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My PayPal case is still ongoing, “Max” from Banggood claims a replacement head is on its way to me and wants me to close the claim. I told him I’m happy to close the case immediately upon receipt of the new, working head, till that happen the case will remain open. That was first of the week. No reply yet, we shall see if a new head shows up in 4-5 weeks.

hm okok, not sure how long a case on paypal can be open, that many weeks or ? thats a long wait does it really take almost a month to get stuff to you from china ?

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Smart move Cereal_killer!! Thumbs Up
Once a claim is closed it cannot be reopened, the way I understand it anyway.

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My gt mini switch does not work all the time, i ordered on the pre order, who should i contact?

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if you sent your money to banggood -> banggood Wink

 

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My gt mini switch does not work all the time, i ordered on the pre order, who should i contact?

You bought from Neal or banggood ?

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My gt mini switch does not work all the time, i ordered on the pre order, who should i contact?
If you paid Neal, contact Neal.
If you paid Banggood, contact Banggood.

I got you on the list too. Let me know where you bought it so I can update the list. Thumbs Up

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Unless I missed someone, I count 14 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
    ………
  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // PENDING (replacement head from Neal promised)
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (purchased from Banggood)
  • mb200k

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??

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thanks for the information, I bought from Neal, i will send him an email

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/\…. Good luck. . Thumbs Up

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teacher wrote:
Unless I missed someone, I count 14 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
    ………
  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // PENDING (replacement head from Neal promised)
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (purchased from Banggood)
  • mb200k

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??


My case is closed Smile
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Unless I missed someone, I count 14 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
    ………
  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // PENDING (replacement head from Neal promised)
  • P33 / (from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute refund)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (from Banggood)
  • mb200k

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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My case is closed Smile
Full refund via PayPal dispute
Congrats…. Thumbs Up . List updated.

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Has anyone recently tried to reach Neal? I'm still waiting for a reply on my PM and e-mail. I don't mean to be impatient after I wrote him last last Thursday. Has anyone got some idea what I could do about the off-centered XP-L HI when the bezel is fixed due to glue?

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Has anyone recently tried to reach Neal? I’m still waiting for a reply on my PM and e-mail. I don’t mean to be impatient after I wrote him last last Thursday. Has anyone got some idea what I could do about the off-centered XP-L HI when the bezel is fixed due to glue?

try send a pm to mad max he can try poke him and see whats up maybe.

how bad off center is the led ?

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Thank you mortuus! That would be the next thing I would try but I don't want to be impatient with Neal. Maybe he's just busy and it's more or less usual that requests need some time to be taken care of by him. I have taken a quick picture with my smartphone which IMHO does not really reveal the whole extent of the issue, probably due to disadvantageous illumination in the reflector. I will try to provide a better one with direct illumination to show how much it is off-centered.

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Ok here is how my replacement head looks,

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That ring looks very much different to mine. As some of you had some issues with the side switch, mine still works but there's one situation when it refuses to do something. Maybe some of you can try this with your own GT minis. If you ramp down to lowest output, let go of the switch and immediately press it again...then nothing happens. It won't ramp up again. I guess it has something to do with a certain time that has to go by before it ramps into the opposite direction again. So, in a nutshell: Ramping up and down just by keeping the button pressed would not work here. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense as NarsilM jumps into configuration mode after pressing the button for 8s or something like that.

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where did you purchase yours? I contacted Neal but still waiting

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I bought mine from Neal. I'm still waiting for a response. I wrote him via e-mail and PM on BLF.

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I just put the new OBF successor in my BLF GT Mini. The max I measured was 282k cd. But with a protected battery at 4.1V the current is already at 6A at the tailcap. I’ll see if I modify the firmware to reduce the max output to 80% PWM. But the LED scaled all the way up to 100%, so I’m wondering what the actual limit is.

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of successor? 

 

please clearify

 

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Oslon Black Flat successor with the cryptic name: CSLNM1.TG Big Smile
Took me one hour to get the emitter centered, but the beam is perfect now. No ugly rings or anything.
I don’t know if the height of the reflector is correct. But the last time I lowered a reflector, I took too much off the centering ring and had to bring it back up with tiny Kapton strips, not my favorite task. Facepalm

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Hello everyone!

I have a problem with temperature meter in my GT mini torch. My GT mini blinks 30 degrees when the real temperature is about 15 degrees. Has anyone the same problem? Is it possible to calibrate temperature meter by user interface? I have a big BLF GT too and it measures temperature perfectly.

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lechowiec wrote:
Hello everyone!

I have a problem with temperature meter in my GT mini torch. My GT mini blinks 30 degrees when the real temperature is about 15 degrees. Has anyone the same problem? Is it possible to calibrate temperature meter by user interface? I have a big BLF GT too and it measures temperature perfectly.


It will always be off. It’s no big deal. You can set the step down temperature to whatever you prefer.

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JasonWW thanks for your reply. I’m searching now for information how to calibrate temparature meter to show real temerature properly. Temperature meter is a nice function for me and i would like to calibrate it. Has anyone the same problem with temperature meter?

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JasonWW thanks for your reply. I’m searching now for information how to calibrate temparature meter to show real temperature properly. Temperature meter is a nice function for me and i would like to calibrate it. Has anyone the same problem with temperature meter?

Nobodies light reads the correct temperature. This function was never meant to be used as a thermometer. I’m not even sure why it was added as a function.

The only way to fix it is to reflash the driver to Anduril which has a way to let you offset the temperature calibration.

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So now it’s time to add to narsil firmware new function – termometer calibration:).

I think that it is a good feature to measure real temperature of driver inside the pill.

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So now it’s time to add to narsil firmware new function – termometer calibration:).

I think that it is a good feature to measure real temperature of driver inside the pill.


No, the software does not allow it. You would have to switch to Anduril.

There is no real reason for a calibration. You don’t set the thermal stepdown to a number, you set it by how hot it feels, or by a time limit.

The only reason ToyKeeper built a calibration tool in Anduril was to make it easier at the factory to get consistent thermal stepdown temperatures.

Now that Tom E does not visit here much, there will be no big upgrades to NarsilM. Luckily ToyKeeper is still around and she is able to make upgrades to her D4 (RampingIOS) and Anduril, etc… User Interfaces.

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My BLF GT measures temperature properly so I thought tha GT mini should do it also. My GT mini has temperature mistake over 10 degrees.

Where is the thermal sensor on GT mini board?

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lechowiec wrote:
My BLF GT measures temperature properly so I thought tha GT mini should do it also. My GT mini has temperature mistake over 10 degrees.

Where is the thermal sensor on GT mini board?


I think it’s just a lucky coincidence your big GT reads so close to accurate. They can sometimes read plus or minus 15°C.

The temperature sensor is inside the Atiny85 mcu.

I have 3 lights using Narsil and I think I’m lucky as they only vary about 5°C between them. It is the luck of the draw if it happens to read close to accurate.

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