The Advance Program Driver Package provides the most flexibility available.
The AP driver allows you to:
--Build your own mode groups -up to 7 modes in each group
--Choose the brightness of each mode with 24 different intensity levels
--Choose the memory type for each mode group
--Change any mode from constant to strobe, beacon or bike flash mode
--The AP driver also has a user configurable hidden mode for each mode group
--The AP driver has active thermal control that will adjust the output to maintain the maximum set temperature
With the Advance Program Driver Package, you can configure each mode group with as many as 7 modes and as few as 1 mode. You can then adjust the brightness level of each mode to any one of 24 intensity levels ranging from firefly to full direct drive. This gives you the ability to start in medium, then move to a higher or lower mode. When setting the intensity of a mode, the light will step through all 24 output levels several times and you can select the setting you want. Not only can you adjust the intensity level of each mode, you can also set each mode for constant on, strobe, beacon or bike flash mode. For each mode, you have a choice of 96 different options.
A Double Tap Hidden Mode is available for each mode group. The hidden mode can be programmed just like any of the other modes, it is just hidden from the main mode group and accessible using a double tap of the switch. The hidden mode is a great place to put
rarely used modes where they're out of the way, but still accessible
(Direct Drive, Strobe, etc).
User Selectable Memory Types can be set for each mode group: no memory, standard memory and hybrid memory.
There are over 16 billion unique combinations you can set for each mode group.
Active Thermal Control will regulate the output of the flashlight in small steps to maintain the maximum safe running temperature of the light. If the light is left tail standing while running on turbo, the light will lower the output, but when the light is picked up and cooled, the output will increase. Unless you're running in highest three levels, you probably won't see the thermal control activate, but it's always there monitoring the temperature. The AP driver is the first Direct Drive Driver I feel comfortable building into a P60. There are 12 settings for the thermal limit, but each light will be tested to determine the best setting for this feature.
Three Separate Power Channels are used to increase efficiency and also allow direct drive and regulated output in the same flashlight. The first power channel addresses a single regulator for the first 16 intensity levels...this allows for very low firefly or moonlight modes. The second memory channel combines with the first channel and provides power for the next 6 regulated intensity levels (17-22). The last channel powers levels 23 and 24 -the direct drive power levels. Level 24 is full direct drive and the output is limited by the available current from the battery, switch and spring resistance and emitter resistance.
Ultra Fast PWM -The PWM frequency is running at 16 kHz so it is invisible and inaudible. Having 3 power channels not only means greater efficiency for the lower modes, but there are 3 modes that do not use PWM at all.
Mode Lock allows you to turn the light into a single mode light without altering your mode groups.