Search results

  1. J

    Dragon Record Problem or Just Me?

    How is the record mode activated? It had recorded results all on its own, but now I can't enter the record mode. Unfortunately, I misplaced the instructions, but they were poorly written, incomplete, and the print is way too small. Thanks for any help.
  2. J

    XTAR Dragon IR Test Question

    When measuring the internal resistance of some cells, the display may briefly show a reading and then continue to have three dashed lines appear. I suspect some cells are out of range, but I'm not certain and don't know what that range might be. I'm assuming it may indicate a too high...
  3. J

    Fenix E-16 Too Easy On

    While I like almost everything about this light, I'm wondering if it's got a flaw that completely interferes with convenience of frequent use? Usually it's in moon or low mode so the switch has to be depressed several times before reaching turbo or strobe - but that's where it ends up so often...
  4. J

    Solar Charger for Dusk/Dawn LED

    I have some nice old glass & copper cattail garden lights that use a single LED. After many years, the single AA NiMH cell chargers are finally weathered beyond any more repairs. I swiped a solar charger unit from a new winter light string, but I'll have to replace it come next Christmas...
  5. J

    Lack of Charger Ventilation

    It costs essentially nothing to provide sufficient slots or holes in the charger cabinet for adequate air-flow. I've had to add stick-on feet to some chargers so enough air will find the bottom entrances. Some inexpensive chargers supply cooling fans so why do others sit, almost, tight against...
  6. J

    Charging Less Than Discharge?

    My two new multi-chemistry chargers do something my Maha 9000 never did. With some cells of any chemistry, the new chargers will sometimes display discharge capacities larger than the recharge capacity. Those cells seem to reach a normal charged voltage. I wonder if the discharge capacity is...
  7. J

    Charger Display Brightness Differences

    The old Maha 9000 still performs well and has flexible, independent, adjustments for each channel. With the number of AAA & AA NiMh cells I have, the charger is used frequently. Unless I forgot how to do it, the display cannot be dimmed or switched off. This charger has a bright screen which...
  8. J

    Already Use 18650 & 26650s - Now 21700?

    Even the 18650 is getting a bit large for my own preference in a pocket carry, which is why a single cell 16340 usually resides there. I went to single 18650 & 26650 lights for jacket pocket or belt use. At this point I'm reluctant getting another size that doesn't have a huge advantage over...
  9. J

    XTAR Dragon vs Vapecell S4 Plus vs OPUS BT-C3100

    Please indulge me for my frequent postings, lately. I've a renewed interest after a hiatus from new lights and the CPF. I'll probably go away again once I'm more up-to-date with things ... no promises. I've read the reviews and am wondering what users of these charger/analyzers think. My...
  10. J

    Olight IMR 16340 Too Easy to Short? ...

    ... And dangerous? Having the + & - terminals a millimeter apart increases the possibility of a lot of current available to quickly over-heat something conductive. Am I mistaken? Unless I overlooked it, "protected" isn't printed on the cells and I did measured a "flash amp" current of 11A on...
  11. J

    Brief Short-Circuit LiIon Test OK?

    My search for "flash-amps" testing brought up old threads. I've VERY briefly shorted 16340 cells once or twice and those cells still have reasonable (for their age) capacity ten years later. They were never over-discharged and charged @ 300mA - 500mA. Am I correct to think that severe, but...
  12. J

    Too-Bright Headlights & Fog-Lamp Questions

    With the advent of so many SUVs and pickup trucks, nowadays, the higher placement of headlights puts them right in the eyes of (lowly?) sedan drivers. The tremendous intensity of some new lights is absolutely blinding. I don't think it's an alignment issue because so many brand new vehicles...
  13. J

    Phasing Out Alkalines

    Hope this topic hasn't been exhausted ... I did search first. (The absent beating-a-dead-horse icon would've saved me three words. Too insensitive nowadays?) Anyway ... as some of you have already done, I've figured the higher cost of lithium primary cells are a better value in that they...
  14. J

    Neodymium No Conduction Solved

    The small magnets came in a blister pack and didn't pass any juice. It was only luck that let me see the almost invisible soft plastic coating all the surfaces. Never expected that. The thin plastic wrap was so tenacious I had to grip the magnet with a needlenose and use a razor blade to...
  15. J

    New XTAR Dragon Quit Breathing Fire

    Has reliability of this charger been a problem or is it just me and electronics? My new VP4 Plus worked for one charge cycle and one cell test, went flaky and then died completely. I'd like a LiIon charger that will handle sizes 10440 - 22650 with a lower than 0.5A charge rate available as...
  16. J

    "Gut Feeling" & Ancient Broken Nitecore EX10

    Thought I'd start the New Year right and buy some small EDC's to replace those I've lost or quit working ... and post after a long absence. I'd gotten the LED itch in 2003 and my initial batch of small lights maxed at 60 lumens. For me, flashlights were always more of a winter "sport". I got...
  17. J

    Crazy Tight O-Rings on Several Brands

    I've had to remove the o-rings on most of my lights - even old ones - because it's too hard to turn the switch. Most of these lights came factory lubed. Doing a search seemed to indicate this has been and still is a problem. In fact, the lights often get harder to operate as they get used...
  18. J

    Too Many Closely Spaced Levels?

    While up to five output levels may not be too many, too often they're too close and lack low options. Understandably, an 800 lumen light of a "larger" bodied size may rarely be called upon for low lighting needs by many users, but that's not the case for me. I'd like the options of, say, ~0.5...
  19. J

    Fenix LOP Survives Industrial Uniform Wash

    I keep losing my AAA lights and other larger ones simply disappear. This time one came home, which is hard to believe. I left my LOP in my uniform's pants pocket and two weeks later it was still there in the pocket. The finish is now flat and has some grip, unlike the typical smooth Fenix...
  20. J

    Proper Forklift Battery Charging?

    We were told not to charge the various 12v - 48v, lead/acid batteries, in our equipment at work, until they were almost discharged. This runs counter to what I thought I knew. Is this accurate or an attempt to sell replacements sooner? Thanks for your help.
Top