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He’s wonderful.

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Yeah looking at the flashlight comparison above it does look beefy. That’s ok with me. I like the simplistic design and ease of modding. Too bad no other colors though.

I also contacted Simon about the 15mm pcb. Hope he’s around today so I can bug him some.laughing

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Are there any good alkaline/NiMH-only drivers with decent mode spacing and low moonlight / firefly that would fit this host?

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hodor wrote:
Are there any good alkaline/NiMH-only drivers with decent mode spacing and low moonlight / firefly that would fit this host?

Few and far between. Banggood is about the only source I’ve found for low voltage boost drivers. Haven’t pulled the trigger yet so I can’t comment on quality. Let me know if you find a good source somewhere.

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So much talk about the host, yet Hank33 “forgot” to link it in the opening post:

http://kaidomain.com/Flashlight-DIY-and-Tools/diy-flashlight-shell-or-flashlight-host/S028651-95mm-x-21mm-DIY-LED-Flashlight-Host-Black

I have also noticed an S3 21700 host, available in black, desert sand and purple:

http://kaidomain.com/Flashlight-DIY-and-Tools/diy-flashlight-shell-or-flashlight-host/DIY-S3-21700-LED-Flashlight-Host-126mm-x-27mm

I have an S21A grey host on the way home from Simon, and I'm not gonna say I want to change it LoL but… Facepalm

Nice to know Simon has weird ∅15 mm MCPCBs for this, he also lists these 3030 reflector gaskets for ∅9 mm hole, whereas 3030 reflector gaskets for ∅7 mm hole are listed at Kaidomain… 

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hodor wrote:
Are there any good alkaline/NiMH-only drivers with decent mode spacing and low moonlight / firefly that would fit this host?
I know Sofirn sells just the driver for the SP10S which is also a AA/14500 host. The there's this but I don't think it's got moonlight/firelfly mode.

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Warning, the SP10S is an e-switch light. It’s driver will not work for clickies like the T2.

I’m still waiting for the parts to arrive, but at the recent request of a BLF member, I put together an extremely basic 1-mode 17mm low-output boost driver. I think the T2 is the target host. Kinda “joule thief” style. Intention being simplicity and efficiency with the ability to drain a cell. I hope for the parts to be in within the next week or two. Can’t wait to test it out. If all goes well, I’ll publish the Oshpark boards and can also build a few on request.

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gchart wrote:
Warning, the SP10S is an e-switch light. It’s driver will not work for clickies like the T2.

I’m still waiting for the parts to arrive, but at the recent request of a BLF member, I put together an extremely basic 1-mode 17mm low-output boost driver. I think the T2 is the target host. Kinda “joule thief” style. Intention being simplicity and efficiency with the ability to drain a cell. I hope for the parts to be in within the next week or two. Can’t wait to test it out. If all goes well, I’ll publish the Oshpark boards and can also build a few on request.

Thanks for the e-switch warning. Smile yeah if you can build some drivers for these host that be coo! Seems there lots of drivers galore for 18650 and up style flashlights but for AA/14500, not so much? Crying

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gchart wrote:
Warning, the SP10S is an e-switch light. It’s driver will not work for clickies like the T2.

I’m still waiting for the parts to arrive, but at the recent request of a BLF member, I put together an extremely basic 1-mode 17mm low-output boost driver. I think the T2 is the target host. Kinda “joule thief” style. Intention being simplicity and efficiency with the ability to drain a cell. I hope for the parts to be in within the next week or two. Can’t wait to test it out. If all goes well, I’ll publish the Oshpark boards and can also build a few on request.


That would be great Wink
Keep us informed about it please Wink

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Are there any 14.5/15mm to 17mm driver adaptors? Thinking of using Rey’s Lan/pineapple driver in either this or an AA tool. I think the tool driver is 15mm? Not sure if Rey’s driver would fit.

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