Alaskan, a BIG THANK YOU for taking the time and effort and patience to answer my questions!
Now I just need to take it all in and let all the info digest for some time.
Great information from your past experiences which clears up many questions I've had for a while.
For question #6, is the...
I have 2 threads under Drivers, Heatsinks, etc. - both have over a hundred views each but no answers.
One is titled General Driver Heatsinking Tips.
The other is titled Maglite side clicky - can it handle 4.5 amps?
At this point, I think I have formulated my own answers so...
The simple audio plug with a silicone blob backing is more in line with what I had in mind - a simple safety mod for a simple host.
A reed switch, on the other hand, will be on my wish-list for my next-next-next level futuristic 22nd Century host, lol.
Do some laser pointers have a 'safety pin' which acts like a 'key' so that when removed or pulled out of its hole/port, the circuit is broken, rendering the laser pointer without power?
1) What type of 'pin' can be used? What is it called when looking at the Mouser catalog?
2) Can the hole...
Your complete hosts always look great - love the pictures you post here.
Is your work dedicated only to complete hosts or do you also do machine work on individual parts (heatsink, head, tailcap, battery tube, etc.) sent to you by forum members?
If only complete hosts, are the...
That was my first plan but now I prefer to put the heatsink inside the tube - if I can of course, to make the whole thing smaller, shorter and less bulky although I'd lose some heatsink mass with this design. I just don't know about using metal tape as an air gap filler. Or maybe if I don't...
The following questions are for using a large heatsink (e.g. host body or diode heatsink) for an SXD driver running at 4+ Amps:
1) Which component(s) of the driver needs to be heatsinked the most? What does that component look like on the board? Since many rectangular driver boards have...
A big thank you to Icecruncher and Lifetime for your advice. I noticed the 3.2V on many 32650 batteries and wondered about it but didn't know what to think. Your info will steer me in a different direction now. Great info. Thank you!
Hello Lifetime, Nice host for a really great price, especially with the custom head!
How many amps will the mag switch handle?
Which brand of 32650 battery do you recommend these days.....TrustFire, FCDC, Liitokala, or.......?
Hello, tried to find answer to this question in previous threads but couldn't find a discussion on this sibject.
Jayrob laser kits have used Maglites up to 3 Amps but not 4.5 Amps. Maybe his flashlights used high amps but I don't know if he modded the switch to handle the hi amps.
1) I am...