US GB, LD-2 driver by led4power. One member hasn't received theirs yet, anyone else? Please chime in.

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Fwiw, all of the drivers together weigh on 7.5 oz. The biggest question mark for me on postage is how much space the wire kits take since the mailers have to stay at or below 1/4” in total thickness. The drivers will be padded.

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That looks AWESOME!

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I wonder how many extras you ended up getting? I keep looking at my light collection trying to guess how many more I can mod.

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What, ten isn’t enough?

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Very cool!

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What, ten isn’t enough?

I guess so. Just was looking at lights that I could mod without going with a FET. I think too much sometimes. J)

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Hi Rufusbduck,great news.Laughing

I'll send you list/table when I get home,with order details(basically what is in OP but in a nice table,much easier to read).Every driver has its own member number,so I hope repackaging should be easier(I stacked all drivers together mainly because easier customs pass on both sides,this way it looks like a one device,and I put low value on declaration).I also sent you 2 extra drivers for your effort.

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Hi Rufusbduck,great news.Laughing

I’ll send you list/table when I get home,with order details(basically what is in OP but in a nice table,much easier to read).Every driver has its own member number,so I hope repackaging should be easier(I stacked all drivers together mainly because easier customs pass on both sides,this way it looks like a one device,and I put low value on declaration).I also sent you 2 extra drivers for your effort.


THIS guy really is cool! 8) Thanks for everything, led4power! I’m sorry you got so much grief about MOQ. You really didn’t deserve it. You’ve helped us in every way to be successful in this GB, AND you threw in two free drivers for RBD! May you have exceptional success selling your drivers. Crown

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led4power wrote:

Hi Rufusbduck,great news.Laughing

I’ll send you list/table when I get home,with order details(basically what is in OP but in a nice table,much easier to read).Every driver has its own member number,so I hope repackaging should be easier(I stacked all drivers together mainly because easier customs pass on both sides,this way it looks like a one device,and I put low value on declaration).I also sent you 2 extra drivers for your effort.


Thank you very much. I’ll also need to know which parts are for moonlight kits and which for 2-cell. Never mind, they’re already marked. I’d like to get them all out in Saturdays mail.

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More like Mondays since Saturday is the 4th.

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29 panels of drivers, man that’s an intense look!

I should have gotten two more, for 3 full panels. I might just frame one and hang it over the computer for posterity… :bigsmile:

Edit: talking about framing a panel of 4, they look so cool! Could include a panel of 15 SinkPADs. Wink

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Jubeldum wrote:
More like Mondays since Saturday is the 4th.

Doh, face palm. Off to Starbucks for a vente mocha. Stay safe this weekend. Party

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29 panels of drivers, man that’s an intense look!

I should have gotten two more, for 3 full panels. I might just frame one and hang it over the computer for posterity… :bigsmile:

Edit: talking about framing a panel of 4, they look so cool! Could include a panel of 15 SinkPADs. Wink

At least put the SinkPads in a pretty 3”× 5” picture frame. Smile

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Might have to take a nice High Res 21MP photo of the sheet of drivers and sheet of SinkPad’s and put THAT in a frame, put the physical stuff to work! lol

(I’ve go a nice fat stack of the SinkPad’s, but only one of the panels has the connecting strip top AND bottom!)

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How I spent my Friday. See you all later.

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Con man, that’s what you are! “How I spent my Friday”, oh please! It’s only 11 AM here, meaning 9 AM for you. Still VERY early on a Friday, with a lot of day left to play. Silly

Thank you Scott, we really appreciate you doing all this. :bigsmile:

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Divvying up the small parts next(NTC, moon and 6v kits etc.)

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Heck of a way to celebrate your 6000th post. (And the 4th.) Huge thanks to you and led4power!

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My contribution to the forum. These parts are real small. The mods will be excruciatingly fun.

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It’s noted in the info thread that one of two jumpers must be soldered depending on whether you use one or two cells and that the boards are sent out with neither one soldered so the driver won’t function until the proper jumper is soldered.

For single cell just draw a bit of solder from the spring pad out onto the #1 jumper pad.

For two cells, no solder on pad #1 and solder jumper pad #2.

It’s very important that both are not soldered at the same time.

Here’s a pic showing the back of the driver and the two jumper pads.

For any who ordered kits I will assume you plan to do this yourself but any who ordered drivers and don’t feel up to doing more than adding a spring and wires please let me know so I can solder the correct jumper for you.

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Rufusbduck wrote:
It’s noted in the info thread that one of two jumpers must be soldered depending on whether you use one or two cells and that the boards are sent out with neither one soldered so the driver won’t function until the proper jumper is soldered.

For single cell just draw a bit of solder from the spring pad out onto the #1 jumper pad.

For two cells, no solder on pad #1 and solder jumper pad #2.

It’s very important that both are not soldered at the same time.

Here’s a pic showing the back of the driver and the two jumper pads.

For any who ordered kits I will assume you plan to do this yourself but any who ordered drivers and don’t feel up to doing more than adding a spring and wires please let me know so I can solder the correct jumper for you.

I’m not sure how I will want to use mine. In fact they might be used differently anyway. So just send mine not soldered, but if you would, include a note in the package to remind me to solder one jumper before using. Thanks!

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So just send mine not soldered, but if you would, include a note in the package to remind me to solder one jumper before using. Thanks!
Will do.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise but knowing how often such details are missed or forgotten I wanted to be sure this was noted before there was a slew of “My driver doesn’t work!” posts. I had forgotten it myself but knowing there are many who would like as close to plug and play as possible wanted to see if any needed the that soldering done. It’s much easier than adding kit parts and pretty close to just adding the wires.

-Edit, guys I’m not volunteering to solder a bunch of kits, the decision to get kits or have led4power do the job was made by each of you when you ordered. In a pinch I can do it but it will delay your shipment as the parts are small. I don’t have a hot air reflow gun, and there are a bunch of these boards. The jumpers have no parts and can be done quickly, not so with the kits.

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Taking a break. Time for a walk down to the brewery.

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Which brewery?

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Iron Springs in Fairfax. 2 Kent Lake Kolche’s and grub. Nice walk too.

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Delicious. I love San Rafael/Fairfax, probably even more than Healdsburg.

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You have more wineries up there.

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True. I’m not complaining about either version of Paradise. Smile

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All the divvying is done and carded. Next comes a double check of each order before closing it up. Also, those that requested jumper soldering have been completed. Anyone else needing solder jumpers done needs to pm me tonight as tomorrow is envelope day.

Jubeldum wrote:
I wonder how many extras you ended up getting? I keep looking at my light collection trying to guess how many more I can mod.

It looks like 8 extras with enough spare parts for all the mods on some of them. I still want to get this batch out the door before opening it up again but there should be plenty of time to include one in a contest build. One is already spoken for.

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Now there are 6 extras. 0:)

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