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MtnE Fet+1 15mm driver with RampingIOS v2 firmware.

I see now why you call it D4 firmware. That’s the name Richard is calling it in his store. That’s not the correct name, but I guess it’s easier for people to know what it is.

First I have heard it called RampingIOS.
What’s the IOS mean? Integrated Operating System?

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MtnE Fet+1 15mm driver with RampingIOS v2 firmware.

I see now why you call it D4 firmware. That’s the name Richard is calling it in his store. That’s not the correct name, but I guess it’s easier for people to know what it is.

First I have heard it called RampingIOS.
What’s the IOS mean? Integrated Operating System?


Idk, I think ToyKeeper came up with the name (it was Tom E). He/they basically stripped down Narsil, getting rid of mode sets, and made a few other changes to suit Hanks (International Outdoors) requirements for his Emisar lights.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Maybe 1amp is too high. Do you have a way to limit the current to the usb connection? Charging a 16340 cell at one amp will get fairly warm. I would think it could reach 40-45c depending on the battery.

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Maybe 1amp is too high. Do you have a way to limit the current to the usb connection? Charging a 16340 cell at one amp will get fairly warm. I would think it could reach 40-45c depending on the battery.

The one review I found (reddit) confirmed it’s 1A and the reviewer said it got slightly warm during charging.

In my opinion, my light got hot, not slightly warm. So I’m not really sure if this is normal or abnormal.

Plus, after 30 min and getting hot, I decided to pull the battery and charge it the rest of the way on my Xtar VC4 at .5A. I think it was about 3.5v when I did this. Anyway, when the VC4 was done, the mah reading was 975mah. This is a 700 mah cell and it was not fully depleted when I put it on the charger. All very odd.

I don’t think I have a way to reduce current. Maybe use a really cheap usb charger rated at .500 amp?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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I think it is a small L like in iOS: RampingLOS for Ramping Lamp Operation System ??

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JasonWW wrote:
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MtnE Fet+1 15mm driver with *RampingIOS* v2 firmware. I see now why you call it D4 firmware. That's the name Richard is calling it in his store. That's not the correct name, but I guess it's easier for people to know what it is.
First I have heard it called RampingIOS. What's the IOS mean? Integrated Operating System?
Idk, I think ToyKeeper came up with the name. She basically stripped down Narsil, getting rid of mode sets, and made a few other changes to suit Hanks (International Outdoors) requirements for his Emisar lights.

Nope - I named it RampingIOS. Form the spec Hank gave me - ramping UI for Intl-Outdoor (IOS). Quite simple and obvious actually.

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MtnE Fet+1 15mm driver with RampingIOS v2 firmware. I see now why you call it D4 firmware. That’s the name Richard is calling it in his store. That’s not the correct name, but I guess it’s easier for people to know what it is.
First I have heard it called RampingIOS. What’s the IOS mean? Integrated Operating System?
Idk, I think ToyKeeper came up with the name. She basically stripped down Narsil, getting rid of mode sets, and made a few other changes to suit Hanks (International Outdoors) requirements for his Emisar lights.

Nope – I named it RampingIOS. From the spec Hank gave me – ramping UI for Intl-Outdoor (IOS). Quite simple and obvious actually.


Ah, okay. I stand corrected. You two do a lot of collaborations, though. It’s easy to get things mixed up. Lol

Ps, what does the S on the end stand for?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Here is his store: http://intl-outdoor.com/

Just says "Outdoor Store" now. We always knew it as "International Outdoor Store" --> IOS. IOS is/was used frequently, just like DX, FT, GB, BG, FFL, KD, might be missing a few...

Unfortunately Hank's IOS is shrinking, has shrunk a great deal since 2012. Used to be the go-to place for all sorts of parts, hosts, LED's, MCPCB's, accessories like holsters, lanyards, so much more... I've spent tons of $$$ there over the years. He was getting undercut in pricing, but the quality he offered was always about the best you could find with still reasonable prices.

On this page: http://intl-outdoor.com/-ezp-23.html, he spells out the full name near the bottom:

"... [in such cases] you agree that International Outdoor Store will not accept liability and no compensation is available."

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If you want to enter lowest brightness you can enter it directly from first group (L->H->Strobe) by triple superfast clicks from Turbo or Low.If you do same procedure but this time from strobe, it will enter to ramping group into same Low brightnes level as in first (L->H->Strobe)group. While being in second (ramping) group to access turbo you need again 3 superfast clicks. It’s not direct though as it will first enter low mode but it will happen very fast. Lowest mode which is in ramping group is to my eyes 80% lower than Low level from first group.
If you entered lowest low from Low and you want to go back to Low triple superfast clicks will get you there. To access turbo from lowest low you should have been entering it from turbo. Otherwise it won’t go to it, it will go to low. I don’t think firmware is designed to be used this way, it’s rather design “flaw” but for the good of users Smile

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Lowest in ramping
Low from first group

Photos ate taken with same ISO and same shutter speed.

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PH_Oton wrote:
If you want to enter lowest brightness you can enter it directly from first group (L->H->Strobe) by triple superfast clicks from Turbo or Low.If you do same procedure but this time from strobe, it will enter to ramping group into same Low brightnes level as in first (L->H->Strobe)group. While being in second (ramping) group to access turbo you need again 3 superfast clicks. It’s not direct though as it will first enter low mode but it will happen very fast. Lowest mode which is in ramping group is to my eyes 80% lower than Low level from first group.
If you entered lowest low from Low and you want to go back to Low triple superfast clicks will get you there. To access turbo from lowest low you should have been entering it from turbo. Otherwise it won’t go to it, it will go to low. I don’t think firmware is designed to be used this way, it’s rather design “flaw” but for the good of users Smile

I should sleep Facepalm

Thanks for the input!
I would really like to see what this would look like to the Chinese reader of an auto translated website, English to Chinese. Smile

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