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Default Barebones C6 Driver

The Mohgasm driver in my C6 failed, strangely, even at only 1.25A, so I decided to replace it with my own driver. A LM317 and 4 1 ohm resistors.



It runs the diode at about 1.23A, uses a TO-220 LM317 with it's tab trimmed off, and 4 1 ohm resistors in a 2S2P config. This adds to a 1 ohm @ 2W resistor. The resistors dissipate roughly 1.5W combined.

NOTE: If you try this yourself, the LM317 tab MUST be insulated from the pill.

The resistors get freakin hot very quickly, but it works

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Nice old school tinkering. I see you use heatsink pad between the LM317 and the pill.
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Yep, regular ol insulating heat pad
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