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Ryzbor wrote:
Thanks.

LOL, that’s ridiculous, muggle mode is (imho) one of the most actually practical features of the Anduril UI and would be the only reason I would take it over Ramping IOSV2 in a D4. There is no sense removing it since it’s quit deeply hidden and accidental activation is impossible.

Couldn’t agree more, muggle mode is so handy every time one of my kids want to borrow a flashlight Thumbs Up

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Wait, so if I’ll ask hank for a D4 or D18 with the latest 06-06 Anduril firmware I’ll get it without muggle mode?

Yes

Thanks.

LOL, that’s ridiculous, muggle mode is (imho) one of the most actually practical features of the Anduril UI and would be the only reason I would take it over Ramping IOSV2 in a D4. There is no sense removing it since it’s quit deeply hidden and accidental activation is impossible.

I agree, especially on these small lights. Right now I just use the stepped ramp for lower output, but its easy to figure out how to switch.
Personally I wish momentary was better hidden since it needs power disconnected to be disabled. Something impossible to do accidentally like 8 clicks vs sandwiching it between lockout and muggle.

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So… I was a bit of an idiot and forgot to remove the cell when swapping the mcpcb. I managed to short the LED+ to the body for a fraction of second. Everything worked fine, but the regulated modes were much lower; moonlight was the brightness when doing a diode test with a multimeter. The 100% 7135 mode was about half as bright as it should be. FET modes are completely fine, as are all the blinkies & such.

Anyway, I’ve replaced the 7135 and I’ve still got the exact same problem. I was thinking it could be the attiny chip, but all the software features work. Any ideas?

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wondering if one of the resistors got fried, and the 7135 is not getting fully enabled? If you can measure the resistance and its higher than marked on the part, that would suggest something. Of course if the resistance is lower, than its hard to say if there’s a parallel path somewhere causing that.

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wondering if one of the resistors got fried, and the 7135 is not getting fully enabled? If you can measure the resistance and its higher than marked on the part, that would suggest something. Of course if the resistance is lower, than its hard to say if there’s a parallel path somewhere causing that.

Thanks, didn’t think of that. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the issue as all the resistors are measuring correct. The diode is fine too.

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on the original D4 though, since it’s just “hold until hot”

I believe I figured out I have the v2 software – that’s still the “original D4” though?

Yes, the version with RampingIOS V2 is the “original D4”. RampingIOS V1 was only shipped on a small handful of lights, so it was basically an unplanned beta test.

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In other news, still trying to unscrew the bezel without scraping off the green coating (which came off quite easily when/where I removed the pocket clip)

That’s odd. The D4 bezel normally comes off really easily, just by grabbing it and twisting.

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on the original D4 though, since it’s just “hold until hot”

I believe I figured out I have the v2 software – that’s still the “original D4” though?

Yes, the version with RampingIOS V2 is the “original D4”. RampingIOS V1 was only shipped on a small handful of lights, so it was basically an unplanned beta test.

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In other news, still trying to unscrew the bezel without scraping off the green coating (which came off quite easily when/where I removed the pocket clip)

That’s odd. The D4 bezel normally comes off really easily, just by grabbing it and twisting.


I was unable to unscrew mine without tools either.
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thisnameisvalid wrote:
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wondering if one of the resistors got fried, and the 7135 is not getting fully enabled? If you can measure the resistance and its higher than marked on the part, that would suggest something. Of course if the resistance is lower, than its hard to say if there’s a parallel path somewhere causing that.

Thanks, didn’t think of that. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the issue as all the resistors are measuring correct. The diode is fine too.


I would say get a new driver board. I messed up programming one of mine, and was able to purchase a replacement from Mtn Electroncics for like $5 shipped.

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My new D4 with SST20s, 4000K, arrived today, ordered on May 16.

I asked Hank to flash it with Anduril... check!  The version on mine does not have muggle mode.

I've been using a Sofirn SP32A clip, additionally secured with a hose washer, on my other D4 and even clipped to a cap, it holds strong and won't fall easily.  Just to keep it in the family, I ordered Hanks latest clip offering and I haven't noticed anything negative about it.  Good clip.

And as a BONUS!, I received an LG HG2 inside the light.  I think he must have been testing this custom build with it but Thank You! nonetheless.

With the UI of this light, I could almost forget my other lights!  For trips, it's certainly my default side-light cannon.  I only 'need' a thrower and standard tube light (S2+, SP32A, etc.) to round out the potential niches.

Thank you Hank and ToyKeeper!

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Why do I feel an updated D4~ is imminent? (21700?)

(Well they are sold out ya know, and I don’t think the paradigm is saturated.)

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chinooker wrote:
Why do I feel an updated D4~ is imminent? (21700?)

(Well they are sold out ya know, and I don’t think the paradigm is saturated.)

yes it looks so, even d4s only green color available to buy now. weird not just have one color atleast on d4 seems its a popular light ?

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Someone created a listing on eBay for a new “Gen 2” Emisar D4. Oddly enough, it asks buyers not to purchase it, and it says that it will be available in a week.

  • black/gray/sand
  • aux leds
  • polished stainless steel head (optional)
  • magnetic tail cap (optional)

There are some photos, and the flashlight looks great. It doesn’t look like this was posted anywhere else yet, so it is possibly (likely?) fake.

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lightdecay wrote:
Someone created a listing on eBay for a new “Gen 2” Emisar D4. Oddly enough, it asks buyers not to purchase it, and it says that it will be available in a week.
  • black/gray/sand
  • aux leds
  • polished stainless steel head (optional)
  • magnetic tail cap (optional)

There are some photos, and the flashlight looks great. It doesn’t look like this was posted anywhere else yet, so it is possibly (likely?) fake.

Do you have a link?

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Geuzzz wrote:
lightdecay wrote:
Someone created a listing on eBay for a new “Gen 2” Emisar D4. Oddly enough, it asks buyers not to purchase it, and it says that it will be available in a week.
  • black/gray/sand
  • aux leds
  • polished stainless steel head (optional)
  • magnetic tail cap (optional)

There are some photos, and the flashlight looks great. It doesn’t look like this was posted anywhere else yet, so it is possibly (likely?) fake.

Do you have a link?


It’s easy to find, not sure if I should be posting the link here, but here you go.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/113786665262

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Photos look very similar to others Hank uses for D4/D4S. It might not be fake, more likely someone decided to leak it before Hank officially announced it.

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I have seen several overpriced D4s on ebay, although I have not paid close attention to the colors. Gen2 = Anduril maybe? Or more likely he’s adding Lexel’ aux light board, a magnetic tailcap, and quadrupling the price.

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It does not look like fake, the changes that you see make too much sense: nice knurling on the 18650 tube and the 18500 tube, finally a cool SS bezel, aux leds, and most important: a promising-looking recessed switch.

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Some aux led colors are mentioned, but there could be more.

same as D4S: cyan, green, and red
new: magenta, yellow, and blue

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Am interested in the new version! How about full copper! Copper and Titanium?! Am 100% in

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djozz wrote:
It does not look like fake, the changes that you see make too much sense: nice knurling on the 18650 tube and the 18500 tube, finally a cool SS bezel, aux leds, and most important: a promising-looking recessed switch.
That’s my thought as well. The pictures look real.

And it looks great! Definitely appears to have fixed many of the D4’s flaws. Thumbs Up

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Does anyone know the measurements kf the D4 lens? I see MtnE sells them and I think it’s the size I need for another light but just wanted to check.

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Wow! Interested in this version of the D4 with aux LEDs.

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So the rumor was true about a sand version. The new version looks amazing!

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djozz wrote:
It does not look like fake, the changes that you see make too much sense: nice knurling on the 18650 tube and the 18500 tube, finally a cool SS bezel, aux leds, and most important: a promising-looking recessed switch.

I don’t think any of the existing pictures from Hank show quite the same angle on that rock, so I also suspect it is real.

Both aluminum and stainless bezels are shown. I like the idea of providing an option.

Also, an optional magnetic tail cap is mentioned, and a lanyard attachment point is visible.

Personally, I like the feel of the smooth tube on the existing D4. It’s easy to hold onto, yet slides into my pocket easily. Not a big deal, however.

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I would like to purchase a D4 with aux LEDs, and a D4S ….. and then my collection will be complete, no more buying! And also that custom lantern GB, and …..
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Well that explains why even MTN has their D4s on “sale” and just about everyone is out of stock.

Figures I finally jumped into 2 D4s with Anduril right before this happens….

Stainless bezel is definitely nice for the EDC durability crowd, and the new Aux board looks great. That also explains the somewhat recent host changes with the slightly larger hole in the MCPCB shelf.

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I hope the new improved D4 model hits the market soon. It looks like Emisar really listened to the feedback and have addressed pretty much all concerns:

  • Complaints about lack of knurling – fixed on new model.
  • Complaints about aluminum bezel being too fragile and breaking when dropped – fixed on new model with optional SS bezel.
  • Complaints about lack of Bezel aux leds – fixed on new model.
  • Complaints about protruding switch button – hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the switch is recessed on updated model.
  • UI – based on that last run of D4s I expect Anduril UI to be optional.

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well..no usb,no order…but its still a nice flashlight:))

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lightdecay wrote:
It’s easy to find, not sure if I should be posting the link here, but here you go.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/113786665262

EDIT:
Photos look very similar to others Hank uses for D4/D4S. It might not be fake, more likely someone decided to leak it before Hank officially announced it.

The link no longer points to the D4S Gen 2, but to the JETbeam Emergency II PRO TI.

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Firelight2 wrote:
I hope the new improved D4 model hits the market soon. It looks like Emisar really listened to the feedback and have addressed pretty much all concerns:
  • Complaints about lack of knurling – fixed on new model.
  • Complaints about aluminum bezel being too fragile and breaking when dropped – fixed on new model with optional SS bezel.
  • Complaints about lack of Bezel aux leds – fixed on new model.
  • Complaints about protruding switch button – hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the switch is recessed on updated model.
  • UI – based on that last run of D4s I expect Anduril UI to be optional.

But it appears from the pictures, Emisar has ignored the complaints regarding its unilluminated side switch. IMO, that is a big oversight.
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