Thanks! Went home to pick the wife up for lunch, and they still hadn't arrived. (Neither had my helmet or sanyo eneloop AA's grr).
Lol, accidently offered £10.48 for the buck-boost led driver and they accepted. I should have gone for one that was tuneable, but at least this takes upto 5.5v and can provide 1000ma to the led, plus lots of modes, and battery protection LOL. Now all I need is an uprated LED XR-E R2 and I will be sorted with that being overdriven (I hope) - Getting pricey now though ROFL.
Maybe someone with a Cree XR-E or XPG would appreciate the 1a ability with their torch? d'oh.
Considering this for my connectors: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130449837520&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
Couple of questions for those that own these lights though:
1) Can someone take FULLY take apart there torch and get some pictures up please?
2) Does anyone know the ampage of the original LED in these?
3) Does anyone know exactly what LED model these are?
EDIT: Slight change of plan. Noticed when I tested the voltage of the eneloop's today that they are 1.33v straight out the packet. I've now seen mention on the web of people saying they go to 1.44v when fully charged! So unless I can regulate the voltage digitally, I will HAVE to use only 3X AA rechargeables instead of the 4 I wanted to for capacity. Sucks a little I suppose. Maybe I can wire 2 sets of 3 in parallel instead? Anyway.. either I hope that the battery holder is useable with only 3 batteries, or I have to order a 3 cell battery holder.
Additionally.. I keep racking my brains trying to get a cheaper cable, and found a good one with a lock for £3.02, but I'm thinking the cable is too short. I now very tempted to raid my extensive cable selection of PC bits and see If I can reuse anything as a power lead and forget for the moment about disconnecting the pack from the light (to keep costs down, and waterproofing)
EDIT 2: Was rummaging through cables last night, and I found a USB extension cable I doubt I'll use again.. so I'll try and use that temporarily
(Cutting it in half as such).
EDIT 3: I just ordered an XR-E R2 from deal extreme rather than having to get two from LEDRise. The PCB is slightly different but hopefully still the same chip. Also noticed the corners are rounded so hopefully it will fit better than the LEDRise version, whilst being slightly cheaper http://www.dealextreme.com/p/cree-xr-e-r2-wg-emitter-on-premium-star-15943
Of course, it will likely take about 72 years to get here from DX lol.