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Suitable hosts for 24mm quad optics.

Looking for suitable hosts for 24mm quad optics. Preferably without much modifications.

Quad mcpcb is 20mm. Quad optics are 24mm.

ZY-T11 (pictured below) is good with a 22,6mm head opening. Id guess openings around 22 to 23,5 are ideal??

Djozz posted this picture here. Fits Supfire A6-T6 nicely too.

Anyone else that's got nice options for epic handburners bright small flashlights?

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How wide is the Ultrafire F13?

Duh, broke out digital calipers…glass is 36.82mm, reflector OD is 36.78mm

That is a REAL nice setup you got there with the quad!

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lol yeah.. Head opening in F13 is more than 33mm.

P60s are usually around 24,9mm, give or take. So the head opening needs to be smaller than those if you want a simple and nice fit. Not larger than P60 sized.

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Hi,

If I might ask: Where’d you get the star and the lens?

Thanks,
Jim

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ohaya wrote:
Hi, If I might ask: Where'd you get the star and the lens? Thanks, Jim

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25953

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ohaya wrote:
Hi, If I might ask: Where'd you get the star and the lens? Thanks, Jim

The star is custom made by member Dsche. He has a thread about it: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25953

The optic is a Carclo optic, available in many places, bought mine at Conrad.nl

 

Racer: I have of course looked around for hosts too, there's not many, another host that I l found (and bought) is the Fandyfire P03. I'm on my phone now, I will post some dimensions tonight.

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Wow, I was wondering the same thing with those quad MCPCB’s. I was hoping to find a way to get the lens into something smaller in diameter than a Solarforce /P60 format. Needless to say I’ll be following this thread.

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I found this|1298769386 I hope it has a momentary switch! Then it could use the STAR firmware with strobe and other niceties. Quad XPG2, FET driver with STAR firmware, 26650 battery. Would make a nice camp light.

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That looked so nice, then boom, non anodized tailcap threads.

Comfychair has a post showing how to make an adapter ring to fit smaller optics into bigger heads.  It should be doable with a drill press.  I have a milling bit in the mail, so I'll be giving that a try soon.

The low mode should be lower.

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Solarstorm/Fandyfire SC02 (don't have one but the size is right). It has an electronic switch so it needs a suitable driver.

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djozz wrote:

Solarstorm/Fandyfire SC02 (don't have one but the size is right). It has an electronic switch so it needs a suitable driver.

Indeed! Size is very right. 22,5mm head opening..

Just look at it.

I forgot I had that light when looking for suitable lights. This light needs a quad rebuild!

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On the UF-T50 & 'PH-08' clones, the bezel thread ID is 26.3mm, bezel front opening is 23mm.

Roche F6 uses a 24mm lens. The bezel opening is small (~20mm) though that can be enlarged. Great quality on those as a host. Not much space in the driver compartment, it would have to use the stock driver or a dedicated redesign of the BLF-20DD.

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Helios has a F6 OSHPark driver in the works…

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Cereal_killer wrote:
Helios has a F6 OSHPark driver in the works…
I don’t think it’s “in the works” so much as “waiting for a crash dummy volunteer to test it”. Wink

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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anybody have a link to comfychair’s honing down of an optic?

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Suitable host for a 35mm triple optic? Smile

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scottyhazzard wrote:
anybody have a link to comfychair’s honing down of an optic?
Do you mean post #23 in your thread here: Recommend a bench top drill press ?

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I’m losing my mind, Wight! Thanks, Comfychair, I am subscribed to that one you posted as well. They say the mind is the second thing to go. Now if I could just remember what was first to go…

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djozz wrote:

Suitable host for a 35mm triple optic? Smile


or 32mm Smile ?
http://intl-outdoor.com/noctigon-xp32-advanced-direct-thermal-path-coppe...
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nofearek9 wrote:
djozz wrote:

Suitable host for a 35mm triple optic? Smile

or 32mm Smile ? http://intl-outdoor.com/noctigon-xp32-advanced-direct-thermal-path-coppe...

That was indeed what I was hinting at Smile . The optic that fits that board is the Ledil Cute optic, which is 35mm diameter. It could be shaved to 32mm of course, but you will loose some beam quality and a bit of output.

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djozz wrote:
[...]but you will loose some beam quality and a bit of output.

I've not found any of that to be the case when cutting down the Carclo triples from 20mm to 17mm.

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djozz wrote:

nofearek9 wrote:
djozz wrote:

Suitable host for a 35mm triple optic? :)

or 32mm Smile ? http://intl-outdoor.com/noctigon-xp32-advanced-direct-thermal-path-coppe...

That was indeed what I was hinting at :) . The optic that fits that board is the Ledil Cute optic, which is 35mm diameter. It could be shaved to 32mm of course, but you will loose some beam quality and a bit of output.


a nice host with this triple and a colored middle with custom firmware will be perfect.
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RaceR86 wrote:

djozz wrote:

Solarstorm/Fandyfire SC02 (don’t have one but the size is right). It has an electronic switch so it needs a suitable driver.

Indeed! Size is very right. 22,5mm head opening..

Just look at it.

I forgot I had that light when looking for suitable lights. This light needs a quad rebuild!


Do you have the driver measurements?

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I have not taken the light apart yet. Not planning to tear it down before Im doing a mod.

It might be similar to SC01. If so its 15,5mm and with an electronic switch mounted to it. Maybe someone else can confirm.

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Hi,

sinner has a thread about a new host that he’s making and might offer, and I’ve posted over there about possibility of using his host with the quad setup:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31907

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I think that a Small Sun ZY-T29 might work. This pic is just with the Carclo quad optic in the light (not modded yet) to see the fit:

The optic is just about the same diameter as the opening, so probably would need to have a spacer to extend the pill forward.

Also, the ZY-T29 is a side switcher with an electronic switch, so I’m not sure about a driver replace to drive 4 emitters.

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ohaya wrote:
Also, the ZY-T29 is a side switcher with an electronic switch, so I'm not sure about a driver replace to drive 4 emitters.

Anything with an attiny13 MCU can be flashed with momentary firmware. The BLF-17/20/22s will do 8.5-9A from a single 20R/25R/VTC5 into 3 parallel XPG2s, with 4 LEDs I'd guess that would go up to 10-11A.

 

17DD in a UF-T50 (momentary side switch):

http://75.65.123.78/PH-08/Dsc07748.jpg

Switch wires go to pin #2 & ground.

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For the record, a Romisen RC-G2 works perfectly, size-wise:

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By now many of you have probably seen my quad RGBW A6’s

Notice all the extra wiring? Think wiring one of these for series is a lot? Try wiring them individually addressable.

Has anyone found any other suitable clicky switch hosts for these? What I don’t want is empty space around the optic.

Also I’m using a 35mm cute in both my new EA41 builds (one the production version of pukelight, the other a white only (using a boosted factory driver) triple I’ll be calling the EA41_ck.

Note all of these lights (plus the quad SC02_MELD’s I’m doing) all require custom spacers, the optics are shorter (some by quite a bit) than the factory reflectors*

*i was able to shorten the A6’s instead of building a spacer/new pill.

Ohaya how’s the fit height wise?

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Can anyone tell me the height of the quadoptic + the mpcb is?

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