^ Thanks Freeme for posting the store link. There is only one Mateminco store on AE. The owner is very helpful and will most likely sell you every part of Mateminco flashlights you could imagine.
Anyone find the MCPCB listed? I couldn't find it.
It is not listed in the store. You need to contact the seller and ask for it. You have to pay shipping for shipping separately if you don’t buy it with a flashlight.
Right, that didnt occur to me. Thank you for the link freeme.
Any Idea where to buy spare driver boards for modding? I tried Mateminco but they offered to sell me one at 22$ + 11.5$ shipping. 33.5$ seems kinda lot.
Try Lexel. He designed the driver and offers many types for sale. If he has one it wont be cheap. Its at least a $20-$25 driver.
I have exactly the same issue, it’s not critical, but can anyone answer the following question?
He doesnt, I asked him few days ago. He was very helpful, pointed out that they changed the mosfet, inductor and maybe even the diode (he couldnt say from picture) in his original design for cheaper alternatives. So thats why the voltage measurement is so off on some of them. Those chinasium components they used instead of those he recommended have poor tolerances. He gave me few good pointers on how to change the firmware to compansate for it. But I wanted to buy a new driver, flash that one and once evrything is well calibrated swap it in the flashlight.
I have the same effect with my 4000K Version. The thermal setting are configured correctly, room temperature is reading accurately. Temperature limit is set to 60° (Thermal Cfg -> 2. +30 clicks).
On Turbo it works fine, the host reaches ~60° and the regulation begin slowly to step down.
But in ramping mode, on any ramp level about 1000 - 2000 lm, the regulation kicks in after 10 - 15 sec. and goes rapidly down to 500 lm. No matter what temperature the host have, it reaches not even 30° and nevertheless it begin to step down. After some time the output level goes upwards, but the host temperature does not reach the set temperature limit at all, I did not measure it, but about the 45 ° max. None of my other Anduril lights behave like that.
Does anyone have an idea why the thermal regulation behaves like this? Seems like a software problem.
Would be nice if someone else would test the MF01 mini on this behavior.
Fuck me. I’ve just noticed mine is doing the exactly same thing, I also have the sst20 4000k version. Its regulating down on max ramp (not turbo) after few seconds of use. Its not even hot to the touch jet, just a bit warmer than environment. And it drops to much lower level. It stays much longer on turbo than max ramp. I have those copper and brass on the way… How to fix this? Is it something in andurils configuration for this light? Does anyone know?
freeme? Is this bug in all astrolix mf01 minis? Should we flash the firmware? Because it very limits the usefulness of the light to have it termo regulate down so quickly… Is this a firmware problem or is it caused by some hardware component? Can anytging be done about it?
Since we have 2 software related questions, stepdown and lvp, I sent a PM to Toykeeper with this thread link. Hopefully she will post here or answer me and I’ll relay here. Now we wait.
I flashed the latest firmware and… it’s not fun. Getting everything out and back in again is pretty painful. Ah well.
Could someone please measure the diameter of the optic and/or MCPCB of the MF01 mini? The internal diameter of the bezel would be helpful as well.
Mine also like that, I haven’t got around to test it yet - too buisy buying stuff and bad health
I don’t want to unscrew the flashlight again so I will give you the dimensions of glass instead inner diameter of bezel (all dimensions are approximately ± 0,2mm)
Glass - 40mm x 2mm
MCPCB - 32mm x 2mm
Optic - 34,75-34,85mm x 9mm
Thank you very much, Chatika vas Paus. These are exactly the data I have been looking for. Your fotos are excellent and give a good overview of the internals.
My thermal paste was also a bit iffy, so I’ve replaced it: