[Interest & Feasibility Check] Sofirn SP10S "BLF edition" with Andúril

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[Interest & Feasibility Check] Sofirn SP10S "BLF edition" with Andúril

Hi everyone,

 

Barry suggested a great idea of launching a special "BLF version" of the new SP10S (AA/14500 EDC light with e-switch, Samsung LH351D 5.000K 90CRI). For comparison, that's the SP10 V2.0 that will be the host for SP10S: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-New-SP10-V2-0-LED-Flashlight-AA-14500-Flashlight-EDC-Pocket-Light-Cree-XPG2-550lm/2933049_32841154512.html

Instead of a proprietary UI this one might come with Andúril and maybe some more nice features. I could also imagine Sofirn to offer this one with a clear anodization or just without any anodization, see also C01S "BLF edition". I really like that idea as such a small EDC with Andúril would have a nice unique selling proposition and might be just the beginning of small EDC lights with the most flexible UI ever made.

  1. First of all we need to find out if Andúril can be adapted to work on the SP10 V2.0 driver. Selene, I'm sure that many of us BLFers here will be more than grateful if you were able to have a look onto this topic and offer an adapted version of Andúril or RampingIOS V3 for the SP10S, if possible. Wink
  2. Barry mentioned that we need an interest list to gather the actual demand for such a flashlight. So, here it is...the interest list. Please feel free to show your interest as well as any suggestions that you deem worthwhile for a "BLF version" of the SP10S.

I have sent a PM to Toykeeper and Barry.

Updates:

04/25/2019

Barry confirmed that Sofirn's engineering could redesign the driver. Andúril would then have to be adapted to work with the SP10S driver, e.g. there is no indicator switch LED in the SP10S. I have suggested the SP32A V2.0 switch LED design but we will see how feasible this is. So far no news about 1.2V - 1.5V (AA/NiMH) compatibility.

 

05/14/2019

Currently, I'm in touch with Toykeeper, Barry and Kikkoman to help Sofirn developing an appropriate driver for the SP10S. As the SP10S driver uses a PIC12F1822 with limited memory it will be difficult but with some changes (e.g. ATtiny85) and a better boost converter we might get to see a new driver with Andúril and AA as well as 14500 support.

05/17/2019

Kikkoman has successfully transferred Andúril onto his experimental driver, using a more efficient TPS61021A boost converter. Further work on LVP, more efficiency and less standby drain is ongoing. Lexel, gchart, wight and Tom E as renowned driver experts have been invited to join and share their ideas and thoughts.

 

Cheers

Thomas

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interested!

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Interested!

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How about a limited color option?

Edit: lol, I should have read it better. Clear anodizing sounds awesome.

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I would be interested, but I already have two SP10B and don’t need anymore! I might be interested in the driver though, unless TK makes a version which works on the current driver then I would just flash it myself.

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How does that side switch not activate in one's pocket? 

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interested!

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And I wonder!

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Eh I’m not really interested in this.

Why? Lack of AA compatibility here.

If this new light uses an Andurik driver, there is a very high chance it’ll be using a FET+1 driver, not a boost/FET driver.

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YES YES OH GOD YES

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interested

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Tbh from my sofirn lights, the Sp10 is my least favorite. The output is extremely low. Specially compared to the tool AA and Wuben E05

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Attiny MCU and AA Voltage wont work without a separate boost powering the MCU, which would make likely a way too high standby drain
not sure how the original driver handles this

they may write a firmware close to Anduril on another MCU, but it wont be any real Arnduril

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Maybe 14500 only?

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Definitely interested.

Particularly if it can be done with minimal standby/parasitic drain.

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Here we go again… AA won’t happen with Andruil, like it didn’t with the Micro GT.
It’s a shame, because AA compatibility is a good thing, but hey if you’re a flashaolic you have some 14500 laying around, no ?

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Interested!

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Yes, especially clear anodized

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Very interested.

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Interested in 1 even if it’s 14500 only but if they manage to get it to run Anduril from 1 AA NiMH I’ll be in for 3-4!

The micro gt was so disappointing I didn’t even buy 1. Whatever ends up happening I hope they don’t list AA in the specs / manual only to change it last minute…

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