What did you mod today?

10051 posts / 0 new
Last post
NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1364
Location: Wisconsin, USA

I have the 219B sw30 D180 and sw35 D200 LEDs from azhu. They are very nice!

And I also got my sw45k D200 from Bob McBob. Agreed, highly recommended.

Have you tried the sw40 D200 from Illumn? I have them in a quad Convoy M2 and I think it’s probably my favorite CCT/tint of all my flashlights. Love

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

jon_slider
jon_slider's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 4459
Location: Central North America

NeutralFan wrote:
Have you tried the sw40 D200… it’s probably my favorite CCT/tint of all my flashlights. Love

congrats on finding love Wink

I had not tried the D200 sw40, I have a D220 sw40 and I wish is was more pink.. Thanks for the tip! Thumbs Up

I do have sw35 D200 from azhu, but it is not a favorite.. “too green”.. lol

WTB Novatac Pocket Clip

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1364
Location: Wisconsin, USA

If you want a nice rosy 3500K, try the Nichia E17A SM353 from Eurekatronix (Virence).

Here’s the sw35 D200 on the left vs the quad SM353 on the right:

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

jon_slider
jon_slider's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 4459
Location: Central North America

thank you for the comparison photo,
that E17a 3500k looks very nice,

I had not seen it before
and the tint looks nice for my pink preferences

what light is that in.. curious about the optic

WTB Novatac Pocket Clip

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1364
Location: Wisconsin, USA

They’re in a pink S2+ host with a frosted lens. Here are some pics:

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

jon_slider
jon_slider's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 4459
Location: Central North America

NeutralFan wrote:
They’re in a pink S2+ host.. with a frosted lens.

great photos
looks very nice..

is there an Anduril driver option? Wink

WTB Novatac Pocket Clip

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1364
Location: Wisconsin, USA

I’m just using a Convoy driver. The safe max current for these quad E17A LEDs is 4 amps.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 34 min ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 6441
Location: Portugal

NeutralFan wrote:
I’m just using a Convoy driver. The safe max current for these quad E17A LEDs is 4 amps.

Nice mod NeutralFan! And always clean Love

Hum, to help answering jon_slider’s question about Anduril driver, would I be wrong saying that: to use a driver with that firmware in a Convoy S2+, it would need some major mods (inner tubes, eventual pill adapting, different switch, ….) to make it work, and that to use this kind of driver (FET) with those leds, it would need some “throttling” to maintain the max current on/under 4A?

Thanks for showing again Thumbs Up

thefreeman
thefreeman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 54 min ago
Joined: 01/06/2020 - 09:56
Posts: 538
Location: France

MascaratumB wrote:

Nice mod NeutralFan! And always clean Love

Hum, to help answering jon_slider’s question about Anduril driver, would I be wrong saying that: to use a driver with that firmware in a Convoy S2+, it would need some major mods (inner tubes, eventual pill adapting, different switch, ….) to make it work, and that to use this kind o Silly f driver (FET) with those leds, it would need some “throttling” to maintain the max current on/under 4A?

Thanks for showing again Thumbs Up

Or a piston drive Silly , which I assume isn’t much simpler to achieve Big Smile .

Anduril isn’t limited to FETs (which indeed would burn the E21As E17As) 7135s can be used for constant current, also linear FET or buck/boost.

Mike C’s B17 clicky boost driver would be more suitable, while not Anduril I imagine his UI will be much more advanced and configurable than Convoy’s, it is also much more efficient, with proper moonlight, regulation for the full battery etc… a very nice upgrade for an S2 and compatible with quad E21A/17A since those can be configured as 3, 6 or 12V.

Nice mod indeed NeutralFan.

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 34 min ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 6441
Location: Portugal

thefreeman wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:

Nice mod NeutralFan! And always clean Love

Hum, to help answering jon_slider’s question about Anduril driver, would I be wrong saying that: to use a driver with that firmware in a Convoy S2+, it would need some major mods (inner tubes, eventual pill adapting, different switch, ….) to make it work, and that to use this kind o Silly f driver (FET) with those leds, it would need some “throttling” to maintain the max current on/under 4A?

Thanks for showing again Thumbs Up

Or a piston drive Silly , which I assume isn’t much simpler to achieve Big Smile .

Anduril isn’t limited to FETs (which indeed would burn the E21As) 7135s can be used for constant current, also linear FET or buck/boost.

Mike C’s B17 clicky boost driver would be more suitable, while not Anduril I imagine his UI will be much more advanced and configurable than Convoy’s, it is also much more efficient, with proper moonlight, regulation for the full battery etc… a very nice upgrade for an S2 and compatible with quad E21A/17A since those can be configured as 3, 6 or 12V.

Nice mod indeed NeutralFan.

Thanks for the correction and further information thefreeman Wink
I wasn’t considering MikeC’s driver as it is not “comercialized” as other drivers with Anduril, but it is too an option for mechanical “clicky” flashlights!

A piston driver such would also imply some modding too so I guess that it would be no different from the e-switch in terms of work! Silly

contactcr
Offline
Last seen: 11 hours 14 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 18:52
Posts: 3615
Location: US

One of my favorite lights in my collection that I will never part with got a new shorter tube to try on.

Quite awkward to hold with 18350 but I had to see. Thorfire C8S Switch, Convoy 18350 C8 tube, kiriba-ru heatsink head + his mods and spacer to turn it into ANNA-6 (not pictured), SS bezel ground down by kiriba-ru as well. It legos, not as smooth as the Thorfire tube but it works.

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1364
Location: Wisconsin, USA
thefreeman wrote:
Anduril isn’t limited to FETs (which indeed would burn the E21As E17As) 7135s can be used for constant current, also linear FET or buck/boost

Wouldn’t it be great to get a constant current driver with Anduril and limit it to the current you specify?

With my E17A flashlights, I’m using a Convoy Driver for SST40 ,12groups which maxes out at either 5 or 6 amps depending on the size. I then set it to group 8 which limits the current to 50%, so either 2.5 or 3 amps.

Ideally it would be nice to go up to 4 amps, but with the 4 modes up to 50%, I’m very happy with the driver and the flashlights get plenty bright. The 0.1% moonlight mode is very low and the driver accommodates a lighted tail switch without a bleeder resistor, which is also very nice.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

g_damian
g_damian's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 43 min ago
Joined: 08/20/2017 - 06:52
Posts: 607
NeutralFan wrote:
Wouldn’t it be great to get a constant current driver with Anduril and limit it to the current you specify?

It’s possible to specify current limit, but requires rebuild and reflash. Here’s an example of 2A configuration: https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1704396#comment-1704396

thefreeman
thefreeman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 54 min ago
Joined: 01/06/2020 - 09:56
Posts: 538
Location: France

NeutralFan wrote:

Wouldn’t it be great to get a constant current driver with Anduril and limit it to the current you specify?

With my E17A flashlights, I’m using a Convoy Driver for SST40 ,12groups which maxes out at either 5 or 6 amps depending on the size. I then set it to group 8 which limits the current to 50%, so either 2.5 or 3 amps.

Ideally it would be nice to go up to 4 amps, but with the 4 modes up to 50%, I’m very happy with the driver and the flashlights get plenty bright. The 0.1% moonlight mode is very low and the driver accommodates a lighted tail switch without a bleeder resistor, which is also very nice.

If you change the 10mΩ (R010) resistor to 15mΩ on the 6A Convoy driver you’ll get 4A. On a constant current Anduril driver that uses a current sense resistor like lume1 or noctigon for comercially available ones, current can be changed the same way, or like G_damian mentionned by modifiying the ramp.

id30209
id30209's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 05/17/2018 - 12:20
Posts: 1775
Location: Croatia

I have swapped emitters in my FWAA.

Now running Osram CSLNM1.TG

 




 

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

PeyoX
PeyoX's picture
Online
Last seen: 7 min 27 sec ago
Joined: 04/12/2021 - 00:47
Posts: 10
Location: 0274

thefreeman wrote:
NeutralFan wrote:

With my E17A flashlights, I’m using a Convoy Driver for SST40 ,12groups which maxes out at either 5 or 6 amps depending on the size. I then set it to group 8 which limits the current to 50%, so either 2.5 or 3 amps.

Ideally it would be nice to go up to 4 amps, but with the 4 modes up to 50%, I’m very happy with the driver and the flashlights get plenty bright. The 0.1% moonlight mode is very low and the driver accommodates a lighted tail switch without a bleeder resistor, which is also very nice.

If you change the 10mΩ (R010) resistor to 15mΩ on the 6A Convoy driver you’ll get 4A.

Recently I bought some 5A/6A Convoy drivers (17mm/20mm simple 4 mode and the 12 groups). They installed single R020 instead of the older ones with R010, I don’t know if another parts might changed too, but it still managed pulling 5-6A at the tail. So you need to make sure before changing the resistor.

Limited English, still working on it.

jon_slider
jon_slider's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 4459
Location: Central North America

id30209 wrote:

I have swapped emitters in my FWAA.


Now running Osram CSLNM1.TG




 

great photos
great improvement in throw
congrats Thumbs Up

WTB Novatac Pocket Clip

JaredM
JaredM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 12 min ago
Joined: 10/31/2011 - 13:33
Posts: 1870
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

If Osram could just move down to 4500K… NM1s make a great EDC beam in triples.

id30209
id30209's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 05/17/2018 - 12:20
Posts: 1775
Location: Croatia

jon_slider wrote:
 great photos great improvement in throw congrats :THUMBS-UP:

 

Thx Jon!

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

id30209
id30209's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 05/17/2018 - 12:20
Posts: 1775
Location: Croatia

JaredM wrote:
If Osram could just move down to 4500K... NM1s make a great EDC beam in triples.

 

Oh i agree 

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1364
Location: Wisconsin, USA
PeyoX wrote:
Recently I bought some 5A/6A Convoy drivers (17mm/20mm simple 4 mode and the 12 groups). They installed single R020 instead of the older ones with R010, I don’t know if another parts might changed too, but it still managed pulling 5-6A at the tail. So you need to make sure before changing the resistor.

Mine also have the R020 resistors. So it appears changing the resistor (like to R030) with these newer drivers won’t reduce the max current?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

thefreeman
thefreeman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 54 min ago
Joined: 01/06/2020 - 09:56
Posts: 538
Location: France

No you can :
Vsense = R * I
Vsense = Rnew * Inew
Rnew = R * I/Inew
As you said Rnew = 30 mΩ for Inew = 4A if I = 6A.

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1364
Location: Wisconsin, USA

That seems way too complicated to me. Crying

I’m fine with just having the Convoy SST40 drivers max out at 50% for my E17As.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

pinkpanda3310
pinkpanda3310's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 14 min ago
Joined: 12/28/2013 - 08:45
Posts: 2857
Location: Perth

I reprogrammed the tail in my v11r. Due to the slow pwm it screwed with the camera and i couldn’t get an accurate video representation. In person it looks like a burning ember (kind of a sped up candle flicker)

 

Geuzzz
Geuzzz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 6 sec ago
Joined: 10/25/2015 - 10:27
Posts: 1384
Location: Netherlands

pinkpanda3310 wrote:
I reprogrammed the tail in my v11r. Due to the slow pwm it screwed with the camera and i couldn’t get an accurate video representation. In person it looks like a burning ember (kind of a sped up candle flicker)

!{width:30%}https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eL-qCQwlIxN-0NbPGfebtbEvsnUr5...!

Very nice. What clip do you have on your v11r?

pinkpanda3310
pinkpanda3310's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 14 min ago
Joined: 12/28/2013 - 08:45
Posts: 2857
Location: Perth

It’s an mcbrat clip. Some clearer pics here

 

Sari33
Offline
Last seen: 20 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 07/17/2019 - 05:43
Posts: 363
Location: EU

What better and fast method to make the surface of the shelf lapping and remove those residual steps?

I thought first file the edges of the pill (2mm height of material) and then get to the shelf with fine sandpaper

djozz
djozz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 25 min ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 17748
Location: Amsterdam

I never found an easy and good way to lap a surface inside a cavity, just tedious imperfect ways. But on some occasions when that was no problem I have indeed removed the entire edge of a pill, then it is easy to make a perfect surface.

pinkpanda3310
pinkpanda3310's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 14 min ago
Joined: 12/28/2013 - 08:45
Posts: 2857
Location: Perth

Looks like that pill screws in from the front of the torch. So it relies on the ‘lip’ to stop the pill screwing in too far.

So long as you don’t completely remove that lip or the tweezer holes, it’ll be easiest to cut back the edges like you mentioned.

 

andrx
andrx's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 51 min ago
Joined: 04/26/2019 - 12:58
Posts: 47
Location: Rovereto

Pages