I picked up a Courui D01 here recently. I have been considering the options while playing with the light every chance I get. I have decided that it is just not hot enough and I really do not like the mode set on the light.
My thoughts are as follows:
1) Braid battery board 2) Add tail switch (at some point) 3) Custom contact board 4) FET+1 driver 5) Copper heat sink 6) DTP copper star 7) XM-L2 0D or 1A dedomed
I have found a problem I did not expect. When I added the tail switch, I modded the modes to include non-zero values for the first mode definition. I assumed that would allow the MCU to boot into the first defined mode… No go, it does not boot until the side switch is pressed. Wight has been helping me work through this issue, I am using Star momentary, or trying to use it.
I am planning to post updates to this thread when I complete steps and run into problems.
Battery tail board work.
It is done, not real happy with the braiding but it will do. I do not want to take a chance of damage to the board, likely can’t replace it!
Contact board in from Osh Park.
I am not completely happy with it either. The center power drill is not the size I wanted, it is to small and the LED+ drills are also to small. I can drill both out since the wires will be soldered on the battery side of the plate. I could have also made the board 1mm larger diameter.
I will have a couple of contact boards left that I will not be using, only have one light!
The driver will be soldered thru the center hole in the contact board and 2 or 4 copper strips will be soldered to the ground strips on the top side of the contact board for more support and for good looks.
The driver is operational. I used Star momentary as my firmware. I have modified the modes somewhat. Looks like it will work great!
Today I was able to get the driver and the contact plate assembled and fitted. I also got that big and beautiful copper pill installed with an XM-L2 domed 1A installed and wired!
She puts out a crap load of light and is focused well! I am waiting an XM-L2 0D and Maxtoch DPT star to arrive, that one will get de-domed. I will get some beam shots together in better weather. BTW, turned the stock emitter on the stock star BLUE!
I am not really sure how to tell if focus is right. I have a doughnut hole out to about 40 feet and the it is just plain bright!
I need to adjust the modes a little, will do that when I change out the LED. Not going to take it apart for awhile. I will also install the lighted tail board and switch at that time as well. I still have 2 contact boards left… Anyone interested in one?
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap