Buckpuck High/Low- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: robtarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    20

    Buckpuck High/Low

    Has anybody hooked up a high low switch to a Buckpuck-D-E-1000 driver? What did you do?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: zen bicycle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    463
    Run a resistor between one leg of your switch and the cntrl pin. Sorry I can't remember the value. I always used a slide potentiometer for variable dimming

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: robtarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    20
    The schematics show a 5k potentiometer, but I wanted to have a switch. So I tried to run a 2.2k resistor and a 3.9k resistor in series, with a switch to short out the 2.2k, but it didn't seem to have any effect on the light output.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: yetibetty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,781
    You can do it with a resistor but it is very hard to find or decide on the value.

    I hope this pic helps but I used a micro pot (trimmer ?) and when I got it how I liked it I put a blob of glue on it and put it inside the housing. Still working 3 years on.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #5
    aka RossC
    Reputation: ocean breathes salty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    936

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: robtarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    20
    Thanks for the responses. Those posts confirmed what I found last night, so one last trip (hopefully) to RadioShack tonight should finish up this light.

  7. #7
    JDM
    JDM is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JDM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    677
    I bought the adjustable buckpuck, but haven't bothered with a switch yet. It is fixed on high for now.

    High power is good for everything except making friends.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: znomit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,980
    Quote Originally Posted by JDM
    High power is good for everything except making friends.
    And conserving batteries.
    And stopping your light from overheating.

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.