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Wiring of dual Ben Boost driver

Blord

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I have made some clean shots how I did the wiring of two BenBoost drivers.
They are also heatsinked to the round metal coin. It was a build for the Hotlight host.
Attach the black wires first without the drivers. I heated the coin with a butane blow torch until the solder melds. Then attach the 2 black wires.
After cool-down the drivers were glued to the metal plate. I use a thermal silicone paste. It is the same white stuff used for sinking high-power LED to the metal star. I hope the pictures are clear enough to use as a guideline. :beer:







 
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offroadfreak8582

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Very helpfull!

Thanks for the amazing pics and good job on these drivers! :beer:

greetings,,
 
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I must spread some reputation before giving to blord again. :(

What kind of coin? I wonder if they would fit on old pure copper us pennies?

Real silver coins are kinda expensive for sinking.
 
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Very nice, thanks for the pics. Any shots of how you did that in-line splice on the red wire?

Thanks again.

Glenn
 

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Driver porn :D

I love seeing close ups of well made intricate little assemblies. Impresses the hell out of me :D
 

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Yes nice job! Great pics. Wireing these things is alot like plubling a water cooled computer many different routes to the same end...
Us Canadians should really save our pennies now with the new budget axing them.. No more pennies in Canada!
 

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"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Blord again."
Crap. You're too reputable ;) haha

I wanted to do a dual Ben Boost set up as well but I believe you grabbed the last one Blord! The set up I was thinking was putting the 2 Ben Boosts' IC's together separated by an aluminum block. I wonder if it'll be too cramped for the wires.
 

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Nice pictures, great tutorial. How much current is this setup putting out?
Both drivers are set at 844mA. After combining them I measured 1.666mA. There seems a small loss somewhere.

Very nice, thanks for the pics. Any shots of how you did that in-line splice on the red wire?

Thanks again.

Glenn
That is nothing special. I made a cut in the insulation and remove a small section of insulation. Then I solder the other wire to the bare core. The joint is covered with a shrink tube.

I wanted to do a dual Ben Boost set up as well but I believe you grabbed the last one Blord! The set up I was thinking was putting the 2 Ben Boosts' IC's together separated by an aluminum block. I wonder if it'll be too cramped for the wires.
The drivers do get warm in my setup. I tested the dual driver with the testload and the host do get warm.
If the drivers fit then the wiring shouldn't be a problem.

LOL, that coin is worth 50cents :D
It is made from Acmonital, a Stainless Steel alloy consisting mostly of Iron, with 0.14% Carbon, 17.5-19% Chrome, 0.50% Magnesium, 1.15% Silicium, 0.03% Sulfur, and 0.03% Phosphorus by weight. Acmonital was used in Italy for their Lira and is the acronym for "acciaio monetario italiano" (Italian monetary steel) ( WIKI)
It suits my purpose, electrically and thermally conductive.
 

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Thanks for this! Clean pics and a clean build. This will come in handy, been looking for a write up just like this. :bowdown:
 
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