- Mar 12, 2010
- Pacific N.W.
A small batch of "low power" mini's went up on the site so I ordered one. I actually prefer the lower outputs. The output and runtimes given on the page don't make much sense though as Med is 1/3 the power but only 50% more runtime, so that implies a lot less effeciency than the original spec. I'm hoping Jason was just really conservative in the numbers of the "low power" spec.
2 hrs on high and 22 hrs on Med makes more sense. Is this with the stock rechargeable? Is going out at 22.5 hrs when the protection circuit on the battery kicks in? Is there any warning the light is going to cut out? (Dimming, flickering , etc..)
What is the performance like on a primary CR123?
Here are the specs from the website:
Future Batch (original specification):
- Low (Moonlight): 0.8 lumens, 130 hrs
- Medium: 15 lumens, 12 hrs
- High 150 lumens 90 min
- Max/Burst 550 lumens, 60 min (30 seconds burst, then steps down to high)
- Low (Moonlight): 1.5 lumen, 90 hrs
- Medium: 45 lumens, 9 hrs
- High 350 lumens 60 min
- Max/Burst 800 lumens, 50 min (30 seconds burst, then steps down to high)
Anyone managed to unscrew the 6 pt circular nut from the tail end to remove the magnet? Really wish it was not there.
Yes, I got mine out with a tweezers so I could replace it with the brass flush cap accessory.
I was on vacation when my Ti MKIII arrived so I just started playing with it. It’s a gorgeous light and I love the form factor. In the past I had a MK1, which I gave to a friend, and an MKII that my wife lost. So this is my third.
While I love the light and love twisty lights, mine is giving me some trouble. I can’t reliably switch modes. It turns on and off easily enough, but moving from one mode to another takes 2-3 tries on average and I can get into boost maybe once in every 10-12 attempts. I also had a real hard time getting into programming mode. I timed with with my stopwatch and could cycle the light in about 2.3 seconds on average, but it would take 5-6 attempts to get into programming. Then, once in, it wouldn’t work like in the manual. I could switch to the next programming mode then the light would exit programming. Not at all like Jason’s video.
It could be that it’s simply that the titanium needs some “breaking in”. I cleaned and lubed the threads a few times and the light feels better, but it’s still difficult to get it to switch modes.
I never had any issues with my previous minis, but they weren’t Ti. Has anyone else noticed this?
I have this same issue in a recently bought Mini MK-III. I emailed Darksucks when I first got it, and they sent me a video of how to get into programming mode - not my issue at all. I just want to change output levels, and "a timing issue too short for humans to achieve" is right on the money. We'll see what response I get this time.There have been a few issues reported with regard to some of the lights in the Mini Mk-III series having defective circuitry. The issue seems to be that the mode selection circuit on some (but not all) of the control circuit chips was set at a timing interval too short for humans to achieve...the user simply couldn't twist the light fast enough to be within the mode switching parameters that were baked into the chip. It sounds like your issue may involve one of these "too fast" chips. If that's the case you should contact Jason. His company offers superb customer service, and will work with you to make things right.