Author Topic: Microscope - battery-powered LED ring light for AmScope?  (Read 235 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SolderSucker

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 76
  • Country: gb
Microscope - battery-powered LED ring light for AmScope?
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:57:24 am »
I have an AmScope SM-3BZ-80S - this one:

https://www.amazon.com/AmScope-SM-3BZ-80S-Microscope-Magnification-Ring-Style/dp/B006QN5T5G

It's fitted with the 80 LED ring light as shown on the above page.

It works fine but the power cable for the ring light is a constant source of annoyance.

Is there a good, battery-powered LED ring-light on the market which would fit the above microscope? I don't use the microscope a huge amount so battery life shouldn't be a big deal.
 

Offline SolderSucker

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 76
  • Country: gb
Re: Microscope - battery-powered LED ring light for AmScope?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 12:04:01 pm »
I guess the answer is a "no" then? :)
 

Online Psi

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 7368
  • Country: nz
Re: Microscope - battery-powered LED ring light for AmScope?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 12:23:33 pm »
Why can't you run the cable upwards and over the boom then down the shaft to keep it out of the way.
It doesn't have to sit like in the photo
Greek letter 'Psi' (not Pounds per Square Inch)
 

Offline SolderSucker

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 76
  • Country: gb
Re: Microscope - battery-powered LED ring light for AmScope?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 12:52:04 pm »
I've tried that but it still gets in the way, I'd just like to get rid of the wire. I'm surprised that there doesn't appear to be a battery-powered light ring, after all LEDs don't use much power.
 

Offline KL27x

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 3630
  • Country: us
Re: Microscope - battery-powered LED ring light for AmScope?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 06:14:35 pm »
Hows about you take the cord and cut it off. And make your own battery powered power supply? On mine there are 4 independent quadrants. I expect there will be 5 wires. 4 PWM circuits, voltage regulator, li ion battery charger IC, voltage detector cutout. Not much too it. Honestly I have never turned off quadrants or adjusted the brightness level on mine, so you could simplify this way down.

Then after you're done you can sell them to the other 3 people who want a battery powered light ring for a microscope that weighs a metric fuckton and never moves on their bench. :)
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf