-T1, ITP A3 EOS, Tank007 E09
AA/14500: Xeno E03 XM-L T6 NW, Solarstorm SC01, Astrolux S3 (BLF X5), nameless EA41 copy, Ultrafire C3 XR-E Q5
18650: Ultrafire WF-502B XM-L, Ultrafire WF-504B P7, Ultrafire C8, SkyRay King 3x XM-L (gold)

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It will work with the Cree XML T6.  The SSC P7 has very similar maximum current.  

Stippier wrote:

This sound interesting. Never build my own light. But with these 3 components you would be ready to go?

I was wonder in if a T6 cree like this one would work.

The driver says only voor the P7 and nothing about the T5/T6. It is no clear to me what modes this driver has. Or has it only one?

How would the light compare to the Xeno E03.

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That's a decent build. If you would have chosen different battery, you could have gotten about same size light that takes 18650 (S-mini for example or many others) or similar performance (apart from runtime) in over 2cm shorter body using 16340. Like this.

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HID45: thats a nice modification. Made me think about doing the same. Only I do not have the 16340 cells so I want to keep it at 14500. It would be nice if the light could take AA and 14500 and has 2/3 modes low, (mid) and high. But if it only takes 14500 it's oke to.

The last driver I found goes up to 3,5A while the cree only takes till 3A so that is not an good idea.

AAA: UF-T1, ITP A3 EOS, Tank007 E09
AA/14500: Xeno E03 XM-L T6 NW, Solarstorm SC01, Astrolux S3 (BLF X5), nameless EA41 copy, Ultrafire C3 XR-E Q5
18650: Ultrafire WF-502B XM-L, Ultrafire WF-504B P7, Ultrafire C8, SkyRay King 3x XM-L (gold)

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3A driver with only 1 mode in that body? Something will melt Big Smile

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Does somebody have a good suggestion which driver to taken and where to buy?

AAA: UF-T1, ITP A3 EOS, Tank007 E09
AA/14500: Xeno E03 XM-L T6 NW, Solarstorm SC01, Astrolux S3 (BLF X5), nameless EA41 copy, Ultrafire C3 XR-E Q5
18650: Ultrafire WF-502B XM-L, Ultrafire WF-504B P7, Ultrafire C8, SkyRay King 3x XM-L (gold)

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Thanks for the explanation Bob. Maybe slightly to technical for me. But I think I got what your mend to say.

So the driver I did choose from KD with max. 3,5 A is good.

How about the Cree. It says "Forward voltage: 2,9v - 3,5V" Could that be a problem because the battery gives 4,2V?

AAA: UF-T1, ITP A3 EOS, Tank007 E09
AA/14500: Xeno E03 XM-L T6 NW, Solarstorm SC01, Astrolux S3 (BLF X5), nameless EA41 copy, Ultrafire C3 XR-E Q5
18650: Ultrafire WF-502B XM-L, Ultrafire WF-504B P7, Ultrafire C8, SkyRay King 3x XM-L (gold)