An attempt for parts "terminology guide with pictures" for newbies! :-)

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An attempt for parts "terminology guide with pictures" for newbies! :-)

Hi there.

Everything started while I was first reading this interesting GB (and FL-mod) topic. As a newbie in flashlights I am (I started reading just a couple of days ago)plus not speaking english as native language, I couldn't understand which part called "a-b-c" corresponds to "x-y-z" picture. I had to google for every part name I was reading in order to see it's picture and understand. That's why I decided to find a picture of a flashlight, showing most of it's inner parts and simply add their names (terms) in the picture. Then I've realized that the flashlight in the topic (Brilyte B158) has some parts that are different from other flashlights. The main difference in the modding procedure is the pill and the driver. So I've added some more pics, showing a couple of pill & driver variations.

  • FL pic with main parts (2015-12-06 edit: djozz's pic)

FL parts pic with names

  • 2015-12-05 edit: FL's section (CRX's pic @ post#7)
FL section
  • Convoy S6 pill - driver with threaded retaining ring (easy to assemble-disassemble for modding - beam0's pic)
Convoy S6 pill - driver with threaded retaining ring
  • Brinyte B158 pill (bottom-side view) "exploded" - driver with "press fit" retaining ring (not so easy to assemble-disassemble - KKW's pic)

B158 pill (bottom side view) - ring - 105c driver

B158 pill with red LED (upper side view)

  • B158 pill - plastic spacer-retainer (mhanlen's video screenshot)

B158 pill - plastic spacer-retainer (mhanlen video screenshot)

  • B158 pill - MCPCB (also called star or board) with red LED emitter (upper side view - mhanlen's video screenshot)

B158 pill - MCPCB with red LED emitter (mhanlen video screenshot)

  • B158 pill (bottom view) with "press fit" ring + soldered driver with bridged spring (mhanlen's video screenshot)

B158 pill (bottom view) - press fit ring soldered driver with bridged spring

BLF A6 driver with spring (not bridged)

FET + 7135 Driver - 17mm - MTN-17DDm driver with bridged spring (bottom part) - FET + 7135 Driver - 17mm - MTN-17DDm driver with wires (upper part)

MCPCB Noctigon 16mm with XP-G2 S4 2B LED (upper part) - MCPCB Noctigon 16mm (bottom part)

B158 empty pill


That's all -for the moment- folks.

I hope this topic will be usefull to flashlight ignorant newbies like me! Silly

Edited by: evankouros on 12/06/2015 - 15:57
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The pics are blurry and not proportionate

Words can be broken,
so can bones.

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The "blurry" pics are screenshots from mhanlen's youtube video. Sorry, couldn't do something better.

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Nit pick on the first image. Shouldn’t the part indicated by “tail cap” be the switch cover or boot and the threaded metal cover be the actual tail cap?

KuoH

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Ok, but that’s not the impression I get when I read about people taking tail cap measurements, disassembling or battery lockout by unscrewing the tail cap. This is what I typically expect.

https://www.google.com/search?q=flashlight+tail+cap&source=lnms&tbm=isch...

KuoH

KGB wrote:

https://www.fasttech.com/category/1608/diy-kits-parts-tailcaps

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kuoh, "tail cap" is 2 words combination: "tail" + "cap", meaning the cap of the tail.

tail cap

That's my understanding. If I'm wrong, I'm deeeeeeply sorry!  Silly

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This will be a good post for new people with some refinements, this might help too

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…..and welcome to BLF.

Thank you very much for putting your guide together. Your English is far better than my Greek….!!

Regards,

SP

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Just one thing to add, bridged spring = bypassed spring

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KGB wrote:

kuoh, “tail cap“ is 2 words combination: “tail” + “cap”, meaning the cap of the tail.

tail cap

That’s my understanding. If I’m wrong, I’m deeeeeeply sorry!  Silly

I would call the rubber bit a “switch boot”, though I’m not sure if this is just a UK term.

Good idea of yours to create this thread to help us newbies! Thank you.

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I thought the bezel screwed on to the head, typically holding the lens down?

I was also under the impression that the tail cap is either the part the houses the switch or the entire tail switch assembly, with the rubber/metal cover being called a switch boot or switch cap.

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CRX wrote:
This will be a good post for new people with some refinements, this might help too !!

It really helps, thanks for your valuable contribution to this topic!  Smile

 

scrumpypaul wrote:
Geia Sas KGB......

.....and welcome to BLF. Thank you very much for putting your guide together. Your English is far better than my Greek....!! Regards, SP

Γεια σου κι εσένα φίλε μου! = Geia sou ki esena file mou! = Hello to you too my friend! Smile

Thanks for the welcoming and the positive thinking for this topic. I could try to translate the flashlight parts in Greek if somebody's interested!  Silly

 

lampyris wrote:
I would call the rubber bit a "switch boot", though I'm not sure if this is just a UK term. Good idea of yours to create this thread to help us newbies! Thank you.

Well, I haven't got the slightest idea. Thanks for your kind words, I really hope this guide will help newbies understand easier what's what.


mapache wrote:
I thought the bezel screwed on to the head, typically holding the lens down? I was also under the impression that the tail cap is either the part the houses the switch or the entire tail switch assembly, with the rubber/metal cover being called a switch boot or switch cap.

As I realize now, "tail cap" might be called just the rubber that covers the tail switch (as fasttech's search result in previous link), or the whole "tail" tube part of the flashlight (especially if there's no rubber at the tail, as in lots of flashlights).

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Where in Greece are you KGB? And what is your name? I’m Paul. My wife used to live and work in Greece before we met. We have lots of Greek friends, mainly in Crete, some in Athens.

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From my knowledge, the tailcap is the entire rear assembly that screws on the light. Compare the bottle cap.

And yes, the switch’s rubber cover is conventionally called a “boot”.