Well time to start a new thread on v2 mods.
My pair so far:-
Feel free to share your mods and discuss them here
Very cool. So apart form the strap/ankle buckle, what mods have you made to these?
Well only got them on Friday night so not much more lol! I think I've done not to bad so far, at the moment I'm trying to get round one switch for on/off, Karin Chen is helping me a lot with trying to get certain info on the battery used, what voltage the LEDs are, if there are resistors currently installed Ect from the factory.
I've helped her though with pics of my strap process and how they should be doing them in the factories, she told me she has handed all the pics to the factory so I hope future batches will have this already done as its not exactly hard to do and the shoe looks a bit better.
My next step after the switch is probably toe fix and el in the soles, I have to wait to see the next batch first though as if they are not coming out Or don't stand out much more than these then I will continue to wear these out and about for day to day stuff then buy another pair for display and mod them also
Just got this from Karin Chen and I'm sure I can now attempt the lights off one switch
I just showed these questions to our factory workers.For first question,they don't know well about it.But for 2 and 3 question,they said yes.The two wires running to the switch are both positive cables and resistors are installed for the LEDs in the soles and multi colour LEDs.The battery they used is voltage.Some part the workers don't know well too.Hope this is a little help. :-)
I asked her the following questions:-
Could you ask or show them the following questions in this email hopefully they can answer for me:-
1. What voltage the shoes operate at?
2. Are the two wires running to the switch both positive cables?
3. Are there resistors installed for the LEDs in the soles and multi colour LEDs?
4. What sort of battery is in the soles(voltage/mAh/ma Ect)?
Looks awesome! I want your straps!!
Those look nice! I want your straps too! Wanna sell a pair lol.
Thanks! Happy you like them!!
If I plan on doing straps for rpf members I will let you know but at the moment I am going to be up to my eyes with wedding planning, any spare time I have will be spent on my black mags as they are taking up too much room in my flat
Oh and ta da! Two straps done finally, just waiting on my digital camera batteries and d.c charger ports, more pics to come!
Is that as high as the tongue pulls up? They look low and even lower than the RD MAG tongue.
Sorry I had to remove it and repost, here it is http://youtu.be/7x-JB38aeUc.
Ye Cavx, in that photo they do look slightly down but in some others I have taken the tongue is higher, the thing is those tongues can be pulled to different heights due to the elastic I think, just have to remember to pull it up before putting strap on
If anyone wants any photos or dimensions at all just let me know as I'm sure you asked me for the height before new year?
Here to help
When I drew it up, it looked too long, but I would rather the extra length like on the MP MAGs than not enough where it almost disappears behind the strap.
The tongues are roughly 180mm(7") long and 75mm(3") wide, pics below mate, I need to get a material tape measure would be easier and more accurate, so my apologies :P
Sorry not sure why it did that, not private anymore, it's only photos of what has been posted just thought was easier to view as a "slide show"
Update on the switch, I have hooked up the el strap to the main v2 switch, only thing is its not working correctly.. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, sometimes when u press the switch the LEDs on the v2's go brighter.
Not sure now if its the switch on the inverter itself that is causing the problem as that still works when it's hooked up to the v2 switch
No problem, anything else just give me a shout
Right so been working on getting this switch sorted with the help of Reididtenroc and Cloneprops.
Currently it does work off one switch but not very well (LEDs in sole and bubbles go lighter darker and switch works now and again)
Below is roughly how it looks just now but need advise on how to solve this, if anyone can think of anything please help!! =D
*Note - please don't use this diagram until 100% confirmation it is working, when it is fixed it will be revised and posted.*
Thats what I thought. I feel bad for the high bidder though, I'd be mad if it were me.
For those doing the el strap on the v2's use these dc plugs http://bit.ly/136jkgH
(Not a live auction, these are from a supplier)
Unfortunately the ones I ordered arrived and as there 3.5 x2.5mm they do fit through the charger hole on the Cloneprops buckle but they are just too chunky for my liking.
These are the smallest I have found, hope it helps those currently searching
wanted to post on your thread,
I've got a few more questions, do you think that (ebay.uk) plug and the battery will fit in the buckle? I see you jumping the v2 wire, is the plan for the v2 to ultimately run the entire shoe off of the new set up, or jump their plug and use their power source? what options are we looking at? Also, will you run one wire that splits and charges both shoes at once, and will you stick with usb?
I know its a lot, thanx in advance.
Hi! This is my first post, i have been lurking for a few weeks. I just received my pair from Karin as suggested by other members, it took less than a week from china to pa, usa. Just wanted to let you all know how appreciative i am of all the investigating you all are doing (Taff83 especially) to get the strap mod working in a cool way. If you do decide to make these, i am definitely interested (especially if using the cloneprops ankle buckle).
Thanks for the info and help from everyone. Mine arrived this morning from Karin. Man, they're better than I expected. Love 'em ! Also looking fwd to a modded strap. Again, thanks!
Below is a wiring diagram showing my ankle buckles at the moment but please note they are not connected to v2 switch.. yet anyway
Oh I used "Sugru" to stick the battery/inverter and dc ports to the inside of the buckle, it's amazing stuff I highly recommend it!
Last edited by cloneprops; Jan 9, 2013 at 2:46 AM.
I have 3.6v diodes but I don't have the dc charger port wired up yet due to the ones I have being to big. Your right though a diode should be installed for safety.
I've never had to solder one before but I'm right in thinking it just runs through the positive wire from charger to battery? As that's what I have planned, let me know if that's wrong before my buckles blow up :P