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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2014, 08:50:36 PM »
Sounds good to me as long as I win that beauty! :P

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 07:06:12 PM »
Thats a very generous offer WH. The driver is 17mm but unfortunately I would be incapable of putting this together myself. But if your offering? ;)
Edit. Would not direct drive be to much for a 14500 battery? HKJ's testing only goes to 3 amps on the AW and Efest batteries. Maybe on a light with a larger battery would be more practical.
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/AW%20IMR%2014500%20600mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Efest%20IMR14500%20V1%20700mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
On these smaller FET's the current is somewhat lower than the really big ones...plus the beauty of the build is the firmware, can have the "wide open" (turbo) step back to a lower current level at whatever time frame you want, thus heavily reducing the current flow (thru PWM) to the emitter

would be able to give 5 levels if you wanted with a really nice moonlight mode for very long run times
What do you all think? :)

I like the idea, especially letting WarHAwk build it (if thats the plan)

I like the idea of using an instant-start ramp back in turbo vs. one timed step down. It comes on at full power but then over the next 35 seconds ramps its self down (one PWM step at a time, you cant even see it) to high.
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 08:50:33 PM »
Absolutely!
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2014, 08:34:40 PM »
I can understand why the knurling on the head and bezel was so difficult, but it does look fantastic.  Great piece of work, WH.

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2014, 09:11:35 PM »
I can understand why the knurling on the head and bezel was so difficult, but it does look fantastic.  Great piece of work, WH.
Oh..not my build...I am in NO way that skilled, I was just offering to build a custom driver to make it have many more options

Thus an INCREDIBLE built flashlight host with a better than normal driver


I like the idea, especially letting WarHAwk build it (if thats the plan)

I like the idea of using an instant-start ramp back in turbo vs. one timed step down. It comes on at full power but then over the next 35 seconds ramps its self down (one PWM step at a time, you cant even see it) to high.
CK...you have done alot more R&D on that compile...have you tweaked up the version I got from you before...I will build the driver if they want it, can you hook me up with the code you have come up with

And the ramping down from turbo to high is so subtle you can't really see it go from turbo to high....which is very very nice
« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 09:15:56 PM by WarHawk-AVG »

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2014, 09:12:42 PM »
I have taken WH up on his offer to supply a driver. The winner will have the choice of driver from AA, 7135 based driver or WH hotrod version.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 09:13:00 PM by MRsDNF »
When the big picture is to big, look for a point you can start at and build from there.

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2014, 09:30:53 PM »
Quote from: warhawk-avg
CK...you have done alot more R&D on that compile...have you tweaked up the version I got from you before...I will build the driver if they want it, can you hook me up with the code you have come up with

And the ramping down from turbo to high is so subtle you can't really see it go from turbo to high....which is very very nice

sure I never got the ramp down to work with the timer, it starts right away but it's cleaned up from my first attempt and works great

whats your plan for an AA driver?
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2014, 10:54:28 PM »
From memory its the 3 mode LD30. I hope its not the 5 mode version.
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2014, 11:15:06 PM »
14500, either the linear regulated 7135 version, or the Direct Drive FET version...don't have a AA boost one (wish I did)

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2014, 02:04:26 PM »
Beautiful light!

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2014, 02:12:55 PM »
Sensational !
A nice light for some lucky winner.
Thanks Steve.

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2014, 02:23:09 PM »
Wow! What a beautiful light!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2014, 03:11:26 PM »
Wow nice light, hopefully I made it in time for giveaway.

Linh

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2014, 05:20:34 PM »
Had to get in on the chance for another breathtaking MRsDNF creation!

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2014, 05:27:30 PM »
Outstanding work! It would be an honor owning such a unique light.