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    Default major screw-up?

    I think I accidently put my brass Peak Eiger thru the washing machine.


    Am I screwed? (in terms of killing my light)????

    HELP!!!!!

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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    Is there water in it?
    Did you open it up to look?

    Like all electronics, take it apart, put it in a zip lock bag with dry uncooked rice for ~24 hours and try firing it up.

    Most modern flashlights should be able to withstand a laundry cycle.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    haven't checked yet.I'll see when I get my clothes out of the washing machine.

    It was in the pocket of my shorts.

    The head was screwed on tight.

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    I use silica beads as a desiccant to remove moisture.. But rice is readily available.

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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    Don`t switch it on!!!! just take the battery out, check for signs of water ingress and if there is any, soak it in pure 99%+ IPA and make sure it`s well flooded then let it dry naturaly.

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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    Very unlikely anything is wrong with it. It’s a peak. Fully potted. She’ll be fine.
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    Default major screw-up?

    If my olight s1 can survive multiple washing’s I’m sure that peak eiger is enjoying it like a fat bearded dude in a hot tub. (Me)
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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    That's no good for the battery.

    The Peak should be fine.
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Yeah, fully potted. Should be just fine.
    Definitely toss out the battery though.
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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    If the light did what it was designed for that battery should be dry and fine😁
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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    Update?

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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    Battery won’t have a drop of water on it near it or around it if it was screwed together right.
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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    Don't turn it on till you dry it out. Water might be in there and let it work, but electric damage can happen if you run it with the water in there
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    Default Re: major screw-up?

    I would check for water ingress into the optic. Barring that, dry it off and keep using it.
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