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    General driver heatsinking tips (driver attached to host body or diode heatsink) ?

    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...
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    Is it possible to hide certain threads from ever showing up?

    Hi Alaskan, 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...
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    Is it possible to hide certain threads from ever showing up?

    ok but I assume there is no way to delete or close the thread? Is it ok if I empty (delete) the content and title?
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    Is it possible to hide certain threads from ever showing up?

    how to close or delete your own thread? I have a few threads with no response so I would like to close or delete them.
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    Power cut off Safety Pin?

    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.
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    Power cut off Safety Pin?

    ok, I think the 2.5mm audio TS plug was what I saw on a higher-end Chinese laser somewhere. I just didn't know exactly what type of plug it was using. Thank you guys!
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    Power cut off Safety Pin?

    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...
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    Survival Laser Open Thread

    ok, thank you. 4.5A is plenty enough.
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    hello LT17, I started a private conversation with you to ask more questions (I assume this is how you send a PM) Never used this function before so don't know if I did it right or whether you got it.
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    Hello LT17, 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...
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    ok, thank you. pm sent.
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    ok, thank you Alaskan. I will consider the pros/cons you mentioned. FT17: About your really nice heat sinks: Which host were these meant for? Thank you.
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    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...
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    LT17 - ok, thank you for the info.
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    LT17, about your custom primary heatsinks, are they one piece (front piece for diode and lens) or two piece (front piece and back piece)? Thank you.
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    General driver heatsinking tips (driver attached to host body or diode heatsink) ?

    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...
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    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!
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    Survival Laser Open Thread

    Question: How many amps will the tail switch in the S4X handle? Thank you for your help!
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    Sale thread/ Hosts/Heat Sinks/Focus adapters/lasers

    Hello Lifetime, Nice host for a really great price, especially with the custom head! Question: How many amps will the mag switch handle? Which brand of 32650 battery do you recommend these days.....TrustFire, FCDC, Liitokala, or.......? thanks.
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    Can Maglite 2D side clicky switch handle up to 4.5 Amps at 8V DC?

    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...




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