I am looking to build a P60 dropin that will only be used with 2*AA batteries, likely Eneelop batteries. I understand that there is not a good option or any option… for a tiny13a 2*AA driver. If that understanding is still true, what is the best driver to use? I am planning to build around either the 219C or an XM-L2 4C. I would like good output, decent low moon and no disco modes. Mode memory would be nice but is not required.
I am thinking about using a second generation TG06 driver, but fit will be an issue since they are small. I may try to piggy back one on a stripped driver board. Are there any better options out there? I could use 14500’s in series, but I have not ventured into lights that run in series since it sounds like they could be a little more risky than single cell lights. I am also leaning toward not using 14500’s because I would like to park this light with batteries and not worry about it for months on end and I would like to use it in the truck during very hot and very cold weather. This is being built for a Dereelight Javelin and Solarforce L2r.
I’ve used Simon’s version of the LD-30 in 2xNiMH flashlights, and as eebowler says, low is moonlight, and the other 2 modes are both about full brightness.
(I’m using Solarforce’s “L2 Series” 2-cell battery tubes with “4/3AF” NiMH (cells the same size as 18650s)
It’s not an ideal setup.
I’m waiting on RMM’s “someday maybe” multi-mode 2xAA driver. Meanwhile using his single mode driver.