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Will this work?

Will the illuminated tailswitch for Astrolux SC/SS BLF X5/X6 work with the Astrolux S41/Manker e14?

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I do not know what driver is in e14, but in s41 you need to solder a bleeder resistor. Then it should work.

I am a beginner in everything.

 

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So is there a turnkey illuminated switch for s41? I suck at soldering!

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MastyrOfPuppitz wrote:
So is there a turnkey illuminated switch for s41? I suck at soldering!

As far as I know, there’s no turnkey option – you have to do the soldering, or it just won’t work.

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The Astrolux S41 and Manker E14 use the BLF-A6 driver, that is very suitable for building the illuminating tailcap. But you really have to solder the 470 Ohm bleeder resistor on the driver or it will not work.

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So nobody on here builds AND sells them?

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That is a new question! Smile I see that you are in Texas, there are many skilled texans on BLF, and what you desire is not an extremely demanding job, I see possibilities!

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This will work – https://m.banggood.com/Astrolux-SCSS-BLF-X5X6-Flashlight-Lighting-Switch...

BUT I’m pretty sure it changes the driver characteristics. You can change modes , low to high , but not enter the flashy modes.

That was my experience anyway Davie

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
This will work – https://m.banggood.com/Astrolux-SCSS-BLF-X5X6-Flashlight-Lighting-Switch...

BUT I’m pretty sure it changes the driver characteristics. You can change modes , low to high , but not enter the flashy modes.

That was my experience anyway Davie


But it still needs the bleeder resistor that is not present on the stock driver.

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Forgive my ignorance, but what for?

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Okay I just read through the thread again. For clarification I had it working in a manker e14 without any soldering to the original driver.

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Ok where to get resistor and where to solder it exactly? I know people who can solder.

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MastyrOfPuppitz wrote:
Ok where to get resistor and where to solder it exactly? I know people who can solder.

Nobody…really??? Sad

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If this is the driver, the pics show the resistor placement.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58824