How to remove emitter

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FlexakaMal
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How to remove emitter

Seems thermal paste would not be good enough and they used thermal glue. Any suggestions how to remove it in one piece?

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Heat it up. I removed a few emitters glued in like this. Desolder and remove the driver, set the pill on top of a hot plate and use needle node pliers to put some lateral torque on the emitter's base plate while heating it up. After a minute or two it should come off.

And, most important, don't just grab the pill with your bare hand afterwards, because you're distracted by contemplating the emitter and in a hurry to get back to your work shop. It's really painful...

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OK will give that a shot thanks.

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Freezing it always worked for me, might be better for the led.

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Mild heat, then the freeze if that failsWink

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Put it in the freezer for awhile came out with abit of force(not too much) Now my C8 has a R5 pulling 1.4a at the tail @4.12v . Throws a mile mmm well 80m easy .Will try the smooth reflector tomorrow and compare with my brothers that still has its Q5.

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That's a great mod for that light. That's a good current for an XP-G too.

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brted wrote:

That's a great mod for that light. That's a good current for an XP-G too.

 

It was a good light with the Q5, with the R5 its a great light.Laughing now of course the Q5 is going tto replace a P4 and the P4 some no name once I get the time.

Tried getting a beam shot at 20meters but its so grainy I won't post it.New camera soon though.