- Mar 25, 2016
I was planning on using 2x 14500 li-ion batteries because that is what Ultrasabers use here.I've been asking on the Ultrasabers forum (as I want to do this myself, with the Azure Reaper hilt) but the people there have been mostly useless. The main problem seems to be fitting the batteries in.
The best way to power a laser like this is with two 32650s, which are just wide enough to fit into an Ultrasabers hilt.
However, the problem is fitting two of them in there. If the distance from switch to the start of the pommel is not greater than 13cm, the build is impossible.
The Guardian is also basically impossible to disassemble. How are you going to get a battery contact board in there?
I asked DTR if the 14500 batteries would handle the current draw and he said
Right now I am shipping back the 35mm copper module and getting the 25mm copper module. I am purchasing the Guardian empty hilt with the AV hole and a blue AV switch. I will decide on what batteries to use when I measure it for myself in hand. I will keep you posted what batteries will fit and in what combination"Yea if you want to use two 14500's in series the only ones I know of that will work for the unit are the AW IMR 14500 cells and only buy from authorized dealers to make sure they are genuine."