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- Jun 24, 2010
SL S4/C6 20mm Adapter Build
Full 20mm host kit
DTR 20mm Host Kit
20mm Diode Module Adapter
Sold the module out of the 2W S4 470nm Overdrive build that I did here
So this is a good chance to rebuild the unit and post it as a guide as have given a quick explanation to many customers asking how the process goes on these adapters with the 20mm modules. This will give a nice visual tutorial I can refer to and simplify it. Did this with a 20mm 505nm module I had sitting here which was the unit from the original testing video on them. Has a nano buck/boost driver in it.
I am really amazed at how simple these are to build and the options are literally endless.
For options you can do a low power build like this or all the way up to the NUBM44 and still get a very decent duty cycle with the 20mm modules. It works with any diode I offer in 20mm module with driver.
The adapter also is compatible with both the C6 host as well as this S4 host. Gary mentioned one for the Stainless Steel hosts and the S4X hosts will be coming along at some point.
Also a neat addition I am thinking about is putting a quick connect on the contact board so I can just hot swap any module into the unit on the fly.
Anyway here is how to throw one together.
Just start with any of my diode in 20mm module with driver options whether it is the ones with the driver inside the aluminum back or the higher power units with the driver thermally mounted in the copper back with driver shelf, C6 host, drilled pill with contact board and tailcap.
Solder the leads to the contact board.
Screw the pill into the host body.
Slide the module in the 20mm adapter.
Nex keeping your finger firm on the module tuck the excess wire into the pill and press against the back of the module making sure no wire is pinching between the two and screw the 20mm adapter down. Your finger on the module ensures it does not turn as you screw the adapter on and twist up the wires.
Now just put the correct batteries in. On this one it is a single 18650 Li-ion for some it would be two 18350's for the higher power builds.
And you are all set.:beer:
There you have it. Will post back with some pics when I add a quick connect in there.:beer: