Teardown of the Sola 2000 dive light #Teardown #Diving #ReverseEngineering
Aylo tears down a water damaged Sola 2000 dive light to see what’s inside.
The light uses two sizes of Cree LEDs with some optics. They are driven by the PCB below (water damaged):
The microcontroller is a PIC16F884.
Surprisingly, the power connections are made by wedging the pcb onto the gold contacts in the back of the case. Never in a million years would I have though that this would work so well, but some clever ribs in the back of the housing push the skinny pcb cutouts/contacts onto the gold plated pins.
You can read about the entire teardown in the post here.
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