Review/Test of 13mm AA 5-Mode Circuit board
Driver is from Intl-outdoor.com
- Suitable for 1 AA battery (Alkaline & NiMH)
- Input voltage: 0.9-1.5V
- Output current: 500mA +/-10 - 150mA - 20mA
- Modes: High - Medium - Low - Strobe - SOS
- High efficiency
- No flickering, driver works at 100KHz
- PCB diameter: 13mm
- PCB thickness: 1.5mm
- Cathode brass pill height: 3mm
- Components height on the side with the inductor: 5mm
- Copper leads included
Tested with: Cree XP-G2
Maximum height: 6.6mm
The driver has high, medium, low, strobe and sos.
No memory, when off for a few second it will reset to high.
Strobe 8Hz at 1.2 volt
At about 1.3 volt the led turns off, but the driver continues with drawing current, not very good.
Led voltage has some high frequency noise in it, there is no problem in that.
The regulation makes the led flash at about 3kHz at 1.2 volt supply.
The regulation makes the led flash at about 1.4kHz at 1.2 volt supply.
The spacing in the morse code is not correct
The driver is only designed for 1.5 volt batteries, preferable alkaline. It will start at around 0.9 volt, on high it has trouble at above 1.3 volt.
The regulation is not pwm, but a regulated boost regulator, the actual frequency will depend on mode and battery voltage.
I do not like this driver, due to its low input voltage range.
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