Sofirn SP10B - Impact resistance issues?

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I haven’t seen many complaints.

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I have a blue and a red SP10B on order, when they arive I will do some throwarounds on the oak floor and see how they fare after that.

Both SP10B’s have arrived and how nice they are! Smile

But I promised a drop test, I want to know too if my units are prone to failure. With the kind assistence of my 7-year old son, here it is. I’m happy to say that although the drops did cause mode changes and switching off, both lights kept working fine.

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Thanks for the test. Hardwood or laminate?

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How do you like the UI Djozz?
Looks like they handled the drop test just fine. Thumbs Up

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Wow djozz. Theres got to be a few mums worried about their daughters in your area. Glad I live over here. Wink

 

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I LOVE IT!!!

Now THAT is the way to perform a drop test. Beer

And, tomorrow, let us know (after 10 more drop tests) if they both survive the night Wink

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A couple days ago, only a day or two after I received it, I accidentally knocked my new Sofirn SF14 off the counter onto a bath mat. It stopped working. I ended up taking it apart and noticed that the LED was no longer attached to the MCPCB. I did a sloppy half-assed “reflow” so I could confirm that the disconnected emitter was the root cause, and not something like an inductor breaking loose. I confirmed the diagnosis, and in the process did an accidental dedome mod. I wrote sofirn via aliexpress. I haven’t heard back from them yet.

Sometime in the interim, I dropped the red SP10b I’ve had since ~December onto a harder surface. It still works fine.

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pennzy wrote:
Thanks for the test. Hardwood or laminate?

5mm solid oak on top of 16mm birch plywood, so a 21mm pretty solid wooden floor Smile
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How do you like the UI Djozz?
Looks like they handled the drop test just fine. Thumbs Up

The UI is quite perfect: short clicks for switching on and mode changes, slightly longer click (just right) for switching off. No memory, start in low LOL . Just the low mode is off, way too low. I hope with another emitter it is a bit better. (I guess the low can not be adjusted, like with the Manker UI?)
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Wow djozz. Theres got to be a few mums worried about their daughters in your area. Glad I live over here. Wink

LOL, he is not into women yet, he finds the girls mostly boring and annoying. He loves Australia though, there was a nature series on Australia on TV and now he wants to go there. So beware of your daughter after all Evil
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I LOVE IT!!!

Now THAT is the way to perform a drop test. Beer

And, tomorrow, let us know (after 10 more drop tests) if they both survive the night Wink


Thanks, next is not a drop test but an emitter swap, I’m going to try that high CRI Samsung led in the red one.
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If he ever comes to Australia I hope he brings his dad. Smile

 

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If he ever comes to Australia I hope he brings his dad. Smile

I’d love to pay the Moose family and the sacked assistants a visit you if it ever comes to visiting Australia!
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Great video djozz, your son did it right…. no mercy. Thumbs Up .. Wink

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eas wrote:
A couple days ago, only a day or two after I received it, I accidentally knocked my new Sofirn SF14 off the counter onto a bath mat. It stopped working. I ended up taking it apart and noticed that the LED was no longer attached to the MCPCB. I did a sloppy half-assed “reflow” so I could confirm that the disconnected emitter was the root cause, and not something like an inductor breaking loose. I confirmed the diagnosis, and in the process did an accidental dedome mod. I wrote sofirn via aliexpress. I haven’t heard back from them yet.

Sometime in the interim, I dropped the red SP10b I’ve had since ~December onto a harder surface. It still works fine.


I had a SP 10B emitter come off for no reason except probably cold soldered . Sofirn is very easy to deal with. Sent me a new light , reflowed the old one . Stainless steel frying pan on medium heat electric stove top burner and a little solder paste works great. Vesture of Blood video gave me confidence to do it.
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Dropped mine on the (wood laminate) floor after I stood up from the couch. No problems so far.

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So, after the story on the OP, I ordered a new driver for my SP10B host and a “new” SP10A!

Sofirn sent it well packed (on a cardboard box, with foam) and with soldered wires as I asked on the order message! So, THANKS SOFIRN!!! Thumbs Up

I now have 2 x SP10 (A & B) with the same UI:
- click for ON, always on the firefly mode
- when ON, single click to change modes (FF > L > M) and “long” press for OFF;
- double click for Turbo
- triple click for Strobe
- from OFF, 4 fast clicks to Lock/unlock
EDIT: Long press from OFF goes to the last regular mode used before shutting OFF

Soooo, I’m happy to have these small lights again, with this – for me – incredibly nice UI Big Smile
Nice work, again, Sofirn Wink

EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention that I dropped both lights, accidentally, while they were ON and both kept working Cool

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MascaratumB, you are saying that now, the UI starts always on firefly mode?

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korkfoto wrote:
MascaratumB, you are saying that now, the UI starts always on firefly mode?

My blue and red one also start on firefly, no memory. I like that but I know that is not everyone’s UI.
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Djozz, thank you for the answer and for the previous test. Smile
I am still waiting for my 2 SP10Bs Smile

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djozz wrote:
korkfoto wrote:
MascaratumB, you are saying that now, the UI starts always on firefly mode?
My blue and red one also start on firefly, no memory. I like that but I know that is not everyone’s UI.

As in djozz situation, my new SP10 A and the SP10 B I put a new driver, both start at FF mode!
But I don’t know if they will have the same UI.
I guess that there was a transition period meanwhile where different UIs co-existed and were sold. My guess is that the “final” UI will be like I described above, but it’s just a guess as well! Thumbs Up

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Edited my post above!!
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1307562#comment-1307562

Sofirn SP10A has memory for the last regular mode used, if we long press from OFF Wink

I made a mistake and member pennzy alerted for that here !

Sorry if I induced you in mistake Facepalm

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MascaratumB wrote:

Sofirn SP10A has memory for the last regular mode used, if we long press from OFF Wink

Same case for the SP10B?
Thanks!

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korkfoto wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:

Sofirn SP10A has memory for the last regular mode used, if we long press from OFF Wink

Same case for the SP10B?
Thanks!

Yup! The driver I bought and put on the SP10B does the same thing !!
This UI is similar to the one used on Olight S1R Baton (and maybe other Olight lights)!!! Big Smile

EDIT: It is not the same, sorry! What I meant was that the access to Firefly, Turbo, Strobe and last regular mode used are the same. The operation (clicks vs press & hold) are different Facepalm

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Confirmative, there is memory after all, and direct access from off to both lowest and turbo Thumbs Up
Turbo is not memorised though, instead it goes to the last mode before turbo was activated.

And I found a small bug, when in any mode including turbo, long press=off, only when turbo is activated from off, a long press does nothing, instead a short press=off. After trying a first long press, a second long press does switch it off again.

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djozz wrote:
Confirmative, there is memory after all, and direct access from off to both lowest and turbo Thumbs Up
Turbo is not memorised though, instead it goes to the last mode before turbo was activated.

And I found a small bug, when in any mode including turbo, long press=off, only when turbo is activated from off, a long press does nothing, instead a short press=off. After trying a first long press, a second long press does switch it off again.

Same thing here! Not sure if that is a bug though, but I noticed the same Wink
I like this UI Big Smile

[REVIEWS] ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// BRINYTE: T28 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// FIREFLIES: ROT66 GEN II /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// SKILHUNT: M150 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 / TO50R / E19 /// XTAR: PB2 Charger ///

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djozz wrote:

And I found a small bug, when in any mode including turbo, long press=off, only when turbo is activated from off, a long press does nothing, instead a short press=off. After trying a first long press, a second long press does switch it off again.


That little quirk is annoying .
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Oops.

Was in the can, had shorts I was changing out of, SP10A in the pocket, just slung them over the shower-curtain-rod. Seconds later, >boom!<, it hits the tile floor from about 6’/2m high.

Acted finicky at first, but I did do a TCLO before, so after snugging up the tail and the head, tried it again, and it worked perfectly.

Whew!

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Slap-therapy helped it, though, and it’s working fine now.

“Slap-therapy” – Made me laugh Lightbringer! I have to admit that I’ve done this type of therapy on many electronics in the past with success.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Oops.

Was in the can, had shorts I was changing out of, SP10A in the pocket, just slung them over the shower-curtain-rod. Seconds later, >boom!<, it hits the tile floor from about 6’/2m high.

Acted finicky at first, but I did do a TCLO before, so after snugging up the tail and the head, tried it again, and it worked perfectly.

Whew!


Now there’s an image . Big Smile
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NeutralFan wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
Slap-therapy helped it, though, and it’s working fine now.

“Slap-therapy” – Made me laugh Lightbringer! I have to admit that I’ve done this type of therapy on many electronics in the past with success.


no.1 mechanic’s trick . That and a little swearing .
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Cleaning my bicycle this morning and using the 10B (whit 14500 Soshine 900 mAh white/yellow inside).
I was holding it in one hand and by mistake I slightly tapped it whit an allen key partly in the side of the tailcap, touching the clip as well.
The flashlight changed the mode from medium to a… let’s say, intermediate mode, more powerful than low (not moonlight).
I put the light in medium mode and I slapped it in the same manner with the same allen key and…the light started to blink regularly, with steady frequency.
Tapped it again and kept the blinking, but changed the intensity of the light – to low.
Tapped it the third time and it shut off.
No problem to restart it and it works ok.
I tried tot re-enact the experiment but it failed. Just a little flicker in the light.

Anyone experienced this?

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Sounds like they are potentially too troublesome for me.
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