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    Young, Shawn Young
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    Trail Head Light question

    Is anyone familiar with this light? I bought this helmet mounted light back in maybe 2001 or 2002 and the battery finally died. The light still works but I need a battery for it. The light has 3 settings plus the flash and thats about all I know about it. The battery was a nimh type battery. Any suggestions?

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    Are the trail heads the lights with the carbon fibre lamp housing? I’ve been looking for a quality photo of one for a while!

    Have a look on your battery pack or charger and see if you can find a capacity and voltage rating. Once you have this information you can either find a replacement, or build your own pack up to match.

    Dave.

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    Yep, its a great light I'll post some pics tomorrow as Im getting ready for work.
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    pictures

    Here you go!

    <img src="https://bigfoot.smugmug.com/photos/150146219-M.jpg" width="566" height="450" border="5">

    <img src="https://bigfoot.smugmug.com/photos/150146234-M.jpg" width="600" height="413" border="5">

    <img src="https://bigfoot.smugmug.com/photos/150146242-M.jpg" width="586" height="450" border="5">

    <img src="https://bigfoot.smugmug.com/photos/150146253-M.jpg" width="557" height="450" border="5">
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    Well, Im having trouble finding the damn battery now:P This is a link that the guy that use to build them sent me. http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=2205

    Anyone have any ideas on weather this would work??? It looks like the cord coming out of the battery is female so I would need to get the male end to hook into the light?? Sorry but I really dont know alot about this stuff.
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    From what you have described and the link in the email that Duane sent you, it sounds like you’re running a 12 volt globe overvolted with your 13.2 volt pack, with a “Light Brain” PWM controller to give you the strobe and three brightness levels.

    The light brain controller is very versatile, and will cope with a wide input voltage range. Any NiMH pack between 12 and 13.2 volts will be fine, just make sure that the capacity is around 4000mAh or higher to maintain your burn time. The higher the mAh number the longer the run time, but the downside is battery pack size and weight.

    As you mention, you may need to cut off / attach new plugs or sockets to your cables to make things match up. I can’t make any suggestions without really knowing what plugs the systems uses. As long as you make sure the polarity is okay you will be fine!

    Duane or perhaps some of the other board members here that are more knowledgeable on your exact setup may be a little more help.

    Thanks for the photos!

    Dave.

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