Novatac flickers, low battery, full battery, primary battery

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I want to see the Novatac H17f for sure.

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Oh, stock driver is even better…well, not for power, but I like the original UI, as you know Wink

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I like the stock UI too.. when it does not flicker Smile

The H17f driver in the triple Novatac that CRX is building for a friend, may be done in the next week. Im looking forward to his impressions.

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Looking forward to that too!

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Shame, I’m away for three months Big Smile

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Lithium wrote:
Oh, stock driver is even better…well, not for power, but I like the original UI, as you know Wink

I second that.
Been looking for driver (17mm) with same UI but none the result.

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CRX wrote:
Shame, I’m away for three months Big Smile

LOL
when you return, please share a link to your H17f driven Triple Nova

I have received some spy satellite photos, so I know what you’re up to.. Wink
but will not steal your thunder

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I am exited to see this. One of my favorite lights meets my favorite clicky driver.
I don’t know how you do it CRX. I have stared at my Novatac and a clicky switch for hours and couldn’t come up with a way to make it work.

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Tease

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Stop teasing and show the real goodies! We want full pictures and lumens measurements Big Smile

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CRX wrote:
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aha! I see the meat and potatoes are here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/63328

woohoo! a 2300!!!! lumen Novatac!
Mind Blowing!

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CRX wrote:
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I’m curious — how’s the thermal management on this modified NovaTac? Also, how would you compare performance to the FW3A with “similar” emitter choice? I was, once upon a time, going to modify my NovaTac 120P, but for one reason or another I shelved the plans. Then when the FW3A came out, I figuratively tossed out the plans completely… as I think the Anduril UI is phenomenal (a good deal of what the NovaTac does isn’t within my needs). The only thing missing with Anduril that I’d like is the low drain locator beacon.
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xevious wrote:
how’s the thermal management on this modified NovaTac? Also, how would you compare performance to the FW3A with “similar” emitter choice?

CRX installed an H17f driver that has built in thermal management. He also eliminated the Novatac body spring (signal wire), which made the Novatac 18350 compatible, with a bit of CRX magic.

the main differences from the CRX Triple Nova and the fw3a are battery size and UI. Both have thermal management features.

Anduril is basically a 1 mode UI, with electronic ramping in 150 steps, and memory.

H17f is a clicky UI, with up to 7 modes in each of two user groups, w programmable levels divided into 24 hops in brightness, similar to an HDS clicky or Novatac. Memory can be turned on and off.

I dont know which UI offers the lowest low, or highest high, but imo, both drivers could achieve similar brightness levels, ceteris paribus

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