Help with a repair in NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES?

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DB Custom wrote:
Not sure if this was wanted, but I, uh, bumped it.

The converted tail pcb with it’s solder wick bypassed springs seemed to not be pressed into the ground contacts inside the body by the tail cap, so I was looking at what would be a good way to ensure this would happen when the tail cap was screwed down, and also could it be done to improve current. Justin cut the traces on the top of the pcb and made it 2S2P in configuration, tying the two cells together with 20ga Teflon wire. So, I looked through the kit I bought from Justin and found some 14 Ga wire. Cut a couple of these and soldered them in beside the Teflon wires to do 2 things, both carry more current and also be thick enough with the silicone sheath’s to assist the tail cap in pressing down firmly enough to assure ground.

This worked to the extent of bumping output from 5064.6 lumens to 6285.9 lumens, this on freshly charged LG HE-4 button tops.

I’m going to highly recommend gluing the body to the head to keep from doing damage to the driver board and it’s 2 copper discs. I have it screwed together quite snugly, but it’d be best to glue it.

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I know, right? Big Smile

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Justin built in a governor, I’m going with that. Smile

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Dalw… all I can say is thank you and wow! I haven’t been by a computer all day so I am reading everything right now…

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From the cheering section………….

Dale , Dale he’s the Man…..If its broke he will fix it fast as he can.

WTG , another job well done in record time and great results in the end.

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Got it boxed up and ready to go back to UPS tomorrow, I’ll post or send a PM when I get that done, will probably be before lunch.

Dale

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You still have my address Dale? Silly

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You still have my address Dale? Silly

I was thinking the other way—I need Dale’s address — I could send him some of the ones I’m too lazy to fix

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Must be some kind of record… received at 10:00 AM yesterday morning, put it back in the hands of UPS at 9:00 AM this morning, 23 hours turnaround and 1221 lumens brighter to boot. Big Smile

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<— 11 days away from a vacation. (well, sorta) Will be out of pocket for a couple of months after June 1…

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DB Custom wrote:
Not sure if this was wanted, but I, uh, bumped it.

This worked to the extent of bumping output from 5064.6 lumens to 6285.9 lumens, this on freshly charged LG HE-4 button tops.

You just couldn’t help yourself LOL Glad it got sorted Thumbs Up

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Excellent outcome in all ways it sounds like! Smile

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Oops, must have missed this. Glad it worked out. If you were up much upstate, maybe not too convenient but I would have helped out.

Glad to see Dale goter goin though. If I would have had it, might have been difficult to get back - I always missed out on deals from O-L, either to buy or for giveaways. Always wanted one, just never got lucky frownsmile

 

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