Quark Mini AA2 - FINALLY Arrived

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Quark Mini AA2 - FINALLY Arrived

Just had this FINALLY arrived - over four weeks to get to Canada from the US, I got stuff here faster from Hong Kong, so I don't know what happened there.

Anyways, I'll stick up a full review some time tomorrow, but for now I have to say - pretty disappointed so far.  The batteries rattle pretty badly in the tube, and it's apparently not something unique to my model of Quark.

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Which batteries are you using? (they may not be thick enough)

An "offtopic" question: Can you turn it on with only one hand?

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I've tried two sets of LSD NiMHs (Eneloop and Rayovac Hybrid), a set of Energizer hi-cap NiMHs and the pair of Duracells that came with the light - they all rattle.  As for turning it on, you can, but it's very, very difficult - the format of the light makes it very awkward to do.

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You can always put some tape or paper around the batteries and have a perfect non-rattling light. All of my 2xAA flashlights rattle a bit, so you can put thicker AAs.

1xAA flashlights are the same, but most of them don't rattle because the spring keeps the battery on its place. It's more difficult to keep 2 AAs on its place.

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I remember reading somewhere here that you can also use a couple of old o-rings on the top and bottom of the battery.  O-rings would be easier to remove and replace better than tape plus it's reusable. Wink

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I find black insulating tape on top and bottom of the cell very pratical. Manafont's 504B alternative host needs it badly. Few others can go by not doing it. The so called skyray body doesen't need it for one.

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Thanks for the responses all.  It's not so much about fixing the battery rattle, I did that with a slip of paper.  My problem is more that for a light that normally retails in the area of $44US that there's such a bad rattle to begin with.

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2AA's are bad ...But you should hear the 3 AA tank I have over here ..I was thinking of doing a 4  or 5 AA with some dummies .

 the paper trick works so well I forgot it was there .. trick is to find some slick piece of junk mail with the right thickness  and almost do a full battery wrap . I cut it a 1/3rd of an inch or so shorter and never noticed it untill I started adding tubes upon tubes  for fun ... < remember  this is supposed to be fun ..

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