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Flashlights => Flashlight Drivers Discussion => Topic started by: MRsDNF on August 21, 2015, 10:45:09 AM

Title: Mountain Electronics driver.
Post by: MRsDNF on August 21, 2015, 10:45:09 AM
I got this from RMM. I have no idea how you guys build these drivers as some of the components are mere mm's in size. This is pure flashlight pawn. 5 amps, four modes with 90 second turbo timer, 9 volt LVP and mode memory. Now not to toast it.

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w415/mrsdnf/BLF%202015%20Comp%20build/IMG_6850.jpg)
Title: Re: Mountain Electronics driver.
Post by: JohnnyMac on August 24, 2015, 05:45:04 AM
That is a great looking driver! What are you going to use it in?  You have plans for it yet?
Title: Re: Mountain Electronics driver.
Post by: MRsDNF on August 25, 2015, 10:36:21 AM
Yes. Its had a quick test run driving 4 XPE leds at 2.5 amps each.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40438

Title: Re: Mountain Electronics driver.
Post by: 18sixfifty on August 29, 2015, 10:50:20 PM
Looks like a nice driver. I haven't built that one yet but I'm starting to build more drivers now and I rarely buy them at all but if I do it's from RMM. Richard is a great guy and runs a nice shop for sure. I think if you factor in the labor his prices on these drivers is fantastic.

Good luck with your build!
Title: Re: Mountain Electronics driver.
Post by: MRsDNF on August 30, 2015, 07:31:05 AM
That's terrific your building your own drivers. Are you programming them as well?
Title: Re: Mountain Electronics driver.
Post by: tech on October 09, 2016, 07:13:44 PM
they are easier to build if you have a reflow oven or a workaround, like the hotplate / skillet method. after a few failed attempts at hand soldering a small driver I used the hotplate method and never looked back.

the next step would be controlling a IR toaster oven with an Arduino controller and temperature probes.