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    Not posting that system up @quentin ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    Not posting that system up @quentin ?
    Yeah, probably should. Did it arrive today?

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    Yep. Thankyou very much.
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    A little project that I was working on for Wirehunt's quadbike spotlighting setup.

    The brief was for to utilise two Maxtoch 2X's, one as a helmet mounted light, and the second as a rifle mounted light. Each had to be independently switched, not as bright as the out of the box Maxtoch (but with the ability to wind the maximum output up if required), run off the 12V battery from the quad, and be able to unplug the helmet mounted light from the power source quickly, so gates etc could be opened.

    After some back and forward emails, some phone calls that always got off topic (a thermal scope is now on the must-try list), the requirements were all gathered, and the list of components were ordered.

    2 Maxtoch 2X's, 2 x programmable buck drivers, a handful of connectors, switches, wiring, and the alloy case all eventually arrived.

    A couple of battery tube adapters were turned up on the lathe, and the build was underway.

    The plan was drawn up while on the phone to Wirehunt:
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    The lighthead had the Maxtoch driver removed, and rewired:
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    The case needed to be milled flat inside so the thermal tape would bind correctly. The driver was wired up, and 27 pages of programming notes used to get the desired features configured.
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    Here's what it looked like for initial testing. All of the marker pens scribbles were scrubbed off prior to sending it off.
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    Along the way, there were small changes to the requirements as I understood what Wirehunt does for a living, and how he uses his lights. Sometimes it was easier to do a video to explain the features. This proved to work well.
    The video of the mode selection:


    The last step is for the controller box to be wired and affixed to the quad, and for this to start getting used
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    That is wicked Quentin/Wirehunt. Very neat adaptation - 2X is gonna make one hell of a headlamp. I would say there might be a few other hunters interested in this mod over time too.

    This is exactly how these maxtoch hunter lights started. Some kiwi boys thinking 'hmmm...I reckon we can do better than that', and nek minit there are bits all over the kitchen table...

    Great work
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    Great looking set up there Quentin.
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    Ha I've been looking of a 12v LED floodlignt to light up my daughters riding arena out in the paddock.

    Cant find any suitable floodlights, they are all to wide a beam so was thinking of wiring up my older sx??? led flashlight or getting another M24 but thought they have a cutoff cirucut in them to stop them overheating if run continuously for too long.

    So will they run continuously for 1-2hr ?

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    Have you considered the LED light bars you can get for 4wd's? A m24 will be way too narrow a beam. I haven't had an issue with them overheating even when used for 5 continuous hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quentin View Post
    Have you considered the LED light bars you can get for 4wd's? A m24 will be way too narrow a beam. I haven't had an issue with them overheating even when used for 5 continuous hours.
    Don't have the light bar but the floodlights i have on the truck now are elected than the factory highbeams really impressed

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    Options for an IR black light filter to fit onto the Maxtoch M24 ?

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    You will have problems with the white LED in the Maxtoch not producing a lot of IR light. Old school incandescent lights produced a lot, and with an IR pass filter made good IR illuminators.
    The better option may be to get a light with an IR LED instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quentin View Post
    You will have problems with the white LED in the Maxtoch not producing a lot of IR light. Old school incandescent lights produced a lot, and with an IR pass filter made good IR illuminators.
    The better option may be to get a light with an IR LED instead.
    Thats interesting thanks for that info.
    I have an LED IR and it didn't help much but also ordered in an IR black filter for my Lightforce old school spotlight as well .... so it sounds like that will be the best solution.

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    It looks bloody good thanks Quentin, just pissing around trying to sort mounting everything then hopefully iot will be in action Monday night.
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    Good evening everyone hopefully this post is to the correct forum, please let me know if I need to move it. I have been trawling the internet and forums looking for info on a good torch to mount on my .22 for possum shooting. I have found a lot of old posts and some recent ones too, and from what I have gathered, it appears that the Maxtoch is the pick of the bunch. However, I cannot justify the price of the 2X, especially on top of all the extra bits ill need (batteries, charger etc) and I was wondering if anyone had a idea on a good cheaper alternative? Or do these not exist? Any info would be great, cheers.

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    The Convoy C8 is an excellent smaller/cheaper alternative, still with all the range you need for rabbit/possum shooting with a .22. Single battery, so shorter time between battery changes, but that's not a big deal.

    Something like this - https://www.fasttech.com/p/2648900

    They're also available on Aliexpress, just make sure you get a smooth reflector version.
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