Serial/Parallel battery circuit (towards the bottom of the page). I like these circuits for using AA batteries in 4D-6D Mag-lites, as you get more voltage and more amperage by making a series/parallel battery pack.
Just in case everyone was wondering, I found that the DX package came into the US today, so hopefully it will get here after Thanksgiving. Maybe around next Monday (I Hope)...
From some measurements that Essexman gave me on his SAiK, I think there will be a Lot of Modification, since the stock lens and reflector are not anywhere near the dimensions of some of the replacement stuff available. It ought to be interesting if it can even be done. Unfortunately I may have to go looking for a different reflector. The lens will end up being a UV filter from a camera.
As I say I take things wrong, always have, it's what I do and the older I get, the harder I take things. I am sure you didn't hijack the thread on purpose, since you are brand new here and I am sure that my feelings on threads are only my own, so again, my apologies. Since I have to wait weeks for parts, I shouldn't have started a thread on this anyhow.
actually, i'm quite glad you did. I make enough money to buy an c88, a 305, a shower head 4xAA from DX, and mod them all (that's by no means a boast...)
but I get a lot of satisfaction from buying/modding something that matches my needs and expectations
I guess that's the 'budget' part for me - if what I want costs $160, but I get the same functionality for $30 and some of my own sweat, I'm much happier than w/ $160 missing from my account. the same is true if I end up w/ a few cheap lights laying around that i regret buying.
what i'm saying is, I probably would have bought one by now but waiting on your results is keeping me from being hasty. although...i'll admit, i will probably own them all eventually lol