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Don’t know why else they’d be that stubborn.

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Tom, those driver’s I mentioned to you both via PM earlier are on their way to me along with all components to build 3 of them!

Everyone else, man do we have something AWESOME in the works for these lights!

 RIP  SPC Joey Riley, KIA 11/24/14. Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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On the edge of my seat for this one….

an advanced…Thank You!

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I wish mine was in already Smile

I am now dookiecheap! gdamit (bholeflashlight) :bigsmile:

Oh yeah rod. I ruined a good pair of snap ring pliers already, they are too soft it just bends the tips. It’s the perfect tool if you could find one made out of hardened steel. Snap rings aren’t that strong though. The needle nose pliers worked. You might try a watch wrench, drill the 3 holes. 3 holes is better than 2, or so I’ve heard.

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DBCstm wrote:
On the edge of my seat for this one….

an advanced…Thank You!

A little teaser info:
Its a single channel [white only], FET based DD driver, looks almost identical to a 17dd but its PIC based and the UI is extremely advanced…

 RIP  SPC Joey Riley, KIA 11/24/14. Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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Yezl Y3 plus an MT-G2 is a really good outdoor light IMHO. The hotspot is this massive round thing, with good spill. I would say, this combo is perfect for those who are looking at lighting all those that are in front of them within 100 metres. Unfortunately I think I may have damaged to dome a little bit. The hotspot produces a “hotter” (ie. more yellow and round’ish shape) spot within itself. This doesn’t seem evident when using outside, only white wall hunting or indoor use. But seriously, who would use this indoors?

I am kind of glad that I didn’t do the resistor mod. To me, it’s in the “bright enough” category. I would probably say, around the 1800 lumens area. A quick and dirty ceiling bounce test with my eyes is saying that it’s brighter than an XM-L2 U2 1A de-domed driven at around 5A. The fact that it is also running at 2.4A when on high, should mean much longer run-times on my Keeppower 4500mAh cells. Also, the heatsinking is fine. Even at the lower amps, this thing heats up quickly at 2.4A (used Arctic Silver 5 and a slightly thicker o-ring in the lens to put pressure on the LED). Last but not least, I also ordered an UCLp AR Acrylic Lens from flashlightlens.com. It works well with it.

The end result was a light that I think I should be coming back to more often as the heft of it feels just right and balanced, along with producing a useful floody beam, without the need of a multi-emitter setup.

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Thanks for the feedback Rod. Sounds like a real winner.

 

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Cereal_killer wrote:

A little teaser info:
Its a single channel [white only], FET based DD driver, looks almost identical to a 17dd but its PIC based and the UI is extremely advanced…

This sounds quite interesting.  Looking forward to this.

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where do you guys buy your mt-g2?

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MT-G2's from MtnElectronics or IOS

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where do you guys buy your mt-g2?
Normally Mountain Electronics or INTL-Outdoor.

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
list of my drivers & variants (A17DD, FET+1 stuff, WIP stuff, etc)

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Tom E wrote:

MT-G2’s from MtnElectronics or IOS

wight wrote:
downlinx wrote:
where do you guys buy your mt-g2?
Normally Mountain Electronics or INTL-Outdoor.

Thanks guys

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I’m wanting to get the new one for this Y3, the Q0, but so far I’m not finding it in stock. I think Richard has some inbound, they just haven’t made it yet.

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I’m wanting to get the new one for this Y3, the Q0, but so far I’m not finding it in stock. I think Richard has some inbound, they just haven’t made it yet.

he is secretly hording them, mwuaaaha

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Cereal_killer wrote:

A little teaser info:
Its a single channel [white only], FET based DD driver, looks almost identical to a 17dd but its PIC based and the UI is extremely advanced…

This sounds quite interesting.  Looking forward to this.

 RIP  SPC Joey Riley, KIA 11/24/14. Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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Advanced UI, might be over my head. Silly

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DBCstm wrote:
I'm wanting to get the new one for this Y3, the Q0, but so far I'm not finding it in stock. I think Richard has some inbound, they just haven't made it yet.
he is secretly hording them, mwuaaaha

Ahh, thought there was a new one around. Looks like the new SupBeam/AceBeam's use the Q0 bin MT-G2's, maybe other manufacturers as well.

I have only two - one installed in a host from IOS no longer sold, and the other one spare - no clue what bin they are though. Anyone know the history? Were the first ones available the M0 and P0 bins that are still available now?

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The M0 comes in around 4000K, the P0 is 5000K, the new Q0 is supposed to still be 5000k, but a brighter tint bin.

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I looked at Cutter's offerings of MT-G2's and they have quite a few in various bins (G0 - 3000K, M0, N0, P0), but couldn't find a 6 volt version in Q0. My 1st MT-G2 came from a group buy from Cutter, then IOS started selling them later.

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tell us moar! trying to wait patiently before piggybacking a blf17dd. still waiting on another Y3, so I’m a week or so away from resorting to a jerryrigged solution to driving this thing harder for an mt-g2.

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djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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I’m still looking for the new bin that is supposed to be coming out, the Q0

Just ordered 2 from Richard, one of those destined for the Y3.

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ROD911 beam-shots of your MTG2 would be most appreciated.

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Here are some quick and dirty shots of a messy backyard.

The candidates, from left to right:
- Yezl Y3 with MT-G2 driven with stock driver at default amps
- ZL S6330vn modded by Vinh with more amps and neutral emitters
- Convoy C8, SMO reflector XP-G2 R5 5A2 (70+ CRI) and driven at 3A
- ZL SC52w using a 14500

All shots were on each of the lights’ respective highs/turbos and as per the above order.

Now, if you will all excuse me, I am flying out tomorrow to get married. :bigsmile:

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Bloody hell congrats I’m throwing rice at you.

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Regarding the SMD sense resistor mod. Do I solder a R100 over each resistor (R180 & R150) or completely replacing them with R100?

Where is the best place to buy R100 resistor? I only find these at FT. Are they the of same kind? 

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freeme wrote:

Regarding the SMD sense resistor mod. Do I solder a R100 over each resistor (R180 & R150) or completely replacing them with R100?

Where is the best place to buy R100 resistor? I only find these at FT. Are they the of same kind? 

Add the R100 to the top of either existing R180 or R150. I used an 0805 size one to match the existing ones, not 1206's as linked. Post #425 here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/33066. Not sure if I got mine from DigiKey or FT - got lots of them from both sources.

These should work/fit: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1002/10003143/1234405-0805-01r-smd-precision-resistors-100-piece

Resistor calc here: http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/smdcalc.php (R100 is same as R10)

 

 

 

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Tom E wrote:

freeme wrote:

Regarding the SMD sense resistor mod. Do I solder a R100 over each resistor (R180 & R150) or completely replacing them with R100?


Where is the best place to buy R100 resistor? I only find these at FT. Are they the of same kind? 



Add the R100 to the top of either existing R180 or R150. I used an 0805 size one to match the existing ones, not 1206’s as linked. Post #425 here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/33066. Not sure if I got mine from DigiKey or FT – got lots of them from both sources.


These should work/fit: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1002/10003143/1234405-0805-01r-smd-precision-resistors-100-piece


Resistor calc here: http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/smdcalc.php (R100 is same as R10)


 


 


 


Will that boost the current with a single cell?

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Legolas Jr. wrote:
Will that boost the current with a single cell?

I'm thinking - yes?? Hope so, think so? Can't recall if I or anyone tried this with a Y3 driver before or not. If I had time, I'd try/test it out.

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