Shadow SL3 with 9A driver?

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Pulsar wrote:
lol yeah.. and i got the ok from the missus for this light, as long as its within reason. i would really like to see if he offers differant modes/ui on the driver. id be willing to go up in price for that depending on changes, but if its just extra chips im thinking $5 more, $10 would be pushing it in my opinion…

Yeah, hopefully we will have some options Smile

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Back on BLF!

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very nice . welcome back! whats the 411 with this light buddy?

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blueb8llz wrote:
very nice . welcome back! whats the 411 with this light buddy?

+1

please send me the address where I can send you my wallet Smile

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too late to add my name to list? kinda new here heh.

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I think they should do a run of 50-100, and call it the shadow BLF-3 Wink

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they could probably sell the driver by itself too!

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troisanh wrote:
too late to add my name to list? kinda new here heh.

List updated, thanks Smile

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Any updates? Otherwise I just might pickup a BTU shocker.

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Any updates? Otherwise I just might pickup a BTU shocker.

No updates yet I’m afraid.

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vaporware? would be nice to get this with a slightly different UI, but may be better off stacking our own chips… starting to look like they arent going to offer this up

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Pulsar wrote:
vaporware? would be nice to get this with a slightly different UI, but may be better off stacking our own chips… starting to look like they arent going to offer this up

Just a word of warning on stacking the chips. It seems to me that the switch(or something related to it) may not be able to handle all the extra chips when in standby mode.

When i added 12 chips, the light flickered intermittently while switched off. I swapped chips and it cured the problem, but it returned after a few hours. I tried this several times with the same result.
I settled on 11 chips. This worked perfectly for weeks, even a couple of months possibly, but one day, i picked up the SL3 and it was on very, very dimly. It wasn’t flickering this time though.
The light still functioned perfectly besides this issue.

So it seems that the electronics in the switch cannot hold the increased standby current caused by adding the chips. I’ve no experience in the workings of electronics, so don’t know why this is happening.

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Man, I really wanted this to become a reality! I still have my fingers crossed that it can still happen.

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poke poke poke poke… is this thing on?

i guess this isnt happening?

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you missed it. already got mine :bigsmile:

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Pulsar wrote:
you missed it. already got mine :bigsmile:

you almost had me there lol

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lol… im pretty lame
im guessing its not going to happen. its a shame. a few UI tweaks and 9a would have made this a killer light. i dont plan on buying another light until this one is in the collection… may be a while because i keep buying parts lol

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I haven’t heard anything, sorry Sad

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Been working on other projects. I’ve been pushing Shadow for a 9A version but unsure. The SL3 is not selling as popular as they or I want it to.

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Jake25 wrote:
Been working on other projects. I’ve been pushing Shadow for a 9A version but unsure. The SL3 is not selling as popular as they or I want it to.

Thanks for the reply.

If Shadow made a 9A single cell SL3 with XM-L2 for a reasonable price, maybe that would sell well. It could be one of the brightest single cell lights out there and hold its own against all the multi 18650 lights in terms of output.

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yup i agree, i think if this 9amp sl3 was produced, it will sell!!
the list says 26 or 28 whatever it is, but im sure there will be waaaay more purchases after we get them and tell everybody how cool this light is…..

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i realize this thread is dead

however i just got my modded sl3 xml2 in the mail

it will only pull around 6-6.5amps off an mnke imr 26650 (probably voltage drop and higher vf of xml2)

the driver is set to 6.5a

each led is getting around 2a for around 2100 emitter lumen Smile

i suppose one could try some resistance mods but on a single cell xml2 will only go so far Smile

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Soumil wrote:

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