This 26mm FET+7135 driver features an ultra low resistance FET that gives you near-direct-drive performance (limited mostly by your battery, LED, and connections) with the ability to still use lower power levels, among other functions such as low voltage protection.
Some of the firmware options use only the FET and not the 7135. See the listing below.
For the 1S (single lithium-ion cell) version, click here.
Because each driver is hand-built and tested, This driver may take up to 10 business days to build, test, and ship.
Wires + Spring Option
There are four different options for how you would like your driver to be configured:
FIRMWARE OPTIONS (FET+7135)
Bistro Clicky Firmware (attiny25)
ToyKeeper hit this one out of the ballpark! This is similar to the BLF A6 firmware, but with a lot more options. For more information, click this link.
Firmware Options (FET Only)
Standard Clicky Firmware (attiny13a)
Clicky Pin Functions. Soldering these numbered pins to ground will enable these features:
Standard Clicky Firmware Low Voltage Protection. With 2S cells, at around 6V under load (3S: ~9V; 4S ~12V) the light will blink three times then step down the power level. At around 5V under load (3S: ~7.5V; 4S: ~10V) the light will blink ten times then shut off. This system gives you ample warning and attempts to extend runtime before turning the light off.
Universal guppydrv Clicky Firmware Option
This firmware allows the ultimate in user customizability, with up to 24 built-in mode groups, that the user can select via a series of button presses and a user programmable turbo timer that will automatically step the power down to 50% after the set time is hit (see below for instructions).
Low voltage protection: With 2S cells the light will begin to step down output at around 6V under load; 3S ~9V; 4S ~12V. The light will not shut completely off, but will continue to run at a moonlight level.
Rev.1 User Selectable Groups:
Rev.2 User Selectable Groups:
To switch mode groups: rapidly tap the switch 8 times, the light will then enter the programming mode and begin to flash. With the light in programming mode, tap the switch the same number of times as your desired mode group. The light will blink and your mode group will be memorized.
Example: To select mode group 3, tap the switch 8 times quickly to enter programming mode. As soon as the light enters programming mode and beings flashing, tap the switch three times. The light will blink to recognize the mode group change.
To set the turbo timer: rapidly tap the switch 8 times, the light will then enter the programming mode and begin to flash. With the light in programming mode, tap the switch 30 times to enter the turbo timer set mode. The light will then switch to 100% power. When the light is at the desired temperature for the turbo step down, turn the light off. The turbo timer will then be set. The turbo timer steps the light down to 50% regardless of the mode group set.
To lock the mode groups: Solder Pin 5 to ground.
A turbo timer may help reduce the chance of overheating.
Bistro / guppydrv / moppydrv / D4 V2 firmwares do NOT use a fixed turbo timer. Instead, you program in your own turbo timer or set your temperature sensor level.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. What Is The Input Voltage Range?
2. What Kind Of Output Can I Expect?
This driver was made possible and is heavily inspired by many members of the BLF flashlight community, especially comfychair (initial concept and development), Mattaus (PCB layout and development), JonnyC (firmware), DrJones (firmware), and wight (singe-sided PCB development and advice). If you'd like to learn more about these drivers, and participate in further development, come visit our community at budgetlightforum.com