I was really hoping for a 2x 14500 side by side like the Wuben X-2 but with two LEDs and dual channel. For this right angle design I'd personally prefer if it came with 6V boost driver by default (possibly supporting 1.2V NiMH?), since 14500 doesn't give a lot of runtime and two emitters + efficient driver would help with that a lot.
Just when I thought I wasn’t going to get any more headlamps/angle-head lights…
NiMH would be a significant appeal to me as well given that I’m absolutely lousy with them and I’m not looking for peak output on anything that’s 1xAA/14500.
It does look to be a very tight design. Guessing that threadlocking is necessary for retention?
In my experience with right-angle lights that also switch-hit as headlamps the off-center orientation is mostly an issue when using the switch and occasionally for exceptionally up-close work - otherwise goes unnoticed.
Came across a topic on reddit that says that Hank’s boost driver can be quite easily modified to squeeze 2.5amps per led with almost the same efficiency
u/m4potofu also gives inductor versions which you can swap to get 3a per led. comment
Considering that Hank stubbornly ignores all my questions in this thread and on reddit about the development of his boost driver I think he just wants to get rid of the huge stock of old components in his warehouse. Of course this is his business but I think it’s not really fair to the community.
it was probably used in normal operation until it got low, and then it sat idle (with aux lights on) for quite some time. a month or more, maybe.
the cell was at 2.3V. is that normal? i have boost driver.
the cell was purchased this year. i did a capacity test on it, and it tested good (skyrc MC3000 charger) — almost as good as new.
do you think the cell is damaged? should i discard it for safety reasons?
edit: apparently since it’s not ICR chem, it is safe to use?
If I recall correctly the auxiliary lights run outside of the low voltage protection, so the auxiliary lights can indeed eventually run a cell lower than recommended. It’s our job to practice proper maintenance.
Most of my lights with auxiliaries are set to display while in active status and be dark in lockout for this very reason.