[Sale] 6. Batch "TA" 1S or 2S Bistro HD OTSM/NarsilM drivers 15-47.5mm size fit, S2+, C8, H03, MF01, MT03, Q8 Clicky or E-switch

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I could remove the center copper with a flat drill press sinking tool

Plus use glue on all SMD parts on your driver

That would be great, thanks! (sent pm with size info)

I hope the (+) battery ring on my existing driver is actually soldered on and not part of the board or something.

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as requested with cables and i also found 2 insulating washers

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Wow, you’re awesome! Thanks for posting these photos! It’s nice to be able to enlarge them, I’m stoked about this driver!

So the wires are 0.75mm² ? I looked up the conversion to AWG and it looks like that’s equivalent to 18ga. (which is good I wouldn’t want anything bigger)

Just to confirm: ramping max at about 80% is current regulated/mixed, double click turbo is 100% direct drive ?

For the UI:

It’s NarsilM v1.2, correct? What is “GT” v1.2 ?

Are these links correct for this?:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54635
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1IxYZuk4DjccTF1TTdDSEltalE/view

Also is there an active shortcut to toggle between ramping and mode set? or do you need to go into config to change it?

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I super want to do this to my MF01 but have no clue in terms of where to start as I’m super new to modding. I have access to incredibly skilled solder persons at work and I’m mechanically inclined but other than that what would I need to be looking at?

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Tredd wrote:
I super want to do this to my MF01 but have no clue in terms of where to start as I’m super new to modding. I have access to incredibly skilled solder persons at work and I’m mechanically inclined but other than that what would I need to be looking at?

First step is to identify if its v1 or v2
Then if its not glued, or glued

V1 and V2 mod discussed here
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56866

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Lexel how did you open a glued MF01? I managed to open the MF02 but my MF01 is very tough. I heated it with a hot air gun but everything is just slipping on the bezel.

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Lexel wrote:
Tredd wrote:
I super want to do this to my MF01 but have no clue in terms of where to start as I’m super new to modding. I have access to incredibly skilled solder persons at work and I’m mechanically inclined but other than that what would I need to be looking at?

First step is to identify if its v1 or v2
Then if its not glued, or glued

V1 and V2 mod discussed here
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56866

Looks like mines is a V2, as I can see just two wires on the mcpcb. Looks a bit involved from the pictures in that thread, not really sure anymore lol…

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If I understand well, the BLF Q8 driver, with NarsilM, LVP customization and a max temperature preset, the price if 17$, right? Without shipping of course.

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If I understand well, the BLF Q8 driver, with NarsilM, LVP customization and a max temperature preset, the price if 17$, right? Without shipping of course.

yes

I opened the MF01 with two CNC machined clamps from plier wood
Pretty much a machined 72mm hole 12mm deep in a 24mm plate, cut in half with a saw

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Something similar was my next idea to try tomorrow.

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Hey Lexel, how are you doing?

I had a question about your boost driver. I think you said it can provide up to 6A with a 6v led like a xhp70.2. Does this mean it would be drawing 14 or 15 amps from a single 26650 battery?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Modded S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

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JasonWW wrote:
Hey Lexel, how are you doing?

I had a question about your boost driver. I think you said it can provide up to 6A with a 6v led like a xhp70.2. Does this mean it would be drawing 14 or 15 amps from a single 26650 battery?

The current setting is limited at 18.8A from 19(21A peak) the driver can sustain
another resistor value can reduce the current

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Have you had any help with getting Narsil to work properly with the boost driver?

I’ve also heard a lot of good stuff about ToyKeepers Andúril. Have you tried using that on it?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Modded S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices 

Review Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light

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JasonWW wrote:
Have you had any help with getting Narsil to work properly with the boost driver?

I’ve also heard a lot of good stuff about ToyKeepers Andúril. Have you tried using that on it?

I tested yesterday a rewired and reprogrammed 30mm NarsilM driver as expected

I think I can rewire v2 boards to use NarsilM and Bistro HD properly, just got only few v2 drivers made
10 17mm 1.2mm
10 20-22mm 1.6mm
and 10 Klarus XT11/12GT 1.2 and 10 1.6mm
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Lexel wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Have you had any help with getting Narsil to work properly with the boost driver?

I’ve also heard a lot of good stuff about ToyKeepers Andúril. Have you tried using that on it?

I tested yesterday a rewired and reprogrammed 30mm NarsilM driver as expected

I think I can rewire v2 boards to use NarsilM and Bistro HD properly, just got only few v2 drivers made
10 17mm 1.2mm
10 20-22mm 1.6mm
and 10 Klarus XT11/12GT 1.2 and 10 1.6mm
made

Sounds like good news!

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How expensive is the 9V 20A XHP70.2 MT09R buck driver?

I would love to have one for myself.

Or is it not available yet?

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The GT/MT09R are not ready yet and just the parts bill is over 50$ on my side

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47.5mm Q8 driver

Lexel customized one of these for me to use in a different light, however I just received a Q8 today and I’d like to know all of the advantages of using this driver vs the stock driver in a Q8.

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1. You get NarsilM V1.2 or Anduril if you want him to flash it.

2. You get a much higher lumen regulated modes at a max of 2000 lumens.

What is not to like?

Also, you fund him so he can develop better buck and boost drivers with NarsilM we all need LOL

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Built a E2L host up into a triple with Samsung LH351D 4000K 90 CRI LEDs.

Getting ~3300lm @ turn on with FET+N+L Bistro HD OTSM driver from Lexel

Using his 6 LED switch board too with trimmers as pictured below. Allows me to balance the color just to my liking. Something is washing out the color a little in the picture below but it works well.

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beam0 wrote:
47.5mm Q8 driver

Lexel customized one of these for me to use in a different light, however I just received a Q8 today and I’d like to know all of the advantages of using this driver vs the stock driver in a Q8.

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1. You get NarsilM V1.2 or Anduril if you want him to flash it.
I thought the stock Q8 already has Narsil?

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2. You get a much higher lumen regulated modes at a max of 2000 lumens.
I need to understand this more, does this means the middle modes will have higher outputs? Or just better regulation? Or both?

Turbo mode will be the same output because both are DD on turbo, correct?

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Beamo, the stock Q8 has NarsilM version 1.0. Lexel is using the newer v1.2 which has a few improvements. Mode steps and blinkies now “wrap around”, momentary turbo, he can program the top level of the ramp to stop early, etc…

I dont know if Lexel has embraced Andúril yet. It might require software tweaks since his driver is 3 channel and the stock driver is 2 channel.

As I said earlier, Lexels version is 3 channel with a lot of 7135 chips. The stock driver is 2 chanel with a single chip. So middle modes have better regulation.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Modded S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices 

Review Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light

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Thanks Jason. So mainly its the better regulated middle modes, I assume it’s regulated WAY better, with sixteen 7135’s vs one.

And using the Q8 the first time tonight I see how ramping to 100% can be frustrating, several times I wasn’t sure if I was in turbo and when I double click to find out I get strobes Angry (because I was already in turbo)

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For the Q8 driver he custom built for me he said:

“The light follows GT v1.2 UI so ramping to about 80% double click gets to 100%, so you have 2 fixed levels you can navigate in ramping easily”

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I assume he sets it to cap at 80% unless you specify otherwise. That will be so much better than the stock Q8 Narsil.

So it looks like on the Q8 driver he installs GT v1.2, so what is “GT” ? Is GT the same as NarsilM?

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When he says GT ramping v1.2 he means ramp goes to 80% just like on the GT. GT is reference to the GT light.

NarsilM v1.2 is the name of the UI. He just says GT to describe the ramping limit he sets.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Modded S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices 

Review Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light

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And using the Q8 the first time tonight I see how ramping to 100% can be frustrating, several times I wasn’t sure if I was in turbo and when I double click to find out I get strobes Angry (because I was already in turbo)

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For the Q8 driver he custom built for me he said:

“The light follows GT v1.2 UI so ramping to about 80% double click gets to 100%, so you have 2 fixed levels you can navigate in ramping easily”

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I assume he sets it to cap at 80% unless you specify otherwise. That will be so much better than the stock Q8 Narsil.

So it looks like on the Q8 driver he installs GT v1.2, so what is “GT” ? Is GT the same as NarsilM?

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I have recently changed code even on the 100% ramp Narsil not to go into strobes when ramped to max., as I had a few people complaining about it
Of course thats never been an issue with 80% ramping tables I also programmed in my custom TA triple channel NarsilM
So far I made a 60 and 80% ramping table for Triple channel drivers

So my new lights are now this way
v1.2 0—->100% double click 100%, double click, Strobe
v1.2 0—->80% double click 100%, double click, Strobe

I also check on every driver the temperature offset and calibrate it,
same for LVP I make it to any voltage you like and check if its spot on or needs sometimes 0.1V offset as well

GT=GigaThrower was first light that brought v1.2 NarsilM stock

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Thanks Jason and Lexel for the info and explanations, I think I’m really going to enjoy the GT NarsilM v1.2.

I’ll get a driver for my Q8 too if I keep it. I despise getting strobes by accident, it’s great you’ve got that issue resolved with this.

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beam0 wrote:
Thanks Jason and Lexel for the info and explanations, I think I’m really going to enjoy the GT NarsilM v1.2.

I’ll get a driver for my Q8 too if I keep it. I despise getting strobes by accident, it’s great you’ve got that issue resolved with this.

You can keep your Q8 stock and reflash it too. The bare minimum parts to do it are like $3-4

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beam0 wrote:
Thanks Jason and Lexel for the info and explanations, I think I’m really going to enjoy the GT NarsilM v1.2.

I’ll get a driver for my Q8 too if I keep it. I despise getting strobes by accident, it’s great you’ve got that issue resolved with this.

You can keep your Q8 stock and reflash it too. The bare minimum parts to do it are like $3-4

still v1.2 is the same on the turbo issue if you do not change some things
and ramping for TA builds stays 100% without custom files

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You can also choose Anduril or just disable the strobes in 1.2

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Strobes can be always disabled in NarsilM from the user

I have no expirience with Anduril, but as the GT version has far more useless features than the straight and easy Emisar Anduril I would not do it

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