Mini-Mag AA - replace the head module?

lumen aeternum

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This thing stopped working right, the switch I guess, it flickered on & off, needed banging on the table, etc. I managed to bust the LED so I punched out the whole module.

Are there any 3rd party modules that will drop into the tube?
 

Chicken Drumstick

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Yes you can replace the LED module. e.g.


But I guess it depends where you are and what you want to spend.

I upgraded an earlier LED Mini Mag with this for a big improvement in performance.

And was half the cost of a new LED Mini Mag, but we tend to get ripped off in the UK on new Maglite prices.
 

lumen aeternum

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Yes you can replace the LED module. e.g.

EXACTLY what I'm looking for. I've punched out the factory module... it even has a low mode like the ProPlus. This just drops in? The factory module has a plastic retaining ring that breaks when you punch it out.

The plain LED is about a quarter inch shorter than the ProPlus. I presume this is designed to fit the plain LED ?

Searching for a module always get spammed by drop-ins for the incans.

American source:

$25 plus $8.5 postage. So cheaper than a new 351 lumen ProPlus for $40.

The British price is not calculable, their drop down for what US state I am in only has 9 states, in a random order. They need to fix their site.


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lumen aeternum

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Stuff the module back into the light and send it to Mag. They'll fix it.

I should, actually I probably have several. What about stuff with leaked batteries frozen in them? OTOH upgrading it to a brighter module for less than the cost of a ProPLUS is appealing

Oh, the right way to remove a module is to push it out down the tube, so you need a small diameter plastic tube or drill out the center of a dowel rod, to protect the LED when you push. THEN there will be a black plastic retaining collet that can fall out the top - this centers the module, when you re-install it from the BOTTOM using the batteries to push it up.
 

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thanks for the info

lumen aeternum

on removing the module

I have a AAA mini mag lite, with exactly the same habit of of flicking to Off then back to norm again. Tea cure I found is to close the barrel, and repeat to open. slightly annoying, but it appears to be back to norm for now
 
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cherokeephil

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This thing stopped working right, the switch I guess, it flickered on & off, needed banging on the table, etc. I managed to bust the LED so I punched out the whole module.

Are there any 3rd party modules that will drop into the tube?
occasionally have same snag on the AAA mini mag
 

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