Shadow SL3 with 9A driver?

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this thing would probably fry eggs at 9 amps… what about the switch? need to be resistance modded?

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this thing would probably fry eggs at 9 amps… what about the switch? need to be resistance modded?

Because the SL3 is quite substantial and weighty, it handles the 9amps quite nicely. It still steps down, so it works out well as its just getting hot and the level drops.

The switch still works as normal.
I had some issues with faulty chips, and possibly other unknown factors running 12 extra chips at just over 9amps. I settled at 11 extra chips running around 8.7amps reliably.

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again, depending on price and how quick this can be done, im in. always wanted a triple and always wanted a shadow… why not a limited run triple shadow?

is that 8.7a off one cell?

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Pulsar wrote:
again, depending on price and how quick this can be done, im in. always wanted a triple and always wanted a shadow… why not a limited run triple shadow?

is that 8.7a off one cell?

Yeah, 8.7A off one cell. I use MNKE26650 or Samsung INR1865020R.

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MattSPL wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
again, depending on price and how quick this can be done, im in. always wanted a triple and always wanted a shadow… why not a limited run triple shadow?

is that 8.7a off one cell?

Yeah, 8.7A off one cell. I use MNKE26650 or Samsung INR1865020R.

I love single 26650 lights…. i have 4 mnke imr 4000s that would do nicely in this

any idea of what modes would be offered?

im assuming its the same stock driver with more 7135s added? so the ui/modes would be the same as stock?

i guess next question would be price?

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I don’t have anymore info on a possible production run 9A SL3, as this thread was just testing the water. I got curious after seeing the circuit board and finding out it was the perfect candidate for extra AMC chips, so had a go at making my own 9A version.

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i really hope this comes to fruition …. it would be like a special edition blf big bruiser with more throw Smile

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Yeah, this Is the perfect balance of flood and throw for me. It lights up everything around me, and still has a concentrated hotspot that throws really well.

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What’s the cheapest place to get the sl3? I got cnqg at $70

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Yep, I am in if:

- the delivered price is less than $100
- single click to turn on (even if 1 second)
- the 9A mode does not drop down based on duration, but on temperature (like the KD drivers people here have been using)

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Pulsar wrote:
What’s the cheapest place to get the sl3? I got cnqg at $70

I haven’t seen them any cheaper than that.

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ObiWan-Kenobi wrote:
Yep, I am in if:

- the delivered price is less than $100
- single click to turn on (even if 1 second)
- the 9A mode does not drop down based on duration, but on temperature (like the KD drivers people here have been using)

At the moment, the SL3 drops down based on voltage sag(as far as i know). The time before drop down varies between cells.
Its several minutes even @ 9A, and at which stage, the light is hot.

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6 more! come on BLF!

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you can count me in if its cheap enough???

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you can count me in if its cheap enough???

List updated, thanks Smile

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The more I see this light the more I love it. Glad I’m in on this one.

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ill wait a week or so to see if this materializes… if not i may just buy one and add the chips myself. id like to see what changes, if any, are offered on this deal though. if there is no changes other than adding extra chips, im thinking $85-90 tops though.

edit: that is if there is no mode/ui changes or an extension tube… just added chips

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I was wondering what the controller is on the board? Wonder if its a programmable one, then port in dr jones electronic switch firmware 8)

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I was wondering what the controller is on the board? Wonder if its a programmable one, then port in dr jones electronic switch firmware 8)

Sounds interesting :bigsmile:

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hay matt, after the 9amp upgrade, is this light brighter than a skyray king now? do you know if this light is floodier than the king with the upgrade? if both of these were a yes, you can add me to the list now.

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hay matt, after the 9amp upgrade, is this light brighter than a skyray king now? do you know if this light is floodier than the king with the upgrade? if both of these were a yes, you can add me to the list now.

I don’t have a SRK unfortunately. The SL3 is my brightest light. All my other lights are p60’s or smaller.
Its very floody, but also has an intense hotspot, so throws well too.

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hay matt, after the 9amp upgrade, is this light brighter than a skyray king now? do you know if this light is floodier than the king with the upgrade? if both of these were a yes, you can add me to the list now.

it will be brighter than the skyray king, king only pushes around 2a per emitter…

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ok, in that case, put me on that list as well

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How much would the modded light be brighter than than a genuine SkyRay King?

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Anyone know what board they use? Would it be possible to replace them with 16mm or 20mm SinkPads (and XM-L2 U2)? 8) If so I could be interested…. (sorry can’t give a definite at the moment)

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How much would the modded light be brighter than than a genuine SkyRay King?

Cheers!

around 600-750 lumens brighter
so around 25-30% more light

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jmpaul320 wrote:

around 600-750 lumens brighter
so around 25-30% more light

Sounds promising, thanks!

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Manual Man wrote:
Anyone know what board they use? Would it be possible to replace them with 16mm or 20mm SinkPads (and XM-L2 U2)? 8) If so I could be interested…. (sorry can’t give a definite at the moment)

The 3 Led’s are mounted on a single large aluminium pcb.

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ok, in that case, put me on that list as well

List updated, thanks Smile

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You can count me in, too. I really, really like my SL3, and I’d like a brighter one even more.

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