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Need a 2x 18650 host

I have a 17 mm driver and a 20 mm mgt-2 led and i need a host to put them in. It has to be a 2× 18650 and preferably not very expensive. Also needs to have decent heat seaking because it is a 4.5 amp 6v driver

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http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S020449

Adapting 20mm driver pill to 17mm
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15309

i am assuming you need the 20mm pill for the led and 17mm for the driver JohnnyMac did something along those lines

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the solar force tube is made for P60 drop-in modules even sanding the edges 20mm is to big for a P60 module. to be honest sod all idea what 20 mm mgt-2 is i assume it is the star size

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31974

the link take you to
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Free-shipping-18650-flashlight-h...

US $31.05 / piece

Sorry, this item is no longer available!

pity i would have got afew of those myself. gut a P60 dropin for parts

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Not sure if the heat sinking is as much as you might want, but http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20709


 

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ruffles wrote:
Not sure if the heat sinking is as much as you might want, but http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20709

thanks for that Ruffles Small Sun ZY-T08 has the form factor i like even if the modes suck, time to cannibalize an LD41 spare for parts maybe if the driver can handle more than 6 volts. Time to bug Fenix again :bigsmile:

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expand your options
Driver Expansion Board 20MM

http://www.banggood.com/LED-Flashlight-Accessories-Driver-Expansion-Boar...

Specification:
Product name: Driver Expansion Board 20MM 7153
Size: Diamter 20MM x thickness 1.7MM x the hole diamter 5MM
Fuction: to expand the size of the driver board
Material:Duoble gold-plating
Suit for: 7135*6/7135*8 drive board

Package included:
1 x Driver Expansion Board 20MM 7153

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MRsDNF wrote:

Or this,

http://intl-outdoor.com/17mm-to-20mm-brass-ring-driver-adapter-2pcs-p-804.html

looks good, i wonder if heat dissipation would be better ?

XML’s are a bugger to keep properly cooled, one of the reasons i like Fenix LD41 is they did not try to squeeze every last lumen at the expence of reliability and runtimes. Having a light burn out or runout of power when you need it just to say hey i was the brightest for 3 minutes seems rather stupid to me.

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Okay so i have a 17mm driver and a 20mm led board with the mgt-2 on it. With the 17mm to 20mm adapter i can use it as a 20mm driver. So what flashlight do you guys reccomend? The first post is only a 1× 18650 and i need a 2x one. I wish that the one for $31 was in stock because it looks very nice! And i would rather the batteries be inline so the small sun is out of the question. Any more sugestions?

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My current personal favorite light is my Shadow TC300 MT-G2 but it’s not very large and doesn’t handle the heat well, I had to make a copper slug to press into the pill to add some mass and even then high (10.3A) is only usable for a few minutes plus the reflector has to be enlarged.

It does 3020Lm tho…

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1557
Edit: their new site lists it sold out but just a week ago on their old site it was listed as in stock, if you like it email them, they may be in stock and marked wrong during the transition.

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http://www.tmart.com/pgallery/Raysoon-RS-F2-Cree-XM-L-T6-800LM-5-Mode-Wh...

I considered using this one but I ended up using a C8 with an extension tube for my MT-G2 at 4.55 amp build.

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That one on tmart iterests me but so does the one before it. Can you guys confirm that it is a 20 or 17mm driver? And also would an extention tube work with a convoy c8? I would like to use that if it would work but i dont know where to buy the extention tube. Thanks!

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Sorry not a convoy c8 i ment a xintd c8. The ones from mountain electronics. I think those disperse the heat pretty good right? I have one and they are a nice piece.

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Most of these C8 sized lights that I’ve encountered use a 17mm driver. If it turns out to be larger you can easily adapt it as mentioned above or cannibalize the original driver and use it as a contact board.

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Vincent.hannah wrote:
That one on tmart iterests me but so does the one before it. Can you guys confirm that it is a 20 or 17mm driver? And also would an extention tube work with a convoy c8? I would like to use that if it would work but i dont know where to buy the extention tube. Thanks!

The TC300 uses a 20mm driver and 20mm emitter m

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Cereal_killer wrote:
Vincent.hannah wrote:
That one on tmart iterests me but so does the one before it. Can you guys confirm that it is a 20 or 17mm driver? And also would an extention tube work with a convoy c8? I would like to use that if it would work but i dont know where to buy the extention tube. Thanks!

The TC300 uses a 20mm driver and 20mm emitter m

i have a very old trustfire tr-600 that had a p7 emitter. i had tom e upgrade it to a xml2 and i forget what else he did do it.
but the host handles the heat very well, its only doing about 1000 lumens though.
and the reflector has a more than big enough opening for a mt g2.

i cant find my anymore tr -600 , but i did find this tr-t1, which looks the exact same as my tr-600, but im not sure if the internals are the same.
but mine has a shallow and slight orange peel reflector which would make it ideal for the mtg2.

the tr-t1 is smooth reflector , but still looks shallow.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Trustfire-TR-T1-Flashlight-5-Mode-1600-Lu...CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Waterproof-Hgih-Power/562387656.html

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That tr-t1 looks like to me it might be a c8? Do you know if it is? And i have a 27mm driver so the c8 would work. Can anyone direct me toward a xintd c8 extension tube? I think that might be my best bet.

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The tr-t1 has a much larger head at 55mm compared to the C8 at 45mm.

I don’t think an extension tube exist for the XinTD C8, through trial and error you may find one that will work but probably not match aesthetically, they do exist for the Ultrafire and Convoy C8’s, if you do a search on BLF you can get a better idea of which tubes fit certain lights but that’s still a crap shoot since inventories often change.

You must also keep in mind that many c8’s have pills for 16mm emitters. I purchased the one below for the pill alone, it has 20mm emitter and 20mm driver provisions, it fit perfectly with the Ultrafire C8 that I used for the build. I ended up with 15.00 in the host including the extra pill and extension tube.

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1618/10002463/1562700-c8-xm-l-diy-led-f...

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Thanks for the help!