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BF_Hammer
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Feb 27, 2017
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Word of caution with the tailswitch. I received my Tool Ti today. I hurriedly opened the box to try the light out. First there is a battery installed with a safety sticker on the negative terminal to prevent accidental activation in shipping. I peeled that off, but the light would not work when I immediately tried it. I tested operation by transplanting the clicky switch from my aluminum Tool light, and that worked, but putting the electronic switch on would not work.
So just waiting and trying again 10 minutes later made the electronic switch work. I think there might be a capacitor in the switch circuit that must be charged up off of the AAA battery to power the circuit and allow it to work. With the safety sticker on, it could not maintain the charge during shipping and warehousing and reshipment to us. Just a public service in case somebody was thinking they may have to send it back like I initially did.
Feb 27, 2017
BF_Hammer
650
Mar 12, 2017
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A follow-up note: My light activated in my pocket and fully drained the AAA battery yesterday. It also drained the capacitor (or battery) in the switch. It gave me a chance to measure the recharge. It took about 5 minutes after the AAA battery change to restore partial operation. By that I mean that it turned on, but the light was not full brightness and could not be adjusted by cycling off/on. Following about 10 minutes, it was fully functional and could change levels again. I would say try to avoid running the battery dead when in use or you may have a 10 minute wait to sit through in darkness.
Mar 12, 2017
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