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Old 05-17-2013, 07:11 PM #33
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Ok thanks for the warning. Time to hunt for a resistor...


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Seems like an easy enough fix, at least you caught it early. Thanks for the heads up.

Just want to check, this is the resistor I'm looking for correct? http://www.amazon.com/SUPEROHM-100PC...=680r+resistor
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I have found some SMD resistors which has 471 printed on. So the value is 470R. Is that enough ?
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Hold on to your horses guys,

if you haven't ordered a resistor yet don't

I may have found the solution of the fault!!!!!!

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FINALLY!

I FOUND THE SOLUTION! Forget about the bleed resistor!

this is a full-proof permanent solution.

the input cap must be changed with a 10uF 16V X5R/X7R cap.

originally I used 100uF cap supposedly to make things smoother but IT WAS the problem! It cannot discharge this fast when switching the input and the spike appeared!

even a 22uF cap will cause spikes sometimes!

10uF is just the right value for the input cap.

it's an easy change so instead of a resistor just replace the input cap with a 1206 10uF 16V X5R or X7R capacitor and goodbye spikes forever!

a perfect example where too much capacitance is not always better!

this is the cap needed to be changed!


Very sorry again I hope you don't hate me now

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Will have to hunt these little guys down now.
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Tom just sent me a link. Here you go : 20 x Panasonic ECJ 3YB1C106M Cap 10uF 20 16V X5R 1206 SMD | eBay

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I have received the iDRV3 drivers. They look very good.
After replacing the 100uF capacitor I have build it in my Dominator laser. The driver fits perfectly in the brass pill.
I always heatsink the drivers no matter the settings. The third hand keep the aluminium sink pressurize on the ic while the glue hardens.

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After replacing the 100uF capacitor I have build it in my Dominator laser. The driver fits perfectly in the brass pill.
I always heatsink the drivers no matter the settings. The third hand keep the aluminium sink pressurize on the ic while the glue hardens.

very nice!!!

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Mine arrived today, once I get the cap here and installed, I will be using this driver to replace my 2.2A x-drive in my massive heatsink dual 18650 host.

The 2.2A x-drive is gonna go into my Kryton 9mm build, it just doesn't make sense to me to have 2.2A in a giant host and 2.4A in the smaller host.


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Default Re: iDRV3 - New 3A Buck Driver

Ok here's mine with a new 10 uF cap, thought Id share
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