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ImA4Wheelr
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You and I both, but I don't think this light was really ever fully explored.  It's like something newer and more exciting came out just when the light was starting to be dug into.

With a couple little fixes, I see me using this light a lot.  It has my favorite kind of beam pattern with a domed xml.  Looking forward to upping the amps with a domed xml2. 

I wish that the xml came in a high CRI neutral white.  That would really make this light for me.  I guess I have to be patient for the future.

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I agree with ImA4Wheelr in that I’m glad you brought it up. It looks like fun, as soon as I get a couple of other things wrapped up I think I’d like to get one and do some modding. How is the quality of the threads?

@ ImA4Wheelr:

  • The modes chip is definitely not considered an MCU. That’s seems to be a difficult terminology issue for this forum in general. I’m not calling you out – I’m calling BLF out. I just call it a modes chip, but it’s actually a full-blown DD controller chip if you want use it that way. Either way, I think the proper classification of the chip would be an ASIC. (EDIT: but I’m not sure… what’s why I just call it the modes chip ;-). Maybe someday someone will tell me exactly how it should be classified.)
  • Back to business: There are two separate PWM outputs from the modes chip that could be tied into either the enable pin (EN) or the off time selection / PWM (TOFF) pin. It should be fairly easy for us to pin that down and get an ATtiny in there if that’s what you want to do, I just can’t make it out from RaceR86’s (good!) pictures. It would definitely be nice to get a little use out of any surplus buck controllers.

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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Thanks for the correction wight.  I noticed you said modes chip (here and in the past too.  Don't remember where) and figured it was on purpose, but I didn't know what it meant.

Based on the help you gave me in the HX-1175b thread, I think I may be able to figure out the Attiny13a hack myself.  I'll take a stab at it at least.

Once I pull that off, I will do a sense resister mod to increase current.  I'm sure something will start getting hot.  At that point I will seek you out for ideas.  RaceR86's thread on this driver seems like the best place for that.

I feel like I have highjacked PinkPanda's thread.  Totally not my intention bro.  I'm just excited about this light and happy you started this thread.

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No issues at all. I hadn’t seen this light before so I figured I’d post for the benefit of others. My end goal seems to be achieved so you can run with it 8)

With regard to the threads I think they are half decent. The tail is different size to the front but the front of tube is the same size as the pill. The pill can screw right through the head, front to back. I do wish there were a few more threads on the front of the tube though.

  

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