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Old 06-03-2010, 07:38 PM #17
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Whew, I finally finished this build! After totally messing up my first host I ordered another. I have the rckstr driver set to 434mA, wish I had a LPM to measure the output .

I'll post more details and pics tonight when I can get some beam shots!!


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Ok, so here are some pics. After getting a few recommendations I decided to jump one of the battery connections so I'm only using 2XAAA (10440) instead of 3.






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Good job the only thing I see that might be a potential problem....the driver could touch the inner wall of the host, possibly shorting it out. Maybe line the wall with electrical tape? Wrapping driver would be easier, but I'm thinking that might not allow proper cooling.
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Wow! I thought this thread got knocked ALL the way down and no one would every see it again!! LOL. Thanks for you compliment and suggestion! Actually, since I posted this I did exactly just that. I lined the inside of the wall with electrical tape because of that very reason, heat from the driver. I noticed these rckstr drivers get pretty warm.

The other thing I did since then was to adapt your battery mod idea!! That is a great mod btw! The only difference is I used a 0.5mm neodymium-iron-boron rare-earth magnet between the two batteries instead of making a spacer.

I gave you +1 rep for that idea!

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Sounds like you're well on the way to making great builds, doing the most important step, doing the research I'm glad you liked the battery mod, and thanks for the rep.

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