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DB Custom wrote:
Ok, so I have 2 of the 50.2’s to do something with. Just put an MTN Zener modified FET in a clear Convoy C8 with the 50.2 emitter. Smile

Running 18350 cells?

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Yeah, I did that but didn’t like the beam profile so I dug out a light orange peel C8 reflector and liked it better but then there was a dark core so I worked on raising the reflector and got a tighter whiter hot spot but then I didn’t like the overal output so I put an XP-L W2 2B in it with the light orange peel reflector and used the original 105C style driver with Biscotti but added two more chips for a total of 16. Smile

I know, I work myself into the corner sometimes. lol

0.01A for 0.3795 lumens
0.06A for 22.84
0.50A for 166.64
1.93A for 607.55
4.93A for 1431.75

Hot spot is clear with soft edges, aura is nice, spill is good. I’ll just take it (for now)

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So…

You’re back to needing something to use the 50.2’s in? Silly

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Well, there’s kindof a plan for one that a fellow member suggested, just don’t have the light yet. So still two unless I decide to build a triple 50.2 X6 or something. Smile

Edit: (by the way, I’ve already done that before on the SS/Cu X6, output was ridiculous and heat was at danger levels in 15 to 20 seconds if an extension tube were used for 2 18650’s, output was lower as was heat with 2 18350’s. Wink )

Edit II: Also forgot, that early attempt was with XHP-50’s, I didn’t remember that my Ti X6 from Rey has 3 XHP-50.2’s in it and makes ~10,000 lumens if 2 18650’s are used. Schoolgirl giggles light, this one is! Big Smile

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DB Custom wrote:
Well, there’s kindof a plan for one that a fellow member suggested, just don’t have the light yet. So still two unless I decide to build a triple 50.2 X6 or something. Smile

Edit: (by the way, I’ve already done that before on the SS/Cu X6, output was ridiculous and heat was at danger levels in 15 to 20 seconds if an extension tube were used for 2 18650’s, output was lower as was heat with 2 18350’s. Wink )

Edit II: Also forgot, that early attempt was with XHP-50’s, I didn’t remember that my Ti X6 from Rey has 3 XHP-50.2’s in it and makes ~10,000 lumens if 2 18650’s are used. Schoolgirl giggles light, this one is! Big Smile


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Well since this thread got completely derailed, RMM probably won’t see my original question, so I’ll post it again:
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Hey, I just noticed you’re now selling batteries on the international version of your site.

It says that the buyer assumes responsibility for confiscated packages with more than 4 batteries, does that mean that if the order has 4 batteries or less, MTN electronics will refund it if it gets confiscated?
Or is there no problem with <=4 batteries? (I’m in canada btw)

Also, when you ship the batteries, I assume that you are forced to use ground shipping, correct?

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Well, ok, that look comes first and THEN the schoolgirl giggles. Wink

<—— this light, in my avatar.

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Hey , First the service provided was great and the batteries well packed and as described.

This however is a warning to any Canadian’s going over $20 is at your own peril Facepalm

I thought I could sneak 4 batteries in by keeping it close to $20 but the taxman was unimpressed. The actual takes was only $3 but the $10 handling fee was the killer! Again no issues with the vendor and the batteries arrived well packaged and in a timely manner! I just regret not buying an extra 18650 3500 Protected Cell if I knew I was going to get dinged the $10 handling fee anyways Silly So remember kids keep it clearly under $20 or accept the fact Canada Post is going to get their beak wet!

Thanks again for the batteries though!

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Hey Enderman , I live in Vancouver and placed an order recently for 4 batteries so I can share my experiences.

It was ground shipping and the package was clearly labeled as Lion batteries. In total it took 9 days to get here with 3 of those days being spent at Customs. Customs held it up but did not open the package. They did however tax me and charge me a handling fee so keep that in mind that if you cross $20 CAD in Value you will probably get taxed plus $10 handling fee. Other than customs the whole experience was good and recommendable! The free cases are also sturdier than I expected!

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Thanks Smile Paying additional tax or duties is not an issue for me.

I just didn’t want the package to be confiscated if it contains more than 4 batteries.
I need 6 batteries total.

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Any pictures of the new mtn triple mcpcb?

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I don’t see the Aspire 18350 cells on the website anymore? No button to press to be contacted when more arrive. Hmmm.

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Hmm, I’m not seeing the Aspire cells either. Richard, are they sold out? Expecting more anytime soon?

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Hmm, I’m not seeing the Aspire cells either. Richard, are they sold out? Expecting more anytime soon?

Perhaps related to this? (read from this post down)
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1217364#comment-1217364
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Thanks djozz Sad

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Well I’m glad I picked some up from you djozz while they lasted. Hopefully someone else picks up the high capacity 18350 game, and everything but 18650 for that matter.

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When might u get more black convoy c8 host in stock ?

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Hi, Richard! My friend wants a black Emisar D4, probably a 219C.

He doesn’t like the new ‘rough’ Emisar anodizing on my D1S.

Do your black D4 models have the original ‘smooth’ ano?

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Hey Richard! I wanted to put in a request that you carry the Astrolux MF-01 in 219c and XP-G3 flavors as part of your stock when it becomes available! I think it would be a good replacement for the M43 if it’s no longer available.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

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Was going to ask about a product here but I guess better to email MTN? Looks like the last post/reply from him here was back in September.

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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It doesn’t hurt to ask here as there are many folks very familiar with Richards products.

Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch, SMO reflector.

Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware, 2 x 26350 cells, lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Thorfire S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and custom lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT70, GT Mini, Astrolux S43 and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices - Headlight List with prices, specs and features

Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light Review  - Lumintop ODF30 Review - Sofirn C8F 21700 Teardown and Review, Sofirn SP33 v2 XHP50.2 Review - My Sofirn Q8 Results - Astrolux S43S 219C Test Results - Lumintop GT Mini Test Results

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beam0 wrote:
Was going to ask about a product here but I guess better to email MTN? Looks like the last post/reply from him here was back in September.
OK I also just emailed an inquiry…. If they will soon be stocking some XP-L2 5000K bare LED’s.

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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beam0 wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Was going to ask about a product here but I guess better to email MTN? Looks like the last post/reply from him here was back in September.
OK I also just emailed an inquiry…. If they will soon be stocking some XP-L2 5000K bare LED’s.

Okay, a question about his stock and reordering is something only he can answer. Lol. I thought you had a different type of question.

I don’t know if he’s even working this close to holidays.

Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch, SMO reflector.

Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware, 2 x 26350 cells, lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Thorfire S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and custom lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT70, GT Mini, Astrolux S43 and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices - Headlight List with prices, specs and features

Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light Review  - Lumintop ODF30 Review - Sofirn C8F 21700 Teardown and Review, Sofirn SP33 v2 XHP50.2 Review - My Sofirn Q8 Results - Astrolux S43S 219C Test Results - Lumintop GT Mini Test Results

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Does anyone have information about how to activate moonlight mode for a 17mm FET driver (standard firmware)?
Specs say to solder pin #2 to ground. Is this referring to the pin on the fet or the microcontroller?
Also, will this affect the other modes?
What is the output for moonlight mode on a fet driver? I’m hoping to get my light down to < 1 lumen for reading in bed.

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first post in over a month. Think of all the work Richard is able to get done without attending to this thread Wink

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jt_bennett wrote:
Does anyone have information about how to activate moonlight mode for a 17mm FET driver (standard firmware)?
Specs say to solder pin #2 to ground. Is this referring to the pin on the fet or the microcontroller?
Also, will this affect the other modes?
What is the output for moonlight mode on a fet driver? I’m hoping to get my light down to < 1 lumen for reading in bed.


Pin #2 on the attiny13a. There should be a little dot at pin 1.
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Thanks for the info Thumbs Up
Now I get to play the game called “Don’t bridge the pins”.

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jt_bennett wrote:
Does anyone have information about how to activate moonlight mode for a 17mm FET driver (standard firmware)? Specs say to solder pin #2 to ground. Is this referring to the pin on the fet or the microcontroller? Also, will this affect the other modes? What is the output for moonlight mode on a fet driver? I’m hoping to get my light down to < 1 lumen for reading in bed.

FET moon is … generally not very good. Usually bright and/or highly voltage-sensitive. The details depend on the exact hardware though, and which method is used to implement moon.

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Yep that’s the one. Tried the bridge (pin 2 to ground) and ended up with 1 mode (high). I must have bridged pins 3 and 4 via the trace. Cleaned up the solder so that pins 3 and 4 aren’t bridged and ended up with 1 mode again but this time it was low mode. I must done something to the microcontroller by running voltage with pins 3 and 4 bridged. Here’s a pic of how it ended up. Everything looks good except it only has low now.

Is there any hope of recovering this driver?

I’m thinking that a FET + 7135 may be the way to go if moonlight mode is wanted.

Update: I got it to work! —> I removed the copper wire and soldered the pin with a “2” next to it to ground. Moonlight mode is now activated. Moon mode with this driver is not super-low (like firefly) but provides enough usable light to comfortably read books, maps etc in the dark without compromising night vision.

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