[POLL] Does your recent UT01 have ON / OFF problems?

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Seems right very warm. Brighter too. Nice. Will try the programming on old one.

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My new one showed problem after changing battery again. Took tailcap off one that never had problem and switched and the problem switched from new light to old one. So tailcap has to be culprit.

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arow55 wrote:
My new one showed problem after changing battery again. Took tailcap off one that never had problem and switched and the problem switched from new light to old one. So tailcap has to be culprit.

you have to be sure the tail cap makes contact, some batteries are too long
a fix is remove the tail board and sand it down glue in again

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Lexel wrote:
arow55 wrote:
My new one showed problem after changing battery again. Took tailcap off one that never had problem and switched and the problem switched from new light to old one. So tailcap has to be culprit.

you have to be sure the tail cap makes contact, some batteries are too long
a fix is remove the tail board and sand it down glue in again


Used same batteries just switched tailcaps and problem moved from one light to other.
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Put wire at bottom of tailcap as in other thread and fixed. Also got it to programming mode with help of video on blf.

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44% failure rate (for those who take the time to surf here). Thats ugly… the failure rate is, not those who surf BLF.

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But what if I have 3 that work and I can only vote once? And this is my situation.

Also if someone buys 2, one works one don’t and they voted yes?

Hardly a way to track the percentages.

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I’m quite certain the failure rate is actually less than 44%, as most people who have good ones probably ignore the poll. Personally I have four, of which one is less than perfect, but still in daily service as I try to figure out its occasional quirks. I’ve thoroughly run the other three through their paces, and they work as advertised. These were acquired in three separate orders across a month or so, so I doubt there was a ‘good batch / bad batch’ effect.

All the same, the failure rate is obviously very high and undoubtedly why the price is $9 instead of $23. I think they’ve chosen to unload them at fire sale prices rather than scrap them – and that is probably the wrong choice for the sake of the brand. The name “UTORCH” will at least be suspect from here on in and it wouldn’t surprise me to see the trademark disappear altogether, as the owners might decide to continue business under another banner.

Frankly, I like them so much that if I thought I could keep my ‘batting average’ up, I’d order four more…..but I think I’d better not push my luck.

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I’d take a chance at $10 and try cw.

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So, after about a month of ownership and fairly light use, the switch has become somewhat flaky on my UT01, but it’s not the issue described in the OP/poll. Basically the switch will randomly not respond to the press like it used to, regardless if the light is on or off.

However, when I push up on the switch while pressing it, I can get it to respond most of the time.

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