I bought my strion at least 6 months ago and it has always worked like a charm. It hasn't been through too much abuse. I mostly carried it on my belt when working on an ambulance, and have used it for walking my dogs, etc. I recently moved to Grenada, West Indies and unfortunately my strion waiting until now to give me a problem. The charger doesn't appear to be working! The charger has been plugged into a 110 V outlet like the states, and it's worked fine up until now. I noticed yesterday that when my flashlight is sitting in the charging cradle, the LED isn't flashing anymore.
I've tried switching the plug, making sure all the connections are tight, I even unscrewed the back plate on the charger and looked for anything out of the ordinary. As I have very little experience with these things, I didn't really know what I was looking for. I tried the ol' nintendo trick and blew in the thing for a couple of seconds, but that doesn't seem to have worked. I'm not sure if the charger is the problem, or if it's the flashlight.
The big problem is that I'm in the caribbean and don't have an easy way to replace the charger. I'm not even sure if the charger is the problem. The flashlight still works (until the battery dies), and i'm afraid to drain it and then see if it recharges (to see if the LED is simply out) because i wouldn't be able to recharge it if that's not the case! I doubt the LED is the problem anyway because those last a long time. Anyway, sorry for the long post. Can anyone offer any insight into my problem?! Thank you.