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  1. Cube777

    My first 445 build!

    Re: My first 445 build! UPDATED! Thanks for all the positive replies guys! I recently thought of cranking up the current and when I tried to adjust the driver from 1.2A up, it just wouldn't increase the current. So, I decided to swap out the driver for a FMT 1.8A. I had lying around. I tested...
  2. Cube777

    Some evening beamshots ------

    Same here, no pics, all the links are dead.
  3. Cube777

    My first 445 build!

    Thanks guys for the positive replies! I built about a year on this guy, I had to save to buy a part each time and each time I needed to wait a month for the part to arrive :horse: (i just don't see the use of that emoticon :) )
  4. Cube777

    My Rainbow -- Post Pic's of Yours

    My rainbow (seriously it's all that is have :) ):
  5. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Thanks guys for the help! the problem was the resistance to the driver :) I got rid of as much resistance between the driver and the battery as possible and the FMT and Xboost worked perfectly! I will be testing the Odicforce driver later since I have a new build to play around with tonight :cheers:
  6. Cube777

    My first 445 build!

    Hi LPF, So this is my first successful 445nm build :bday: First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped in this build with advice etc.! It is a M140 with a 3 element glass lens (From DTR), with a X-Boost set to approximately 1.2A (From Clif) with an estimated output of...
  7. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Hi guys, I tested the FMT, exactly the same results. I don't know if this helps, the driver emitted the distinct high frequency sound mentioned in the datasheet, although the input voltage is correct and the source is able to supply enough current. It emitted the same sound in buck and boost...
  8. Cube777

    Guidesman question

    Thanks! Didn't think about testing the host with 2X 16340's (I don't have the 18350's), so I dug some up and it fitted with a lot of room to spare so I think the 18350's will fit(and the host has a huge spring that can be modded easily) Thanks for the help!! +rep to you! :beer:
  9. Cube777

    Guidesman question

    Hi LPF, I have a Guidesman host and I would just like to know if I can use 2X 18350's with it? I know you can use 16340's with it, just wondering if I can rather use 18350's. Thanks in advance!
  10. Cube777

    PERMANENT THREAD: Ebay& other internet FINDS of interest- read all the OP please sub

    Re: PERMANENT THREAD: Ebay& other internet FINDS of interest- read all the OP please Possible (with modding) mini build host? 10x Carabiner Flashlights Mini Torch Bright LED Colors Aluminium Key Ring RRP$60 | eBay
  11. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Was just following BShanahan14rulz's advice of using at least 7 diodes or better 8 :)
  12. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Thanks guys for all the help! I'm a little busy right now, will get to testing the FMT again asap and I will post the results. I have found that the 18650's have a larger IR than expected, although it's so small it can't have an impact on the input. I have silicone wires soldered to the driver...
  13. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    I still have both of them, although both of them does exactly the same. I'll try and test both of them again today. So there's absolutely nothing else I can try (except risking the diode which I sadly can't do)?
  14. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Thanks Daguin for the advice, but I've been saving up for this diode a long while now, and I'm dead sure that my dummy load is working perfectly. I've tested it with my other linear drivers and it worked perfectly. I'm sorry, but I can't risk the only diode I have, I've learned my lesson more...
  15. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Thanks Cyparagon! Didn't know that... Sorry, I don't have access to a oscilloscope, only a multimeter. @Daguin I only tested the driver with the ATX power supply at the beginning, all the results in the table was done with 2 of LarryDFW's 18650 batteries in parallel, IIRC, each capable of a...
  16. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    The "Diode" part is the amount of diodes in series on my dummy load.... after that is just in input voltage, input current, output voltage and output current of the driver. If I understand correctly that was the info you guys needed? Is it readable in your browsers?
  17. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Hi guys, Sorry for the long wait, I was to busy to test the driver yesterday. The power supply I used previously is an ATX power supply I converted, and I used variable voltage output I built in (LM338 circuit - should be able to handle up to 8A) so I don't think there was a problem with the...
  18. Cube777

    Third boost driver not working....

    Hi LPF, Currently I'm building a M140 build, and I decided to go the boost driver/18650 battery route. At first I ordered a FMT from Cliff, then a X-Boost, and now a 1W boost driver from John over at Odicforce. All of them provided a output current significantly lower than the advertised output...
  19. Cube777

    My new DIY red laser

    Glad to hear the driver works :) Good luck for the build!
  20. Cube777

    My new DIY red laser

    The LM338 should work great if you use it in that circuit (used that driver multiple times), although I would recommend that you use fixed resistors with high power ratings, I busted a M140 because i used a pot that couldn't handle the current.





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