SupFire M6 by Mountain Electronics, RMM's #1

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I have several of Richards SupFire M6 lights and even an L1 I got him to modify for me. :bigsmile: I really like them. If you want to make the M6 into a handled light the new Nitecore NHM10 handle assembly fits both the M6 and L1 and IMO is a huge improvement over the stock L1 handle as it is MUCH more comfortable in use. Overpriced but it also can be fitted to the SRK and clones. Should fit any light with a 50mm battery tube O.D.

Another batch of accessories that fits the M6 and SRKs are the so called 60mm Nitecore filters which are available in red, green , blue and a diffuser. Flexible rubber bodies so they fit a range of lights close to 60mm in bezel outer diameter including the TM11 and TM15. Also per a post I ran across the diffuser for the Thrunite Catapult fits the M6 and SRK lights and it is a flip front version so can be installed and left on while allowing diffused beam or standard beam use. Thrunite lists the O.D. of the Catapult at 59mm which is also the actual diameter at the front of the M6 and SRK lights.

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The M6 and SRK clones have the same overall diameter battery tubes at 50mm and head diameters at the bezel of 59 mm per my digital calipers. The M6 is a tad longer with a longer head and larger tail cap. It is also considerably heavier than the SRKs as there seems to be a lot more metal in the head including a heavy integrally machined in LED mounting table. The SRK head tapers slightly more over it’s length so there is less of a step from the bottom of the head diameter to the battery tube diameter, giving the illusion of a smaller light. As far as front end and battery tube accessories fit though the lights are the same diameters where it counts.

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hallo.i wanted to ask-i want to change leds in this supfire.cos its too cool white colour for me.but iam confused.
i have also this light
http://www.dx.com/p/trustfire-tr-j16-5-x-cree-xm-l-t6-4000lm-5-mode-memo...
this trustfire has also t6 cool white,but the colour is much warmer than supfires xml leds..
both are t6,both coll white..how is it possible,that there is so big difeerence between them ?
i want “trustfires leds” in supfire…..but i dont know ,which colour or type of ml should i buy..thanks a lot for help

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^ Like the look of that 5 emitter light you have there.

Who knows what tint emitters were actually put in either light.  The term "cool white" is used in many product descriptions rather loosely.  Check out the LED Database for sources for the tints you like.  Here is an ANSI chart with Cree tints overlaid.  Link to LED Database thread in it.

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I also suspect that substitutions for claimed tints may take place at factories if the claimed tint runs out or something cheaper is offered by a supplier.

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yes,you are right…and thanks for your profi answer..maybe to chane for xpl??:)
anyway,two disco modes ar annoying,so i want first change the driver…i really dont want them anymore..which driver could by good for this flashlite?i really like this incarnation of SRK….:)

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Hi vresto. You might be looking at this for a regulated option which will give you around 11 – 12 amps in total, depending on if you choose the .35 or .38 options. Otherwise you can look into this if you require a direct drive option.

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shrick wrote:
Hi vresto. You might be looking at this for a regulated option which will give you around 11 – 12 amps in total, depending on if you choose the .35 or .38 options. Otherwise you can look into this if you require a direct drive option.

Or this.

Supfire M6 DIY Mod Parts Kit

These kits give you all of the components that you need to replicate the Supfire M6 Mod 1 or Mod 2 (except the LEDs for the Mod 2!)

Instructions are not currently available.

Mod 1 components:

(3) 56 mOhm resistors, to be soldered into the empty banks on all three channels
Stripped 105C master board with pre-flashed MCU set to Mod 1 specifications
(3) Silicone wire leads pre-soldered onto the master board (Batt+, Ground, PWM)
Length of Kapton tape for insulating board after installation
Black zip tie for wires
Uses factory LEDs and MCPCB

Mod 2 components:

Stripped 105C master board with pre-flashed MCU set to Mod 2 specifications
(3) Silicone wire leads pre-soldered onto the master board (Batt+, Ground, PWM)
Length of Kapton tape for insulating board after installation
(3) short lengths of folded copper braid, used to bridge the current limiting resistor banks
(4) longer lengths of copper braid, used to braid the tailcap springs
Black zip tie for wires
Direct thermal path MCPCBs required but not included
XM-L2 on 16mm Noctigon MCPCB recommended
Stock MCPCB will not handle this much current

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Ordered my M6 Mod 1 on the 18th. Can’t wait until its here :bigsmile:

For the people that has Mod 1. Can you tell me more about the light? AHAHHA I’m so impatient… How is the light? Hot? Very Hot? Is the Moonlight mode dimmer than a black hole? What kind of parasitic drain am I looking at. The batteries im going to use are 4x ICR18650 2400 mah unprotected from a laptop battery pack. 5% wear. 4x INR18650 2500 mah also unprotected, new pack off Amazon. Panasonic 4x NCR18650B 3400 mah still unprotected but has 13% wear. How long of a run time am I looking at for on High (dimmer after turbo timer) and on Moonlight mode.

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The modded Supfire M6 (mod option 2) has 7 modes.
What is the lumen output of each mode? Or what is the mode spacing in percentage? Does it has PWM or current controlled dimming?

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5× 18650??? Put one in the middle of the 4. Make the case a little larger.

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I ‘m not sure about mod 2, but i got mod 1 and the lowest is like OMG super low. If i have to guess. 1% > 5% > 12% > 25% > 40% > 80% >100% not linear. It uses PWM since it has mosfets. The flashlight starts on LOW which is quite handy, if you are staring at the led’s and you accidentally push the button. Holding the button will make the light go backwards to 100%. Pretty handy, but you have to get used to it.

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I really like the UI on the level 1 and 2 mods from Richard. Anyone thinking about a Meteor should really be considering a level 2 M6 instead if they plan to use it on high for more than a minute at a time. I miss my level 2.

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Any idea when the next group buy would be for the m6?

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I have to dig out this old thread. Can anyone tell me the size of the driver in this light??

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I made a driver for mine along time ago, I set the diameter at 47mm and had to file it down a bit. I’ll take a stab at 46mm, someone else might be able to give you a more accurate number if you need it.

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Hey Mike
thanks for the information. Would be good to know precisely cause I’m thinking about taking it as a host. So I need to know the exact diameter to see if I can get a driver for my idea.
Anyone here still has the light and can measure it?

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Tom_182 wrote:
Hey Mike
thanks for the information. Would be good to know precisely cause I’m thinking about taking it as a host. So I need to know the exact diameter to see if I can get a driver for my idea.
Anyone here still has the light and can measure it?

46.81mm

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Now you have the precise measurement, but I don’t think you need to be very precise. It has a fairly thick shelf and retaining ring. However, if you do want more precise numbers, that while line on my driver just clearing the inside of the retaining ring has a diameter of 39.6mm.

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