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    Drivers attached to battery packs?

    Ok, I've read through several threads and have been bitten by the upgrade bug.

    I'm thinking about gutting a couple of my old lights and building them back up with new LEDs, drivers, and battery packs. There's not really room to put the new drivers in the light housing along with the LED star.

    Is it acceptable to mount the driver to some aluminum (heatsink) and then attach it to the battery pack?

    If not, is there some better way to go about this type of upgrade?

    Thanks in advance. There's a ton of good information in here and I hope to make a contribution into that someday.

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    Niterider have been putting the driver in the battery pack for years.

    If you use a driver with thermal management such as one from TaskLed then that feature will not work as it won't be measuring the temperature inside of the housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    Is it acceptable to mount the driver to some aluminum (heatsink) and then attach it to the battery pack?

    I have my BuckPuck driver loacted in my battery case along with a pot and an on off switch. The driver doesn't generate any heat and doesn't need a sink.

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