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D maglite switch mod

Hi guys anyone have a good how too on dismantling one of these to connect it to a driver ?

 

thanks

 

Charles

 

 

 

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Hi charlestt!

 

This is the best I found:

http://edcforums.com/showthread.php/50652-DIY-700-lumen-SSC-P7-3D-Maglit...

Hope it helps you like it helped me.

 

Good luck and have fun, Huny

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This might help

 

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Cheers guys now does anyone know where i can get this stuff (in store not online)

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_alumina_thermal_adhesive.htm

 

 

 

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charlestt wrote:

Cheers guys now does anyone know where i can get this stuff (in store not online)

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_alumina_thermal_adhesive.htm

 

It or something equivalent should be available in your local computer shop.

An additional tip (taken from the flashlight section of the german messerforum.net): If there is the slightest possibility that you want to swap the LED again in the future, mix the adhesive with normal thermal compound (1:1). It still holds the LED securely on place but makes it much easier to remove it in the future. Has also the positive side effect that it takes longer for the glue to set (10 to 15 min) so you are not forced to center the LED in a hurry.

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Huny74 wrote:

charlestt wrote:

Cheers guys now does anyone know where i can get this stuff (in store not online)

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_alumina_thermal_adhesive.htm

 

It or something equivalent should be available in your local computer shop.

An additional tip (taken from the flashlight section of the german messerforum.net): If there is the slightest possibility that you want to swap the LED again in the future, mix the adhesive with normal thermal compound (1:1). It still holds the LED securely on place but makes it much easier to remove it in the future. Has also the positive side effect that it takes longer for the glue to set (10 to 15 min) so you are not forced to center the LED in a hurry.

 

Cool thanks for that ill bare it in mind. i can get normal thermal compound easily but the adhesive type seems a lot harder to obtain.

In the past i've used some very expensive adhesive thermal conductive tape but not sure if this will be up to the job.

 

 

 

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Another thought is the adhesive pads used for CPUs. They run a lot more power than an LED so the stuff will be adequate.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Cheers Don i actually have some of that stuff.

 

 

 

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Should be ok with a star, but with bare led's it's perhaps acceptable for xr-e's, but not mc-e's or above. Thermal interface effective is mostly based on thickness, so make sure that tape is the thin type. Also note that cpu pads are not necessarily adhesive on both sides  (or at all) as they're designed for something with a mechnical interface.

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