4/3A NiMH cells, anyone using them?

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4/3A NiMH cells, anyone using them?

I just revived cells from a NiMH rechargeable pack but haven’t found a light to put them in. Cells are Varta 4/3A, 4000 mAh (17670 size). Looking online I’ve found same size cells for $3.00 to $7.00 (no-name to Sanyo). Has anyone tried this size? I’m considering buying a boost driver and building a P60 drop-in. Any driver suggestions beyond the Nanjg110 driver sold by MTN Elec.?

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These clickable links are what you get when you just type text into the Search box.
For example typing 4/3AF into Search gets this:

http://budgetlightforum.com/search?q_as=4%2F3AF

I’m using those in a 2-cell Solarforce light
http://solarforceflashlight-sales.com/product_detail.php?t=FB&s=45&id=694

right now with LD-30 driver (you can search on that also) successfully with a Nichia, less successfully with an amber XP-E2

The LD-20 and LD-30 drivers (in several variations) ought to work, but in practice they’re, well, variable.

http://budgetlightforum.com/search?q_as=LD-30%204%2F3AF
http://budgetlightforum.com/search?q_as=LD-20%204%2F3AF

Change search from “Relevance” to “Date” in the results, and ignore the ads that show up.

RMM has a 1-mode NiMH driver; I haven’t put one into a host yet.
He’s been thinking about a multi-mode driver but it hasn’t been built yet, it’s a maybe for the future.

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Thanks Hank,

I had already considered the D18 body tube from Solarforce in a 2X configuration. Looking at what drivers are available I’m thinking a low output E-light in a cheap P60 host might be useful. I’ve also thought of buying several cheap AA lights and cannabilizing the drivers.

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I use to use them in an unmodified 3T6 type lights.  Three worked fine, but 4 provided the best output.  Since they are capable of high current, 4 provided enough voltage overhead and current to be just as bright as using normal Li-ion cells.

EDIT: The reason I stopped was because the cells eventually got tired.  They were very old when I found the pack to start with.  They served me well for a good number of years.

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I use the 4/3AF in my direct drive builds.