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ZED wrote:
I don’t know if this is appropriate for Mtn’s thread page or not but I was wondering if there was any interest from the group in the SST-20 LED’s (HCRI especially but also the high flux) enough to make it worth Richard’s effort. I foresee buying more of them a good bit myself. Same goes for AlexGT’s inquiry with the 3V XHP-50. Just a little feeler. Peace!

BlueSwordM has a group buy going on here that, in addition to his springs, includes SST-20:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/64047

He’s ordered some, and I lost track of what he is still planning to order, but you can always ask.

The other option is Kaidomain currently offers the SST-20 in multiple color temperatures and decent output bins.

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I’m expecting Richard himself to be coming in here soon with some really good news. Big Smile

Ohhhhh Riiiiichard……?

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DB Custom wrote:
I’m expecting Richard himself to be coming in here soon with some really good news. Big Smile

Ohhhhh Riiiiichard……?

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I still have 3000k SST-20s left as iamlucky noted.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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Any hints? LED's, batteries, drivers, lights? smile

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Yeah, give us some hints Smile

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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DB Custom wrote:
I’m expecting Richard himself to be coming in here soon with some really good news. Big Smile

Ohhhhh Riiiiichard……?

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The suspense is killing me.. Ughh

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Please be programmable, linear drivers in various diameters (like Led4Power’s drivers but it more diameters).

I know the website says 20mm & 22mm boost drivers will be available soon. But that’s been on there for a while now.

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New Emisar 18 LED light?

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New Emisar 18 LED light?

Lol I think you’re onto something

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Skylight wrote:

Congratulations!


I have got a question about two of my MTNElectronics drivers: I mounted the 20mm 7135 driver in a cheap zooming light, it worked well for quite a long time but after I screwed it up recently there is only one of seven modes left. I already controlled for a short and unintentional direct drive but found nothing. My 26mm FET+7135 driver works well with an XHP70.2 but a minute after turn-on it starts a slight and continious annoying flickering. How could I resolve that? All suggestions are welcome! Grad


As Dale said the most common cause is a bad connection, usually either the driver retaining ring, the switch retaining ring, or the body threads which when either too loose or too tight cause problems such as forcing the mcpcb pads into contact with the reflector. Several places to look but start with the rings.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yeah, give us some hints :)

Ok, so was it something with 18 LED's? cool Ol news now... smile

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Well today’s been a bust!No news from the Raspberry Pi foundation, and nothing from Richard. I,m going to bed early then. Sad
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There is a new Convoy S11 host listed on the site, which I haven’t seen before… which would go nicely with a 22mm boost driver that’s been in the works for a while.

I think it’s going to be the boost driver announcement.

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I don’t know what the news is, but RMM’s last post here suggested he was a bit overwhelmed… was recovering from a serious injury at the time, while also running a business, keeping a day job, and raising a family. Also possibly finishing law school or perhaps setting up a new legal practice or otherwise pursuing a pretty intensive career. Oh, and developing new hardware for BLF. That’s a lot even for the most motivated and energetic of people.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1306690#comment-1306690

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I did order some goodies from him at the end of Feb and his website had a popup saying he was going to be on break for a little bit, it took about a week before stuff shipped out but for a US shipper with quality products Im willing to wait.

Lurking flashaholic, Ive bought all my flashlights through lurking here, BLF A6, Sofirn C8F, Soforn Q8, Emisar D4, and a few not so budget lights but I mod them all the same! Been waiting for the FW3A to come out for years now.......

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Definitely not trying to pressure Richard, I’m just excited to see what the newest product is Big Smile Hopefully he wasn’t injured too badly, and he makes a very quick recovery!

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I sent a message on MTN website, but I had a browser trouble on that moment so I don’t know if it was delivered or not.
Does anyone know if Richard is flashing Narsil or Anduril on his 15mm – 17mm drivers? I know it has the D4 UI V2, but no clue on the other firmware.

Appreciate any info on this Thumbs Up Thanks in advance!

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

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I know Richard doesn’t offer Narsil or Anduril as a general rule, he might could but he apparently prefers not to.

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DB Custom wrote:
I know Richard doesn’t offer Narsil or Anduril as a general rule, he might could but he apparently prefers not to.

Thanks for your answer Dale !
I will have to try another option then, or stick with the D4 UI!!
Thanks again Wink

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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MascaratumB, buy the stuff to flash your own. I’ve seen your mods I know you can do this easily.

It is especially easy with the way Richard solders on his chips because he leaves the legs raised up enough where the clip makes a good stable connection.

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contactcr wrote:
MascaratumB, buy the stuff to flash your own. I’ve seen your mods I know you can do this easily.

It is especially easy with the way Richard solders on his chips because he leaves the legs raised up enough where the clip makes a good stable connection.


contactcr, I don’t know how to program and I am not familiar with those tools/programs that I’d need to use. I don’t doubt I’d be able to do it (eventually) but my lack of knowledge about many thing driver-related and programming related would make it a PITA for me and for those I would be constantly asking for help. Hence, my best solution so far is to get the drivers ready-to-use Oops

For example, I know that Lexel has drivers with those FW installed, but I need the spring part to be flat, without AMC chips, for a specific mod. MTN drivers meet the requirement of “flat back”, but no FW inside… I’ll solve it one way or another

Thanks for you words, though! Blushing

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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No programming required! TK has pre-compiled firmware “ready to go” on this page:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/fsm/

You pick a light that is most similar to yours (FET+1 for example) and you can also pick Q8 for example if it’s going in a big light or D4 if it’s going in a small hot rod so it will step down differently.

Takes only a few minutes. The hardest part is installing the USB driver because it’s not “plug and play” like other USB devices.

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contactcr wrote:
No programming required! TK has pre-compiled firmware “ready to go” on this page:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/fsm/

You pick a light that is most similar to yours (FET+1 for example) and you can also pick Q8 for example if it’s going in a big light or D4 if it’s going in a small hot rod so it will step down differently.

Takes only a few minutes. The hardest part is installing the USB driver because it’s not “plug and play” like other USB devices.

You are opening the gates of hell to me Facepalm Big Smile
Well, now I will have to be searching for the tools for that… besides the drivers to be flashed Silly
I may be blaming it on you in some time, you know that, don’t you? Silly

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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I've discussed it with Richard in the past, about offering Narsil. He saw no volume for e-switch drivers - it's a small percentage of his business. As you can see in his flashlight and hosts, very little in e-switch's. It looks like he's got two e-switch hosts: the L6 and C8F.

He offers D4 V2 now. His concerns were UI simplicity and thermal regulation, this at least was back when I talked to him about it. D4 V2 is simpler than NarsilM or Anduril for sure.

Convoy, though is a great quality budget light, has been slow in supporting electronic switches - again, maybe it's simpler for a power switch, dunno. To me for years, and why I spent all that time&effort on my own to develop e-switch firmware, I find the e-switch based lights superior in several ways. Kind of like comparing analog to digital, or electronic ignitions to points - I see it as an evolution but there will always be preferences or sentiment for mechanical switch lights, some actually good reasons, like absolutely no parasitic drain and resulting risk of fully draining a cell.

 

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Clip:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Programmer-Testing-Clip-SOP8-SOP-SOIC-8-SOIC8-DIP8-DIP-8-Pin-IC-Test-Clamp/32831113149.html

Wires:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/40pcs-20cm-2-54mm-1p-1p-Pin-Female-to-Fe...

Programmer:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-USBASP-USBISP-AVR-Programmer-USB-ISP-USB-ASP-ATMEGA8-ATMEGA128-Support-Win7-64K/32835212571.html

Using the above equipment I stripped and soldered the leads directly on to the pins because those plastic female connectors are too wide for that clip. If you use more expensive clip you can probably directly plug them in like this:

You can search Pomona 5250 if you want the fancy clip but it’s like $15+ and doesn’t work any better once it’s all wired up

Depending on your version of Windows we can help you find the right drivers too.

If you end up doing it and get all the stuff in feel free to message me i’ll help!

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Tom E wrote:
I’ve discussed it with Richard in the past, about offering Narsil. He saw no volume for e-switch drivers – it’s a small percentage of his business. As you can see in his flashlight and hosts, very little in e-switch’s. It looks like he’s got two e-switch hosts: the L6 and C8F.

He offers D4 V2 now. His concerns were UI simplicity and thermal regulation, this at least was back when I talked to him about it. D4 V2 is simpler than NarsilM or Anduril for sure.

Convoy, though is a great quality budget light, has been slow in supporting electronic switches – again, maybe it’s simpler for a power switch, dunno. To me for years, and why I spent all that time&effort on my own to develop e-switch firmware, I find the e-switch based lights superior in several ways. Kind of like comparing analog to digital, or electronic ignitions to points – I see it as an evolution but there will always be preferences or sentiment for mechanical switch lights, some actually good reasons, like absolutely no parasitic drain and resulting risk of fully draining a cell.

Completely get your point about the e-switch lights, and also Richard’s, on offering or not more e-switch firmware! I normally prefer a mechanical switch light, because I am able to mod it more easily (either the switches or the drivers).
Recently I managed to buy an old Nitecore D10, piston drive mechanism, ramping UI and had the though of modding it with a more advanced FW (Narsil at first, as I don’t have any light with it, or Anduril, but I’ll have the FW3A when it is released).
Asked CRX about some tips on the mod and started my quest for a specific driver, with e-switch FW (that will probably work in the Piston Drive system), and no chips on the back.
Currently, MTN and Lexel are the options, with incompatible “options” each one. So I gotta see what will work. D4 UI is nice, I would just like to try another UI option!

Thanks in advance!

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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