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Title: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: Gazeddy on August 21, 2014, 11:52:27 PM
after melting my minimaglite in an experiment i want to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. li-ion is a power option but im after chucking out some serious light for its size. what driver/led combo would be best for this?
Title: Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: WarHawk-AVG on August 22, 2014, 06:40:53 AM
hmm...I remember someone taking a 16mm noctigon, grinding it down, mounting it over the top and making it direct drive with a single Li Ion

Not totally sure on a conversion...if it was a regular maglite with the flanged bulb I would recommend these (these also work GREAT for those toolpack flashlights as well ([make sure you get the right voltage though])
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/b-series/

This might bring it up to this century...but will be WOEFULLY underpowered
http://www.niteize.com/product/LED-Upgrade-Kit-II.asp

Title: Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: Gazeddy on August 22, 2014, 09:28:35 AM
thats the later generation to the one i melted (3x 5mm leds on a pcb). will lookin into noctigon
Title: Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: JohnnyMac on August 22, 2014, 03:21:09 PM
I hate sending a member to another forum but if it's minimag conversion you are seeking then this is the best tutorial going (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1642).  My buddy Match figured out a super easy way to upgrade an AA minimag into a beast.  I done it many times myself making improvements along the way and have created many shortened 1*AA "Micro" Maglites that slam out well over 900 OTF lumens.


This one I made to auction off to generate funds for the widow of a good member and friend.  It did about 950 OTF.  It was a real gem!   Gallery link (http://s246.photobucket.com/user/CigarJohnny/library/Sardion%20Master%20Spec%20Ed)


(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg106/CigarJohnny/Sardion%20Master%20Spec%20Ed/IMG_20120911_175126.jpg)
Title: Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: Gazeddy on August 22, 2014, 03:50:39 PM
ive not got the kit to rethread the tube. so i will be "stuck" with either 2s 14500 or 2s AA. i also seem to have mislaid my stock cap so i have a niteize tailcap switch. but p60 dropin with a bit of modding looks good.
Title: Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: Cereal_Killer on August 22, 2014, 03:54:35 PM
FYI I use a 3/4" sort bit for the head, have to file the OD threads off the P60 pill but that gives you a better contact area anyway.
Title: Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: M.Salah on November 22, 2018, 07:48:55 AM
It is an excellent idea.
Title: Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
Post by: Jonesen on June 03, 2019, 08:31:29 AM
Thanks for the info