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FS: Mini Mag Green Kit! - Very Nice!

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Whats the tailcap like?
 



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It's nice, but I would like it better if it was harder to turn on. It clicks pretty easily. (Nite Ize)

I have ordered one of the Terra Lux tail caps to see if I like it better...
Jay

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I just received my Terra Lux tail cap to try out and I must say that I like it much better than the Nite Ize switch.

The Terra Lux switch requires more pressure to 'click' it on or off. Nice smooth finish too!
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...=32%26fsoo%3D2

 
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very nice

glad to see something done with the maglite
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Very nice Jayrob, i have often wished for a maglite laser host (proper host... replacing the bulb with a laser diode ala kipkay does not qualify in my book! although i did try this and destroyed 2 perfectly good red diodes in the process, DOH!)

I will be ordering one as soon as i can get my wife to release funding :)
I'll bet there were hundreds or even thousands (and counting) of diodes lost to the kipkay version with no current regulating driver! :oops:




Blu-ray or Red:

I found out that these have very little room in the head, so that's why I had to use a custom spacer/driver mount for a version 4 FlexDrive to mount inside the barrel with a 14650 supply for the blu-ray and red Mini Mag build... ;)
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/laser_pointer_forums_3/forum/showthread.php?t=40490
Jay




* Check out my Mini Mag Tutorial for Blu-ray or Red! :D
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/laser_pointer_forums_3/forum/showthread.php?p=526053
* FS: New Side Button Build Kit! ;)
http://laserpointerforums.com/laser_pointer_forums_3/forum/showthread.php?t=22607
 
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Update:

I just received my Terra Lux tail cap to try out and I must say that I like it much better than the Nite Ize switch.

The Terra Lux switch requires more pressure to 'click' it on or off. Nice smooth finish too!
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...=32%26fsoo%3D2
Jay
 
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xboxboy95, I sent your host with the sleeve and front piece (and other item) today. (Wednesday)

Thanks!
 

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Your package is in the mail as of today. (Monday)

Thanks!
 

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looks great, but is it possible to waterproof this kit to a few feet like the maglites themselves?
the front end, tail cap and barrel ends? im always scared of water messing up my nice shiny lasers. any info jayrob?
 

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Quite honestly, this host is very tight for room...

As you can see from the pictures, there is not good heatsinking room for the module either.

To make it water tight, you would have to seal the front with a glass lens and o-ring, which would affect the beam and power. (unless you had some AR coated glass specific for 532nm)

Also, the small set screw is a potential leak point that would need to be sealed.

I have a different green kit that would be much easier to try to make water proof shown here:
http://laserpointerforums.com/laser_pointer_forums_3/forum/showthread.php?t=22520

It also has much better heatsinking for your module! :D
 

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how much power loss would we be talking if a maglite clear plastic front 'lens' was inserted with the supplied o-ring to your diy green kit, and is the switch waterproof? ive already done this and everything fits perfect, ordering the module soon, but unsure whether to put it in water....

sorry for doing your head in with questions

cheers,
gaff
 

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Hey you know with custom modifications like what your talking about, it's just trial and error...

You will have to do testing to see if you can make it water proof. Just test it without a batter or module installed.

Same goes for the question about loss from a plastic lens. I would not think that it would be a very good thing to have the beam go through plastic though...
 

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do you think this kit would work with the CNI PGL-III-M-532 200mW module? Also known as the DL "Spartan"
 

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This kit is very limited for fitting a green module completely enclosed inside the host...

I have not seen that module you mentioned, but if it's 200mW's, I'm pretty sure it's not a 'shorter' style module that would fit completely inside this host like the 50mW 'short' green module that I showed in the first post...

I have my DIY Green kit for those longer 12mm modules:
http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/fs-diy-green-kit-host-heatsink-easy-assembly-22520.html

Edit: Oops, I thought we were in my 'Mini Green' thread. Yes, this host will fit a normal 12mm module. (with limited heatsinking though)
 
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will any module that fits in a GLP-AAA or GLP-CR2 also fit in this? I'm thinking about getting a really nice module from CNI (like a >150mW GLP, a 200mW PGL-3-M, or maybe even a pulsed 5-10mW Blue (the ones on the "Aquarius" GLP's). Let me know what you think, because I really do love this host, and I'd really love to have a high quality, lasting, powerful (or rare-color) module in it.

Peace & thanks
-cmak

P.S. just realized how out-of-date my sig is... My future-collection plans have changed since then
 
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