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    Default Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    Has anyone come across this issue before?

    I just received my new Nitecore HC65 but the main beam appears to only have 3 levels at what I'm guessing to be low / med / turbo.
    Full click to turn on then half click cycles through the 3 levels til it reaches max. (a double click from off gives me the same level as the max of the three selectable levels so I'm guessing that's turbo) any further half clicks doesnt do anything but a double half click returns to the lowest of the 3 settings.
    There appears to be ultra low and the max level missing.

    There also appears to be a brief flicker when switching levels, is that normal for this style of switch?
    Am I missing something obvious or do you reckon it's faulty?

    https://youtu.be/qQ1DS689_mo
    My last 2 half clicks don't do anything to the brightness.

    Hoping you tell me I'm being a numpty and just doing it wrong!)

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Sleddogger; 11-08-2018 at 01:51 AM.

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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    That's not normall...Maybe 3 modes means the battery is almost empty?Have you tried a different battery?
    Mine has 5 modes, double click from off is turbo, then half clicks to cycle through 5 modes.
    The headlamp reacts on every (half)click very well, it doesn't flicker at all...
    Where did you bought it?
    Last edited by overload001; 11-08-2018 at 06:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    Ordered my HC65 yesterday...

    What does your battery level indicator show if you re-insert the battery?

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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    It came from Fasttech and had 3.5v in the cell. I've got it on charge so we'll see if that makes a difference.

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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleddogger View Post
    It came from Fasttech
    To be honest, I never trust them...
    Do you have serial number on the lamp?Maybe you can send Nitecore this number to check this is a real or fake headlamp?
    Last edited by overload001; 11-08-2018 at 08:28 AM.

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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    You can check if your driver looks the same as this one:


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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    Thanks folks, I'm pretty sure it's authentic. It appears this light misbehaves when it gets down to 3.5v. Just tested it on a full charge and all ok! Phew!Good to know though!

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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    3 5v is pretty low for li-ion. I'm sure that was rhe problem.
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    Default Re: Is my new Nitecore HC65 faulty?

    Thanks, I'm still learning when it comes to this new tech. in my head 3.5 isnt even halfway empty lol

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