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DTR

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1.9W Jayrob 2D Mag Host​



Here is a kit that Jayrob is offering that has the capabilities of the RL-2088 flashlight(the host for my Frankenstein unit). It is a high quality Mag Light with a really heavy duty side button switch that is also a forward clicky for momentary style use. It will run this unit for over 10 minutes straight without any heating issues.:D









I found this project pretty easy to work on. The hardest part is setting up the P3 but if you get the hot kit from Jay he will have it set up for you.


Here is Jay's thread on this kit with pricing and options.http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/f...exmodp3-side-button-forward-clicky-57278.html




Here are some of the shots of the host. I went with Violet but he also has silver, black and blue.:)



























Here are the all the components for needed for this unit. It consists of the retaining ring, head, heatsink, host body W/side clicky, Flexmod P3 and tailcap. Also I have both the 32600's and 26650's W/custom battery sleeve. You will also need some thermal paste, a diode and an Aixiz module.











Now depending on what battery setup the tailcap will come set up one of two ways. The way shown is for the 32600's. If you are using the 26650's then the spring will be set lower in the tailcap and you will the yellow custom battery sleeve pictured above from jayrob to give a tight fit with the slightly smaller batteries.








Jay has added a massive 84 gram heatsink to this unit for ultimate heat dissipation. If you thought a Mag Light made a good club try adding 84 grams to the head.:evil:










He has also added a threaded hole that the bolt that comes with the driver can attach the "MOSFET" on the P3 to the heatsink which is where the heat is generated from the driver.












First you will need to configure your Flexmod P3 and set it to the desired current. I set this driver to 1.8A. You can refer to my thread I made after I did the Frankenstein review for a tutorial on how to set it up.

How to set up the Flexmod P3 for a handheld laser








Once you have the driver set up you will need to press a diode into an Aixiz module and you are ready to solder the leads from the driver.












Now that your diode is connected to your driver you can put it in the heatsink and prepare to attach the driver to it.









Get your thermal paste out. Adhesive is not needed since we have the bolt to hold the driver tight on the heatsink.










Spread a little of the paste around the little threaded hole.










Next just attach the driver and tighten down the bolt holding it in place. Try to center it so that the heatsink slides nicely into the head of the Mag.











Now you are ready to attache the driver to the leads that are coming from the host body.










Put some shrink tubing on wires and solder them together.










Heat up you shrink tube and you are pretty much done with the build.










Just slide the heatsink into the head.









Screw the retainer ring on.










Charge up your massive batteries. These are the D size 32600's 3.7V 5000mAh Li-Ion's from Bestofferbuy and should provide over 2 hours runtimes between charging. I am however not endorsing that company. They were the only ones that had success getting these batteries from. But I have had many bad experiences with them and think they have some very deceptive business practices. The charger is a WF-188 and is the most flexable chargers that I have ever used. It can charge any battery from an RCR2's to 32600's and it charges Lifepo4 3.2V cells as well as 3.7V Li-Ions via a selector switch.:D The charger can be found HERE.










Throw you batteries in and you are ready lase.;)

Now for the beamshots.:eg:































LPM Test

1983mW W/G-1 lens.:eg:






In conclusion It is a great high quality host that will last longer between charging than my Frankenstein, has the same heatsinking abilities and the price is much more attractive.:p

Hope you enjoyed and if you would like to see more of my reviews and tutorials check out my compilation thread linked in my sig.:beer:​
 
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DTR, what kind of camera do you have, you always take such wonderful shots!


Geez man, I'm gonna have to get a blue maglite, it's awesome. Those D size Li-Ions are bad ass.

Another awesome build by Jayrob and DTR! :)
 

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i know what i'm gonna type next is frowned upon here but F it...

w00t.
 

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Thanks DTR excellent tut and pics another great kit by Jay too:beer:
 

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Damn, does this thing even heat up at all? How long have you ran in in one go?
 

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As always, great built!

Also only the pics are woth a look, especially the one with the mirror reflecting the beam.

Your next ste is a dual-diode built right :D
 

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Dang man you just don't stop! Haha very nice review! :beer:
 

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I like those beam shots! :cool:

Especially this one:


Nice job on the build as usual...

Thanks for a great review! :)
 
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DTR, what kind of camera do you have, you always take such wonderful shots!


Geez man, I'm gonna have to get a blue maglite, it's awesome. Those D size Li-Ions are bad ass.

Another awesome build by Jayrob and DTR! :)

I have an Olympus Pen E-PL1 and I love it.:D

The batteries are just ridiculous. It did however take 9 hours to charge them with the chargers set to 650mA charge rate. But I have had it on for almost an hour now and it has only dropped in voltage .8V.:twak:



Damn, does this thing even heat up at all? How long have you ran in in one go?


I have run it for 10 minutes and it was handling the heat like no other I have seen. The heatsink was warm but not that bad. It will run longer than anyone could possibly want to run it at a time.

I like those beam shots! :cool:

Especially this one:

Nice job on the build as usual...

Thanks for a great review! :)

Thanks Jay. Just keep coming up with new hosts and I will keep reviewing them.;)
 

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Very nice build as usual :beer:
That is my favorite Mag-lite, don't know how many times I have eyed it sitting on my desk, just too good of a flashlight for me to make a laser into it.;)

With that heat-sink in it I sure it would still withstand the "car driving over it" test too.
 

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Nice detailed review as always DTR. Thats one hunk of heatsinking for sure. I believe my next 445 build will be using a 26650. :beer:
 

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Very nice build as usual :beer:
That is my favorite Mag-lite, don't know how many times I have eyed it sitting on my desk, just too good of a flashlight for me to make a laser into it.;)

With that heat-sink in it I sure it would still withstand the "car driving over it" test too.
Keep an eye out for my 2 D Maglite P7 Flashlight mod coming very soon. (parts on order)

It will basically be, just a tutorial...

The quality of the Maglite finish and switch, is only missing a quality aluminum reflector and glass lens instead of the plastic stock reflector and lens.

My P7 mod will have a glass lens and aluminum reflector, using a P7 emitter and 2 X 32600 Li-Ion's! :)

I have P7 lights that use a single 18650, and also a dual 18650 P7 light. The dual 18650 one will give the full power of the P7 emitter (with the proper driver), but run times aren't that great at full power with a P7 using 18650's...

So the Maglite 2D with 5000mAh 32600's, will be perfect for good run times using a proper mounted P7 with aluminum reflector and glass lens.

And it will still retain the same water resistant characteristics as the stock Maglite...

Keep an eye out for my thread in the flashlight section! :cool:
 
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Keep an eye out for my 2 D Maglite P7 Flashlight mod coming very soon. (parts on order)
That sounds pretty sweet. Have you thought about using the multi emmiter ones like what was in the RL-2088?
 

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From what I've seen, the P7 emitter is better and more efficient as well... (I could be wrong. Just going from visual comparisons) But

It's not going to be a super tight throw. It will have some flood to it like most P7's.

The thing that will make it nice, is the quality of the host, with glass lens/aluminum reflector/and good capacity 32600's.

The P7 reflector/emitter module, has a copper heatsink for the emitter. See here:
DealExtreme: $22.28 SSC P7-C 2800mA LED Module with Copper Base (3.6V~8.4V)

Here's the glass:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25231

But I'll make a thread showing the details of the modification. It will be easy for anybody to do...
 
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