Battery Powered Work Light V2

I finally got around to revising the tipple XP-G worklight by converting it to be battery powered.

Worklight with battery pack attached.

Only a few changers were made to the original. Most notable is that a bracket has been added that extends downwards from the back of the light and attaches to a case that houses 8xAA NiMh batteries. Also the original high low switch was replaced with a rotary 4 position switch with knob. For the switch its:

  • Position 1 – Power disconnected.
  • Position 2 – Power connected, high beam
  • Position 3 – Power connected, medium beam
  • Position 4 – Power connected, low beam

Some more photos.

Run time varies a lot. With rechargeable 8 AA 2,000mAh batteries it draws around 6W on high, 4W on medium and 2.5W on low. The LED’s are reated up to 9W but there is only a little gain in output between 6.5W and 9W due to decreased efficiency.

Run times are about 3 hours on high, 4 hours on medium and 7.5 hours on low.

A short vid.

About Richard

I am a Materials Engineering working in the field of Magnetic Materials in Melbourne, Australia. This blog covers my personal interest in all things CNC.
This entry was posted in Workshop LED light and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s