Shadow SL3 with 9A driver?

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Shadow SL3 with 9A driver?

Interest check for Shadow SL3 with 9A driver :bigsmile:
This might need to include an extension tube for 2× 26650 use.

Jake25 from SBFlashlights mentioned in the SL3/JM26 thread that a 9A version of the SL3 might be possible if at least 25 people are interested. I really like my SL3, so would definitely be interested in a 9A version :bigsmile:

So, i’ll start the list here

1. MattSPL
2. FMcamaroZ28
3. dthrckt(if single cell)
4. gords1001
5. tjhabak
6. scaru
7. ersecu(if single cell)
8. DarkSide
9. Richie086
10. iron potato
11. Slacker
12. Boro
13. ZRXBILL
14. warmurf
15. applevalleyjoe
16. jmpaul320
17. Glenn7
18. infinitusequitas
19. Obiwan-Kenobi
20. jamaya
21. blueb8llz
22. drillbit
23. Pulsar
24. xed888
25. Dale
26. Don
27. troisanh

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I’m in for that…. if the extension tube allows two protected (70mm) batteries.

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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
I’m in for that…. if the extension tube allows two protected (70mm) batteries.

Yeah, that would be handy Smile

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how much does it cost with 9A driver?

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DayLighter wrote:

how much does it cost with 9A driver?

No prices were given, only that at least 25 people were needed to put the idea forward.

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if it is 9A on one cell (or as close as a good cell will get to that…) definitely

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I’d be interested, a king Kong should give 10a, last about half am hour on high though lol, I thought the nine amp driver needed two cells to give the vf for three emitters though, would make the draw on both cells more acceptable.

Certainly stick my name on the list if its less than $100.

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gords1001 wrote:
I’d be interested, a king Kong should give 10a, last about half am hour on high though lol, I thought the nine amp driver needed two cells to give the vf for three emitters though, would make the draw on both cells more acceptable.

Certainly stick my name on the list if its less than $100.

Yeah,i think the driver needs 2 cells to operate at 9A

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I’m in for 1!

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I’m in for 1!

Thanks Smile

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As long as it is below 100 dollars then count me in. 

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MattSPL wrote:

Yeah,i think the driver needs 2 cells to operate at 9A

would it be more current than regular model on one cell? I think I read 4.5-4.75 amps at the tail in a review…

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MattSPL wrote:
Interest check for Shadow SL3 with 9A driver :bigsmile: This might need to include an extension tube for 2× 26650 use.

Hi Matt, will this upgraded driver allow the SL3 to turn on instantly or will it still require the 1 or more seconds to turn on? Thanks.

Richie

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scaru wrote:

As long as it is below 100 dollars then count me in. 

Ok cheers

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dthrckt wrote:
MattSPL wrote:

Yeah,i think the driver needs 2 cells to operate at 9A

would it be more current than regular model on one cell? I think I read 4.5-4.75 amps at the tail in a review…

The regular model is 4.5A on a single cell. I measured 4.68A on my SL3.

This 9A version might require 2 cells and an extension tube.

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Richie086 wrote:
MattSPL wrote:
Interest check for Shadow SL3 with 9A driver :bigsmile: This might need to include an extension tube for 2× 26650 use.

Hi Matt, will this upgraded driver allow the SL3 to turn on instantly or will it still require the 1 or more seconds to turn on? Thanks.

We will have to wait for Jake25 for some info.

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EDIT – sorry, you answered in post 7

i’m a little confused

‘require 2 cells and extension’

does that mean it won’t work w/ one cell?

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dthrckt wrote:
EDIT – sorry, you answered in post 7

i’m a little confused

‘require 2 cells and extension’

does that mean it won’t work w/ one cell?

As far as i know, the 9A driver might require the voltage of 2 cells to operate. Hopefully we will find out more over the next few days.
A 9A version on 1 cell would be a pocket rocket Smile But i’m not sure if its possible, and wouldn’t suit a lot of cells.

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possible? sure.

practical…not so much Wink

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dthrckt wrote:
possible? sure.

practical…not so much Wink

I would like the option of being able to use 1 or 2 cells if possible Smile

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if it works with one cell, i am in

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you will most likely have to use two cells just to handle the draw

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Bwolcott wrote:
you will most likely have to use two cells just to handle the draw

Yep, I agree. IMHO, if you’d be able to resist the temptation to use it on high mode, one cell should be able to handle any of the lower settings.

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Count me in..

 

And i see no reason why it couldnt work with a 1 Li-ion cell.

Like most, 1S will output is 75% requiring a 2nd for 100%..

Works for me. 

 


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there has to be more interest than this!

TTT!

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true

but you can bet I’d but batteries that could do it – how cool would it be to stick that little thing in your jacket pocket. I’m sure I’d rarely use that mode, but I bet it’d put a big smile on my face every time…

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Count me in..

 

And i see no reason why it couldnt work with a 1 Li-ion cell.

Like most, 1S will output is 75% requiring a 2nd for 100%..

Works for me. 

Yeah, that sounds about right. 75% in 1 cell and 100% on 2 cells. I’d be happy with that.

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dthrckt wrote:
true

but you can bet I’d but batteries that could do it – how cool would it be to stick that little thing in your jacket pocket. I’m sure I’d rarely use that mode, but I bet it’d put a big smile on my face every time…

I would do it as well Smile

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If anybody wants to add their name to the list, or if i have missed anybody, feel free to copy and paste the list with your name added in your reply to this thread, then i’ll edit the first post.

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