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hodor wrote:
Received mine today. Switch is perfectly oriented and appears to be working flawlessly.

The bezel was very tight but came off after deploying the guns Smile and absolutely no glue to be seen on the threads Thumbs Up (can’t remember if this was the case for everyone)

Overall very impressed with the build quality.

Downsides so far are the led is warmer and yellower than I was expecting (yellower than all my XPL 5A and 5D leds) and also I received a plain black lanyard.. what happened to the purple ones?!

nice it arrived, lol be glad u got a black lanyard, i think the purple one i got with gt mini is hideos.. and it already quickly destroyed a little the outer wire…. black looks more elegant .

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I spoke too soon, my switch is also dodgy Facepalm

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I spoke too soon, my switch is also dodgy Facepalm

oh no…. not another one Sad

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My GT mini CW is from Banggood. Seems warehouse stocking date was 15th Mar for my unit. Works okey so far. I cleaned contacts before using it. There was some glue on driver contact area and lube on tube contact surfaces. Also top of the driver side spring was really dirty.

I measured tail cap current 5.60A on turbo at 0s with Sony VTC6 having 3.975V before the test.

I wonder what LED bin they are using for cool white version? (flux, tint) (V3 1A was said / guessed somewhere?)

Firmware defaults don’t seem to match the documentation (V5 manual at post #1 in this thread). Strobe modes are available by default. I tried factory reset and those are still available. (double click -> turbo, then double click -> strobe)

Front of the bezel is not straight: When the light is put bezel down on an even surface the light rocks little.

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Unless I missed someone, I count 21 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • teacher // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
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  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • P33 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (“partial refund” reported)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute refund)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • mb200k
  • Pulstar // RESOLVED (Replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • A92AA0B03E / (from NealsGadgets) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • komeko // RESOLVED _(PayPal dispute & refund.. (+explained HERE
  • Th558 / (from Banggood)
  • Icarus / (from NealsGadgets) // RESOLVED (Replacement Head)
  • alex64 / (from Banggood)
  • hodor / (from Banggood)

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??
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List updated / 30 March 2019.

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teacher wrote:
/\ I totally agree. Switch issues are very random & far between. As Jason mentioned, 19 reported of around 1000 is only 1.9%if I did my math right. Wink In the big scheme of things… that is not bad at all. Thumbs Up

DB Custom wrote:
Sucks though to be one of the 1.9… just sayin.
Yep, it does somewhat. I was one of the 1.9. Thumbs Up

And if Jasons count of around a thousand sold was/is correct… the “reported switch issue” is up slightly now to 2.1%

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My light arrived and it works fine. I also did not watch any reviews before buying it and now I am absolutely amazed on how bright it is.

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Banggood has sent me a replacement. I hope this one doesn’t have the same problem.

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Why don’t gchart or Lexel design us a nice “tailcap” bord for the switch then we can do away with that half-lit switch and get a transparent switch that isn’t finicky Smile

Current Collection: BTU: Shocker (3 x SST-40 @ 8A)Lumintop: BLF GT70 (CW Sliced), BLF GTmini; Solarforce: 2 x L2P (XM-L2 U3 2C @ 4A), MPP-1 (XP-L HI @ 6A), MPP-3 (3 x XM-L2 U2 2C @ 12A), M6 (Nichia 319A @ 6A), M8 (Cree XHP-50.2 @ 9A), 9x (9 x XM-L2 U2 1A @ 2A)

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alex64 wrote:
Banggood has sent me a replacement. I hope this one doesn’t have the same problem.

havent heard of a replacement that was just as bad. i think they know long ago the first batch had switch problems on some so i asume they send a newer version as replacements.

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Most of the time my switch works just fine. Sometimes when it doesn’t if I ramp up all the way, then it works. I seem to get the best results with a very quick press/release. I am inclined to live with it, as I can’t see myself in a situation where a few extra seconds to turn the light off will have any impact.

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In my opinion the best way to test switch functioning is put the light in momentary mode (5 clicks). Then light should shine allways when switch is detected pressed.

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Hey
I have this light,but with an OSLON LED modded by Vinh…
650 lumen, 300kcd..I belicve…
What other hot rods are out that can surpass this one , but in this size light…Not a 2×18650…2” head…
something really small like this?
Is there anything ATM?

Thanks
Tony

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Absolutely nothing if you stay in this class of light with a 2 inch/5cm head.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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Cool..maybe I bump up a class…

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Yes then:
https://www.banggood.com/Amutorch-TC500-2200-Lumen-Flashlight-21700-Batt...LED-Light-5-Modes-Waterproof-Emergency-Lamp-For-Camping-Hunting-p-1425848.html

It’s a 21700 light, which is very nice.

64mm head, or 2,5 inch head.

Here are the specs for each version:
Luxeon V Throw = 575m= 82,6kcd
SST-40 Throw = 770m= 148,2kcd
XP-L HI Throw = 250-260kcd+ = 1000m+

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So embarrassing… I thought ramping up to maximum is the same as turbo Facepalm

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It varies Spiderlight, sometimes the top of the ramp is maximum, sometimes it’s not… depends on the UI and how it’s set up.

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Well, I am using the default UI and settings. I think it the same as the BLF Q8 uses, and if I am right, I never used turbo on the Q8 either.

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DB Custom wrote:
It varies Spiderlight, sometimes the top of the ramp is maximum, sometimes it’s not… depends on the UI and how it’s set up.

I think that’s like my haiklite mt09r..?

I had interested parties, but this revision ramps to 50% then double tap to turbo… This modded gt mini ramps all the way…

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Anduril does the double tap to Turbo, unless you change the settings. I think Narsil just goes straight up to the top by default but I haven’t played with a Narsil driver in a while…

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Spiderlight wrote:
Well, I am using the default UI and settings. I think it the same as the BLF Q8 uses, and if I am right, I never used turbo on the Q8 either.

Q8 uses NarsilM v1.0. It ramps all the way to the top.

GT Mini is using NarsilM v1.3. It was coded on this light to stop just short of Turbo.

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JasonWW wrote:
GT Mini is using NarsilM v1.3. It was coded on this light to stop just short of Turbo.

Thank you.

But the momentary mode 5x click is instant turbo, right?

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Spiderlight wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
GT Mini is using NarsilM v1.3. It was coded on this light to stop just short of Turbo.

Thank you.

But the momentary mode 5x click is instant turbo, right?


Yes, that’s one of the new features the Q8 doesn’t have.
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mmalive: Are you still interested? Your mailbox is blocked.

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Received the replacement from Banggood (complete flashlight) and this works excellent. I tried more than 60 clicks and did not miss any. Good customer service of Banggood.

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alex64 wrote:
Received the replacement from Banggood (complete flashlight) and this works excellent. I tried more than 60 clicks and did not miss any. Good customer service of Banggood.

Good for you Thumbs Up They’re still giving me the run around Angry

Is there still a Banggood rep on here?

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there is but they only post the usual codes etc to get more money.. just keep push them in mails that u got a defective light and uwant a replacement head or full refund if they dont want send out replacement.

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Oh I’m trying! Is online chat any easier/better?

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Oh I’m trying! Is online chat any easier/better?

yeah it cant hurt to try.

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