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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    simple and effective

    posted by miabuela on 09/05/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It is a very good controller. small easy to install and very effective for middle LEDs power flashlights. works well to 800mA. Regulator lanterns perfect for medium power LEDs you feed up 1000mah if you do not need low power mode.
    Cons:
    cables welds are not very good, as the cables may be too short. Regulator lanterns perfect for medium power LEDs you feed up 10...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    The package contained exactly what I was wanting.

    posted by onesixteen on 06/27/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Runs very well, the device is very small for its power. It doesn't need heat sinking and that's a plus.
    Cons:
    When I got it in the mail it was poorly packaged, the driver was with a C6 flashlight but was just freely moving around in the ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works great

    posted by Josh101 on 03/12/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Small package and reasonable output. Used this in a custom flashlight build and worked fine. if your driving more than one led in series then the input voltage will need to be greater, max is 18v
    Cons:
    The output was not 1.25A when driving one led at 4.5v so to get the rated 1.25A current supply a higher input voltage is probab...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Verey useful

    posted by royfellows on 02/23/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Can be used to drive several emitters in series and gives best efficiency when the LED Vf is closely matched to the input voltage. Current output can be vared by changing the loop back resistor. As they come they give 1.2 amps with an R2. Fit an R12 to up t...
    Cons:
    Poor efficiency driving single emitter, I got only about 60% from an 8.2V input driving an XML
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Useful item

    posted by physicka on 01/09/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    -Constant current is better than constant voltage for sensitive components. -Current didn't fluctuate much during a 5 minute run test. -Useful even for non-flashlight purposes
    Cons:
    -Wires are thin but functional, swap them if it concerns you.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great Driver ! :)

    posted by eitanatiasd on 12/11/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This driver is just awesome ! :) works well with many emitters like Cree Q5 and so on ... it puts out around 1.2A.
    Cons:
    The only con here is the loose wires ... but it is very easy to replace them with new better ones so ... it isn't really a con ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great drivers

    posted by ctraney on 11/14/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    These are a great deal. I have a friend who regularly builds his own lights and recommended these to me. I actually bought them to power a laser torch, as these are supposed to be constant current drivers. From what I have heard people have used these drive...
    Cons:
    nothing so far, except the wire leads that come on the driver are a little thin. maybe think about replacing the wire with some...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    thumbs up

    posted by Flav_3 on 10/21/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Another satisfied customer of this product. I'm using it with an 18650 Cell to power an xml led in a p60 reflector ( sku5937). Fits perfectly in the pill and very easy to solder. Does not heat up almost at all after long use and produces no noise.
    Cons:
    Only con...if at all is the size of the leads. But did not bother me since I used it with an xml and this is well underdriven s...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good and cheap one mode driver

    posted by Lollerkopter on 07/13/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - Small and cheap driver. - It's can be driven more than one LED. - It's can be driven many LED type.
    Cons:
    - The pre-soldered wires is too thin (I changed them to thicker wires).
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    good small driver

    posted by electronicholas on 06/07/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    good driver, does the job, small, not much heat, no noise
    Cons:
    i had to re-solder wires, as I think they need to be a bit thicker; but maybe it's just me..
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