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Odicforce Waterproof Host for Green Modules

Morgan

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This is incorrect. You can easily press an aixiz module in the host and have the focusing ring accessible, it is long enough. I will take a picture of one later when I get home, if you like.

This is not necessary. I can show you with pictures (if you like), but an aixiz module will fit in deep enough that you can retain the waterproof aperture window and locking nut on the host, and it doesn't touch the aixiz module, and it is still focusable. The only catch is that you have to screw off the waterproof head to adjust the focus on the aixiz.
And actually the aperture window is not AR coated on the R-foss (unfocusable) hosts.
The only issue I have found is that you have to build an electrically-isolated spring (heat-shrink tubing works) that goes through the hole in the back of the aixiz module that is the proper length to contact the battery.
Easy :whistle:
I think you have misunderstood me. I didn't say the module would not fit. I said that it would be inside the housing and therefore the focus ring would be unuseable. You seem to agree as you mention the catch to this. Yes, you can fit an Aixiz, but is it worth the modification to allow full functionality when there are host kits that are designed for Aixiz modules and the like? To allow the focus ring to be easily accessible without half disassembling your build you would have to remove the window, drill out the hole and move the Aixiz forward through the new hole thus destroying the, [questionable], waterproofing. This would mean further modification that, again, I feel would be work for work's sake. Might as well get a different kit but if it works for you then fine. I didn't suggest it couldn't or shouldn't be done but it's not as easy as simply inserting a green module which this host was designed for. I'm all for modification but I didn't want someone to go buying one of these thinking they are designed for both modules because they are not. They are designed for green modules only. Other modules can be made to fit but require some modification to either the module, (electrically isolated spring for example), or host to function fully. That is why I said you would have to make compromises.

I had read that the window was AR coated but I stand corrected.

@ jander6442 - Nice modified host. With imagination this host can be modified and retain all functionality.

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After writing my reply I did go and have a look and edited to add comment on it. I do not remove previously made statements however. Regardless of the solution, these are all modifications, not a host bought for Aixiz modules and that was the question asked.

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... not a host bought for Aixiz modules and that was the question asked.
Really? In this thread? :thinking:
Other than you bringing up difficulties with installing an Aixiz,

all I find is this:

Wow, this build looks really nice. I might buy one for my red laser. QUOTE]

@ Anthony16r - Although it would not be a major hassle to fit a red or Blu-ray into this host, ... why not give it a go.
There are simply better kits available for this ...
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This I absolutely agree with.

So. Just so we are clear: I am not trying to step on anyones toes, or argue as this is a discussion board, and I am just trying to relay the most complete and accurate information that I can.

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Hey Morgan, Been waiting for this. Great little review, I have been eyeing up one of these for ages now, but have 'never bit the bullet' so to speak. I thought it would make a great, durable host for camping and stuff. compared to the likes of the DX NW host. maybe not sea worthy, but fine for rain.
Its such a shame that the button is of bad quality, though I'm glad you got it fixed alright! Maybe the hosts isn't as perfect as it looks.

But That is a sweet build. and these hosts really look the part. Great job!!
+1
Any chance of a comparison shot next to a DX New wish type pointer? So I can get an idea of how big it is.

Cheers mate

Si
 

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Wow, this build looks really nice. I might buy one for my red laser. Are you sure that it's for green only? Because it is in the Green kits and Laser hosts section plus it doesn't say "for green" in the description. Is the driver on your o-like module a boost driver? Because one battery shouldn't be suffisent to power a LD right?
Yes Ash, really. You quoted from the very post where the original question was posed. I fail to see where your beef is. Although you claim you are not wanting to argue, it seems that that is exactly what you are doing. I maintain that these hosts are designed for green modules only and buyers should be aware of this. Modification is possible, however. I think jander6442's grommet mod is an elegant solution to the fact that Aixiz modules fit but require adjustment to work fully. A much better modification, in my opinion, than your, 'take the thing apart each time you want to change focus'. It is a discussion board, you are right, but that doesn't preclude others having a different opinion than yours.

I'm sure you are very happy with your purchases from Rayfoss, and credit to them for that, but there are other alternatives. Odicforce is one of them and very convenient for UK buyers. I feel certain they will do well. This was a fair and objective review of a product bought from them and, as others will attest, has provided a little more information to make an informed buy. I stand by what I have said in this thread and will continue to do so. As will you, no doubt. For now, it may benefit us all to let this review drop down the menu as it has been marred by what appears to me to be petty gripes. That is a shame but be my guest to keep it alive. I really don't mind the threadjacking...

... In reply to Icenoise -
... Any chance of a comparison shot next to a DX New wish type pointer? So I can get an idea of how big it is.

Si
I'd love to help Si but I don't have a DX New Wish to show you the comparison.

I can say that for the price, there is no real reason not to buy if you have a module looking for a good home - Greens fit straight in. I think they are reasonably good value and have potential for modification if you wanted to fit a different module. Check out jander6442's modification.

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I can say that for the price, there is no real reason not to buy if you have a module looking for a good home - Greens fit straight in. I think they are reasonably good value and have potential for modification if you wanted to fit a different module. Check out jander6442's modification.

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I do have a 30mW green module from O-like that does 45 mW ...
And it does need a home.

But, except the host I also need a charger for CR2 batts.

Y'all guys wouldn't happen to know if using one 1n400x rectifier diode to drop charging voltage from 4.2 to 3.7 V is a good idea?
Because I do have li-ion chargers, but NO lithium.

Susie said she'd sell me a charger for $8 shipped.
But trying to keep the expenses minimal.

What do you guys think?
 

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I am not the best to answer this question Eudaimonium. I have found this site to be helpful in the past but I couldn't find a specific answer to this teaser - Welcome to Battery University .

Maybe more knowledge will be forthcoming though.

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I am not the best to answer this question Eudaimonium. I have found this site to be helpful in the past but I couldn't find a specific answer to this teaser - Welcome to Battery University .

Maybe more knowledge will be forthcoming though.

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Site is related to DIY experiments as much as Chuck Norris is to safety.

They only explain theoretical background of stuff mostly, and I don't think we will find "what-if" answers there.

But thanks for the link anyway ;)
 

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Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Having a read around today, I'm not certain that just dropping volts by adding a diode will be the best way to go. Charging cycles and what-not seem very tailored involving 2 or 3 stages including constant current; constant voltage; and a number of other variables.

I did find an interesting thread on Candlepowerforums to build a very simple, (and cheap!), Li-ion charger. It's a pretty well explained tutorial so have a look and see if it could help you out. It's at - http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=57999 - Obvious credits go to the author. I hope I'm not breaking any copyrights by posting it here but I think it could be a solution.

Hope that's more help.

M
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