making a small batch of Texas Avenger "TA" Drivers fully tested running Bistro or Narsil, Clicky or E-switch, SIR800

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I hope tomorrow new solder paste arrives
today I got 3 21mm and 6 more 30mm LDO boards

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Lexel wrote:
I have still 3 unreserved 30mm Texas Avenger LDO drivers with latest Narsil

Temperature protection at whatever you want

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/53599

Can you PM me as to details for these, costs, time schedule, what soldering will be left to do for me, etc.

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Im interested as well if thats whats fit the L6.

Edit. I want one 30mm after reading what jason wrote ☺

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Etex wrote:
Lexel wrote:
I have still 3 unreserved 30mm Texas Avenger LDO drivers with latest Narsil

Temperature protection at whatever you want

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/53599

Can you PM me as to details for these, costs, time schedule, what soldering will be left to do for me, etc.

Thanks


Prices are in first post. I ordered mine for the L6 with a spring, Led and Power indicators (because I added a clear side switch cover and I want to know when the rear switch is on. Plus it helps you find the light and the switch in the dark), Narsil because it works with momentary switches, plus an option in the firmware to have the light turn on when you first apply power at the tail switch. After the tail switch is on, you can then turn it off with the side switch or tail switch. Turning off with the side switch puts it into standby mode and allows you to use the side switch to turn it back on as well as switch levels. I think it’s a pretty sweet setup. With shipping and tracking it was $26.

Not bad for the ramping firmware. The MTN driver only has preset brightness levels, although you can choose what levels you want.

The TA drivers are harder to get since they usually require building yourself. I’m not at the level of assembling complete drivers.

I don’t think there is an exact time schedule, but I’m guessing I might get mine in 4 to 6 weeks. No biggie since I appreciate that Lexel is doing this service for us when he certainly doesn’t have to. He’s certainly not getting rich building these. Lol

Edit, As far as what you’ll need to solder: the 2 emitter leads, switch leads if on the L6 and maybe a spring if you didn’t add one to your order. That’s about it.

I’ll be soldering more because I plan to add the switch lights to mine.

I’m sure Lexel will PM with all the little details.

My Convoy L6 thread with Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

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I’m interested in one of the unreserved 30mm LDO drivers. 70c temp. PM me the price. I’d like to see how it does adapted to my chimera.

edit: Adapted = mounted to a stripped srk board. There’s more than sufficient space. I really like the chimera as it is now but with the TA driver I suspect it will be Love

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JasonWW wrote:
I’ll be soldering more because I plan to add the switch lights to mine.

Im curious. How do you plan on adding a lighted e-switch. Is there a ready made switch available, or do you plan on making your own?

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electricjelly wrote:
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I’ll be soldering more because I plan to add the switch lights to mine.

Im curious. How do you plan on adding a lighted e-switch. Is there a ready made switch available, or do you plan on making your own?


The stock switch is already equipped.
Look here.

My Convoy L6 thread with Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

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JasonWW wrote:
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JasonWW wrote:
I’ll be soldering more because I plan to add the switch lights to mine.

Im curious. How do you plan on adding a lighted e-switch. Is there a ready made switch available, or do you plan on making your own?


The stock switch is already equipped.
“Look here.”:http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1108623#comment-1108623

Wow thats pretty cool. Good find. You really got me wanting to upgrade my l6 now. I would just need to get a clear cover, small leds, and would loose LVP. I like to use protected cells when they’re in series anyway, so no big loss there. Hmmm

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I just got some clear covers from Simon. He only charges for shipping. Or he can include some with a regular order.

1206 leds are pretty easy to find if you don’t mind waiting for delivery from China.

I don’t know if I will use both power and indicator leds. I may just use the power one, so I can use version 1.2 of Narsil and keep the LVP.

I just want to know if the rear switch is on and where the side switch is located. The power led should do that.

I think the indicator led is what blinks battery voltage and other stuff. I don’t know all the details on that, but I can probably do without it. To be determined at a later date.

My Convoy L6 thread with Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

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Thanks for the support of our service budgetlight community in using our stencils at https://www.oshstencils.com

Just a heads up that we also sell solder paste in syringes, similar to the one shown here. We carry only high quality paste for reasonable prices, and are proud to see many of these designs come through our site.

Let us know if you have any questions!

You could post a new thread in the commercial section to give people a heads up on your service. Many do not know such a thing exists.

I have ordered from you several times when I used to build these drivers, all the orders were quick and worked perfectly. FAR FAR easier then trying to apply the paste by hand and much neater.

I have tried both the stainless steel and the plastic versions of the Stencils and both worked well. The plastic is fine for small batches but for large batches the stainless steel is worth the upgrade IMO.

The hardest thing I had to face was lining up the Stencil with the round pcb. If I was going to make large amounts of these I would order them as a panel to make that much easier.

Overall I highly recommend OSHStencils if you will be building more then 2 or 3 drivers.

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Atm I got all 30mm boards taken, 1 is not payed yet

I ordered 5 30mm boards and LDO more than were requested at that time
as I expexted more L6 will be asked for, but now they seem to be gone

I did even got some more Attiny 85 and and FETs to get more than 50 drivers, but the parts are only for 59 and limited sizes now, check the Excel sheet screenshot for what is now left

I expected today a new syringe of lead solder paste as the last was shit with separated flux from tin, I hope it comes tomorrow and I can go in production this weekend

Today I got 12 17mm, 3 15mm, 3 22mm, 3 38.5mm, 6 21mm
so only 12 more 17mm are not delivered

More 17mm are expexted to come in about 10-14 days

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Paypal and PM sent as discussed

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Ok, since the 30mm are gone I’ll buy the remaining 38.5mm built the same as the one you’re already building for me including LDO but with the temp at 70c. PM me the price.

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tekwyzrd wrote:
Ok, since the 30mm are gone I’ll buy the remaining 38.5mm built the same as the one you’re already building for me including LDO but with the temp at 70c. PM me the price.

I have no additional LDOs so ordering more 30mm boards make no sense
I have made the notes how to modify the LDO for you

the other 38.5mm populated board would be 13$
as the 3 boards are already covered by you and BobbyMK and I got only infineon FETs left that are a bit cheaper than the SIR800

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Ok, in that case could you build the one already ordered with an infineon and the remaining board with the sir800? In other words, the board set up for 60c with the infineon and the one set up for 70c with the sir800?

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new solder paste arived and prooves to be good

first 10 30mm ones are ready
as I got only 200 AMC7135 from 500 received so far I will complete the first orders as there are enough to make boards

the 10 30mm fitted with AMCs and 10 more boards ready, but I am out of AMC7135 chips for now

doing more boards not fitting the AMCs now

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human solder paste printer

more boards reflowed just missing the AMCs

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Haha , awesome !

I have been doing the same thing , who needs stencils Silly

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Looking real good. Thanks for all the updates.

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Looking good!

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Great Cool

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and again 9 boards reflowed
so a lot reflow work done after almost 8 hours

a pitty that still so many AMC7135 are not delivered
also 17mm boards I ordered later are not here yet

there are now all drivers gone, but if enough people want more drivers we can start an interest list from now on for a new batch

drivers with AMC7135 bank up are completly populated, MCU upside no AMCs

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Lexel; Glad to read you may do this again. I’m in need of drivers to build triples for my 2 Jaxman E2L hosts. Have two 219b 4500K & several 219c 5000K LEDs from clemence that need homes. May try mixing tints.

I like ToyKeeper’s UI in the BLF A6 and now so much more has been developed by the amazing people on BLF. Will read up on all the options you have once another run is a go.

Thanks to all sharing their expertise on BLF, it is magic.

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Lexel wrote:

there are now all drivers gone, but if enough people want more drivers we can start an interest list from now on for a new batch

Sorry I’m late to the party.

If you do another round, I would be interested in a couple of 17mm drivers. Please add me to “the list”. Thanks!

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I’ll be interested in a few more too!! Wink

Looking good Lexel! Beer

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Still in need of a L6 driver so sign me up.

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for next batch please use this topic

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54053

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I checked for paypal payments and one payment i cant find in my PM and Excel sheet

P.S.
solved

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This is why I always ask anyone sending my a payment to include the following details in the notes. I have had too many cases where I just can’t figure out who is who and what is what with unlabeled payments.

I ask for them to list:

The item(s) being ordered
Forum name
Address

This way worst case I can contact them via PM.

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good news today 200 AMC7135 got delivered

so more reflow work for this afternoon and evening

I got no reponse for days from kaizer for days

If he does not answer till wednesday a 17 and 30mm get free from reservation

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