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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Boost Driver – 5V~8.4V 15W 5*Cree 5-Mode Memory Circuit Board for Flashlights (26mm*13mm) Reviews

posted by chrishh777 on 09/06/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
This is one of the few boost drivers on sale. I prefer boost drivers because generally they allow the use of higher capacity 18650 batteries in place of 16340 batteries. This is a CC driver so should, in theory, work with less than 5 LEDs in series - provided there is sufficient voltage differential. I'm planning to use this driver to replace the buck driver in my MX Power 3xCREE flashlight SKU 5971 - provided there is room in the pill for it. This should allow the use of 2x18650s in place of the 4x16340s.
Cons:
Others have reported that the driver gets quite hot.
Other:
There is a lot of information about this driver on candlepowerforums. There are also details for modifications to allow the driver to be used in different applications.
Bottomline:
Very cheap high power boost driver.

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