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17mm driver

Hello all


I have to tell you all that this has been a real pleasure reading through a lot of your posts and subsequently experimenting for myself on a couple projects.  I am an electrician with most of the toys ie. Fluke 87, Weller wes51 and moderate skill sets to go along with both.  I have been in the trade for more years that I'd like to admit and worked on more things than I can remember.  Since I've stumbled upon this whole flashlight thing I've become addicted like a crackhead with two pipes!  And as I'm sure some of you guys can relate my wife thinks I'm completely nuts.  Anyway up to this point I have build a jayrob maglite running on (2) 32600 li-ions and most recently have been playing around with Solarforce L2's after reading some of Foy's reviews (excellent reading by the way).  Now I am in the process of putting together Match's 15min. mini-mag.  I have the host, (2) 14500 li-ion and am about to order the pill and driver.  Oh yeah I also already have a xml-t6 1d on a 16mm base.  What I would like to do is drive this thing at 2.8a @ 8.4v and preferably have 3 modes.  However as I'm sure most would agree finding that driver in a 17mm version that will fit in the base of a p60 pill is near impossible.  If anyone has any references or alternatives to what I have in mind I would sure be interested in hearing from you. Sorry about rambling on like this but I just get so damn excited I can't help it.  I didn't post this at match's original thread as I have this in mind for a couple of things and it seemed like descent fodder for a new thread.  Sorry Admin. 

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Welcome gml9858!

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Welcome gml8959!  Like you, I looked for a long time to find a 17mm driver that could take 8.4v and put out 3a.  I came up empty.  When I built my second mini-match, it was either make my own driver or make my own pill.  Turned out to be a heck of a lot easier to make a pill to take a 19mm driver.

Good luck on the mini-mag mod.  When you're done, be sure to posts some picks here for us Smile 

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Welcome to the madness gml9858, my girlfriend thinks I am nuts to but who cares.

I have this KD drop-in in my mini mag with two 14500 and it blazes.

http://kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=11203

 

Check out Shiningbeam for drivers he is in NY also and ships to your door in a couple days no waiting weeks or months.

 

Sorry admin usually isn't necessary here it's not CPF the admin is really cool and pretty much lets the patients run the asylum.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Aloha and welcome to BLF gml9858!

 

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Welcome to BLF, gml9858! When you find that driver please let me know. I am looking for the same one for my minimag conversion. If all else fails I'll either make my own pill that takes what I can get or I'll just shorten the body so the minimag runs on one 14500 instead of two. Would be a whole lot more pocketable that way now that I think about it. Good luck and let us see your results!

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Match wrote:

Welcome gml8959!  Like you, I looked for a long time to find a 17mm driver that could take 8.4v and put out 3a.  I came up empty.  When I built my second mini-match, it was either make my own driver or make my own pill.  Turned out to be a heck of a lot easier to make a pill to take a 19mm driver.

Match, which one 19mm you are talking about? Please post the link and some comments about quality/usability.

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Welcome to BLF gml9858!

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ledoman wrote:

Match wrote:

Welcome gml8959!  Like you, I looked for a long time to find a 17mm driver that could take 8.4v and put out 3a.  I came up empty.  When I built my second mini-match, it was either make my own driver or make my own pill.  Turned out to be a heck of a lot easier to make a pill to take a 19mm driver.

Match, which one 19mm you are talking about? Please post the link and some comments about quality/usability.

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I driver I used is this one.  KD has a similar driver I believe, but shipping in the US is much faster from e-lectronics.net

This is the same driver I used in the Mini-Match v2.0 from this thread post #28.