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04-22-2015, 08:30 PM
I am making my first saber here using the tools. I used the MHS Builder for the hilt and am wondering if I used the correct electronics for a MWS setup.
My battery pack: http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/2AA-Battery-Holder-with-JST-connector-P722.aspx
LED: http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Rebel-Star-LED-MHSV1-Heatsink-Module-P653.aspx
Switch: http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MWS-Guarded-Style-Latching-Switches-P753.aspx
I have a few questions however. First of all, the MWS 1000 mA BuckPuck is out of stock currently, is there a way to wire it with a resistor (preferably with no soldering)? Also, is it possible to use a AV switch or any other standard electronic parts with the MWS? Lastly, can I add a recharge port such as this one: http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MWS-Recharge-Port-P877.aspx and if so, how?

04-22-2015, 08:44 PM
Yes, you can use a resistor for the LED. I am assuming you are using amber... with two AA batteries, you will need a 1.5 Ohm/2 watt resistor. (it is worth noting that if you decide to go with the buckpuck, you will need 3 AA's to properly drive it)
The AV switches are momentary switches, and will only work with a no-sound setup if you use a latching converter: http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Momentary-to-latching-converter-25-70v-P928.aspx (this will require soldering)
The recharge port is best used with hard-wired Li-ion batteries. With your setup, it would only be useful if you want a kill key. (if you would like help with wiring, I can draw up a simple diagram)

04-23-2015, 07:07 AM
Right, so I am actually using a Royal Blue bulb, I guess I have the wrong battery pack then. Could you draw a diagram with the resistor and recharge port?