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    Default Inserting tha QTC pill

    Finally getting through the pile of peak stuff I acquired recently and had a question.
    I have several 10180 and 10280 bodies, most are empty meaning no QTC or "spacer" in the bottom.
    I also have several pieces that I assume need to be put in.
    They are the discs that I have seen before and there is a small thin ring that is supposed to go around the pill, I assume to hold it in place.
    I inserted a few without the ring and the lights work but are very finicky. Just picking on up will turn it on. One is for single mode and one is a QTC pill,
    With the ring on, do I just force it down the tube and press into place?
    And if I mess up, can I get it back out.
    Thanks........


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    Default Re: Inserting tha QTC pill

    Fascinating, I've always wanted to know the answer to this one.......
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    Well, I learned one thing ; don't try to force it in by pushing down on the metal part. It breaks it apart.

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    Default Re: Inserting tha QTC pill

    So the QTC is in the bottom of the tube. In the single mode one is yje QTC replaced by a spring? Also I'd be interested to know how you get the old stuff out.
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    Default Re: Inserting tha QTC pill

    No, the fixed output versions have no QTC "pill" at all. Thus, the dimensions do vary slightly.
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    Thanks Arch, there must be a spring in there to take up the slack then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    Thanks Arch, there must be a spring in there to take up the slack then.P
    No spring, that's why they call it a "battery crusher" design
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    That explains it all, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    That explains it all, thank you.
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    It's descriptive, for sure
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    Default Re: Inserting tha QTC pill

    I'm looking at picking up a Peak Eiger soon and wanted to verify that if I purchased a QTC light, removed the QTC pill, I would essentially have a single-mode light? With no other modifications necessary or drawbacks?

    Thanks again for all the assistance, I'm really looking forward towards jumping onto the Peak bandwagon!

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    Default Re: Inserting tha QTC pill

    You would have to replace it with some conductive material instead, but yes, that is otherwise correct
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    Default Re: Inserting tha QTC pill

    If dealing directly with Peak, I would suggest trying to get a second body. Not sure of price but can't imagine they cost too much (depending on the metal) especially if you are buying a light. I have found that getting the "pills in and out are a bit tricky. I recently split one apart trying to push it in.

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    Default Re: Inserting tha QTC pill

    I agree that having an extra tube would be the preferred approach.

    You can even get a threaded cap and use it as a nice spare battery carrier, then, too.
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