Mini Mag DIY mod guide

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old4570
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Mini Mag DIY mod guide

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=242361

 

Pictures are back !   anyhow did this a long time ago , and then gave the light away , simple cheap MM upgrade ...  

Sorry , on the other forum [ the one we cant talk about ]  

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Thanks for the link! Great mod instructions!

I did not know that you can direct drive an LED with two AAs (as I don't know many other things).

I modded a Mag 3D and am very satisfied with the result but my old and battered MiniMag which I refused to recycle because of nostalgic reasons has been just lying around for years. Could just not imagine how to fit a driver in there, and now you tell me I don't need it!

Will try your mod asap, thank you again!

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I second the thanks.

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this is a nice mod, but a minimag doubles as a laser pointer much better.

AA's may be cheap, but they just dont perform for their size.

im partial to 18650 and Cr123a

 

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The trick here is to get more light , for very little $ invested in a upgrade .. So for the price of a LED ... You can build a nice custom DIY 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Thanks again, old4570!

I am now the proud owner of a XP-G R5 (or so it's labeled at DX) MiniMag!

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Old4570,  could this be done with the 3AA miniMag as well?  I have a XPG-R5 lying around as well

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Voltage voltage voltage , its a safe mod with 2xAA , but 4.5v , if you could squeeze in a resistor to drop the voltage ..

+ Heat , overdriving the emitter will make it hot . real hot .   And plastic does not offer the best heatsinking , so quite a few issues would come to mind ..

1/ Killing the emitter

2/ Melting the plastic parts

This is a great 2AA mod as the emitter is so under driven that it does not get very hot , but still puts out about the same light as the LED Mini mag , if not more with a XP-G ..

My LED mini mag has been moded to XP-E Q5 , and puts out about double what the original  did . 

Its up to you , but I would seriously put in a resistor , if I was going to try it with a 3xAA minimag . 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Thank you for sharing, the process is very detailed