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  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 1
Simply too hot! – 5V~8.4V 15W 5*Cree 5-Mode Memory Circuit Board for Flashlights (26mm*13mm) Reviews

posted by littlegiant on 07/20/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
Good Price
Easy to use
5 mode
Able to handle 2 li-ion cells
Cons:
NO memory
Simply too hot.
Low Efficiency of 67.5%. 7.4V input (8.6W) only results in 1.845A @ 3.15V output (5.81W). This means that 2.79W of energy will become heat in the driver which makes the driver heat up really bad within seconds. I couldn't put my finger on the driver for more than 2s after 20s on high. I wouldn't recommed this driver in any torch light unless you like a torchlight that can warm you up.
Other:
Bottomline:
Good for testing but don't get this driver for your torchlights. Too hot to handle.

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